Hey all! Kathryn Miller here – your local flower farmer!
I have a lot of people ask me about our flower farm, what we grow, how we do it, why we do it, etc and today I’d love to tell you more!
I really never know what to call our flower farm. We are no where near a huge cooperation like Floret but we are a lot more than just a backyard garden.
In total – we have 2.5 acres of land with almost 1 full acre for just the “fields.” We have 3 in total. The first is our annual garden. It is 100 ft x 100 ft. In this space we are able to place 11 rows of 1200 plants. If you did the math (which I can do real quick), that’s over 13,000 flowers we can grow in this little plot. Now, I do not grow strictly on numbers. I honestly grow based on need. Some years I notice that we may need more of ______ than others. Also, some flowers take up more space than others and vise versa.
Our second garden is slightly larger (about 120 ft. x 200 ft.). This is our dahlia garden where we specifically grow only dahlias. We are tapping out at 800 dahlia tubers for this garden. Now, each tuber produces about 40 dahlias over the length of the season. That’s about 32,000 total dahlia flowers per season! Wowza
The last and largest section is reserved for our perennials. Our perennial garden is probably a straight acre. We house over 300 peonies, 100 roses, and hundreds of tulips/ daffodils. I also place self seeding annuals in that section. What’s a self seeding annual? A self seeding annual is a flowers that drops their seeds at the end of their season and their offspring produces flowers the following season. Not all flowers are self seeding, but I treat them as perennials because I see them in the same spot year after year.
Okay – that is the short blog post tour of our garden! Maybe one day we will offer tours, but for now this is what we got!
Let me know if you have any questions.