Bouquet of the Week
June 16, 2016
Sunflowers, Zinnias, Hydrangea, Feverfew, Dianthus, Asiatic Lilies
Zinnia season is getting started this week!
We've started cutting our first planting of zinnias and will have these festive, bold-colored flowers in our mixed bouquets and by the stem at the market on Saturday.
Sunflowers are busting out, too. You won't be able to miss our buckets full of big, cheery sunflowers at the market this week.
Asiatic Lilies are a little more subtle. We cut them and bring them to the market "in the bud," like in the bouquet picture above. Otherwise, their big fleshy petals are easily bruised and creased by handling. Their bright orange flowers are ready to pop and should split open within a day or two depending on the temperature. They continue opening one or two flowers at a time from the bottom up, making a long-lasting impact in your vase.
There's a lot more, too, including hydrangea, rudbeckia, dianthus, and more. This time around the summer solstice is an incredibly productive time on the farm, with every sort of flower just clamoring to make the most of the longest days of the year. Come on down to the Bardstown Road Farmers Market this Saturday to see what the summer in Kentucky has to offer.
See you there!