“My bouquet was GORGEOUS! Perfect, beautiful, would not change a thing.” -Sarah B.
One of the many joys of flower farming is trying out some new plants every year. This beauty is from the Kordes Eleganza series which are truly outstanding field grown roses. These varieties are not only stunning but have an ADR rating for their excellent disease resistance. That’s the German Gold Medal for endurance! Apparently they’re run through a gauntlet of trials for three years. Kick in the fact that these roses are grown on their own roots rather than grafted and you’ve got some really tough cookies. In fact, if I were naming this rose, it would be called “Tough Cookie”.
Although first year roses are best left alone to let the plant develop, we couldn’t resist taking this handful of blooms in to admire. Can’t wait to harvest buckets of them this season!
The new year here is a time to dream about spring flowers. Perennials and bulbs are the bulk of our spring blooms. They have a jump start with established roots safely below the freezes & thaws of winter. We love to pamper them with a blanket of shredded leaves too. Many come back year after year and, in the case of peonies, come back bigger & better every spring!
Well, we’ve hit the end of another glorious season of flowers! Thanks to all of our customers who support us & make this possible. We’re out in the field now planting thousands of tulips and spring bulbs. After that, we’ll be digging & prepping dahlias for winter storage. Stay tuned for online dahlia tuber sales this winter and a big surprise addition to the business next spring!