A New Flowering Year Begins

"Bare branches of each tree on this chilly January morn look so cold so forlorn. Grey skies dip ever so low left from yesterday's dusting of snow. Yet in the heart of each tree waiting for each who wait to see new life as warm sun and breeze will blow, like magic, unlock springs sap … Continue reading A New Flowering Year Begins

For everything there is a season

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.   Winter often has the appearance of peace and stillness, but beneath the frost and snow the earth is at work, preparing for … Continue reading For everything there is a season

Selling Flowers and Weather Watching

Early May as a flower farmer is one of those funny little periods of hesitation and wondering. Spring has begun to relinquish its hold, yet Summer still seems somewhat away in the distance. Odd days tease and tantalise with warm, glowing sunshine on your back, but cool breeze never seems to far away, murmuring about … Continue reading Selling Flowers and Weather Watching

An Awakening

What does Spring mean to you? The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the lambs are skipping, the blossom is blooming and flowers are emerging. (In practice anyway, there are still some wet and dreary days that drag you back into the dearth of Winter.) But beyond these superficial images we mentally associate so … Continue reading An Awakening

Frustrations and Small Victories

I am not going to lie, patience is not my strongest virtue. I like instant results. When I decide upon something I want it all done and dusted to perfection (another of my little quirks - perfectionist through and through) as quickly and efficiently as possible. Now it is becoming very clear to myself that … Continue reading Frustrations and Small Victories