After two weeks of selling mostly basil plants because that’s all I had, it’s nice to have enough flowers to actually need buckets to hold them.
The yellow lilies are Latvia, and I don’t know what the other ones are.
The daisies are Highland White Dream.
A favorite of mine is heliopsis, and it always comes through for me. If it came in pink and blue I’d have half my field in it. There are also a few centaurea macrocephala sticking their fuzzy yellow heads out and exactly two pink snaps.
Heliopsis and friends
The lilies don’t look too shabby in a vase with a little bupleurem and baptisia foliage.
All together, not what you would call a truckload of flowers, but worth the trip to the market, especially with some basil plants to help take up the slack.
As always in the garden, there is good news and bad news.
Sweet Williams are blooming up a storm, but a few more decorative peppers are disappearing every day.
Bells of Ireland are starting to send up stems with bells, but quite a few celosia have been bent by the wind.
The first planting of sunflowers is nice and thick, but I had to replant in the gaps to get them that way. No more using the Earthway seeder for suns!
My new Highland White Dreams daisies have quite a few blooms, but it has been so chilly that only a few are open. Hope I have some for Saturday’s market.
This is my only row of producing flowers at this time.
I have sold some to a local florist and some at the farmers’ market. At the market, I made bouquets that sold well.
Sweet Williams and Rye
Can we please have some warmer weather now? (I’ll probably be sorry I wrote that.)