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.
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.
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.