We’re definitely into midsummer here in northern Michigan. The garden is popping and I’ve been trucking flowers to the farmers’ market every Saturday since mid-June. Today was a market day, so yesterday was a cutting day in the flower field here at Tom’s Gardens. (I really do have two gardens. The name isn’t just marketing hype.) The zinnias were looking nice, finally getting some height, though I’d like even more.
The major things I cut were zinnias, snaps, dianthus Amazon, yarrow, cosmos, statice, and bachelor buttons. Altogether, four to five hundred stems. That’s quite a few for me.
I usually spend the morning cutting and the afternoon making bouquets — sometimes into the evening if I have a lot. This isn’t a super great shot, coming as it did from my phone, but this was my setup today at the market.
I’m pretty happy with how sales have gone at the market, though I have two competitors that have been at it a lot longer than I have. I think I’m holding my own, but every day is not a sell out day. It’s still a good mixture of fun and work though.