I love goal setting and brainstorming sessions and long car rides when the ideas flow and the clean slate and new calendars that January 1 brings! I am deep into planning for the 2018 growing season, have finalized my seed selections and am putting the final touches on my seed starting schedule. I am also trying to keep the hundreds of dahlia tubers we have in storage from waking up too early or perishing in the cold (Storage is what I think makes dahlias so difficult!)...Trying to keep pipes from freezing in the greenhouse and workshop with a wood burning pellet stove that decided on Christmas Eve to shut itself down (we are back up and running just in the nick of time because it is bitter cold now with no warm up in sight - it is winter after all!)
We started some lisianthus in early December as a test to see if we can get some earlier blooms, and it sure feels good to get back into the warm greenhouse, back into the soil. It is the nicest place to be for sure in the winter -- I should have asked for a hammock for Christmas to put up in there :) We are excited to grow more (and sell more!) blooms than ever in 2018 and to getting them into more hands + homes! If you would like to receive emails about what we are up to, we have a newsletter sign-up here.
Wishing you a warm, happy and healthy 2018, full of more locally grown and seasonal flowers!