Seasonal Flowers

Part of the exciting aspects of local flowers is that it allows us to celebrate each flower in their rightful season.  This give us better and more fragrant flowers, since they're in their prime! Tulips will forever remind us of early spring while peonies greet us just before the long hot days of summer where the sunflowers take their time in the spotlight.  Each season we mature a little more, live a little more, and continue the amazing journey of life, just as Christmas trees remind us of cold nights by the fire and hot cocoa, dahlias remind us of days sipping lemonade then to hot cider.  Come and celebrate each season with us!


No winter lasts forever; no spring skips a turn.
— Hal Borland

Spring

april-Mid June

After months of brown, evergreens, and white snow the color these early bloomers bring makes for an exciting and refreshing time of year.  The snow covered patches melt away and an array of pinks, purples, and yellows takes its place.  The heavy winter coats get packed away and it is just warm enough to go play out in the dirt.   

 


Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair...
— Susan Polis Shutz

Summer

Late June-August

The days are in their peak, and we're busting out the lawn chairs and making sweet lemonade, as the kids splash in the sprinklers.  This is the time of year for all our warm loving flower flowers.  First we're greeted by peonies in early summer and as the days get hotter zinnias and cosmos take their place.  Nothing like roasting marshmallows at night while the nicotiana fill the air with their jasmine-like fragrance.

 


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
— Albert Camus

Autumn

September-frost

The change from summer to autumn is subtle at first, a quick nip of cold air on your cheeks in the early morning while the sun still comes out to warm them later.  Autumn is my favorite time of year!  Pumpkin everything is out, giant leaf piles begging to be jumped in, warm tones of leaves, seedpods and sunflowers get their time to shine!  Give me a mug of mulled apple cider and let the fall festivities commence!

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.
— Albert Camus

Winter

Baby it's cold outside!  This is the time of the year for mugs of hot chocolate and frolicking in the snow.  Though the long dark days of winter make summer days a distant memory, we (and the flowers!) are still hard at work.  This is the time when we're pouring over seed catalogs, sowing tiny seeds, and the fall planted flowers are slowly working on healthy root growth.  Just because the garden seems to be snoozing doesn't mean we can't enjoy beautiful flowers!  Each winter, I am thankful for the different flowers I tucked away and dried...just for a rainy day.