Explore these frequently asked questions about our farm, our services, and growing flowers in Colorado.
01. Do you ever open the farm for a U-pick or tours?
Due to our farm being located where we live, for privacy reasons we are not currently open to the public.
02. How can I get my special order, do you deliver?
Depending on the size and location of your order, we may deliver for a small fee or you can pick up at the farm. For a la carte weddings and events we accommodate either pick-up or delivery. Full service weddings include delivery.
03. What are the hours of the farm stand and days/location of the farmers market?
Due to our increased wedding and CSA demand, we are not participating in any farmer's markets in the 2023 season. If this changes, we'll always post up-to-date details on our instagram & facebook pages. Once the season is underway we're planning to add dates for pop-up flower stands around the Sedalia & Castle Rock area.
04. How do I keep my flowers fresh?
It's important to know that all flowers have a different vase-life. Some, like those coveted dahlias, may only last a few days while others can last over two weeks (or longer). Varieties like statice and many foliage species are rockstars that will dry and look virtually the same as they do fresh. The best way to keep your flowers fresh and long-lasting is to keep them in a cool location out the sun with new fresh water everyday. When you change the water, give an angled snip to the ends for clean water uptake and use floral preservative. Also, keep them away from countertop produce, which emits ethylene gas and speeds ripening.
05. Can I request specific flowers in my order?
We ask a series of questions during order intake to determine the "vibe" and color palette you are looking for, then we'll match this with what is blooming and stealing the "farm show" at the time. For example, we'll ask if you'd prefer bright & colorful or monotone & vintage, wild & loose or organized. Pictures are always helpful to ensure we are on the same page. For specific flowers, we will do our best to accommodate, but due to the nature of our small scale operation and seasonality of locally grown flowers we cannot make guarantees. Some of the most sought after flowers, like peonies and lilacs, have very short bloom windows. Traditional providers will "force" some of these varieties to bloom during other parts of the year using chemicals and many are imported internationally from different climates. This is why you see peonies in a November wedding in Colorado but can only get them to bloom in May in your own garden!
As nature lovers and conservationists, we will always encourage the use of locally grown blooms. There is a significant environmental impact to importing flowers from other countries and our mission as local farmers is to re-engage our society with nature and cultivate biodiversity. There are many unique, stunning, and lesser known locally grown species that we promise will be outstanding in place of the common imports. However, if you are dyyying for a specific flower that we don't grow or is out of season, we can often outsource from US farmer friends in the South to make your vision a reality!
06. Isn't it hard to grow quality cut flowers in Colorado?
No, with a little TLC you can do it too! All climates have their challenges, ours include: unexpected snow storms, hail, high wind and hot dry summers. Our focus is to use the dry summer heat and cool nights to our benefit. We focus on plants that can tolerate the harsh sun and clay soil. We're constantly looking for ways to get blooms sooner in the spring and later in the fall. We strive to mitigate insect pressure and disease by adding a good dose of compost each year (thanks to our cute horses), starting plants off right, and setting the chickens and ducks free to eat all the pests!
07. What types of flowers do you grow?
We're constantly trying new things and adding new varieties. Our tried and true annuals include: poppies, cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias, statice, bells of Ireland, rudbeckia, carnations, basil, dill, amaranth, larkspur, snapdragons, stock and much more!
Our Perennials and flowering woodies include: lilacs, mock orange, ninebark, flowering quince, flowering cherry trees, hydrangeas, forsythia, roses, peonies, viburnum, coneflower, foxglove, yarrow, narcissus, dahlias and the list goes on and on. These are the true work-horses!