Planting Our 1st Wedding Flowers

We are excited to announce we will be providing flowers for our first wedding as Spring Forth Farm! (The first wedding we ever grew flowers for was actually our own.) In order to have flowers our first year, Megan brought back several trays of starts from her summer learning at Harvest Moon Flower Farm.

We were sort of in a pickle because the wet summer has delayed us clearing and tilling land, and our starts needed to get out of their trays and into the ground. Our friends and neighbors Liz and Paul generously offered us some beds in their garden this fall for our sunflowers, zinnias, celosia, black-eyed Susans, and tuberoses.

On a cool day with a good chance of rain, we took the trays of starts over to Liz and Paul’s house. As Mr. Bingley watched and their chickens clucked in the background, we all worked together to get these tender starts in the ground and watered.

Thank you Liz and Paul for your help and kindness. If you are interested in Spring Forth Farm flowers for your wedding or special event, please contact us.

Clearing Land

Jonathan and I are in the process of cleaning up the land that we will start growing on this fall.  Clearing is a joint effort between us and the owners of the property.  We are cutting down saplings and tulip poplars around the edge of the garden to increase the amount of light the garden gets throughout the day.  This is hard work and sure puts clearing land by hand in perspective.  Here are some pictures of the clearing in process.  Somehow, projects always “look” worse right before they get better.  After clearing, the stumps will be pulled out, then we are planning to till with a roto-tiller.  Then we will build beds, plant the fall garden and winter cover crops, and plan for the 2014 season.

Clearing land at Orchard Hill Children's School.
Clearing land at Orchard Hill Children’s School.
Clearing land at Orchard Hill Children's School.
Clearing land at Orchard Hill Children’s School.