Why do I #flowerfarm?
First off let me explain what flower farming actually is. Flower farming is a term for "extreme gardening." I have gardened for many years now, but I decided to take it up a notch and create a farm. I will be farming on 1.5-2 acres continually throughout the season. Some of you might ask if I have any structures, and the answer is kind of! I will be having a bunch of low tunnel (picture to the farm left). Then I am hoping to get a grant to commission some high tunnels (middle picture). One day I hope to get some greenhouse. They can cost upwards of $10,000 so that will be a 5 year goal that I hope to achieve!
So the big question - why would I flower farm? Well I worked at a company for a while who only got flowers from wholesalers other countries. There is nothing wrong with that per say, but I have seen so many problems when it comes to ordering flowers. They are so time sensitive that if you got flowers on Wednesday for a Saturday wedding and they were ugly... you just had to deal with it. I saw so many disappointing flowers with wholesalers just telling the florist "sorry."
I was thinking that there must be something easier. I started researching and came across #TheFlowerHat. Julio is a flower farmer in Montana who grows 80% of his own flowers in "backyard." He can almost ensure that brides will get exactly what they want when they need it by growing them from the seeds! In the same way, home grown flowers are so much better than shipped flowers. If you have any other questions, please let me know, but I am excited for this new journey!