Good Morning, Friends! Here's a little peek at some of the goodies in the bus shelter today. There are a couple wild woodland bundles (I dare you to try to tame them) for $15, some minis, a few mason jar arrangements for $20-25, some of our classic galvanized arrangements for $45, and a few other arrangements at various prices.
Hoping you have a lovely Saturday!
I just now snuck a few blooms into the bus shelter including some wild woodland bundles.
Hope you're all having a great Thursday afternoon!
Happy Mother's Day weekend, Friends! Just a reminder that the arrangements in the bus shelter are currently on reserve until scheduled customers have been able to shop. Those appointments will be done by 2:30 today and at that time, depending how much we have left, I'll open up sign-ups for the rest of the afternoon.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
Geez, Friends! I am blown away by all of your excitement. I've been slammed the past couple of days planting the high tunnels with dahlias, heirloom mums, celosia, tomatoes, basil, peppers, and zinnia and field planting cosmos, dahlias, snaps, etc. In that time, I've received numerous messages asking what sign-ups will look like this Mother's Day weekend. So, here's a little peek.
Sign-ups are now open for Friday and Saturday and depending on inventory, we may open up additional spots for late Saturday afternoon. We will have mixed bouquets in mason jars and depending on the weather (it looks hot), we may have lilacs and a few peonies.
In addition to small bouquets, we will be offering potted dahlias wrapped for gift giving ($15), greeting cards ($3), tomato and pepper starts ($2-$4), and Bloom Bucks gift certificates in $5 increments. If wanting Bloom Bucks, just message me at sign-up with the requested amount and I will place them in an envelope with your name on it in the bus shelter.
Looking forward to a beautiful weekend!
PS-Our tomatoes are mostly red slicing and canning varieties and we will have a grab bag option for those that lost tags. We love surprises!
Good Morning, Friends! The bus shelter is full today and so are our sign-ups, but only until 1:30. At that time, I'll check our stock and possibly open up a few more time slots.
Today we have $20 market bundles, $5 minis, and arrangements ranging from $25-$45. Along with our classic galvanized vases, we have some mason jar arrangements out as well. Greeting cards are out there, too, just waiting to be shared with that special someone!
After today, we are going to give the blooms a break for a few days and put all of our energy into planting. Did I mention we have thousands of plants to get in the ground this week including zinnia, cosmos, more lilies, more dahlias, and dozens of flats of perennials? Hoping to get all hands on deck this week. Wish me luck!
Stay well, everyone!
As Mother's Day approaches, we just wanted to let y'all know that Barn Dog Flower Farm has blank greeting cards available in the bus shelter. All photos were taken on the farm, were professionally printed on 100% recycled paper, and include a kraft envelope. We also offer Bloom Bucks in $5 increments if you want to tuck a few in as a gift. To order Bloom Bucks, just send us a message with the desired quantity and whether you'd like to pick them up in the bus shelter or would prefer to have them mailed. They are also available for purchase on our website. Feel free to message with any questions!
"Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning..." -Cat Stevens
It's such a gorgeous, sunny morning on the farm. The birds are chirping, the dogs are obsessively barking at them, ahhhh....and the bus shelter is loaded to the brim with all sorts of floral cheer.
Hoping you catch a few sunbeams today!
“Sometimes you have to drop the rake and play in the leaves.” ~ Douglas V’Soske
In this case, play in the flowers. I had so much fun arranging this and some others this morning, but it's time to return to planting this afternoon. Thousands of plants are sitting in the high tunnel just begging me to get them in the field. Time to pick up that rake, or well, shovel.
Arrangements, market bundles, and minis in the bus shelter now.
Stay Well, Friends!
"Monday, Monday, so good to me;
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be." -Mamas and the Papas
It was a beautiful, misty morning and I was able to wrap up a bunch of mixed bundles and loads of minis for all my mini lovin' friends! The bus shelter is fully stocked!
"Love is the flower you've got to let grow."
Look at all this love! This is just a small sample of today's harvest and because they are far too lovely to put in the cooler, I'll be wrapping them up in small $10 & medium $20 mixed bundles. Monday sign-ups are now open! Who needs some flowers?
