The Year in BLOOMS

Flower season here on the farm in zone 7a, Virginia, begins in mid-March and runs through early November. Lavender bloom is at its best in June.  Listed below are flower bloom times under the month each is most commonly available.   This is a general guideline; weather varies from year to year, season to season and day to day, which means flower availability may also vary.  

Please contact us directly if you need specific flowers for a special event.

Spring

MARCH kicks off the Spring flower season with Lenten roses, old fashioned daffodils, fragrant heirloom narcissi, Dutch Masters tulips, ranunculus and anemones.

In APRIL the earliest blooms are beginning to give way to sweet peas, flowering quince, cosmos, calendula, stock, snapdragons, astilbe, wood violets, Lady’s Mantle, and Bells of Ireland.

As the days grow increasingly warmer in MAY the Spring flower season finishes with lush peonies, lilies, cosmos, calendula, early lavender, liatris, Queen Anne’s Lace and Chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace, dianthus, orlaya.

Summer

Lavender bloom is at its peak in JUNE, which is also the beginning of the Summer flower season.  Available this month are late peonies, lilies, cosmos, calendula, ageratum, rudbeckia, Echinacea, sunflowers, mints, gladioli, zinnias, celosia, liatris, gooseneck loosestrife, mop head hydrangeas, orach, scabiosa, pennycress, marigolds, gomphrena.

Heat loving flowers are hitting their stride in JULY and include early dahlias, zinnias, celosia, yarrow, asters, sunflowers, lace cap hydrangeas, strawflowers, amaranth, gomphrena.

By AUGUST we are feeling the need for cool autumn weather, but those heat lovers like sunflowers, zinnias, celosias and lisianthus, are still going strong. Dahlias begin to come into their own now too.

Autumn

SEPTEMBER begins our fall flower season.  Sunflowers and dahlias are going strong.  Also blooming in this season are ageratum, basils, lisianthus,   We are wrapping up the lavender harvest and distilling essential oil.

OCTOBER asters, heirloom chrysanthemum, sunflowers, dahlias are available along with colorful decorative corn and pumpkins. 

Our flower season winds down as the nights and days grow ever colder in NOVEMBER.   Dahlias, heirloom chrysanthemums, continue blooming until that frost signals the coming of winter.

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful;

they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”

Luther Burbank

About Us

Trudy

Trudy began gardening at the tender age of six when she sprouted her first green bean in a cut down milk carton on the school room windowsill.  That first foray into nurturing green life was followed by many years of happily mucking about in the dirt. 

When Trudy isn’t out working in the fields, she is crafting with flowers, distilling essential oils from our lavender or experimenting with it in the kitchen.

She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts and Pastry from the University of Richmond, School of Continuing Education. She is also a novice photographer.

John

John is veteran and the guy who keeps it all on track.  He’s the mechanical wizard who keeps the machines running, and utilizes his carpentry skills to fix fences, construct hardscape support structures.

John is also a metal and wood artist, using his own hand forged metals and farm harvested hardwoods to craft beautiful & functional items for you! 



Get In Touch

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Snail Mail

Post Office Box 887, Powhatan, Virginia 23139
USA