Grow your own bouquets this summer! As most of you know, the Flower Farm was originally established in 1993 to grow flowers for cutting and drying. Over the years, as our business evolved and priorities changed, we stopped the field production (2001) and started selling transplants for customers to grow their own at home. Flowers should be planted in full sun in either a… Read More
Use Ground Cover Fabric for a Fabulous Veggie Crop We have such a perfect climate for growing heat loving veggies and herbs such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Zucchini, Basil and many more. Try using a mulch or ground cover on your veggie garden this year and you will see benefits both in reduced work hours and increased harvests. Specific benefits include preventing weed growth,… Read More
Why not try growing a few edible flowers? Great for garnishing cakes and desserts, tossing in salads or in many other creative ways in the kitchen. For use in drinks, try freezing in ice cube trays. Before using in your latest culinary creation, remove stamens and styles and therefore pollen from all flowers except Violas and Pansies. For most flowers, cut the petals away… Read More
Follow a few tips to grow amazing tomatoes in containers or in the ground this season. Be sure to check out our Heritage tomatoes too.
Have you always fancied your own fresh veggies, but don’t have the space or time for a traditional garden? Well, why not try growing some veggies and herbs in containers – grow alone or mix with edible flowers and herbs. There are many advantages to growing in containers including better control over soil conditions, easier or even no weeding and being able to locate… Read More
Buy early and harden off your annuals at home to enjoy the best selection of plants.
I try to pick a wide range of spring bulb varieties to extend the bloom season and provide varied colour interest.
Spring is an ideal time to divide summer and fall flowering perennials.
Amaryllis bulbs are fast and easy to grow indoors during the winter. They reward you with huge, long lasting, bold flowers on tall, sturdy stems.
These plants that really stood out for me in my garden in 2018.