Good Morning, Friends! The bus shelter is stocked and ready to go! I'm working a little slower than I imagined this morning, but as soon as my hands warm up, I'll be hustling to keep it restocked! 💜
"Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
'Cause there's a million things to be
You know that there are...."
I really should be in the field weeding, planting, and helping the guys build hightunnels, but I'm in the barn listening to Cat Stevens and playing with flowers. There are a million things to do, but this is my favorite part. This part where the farmer gets to be a florist. These new bouquets have all just made their way out to the bus shelter along with more bundles and minis.
Wishing you a peaceful, safe weekend!
"Everything want to be loved."
- Alice Walker, The Color Purple
I know what I love today. Akebia vine, purple parrot tulips, and columbine in this wild bouquet. Do you need some lovely purple in your home?
Hi Friends! Just a little Friday update. This pedestal design sure seems to be a favorite this week, which makes my heart purr because I love arranging them!
This new bouquet just went out to the bus shelter, but a couple little things to note:
1. These vessels are fairly small and hold a lot of stems for their size which means they should have their water changed daily and keeping an eye on the water level a couple times throughout the day is advised for a lengthier vase life.
2. I use a mechanic inside to hold the stems. It could be a little poky if you try to remove it, so just be mindful. However, when your bouquet is finished and you'd like to get a new one, you can bring the entire vessel with the wire mechanics and all the old blooms and leave it in the vase exchange. You take your $2 vase credit off your next purchase and we will compost the old bouquet and clean up the vase. That way, less mess and hassle for you!
Hope everyone gets a few sunbeams on their face today. It feels marvelous! If you need a sunny drive to the country, I've opened plenty of spots. The blooms are drinking up the ray and are ready to put on a show for you!
Happy Thursday afternoon, Friends! The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and I just opened up more sign-up times for the weekend! Stay well! 💛
"Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom." -Rumi
It truly feels like my soul is in full bloom today. To see these ranunculus in full color, to be able to lovingly arrange them to share with others. It's what I've been dreaming about since August. These have been the most needy, high maintenance flower I've ever grown and therefore, the most rewarding. My heart is soaring!
Ranunculus are making their debut in the bus shelter today! We have sign-ups available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week.
"Cleave ever to the sunnier side of doubt."
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
Here I was fretting all week and doubting whether I would have enough blooms to meet the requests and custom orders, and still be able to satisfy new customers this weekend. All that was worry was wasted energy. The glorious sunshine and warm air kissed all the flowers in the field the past couple days and now we have luscious armfuls. I'm feeling so incredibly blessed by these blooms and incredibly grateful for your love of them!
So, the bus shelter has been filled to the brim this morning. Please feel free to shop to your heart's content and don't feel limited to one bouquet per sign-up slot. In fact, I opened up more time slots for the afternoons and may open the bus shelter on Sunday as well.
These apricot parrots have me swooning this morning! So fun to arrange!
For years now, I've been fantasizing about a bigger, brighter farmstand. A farmstand my customers could step inside, with bright white walls, whimsical lighting, chest-high shelves for displaying large, showy flower arrangements. A stand to match the big dramatic designs which I love to create. The dream stand would be beautiful while still rustic side because, afterall, we are a farm.
Last year, I even went as farm as polling customers as to whether we should build a new stand. However, every time I'd begin sketching the new stand, I would have little pangs of grief. What would I do with the old bus shelter farmstand? The one in which I'd put grab-and-go boxes of veggies I sold on Craigslist when the children were babies. The shelter a woman regularly picked up large bags of kale for to make smoothies for her dear friend who was suffering with cancer. The shelter where I snuggled with my children and anxiously awaited the school bus. The shelter they built with my husband. Oh, the memories! That's it. The scrappy little bus shelter stays.
It may be short, it may be dark, there may not be a lot of room for it to hold my largest creations, it will never have air conditioning for those hot bouquet melting days, but it contains so many strings to my heart. While you may pull up to our driveway and see flowers or perhaps see a rickety old bus shelter, I see my childrens' little feet swinging off the bench as they waited to be carried off the farm into the big, exciting world. So, please understand that my plans and ideas for a new stand are on hold for awhile as I savor these memories.