Flowers are bursting into bloom across the farm – in greenhouses, in the fields, in the strawberry patch, little weeds in the pasture, and in the wild places on the farm. Carolina jessamine vine lines the fence leading down the driveway to the farm, and its prolific yellow February flowers cast a heavenly scent in the air. All winter we’ve been planting and tending spring-blooming flowers preparing for a springtime show. With spring on the horizon – the blooms are rolling in. Ranunculus, anemones, snapdragons, and larkspur dominate the first two months of the year. Next up will be poppies, and the “wildflowers” like queen anne’s lace, bacherlor’s buttons, agrostemma, bupleurum, and coreopsis. It’s a great time of year to enjoy a bit of this fleeting natural beauty around your home.
Pictured above is one of our tomato greenhouses. The greenhouse tomatoes have been absolutely prolific this year. With all of the frost we experienced through January, we got behind on pruning these plants – you can see how bushy and tall they’ve gotten. This week we are tackling tomato plant maintenance to ensure continued productivity through March, April, and May!
Ellen and Cole