Planting, planting, planting and more planting! April is for planting flowers. February is for seed starting, March is tending to the baby seedlings and planting a few cool season plants and then April is for planting. Maybe I could say that one more time to help see what I mean ;). April is for planting. Every minute of my flower farming time is spent planting. I’ve planted a few thousand seedlings and I still have at least a couple thousand to go. Don’t miss understand me, this is one of my favorite aspects of my job. Planting flowers is meditative and therapeutic. Some people have a prayer closet or a quiet space or rise early before the day begins to do some reading and drink their coffee. I have my garden. When I’m on my knees with my hands in the dirt I am in my prayer closet, my quiet place. That is where I see the world the most clearly.
Anyhow, some of the flowers that have been planted are dahlias, cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias, dianthus, larkspur, love-in-a-mist, bachelor buttons, Canterbury bells, lisianthus and the list goes on. This year I’ve chosen roughly 100 different varieties of flowers to grow. I’m not sure if this is genius or crazy but it sure is exciting!