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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 not a busy time to sell flowers.

Our first dahlias arrived earlier then ever. I leave the tubers in the ground all year and they start producing flowers way ahead of schedule.

Our perennial garden is bursting with phlox, rudbeckia, coneflower and more. The butterflies are starting to arrive too!

One of my favorites, strawflower, is a really shining. One plant produces multiple papery blooms that can be enjoyed and then dried for use in wreaths and fall everlasting bunches.

Cosmos is another favorite. This variety called Xanthos (Greek for yellow) is a nice soft colored accent for bouquets.

At the end of June we hosted our April and June CSA Subscriber Thank You. Attendees cut their own flowers to take home and make their own arrangements. It’s a fun night to meet and chat about flowers!

I’m thrilled to offer Celadon Hill events this summer. All events are listed in the online shop and there’s something for everyone. Registration is limited to keep group size comfortable. Our first Children’s Flower Hour is this week! I’ll be sure to share some pictures.

Look for our flower at the Overlea Farmer’s Market on July 22nd and then on August 19th. Reserve your Bucket of Blooms for your summer event by contacting us. Need flowers just because? Order a Mixed Bouquet from our online store and pick up from our stand.

Archie enjoys the flowers in the evenings when the sun is setting and he can flush out beasts from the blooms. Recently, he found a turtle, several rabbits and a huge groundhog that wasn’t very nice. He’s a good flower farm dog.

Stay cool folks, thanks for following!

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