Spring is here, finally!
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Farm Update
Hello friends,
I'd like to apologize for being silent on the newsletter for a couple of months. Things are happening around here a little slower than usual due to the coming arrival of baby boy. He is happy and wiggly inside my tummy. My tummy is large and round and makes planting flowers a little trickier and slower than usual. The girls are enjoying the tulips and daffodils as much as the rest of us. They are turning into great helpers when it comes to picking and digging up the flowers.
The biggest news around here is we finally have a little hoop house put up with lisianthus and dahlias planted in it. This is very exciting to me. One of my hopes is to have ranunculus and anemones planted in there in the fall so we can have flowers possibly in February and almost definitely by March. 
A wagon full of the first apricot parrot tulips of the season!
April is the last month to sign up for a bouquet subscription!

Subscriptions will continue to be available until the last day of April.

Pre-Paying for a bouquet subscription helps me plan and prepare for the upcoming season. It is a CSA - “Community Shared Agriculture” where you buy your flowers directly from the farmer as opposed to a retailer. This method benefits you in freshness as well as supports this small flower farm. 
I'm offering 3 full-season options. Choose from a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly subscription.
Subcriptions begin in June and continue through October. Flowers will be available for delivery from Independence to Pittsburg and available for pick-up in Parsons, Oswego and Pittsburg.  For my flower friends in Lawrence and Topeka I am only providing the monthly subscription. To get all the details and pre-order today, click the button below.
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Tip of the month!
Be aware of your average last frost date!
The little poppy bud pictured above did not survive our last frost. The plant itself survived and will make more little buds soon.
The past three winters have been very mild with no real threat of frost after early or mid March. Spring was much earlier. That said our average last frost date according to 
The Old Farmer's Almanac is April 17th. We had frost on the ground Monday morning April 16th and, *fingers crossed*, I think we are done for the year. Intuition is helpful in farming but its always good to keep your frost cloth and row covers handy until after that date. Last year I had zinnias several inches tall in the ground by now. This year I haven't even started them. This can be attributed to several factors but the cold weather is definitely one of them. If you follow the link to The Old Farmer's Almanac you can enter your zip code and see what the average first and last frost dates are for your area.

Where will you find flowers in 2018?

Flowers and Coffee... Two of the best things. This year I will have bouquets for sale at Remnant Cafe in Parsons and Root Coffeehouse in Pittsburg.  Instead of spending the day at the shop I will leave bouquets there and you can pay for them at the cash register. These shops will also be pick-up locations for bouquet subscriptions. I still hope to hang around and chat for a bit when I drop off the bouquets. Stay tuned in to my social media (Facebook and Instagram) for more info.
The ranunculus are happy and thriving and should be blooming the first week or two of May!
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