Prepare and Plan

“The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.” – Proverb Bees are busy this time of year. This bee has pollen saddle bags, the little gold pouches. We wait all season for the fall flower spectacular, like Limelight Hydrangea. And Asters! This variety is Aster Tartaricus, it grows up to six feet tall and is a wonderful pollen source for bees. Eucalyptus is ready for harvest! Seedlings were planted in March and in our climate, they take quite awhile to produce their well known scented foliage. I wait until the leaves have a leathery feel. As the days grow cooler and shorter, it’s time to start clearing beds and planting hardy annuals for spring flowers. I take it one bed at a time. This week I planted over 1000 baby plants. Soon, I’ll direct seed Bachelor Buttons, Larkspur, Bells of Ireland, Bupleurum and more for…

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Farm Visits

July and August were filled with on Celadon Hill visits! We hosted Children’s Flower Hour, Bagels and Blooms and Create Your Own Bouquet events. Friends and family stopped by too!…

July Color

July begins with a lull not a bang in the flower farming world. With lots of color and texture, the flowers are booming! But with folks going on vacation, it’s…

Tulip Flush

The 2023 April heat wave and tulip flush is one for the books! Flower farmers all across the nation were dealing with multiple days of record breaking heat. An odd…

Spring In View

The dark days are fading away and spring seems to be in view. According to meteorologists, spring in the mid-Atlantic is arriving about three weeks early. I can see by…

30 Days of Celadon

As I begin my 5th season flower farming, I wanted to look back and tell the story of Celadon Hill in bite size chunks via pictures and captions. I began…