Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Greener Weddings

Read this on a mug today..."Imagine what you can do if you could not fail".  Sometimes I think it takes that giant leap of faith to start a new venture or to try something new.  This week we took a few steps toward a small dream I have been start a small flower farm.

We have five acres of hilly, gravelly land that in the past, we have planted with fruits and vegetables.  Two years ago we moved our veggie garden closer to our home which left our old garden unused.  We also have an unused greenhouse that we built a few years ago.  My biggest excuses so far for not planting flowers have been:
  • 1. I don't have the time to take on such a huge project, and
  • 2. How can I get perfect looking flowers by using organic methods? 

Who would have guessed that a recent purchase of tulip bulbs would jump start my dream of growing flowers.  My husband Mike encouraged me to use our old garden space for flowers and also helped to plant it.  Still worried that I won't have time to take care of flowers during the middle of a busy wedding season.  Maybe if we start small...I'm thinking it will all work out. 

1/4/12 Garden update!  Busy researching, ordering and planning my little flower farm and ordering lots of seeds and plants.

Here is an awesome website if you are planning a cut flower garden.  You can input soil type, growing location (we are 5 in Ohio), etc.

Make sure to select the cut flower option.  Have fun planning your garden, and check back to see the progress on ours.

We at Blooming Flowers have been Earth friendly since we started our business in 2003.  We use biodegradable or recyclable materials whenever possible, compost, recycle and go paperless whenever possible.

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