Week 28 ~ July 10-July 16
The blooms are really stating to come on. Yarrow, Asian Lily, Hosta, Coneflower, Chinese Forget-me-not, and Pearl Achillea are now blooming. We are seeing buds on Dahlia, Bells of Ireland, False Queen Anne's Lace, Scabiosa, Rudbeckia, Sunflower, and Zinnia.
Week 27 ~ July 3-July 9
The new arrival this week is Status, with Yarrow soon to come. I'll try to get a pic each week showing what will be going into the market bouquets.
Week 26 ~ June 26-July 2
We have some new faces starting to show themselves in the field, and therefore in our bouquets. The Ranunculus and Anemone have started to bloom, our first bulbs. We are also starting to see Bachelor Buttons, Statice, and Corn Cockle. We are also seeing our Strawflowers, which are slowly opening their stiff, colorful petals. The Callendula and Larkspur are starting to ramp up, and the Poppies and Cosmos are in their prime.
Week 25 ~ June 19-June 25
Cool weather returned. It is the time of the Meadow Bouquet. Cosmos and Iceland Poppies are definately the royalty of the field.
Annuals: Calendula officinalis, Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza' 'Sea Shells' 'Sulphur' and 'Versailles', Papaver nudicaule 'Iceland Poppy', and Larkspur
Perennials: Daucus carota 'Queen Anne's Lace', Dianthus deltoids 'Maiden Pink', Digitalis 'Foxglove', Grasses, Leucanthemum vulgare 'Ox Eye Daisy', Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night', Syringa vulgaris 'Common Lilac', Trifolium pratense 'Red Clover'
Week 24 ~ June 12- June 18
This is our first week to offer arrangements. The flowers had a slow start due to the wet, cool spring. With the arrival of some warmer temperatures, we are starting to see some good growth and flowering. It is all about the Cosmos and Ox Eye Daisy.
Annuals: Calendula officinalis, Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza' 'Sea Shells' 'Sulphur' and 'Versailles', Papaver nudicaule 'Iceland Poppy'
Perennials: Allium schoenoprasum 'Chives', Digitalis 'Foxglove', Grasses, Iris versicolor 'Blue Flag Iris', Leucanthemum vulgare 'Ox Eye Daisy', Salvia x sylvestris 'May Night', Syringa vulgaris 'Common Lilac'