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For the Love of Flowers

I was looking through some of this summers photos and thought I would share a few.  The kids have really enjoyed the farmhouse this summer and I am happy to see red clay under little fingernails and between toes.  We designated a little area for their very own garden and we have a few remaining sunflowers that made it through a summer of digging, road building and mudslides.

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As with all summers; this one is slipping by too quickly.  Busy weekends filled with ample work and play have given way to traditions that mark the end of the season for us.  We just have a precious few days left in the farmhouse before moving back to the shore. So here are a few little glimpses into summer 2013.

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Flower design and photography by Marcella Ryan.

Tulip Season

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This is the perfect week to pull on a pair of rubber boots and head out to some local growers.  The tulips are spectacular right now in Prince Edward Island and the fields are vibrant patchwork quilts that beckon everyone to stop, take pictures and soak in the beauty.

There is an opportunity for the whole family to pick their own tulips this weekend at Prince Edward Island’s Points East Tulip Festival. Load the kids in the car and head to Balderston’s Farm where they have teamed up with Vanco Farm to offer a You-Pick tulip field.  Sunday afternoon will feature  local Island artisans, music and food.  And the best part is that a portion of the proceeds will go to The Easter Seals.

More information on The Points East Tulip Festival can be found at  http://www.pointseastcoastaldrive.com/   

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Please contact us by phone, email or through our website. We look forward to talking to you about your inspired event.

http://www.gatheringsflowerstudio.com

info@gatheringsflowerstudio.com

(902)659.2677

Flower design and photography by Marcella Ryan.

Thank you to~

Vanco Farm http://www.vancofarms.com/vancotulips_about.asp

Balderston Farm http://www.balderstons.com/index.php

Breaking Ground

plowing the fields

This week brought the excitement of tractors pulling plows through the fields.  It seems our Island is waking up to spring and stretching its arms in a collective sigh of relief that we made it through another winter.  But rarely is there time to sit and contemplate; there are fields to be turned over and cultivated for this years crops and flower beds, seeds and tender bulbs prepared for the final frost to whisper his last goodbye.  Every morning as we make our way to daycare, my 3 year old son says the same thing as we pass tractors ambling along the highway. “We are all waiting for the last frost.  You can’t plant flowers until the last frost, mom” And this is sage advice from my little farmhand.  And so we wait patiently but plan and prepare in the meantime.

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I have so many brides enchanted by dahlias that I thought a dahlia garden was in order.  There are so many types of dahlias from the single petalled varieties to the richly romantic dinner plate dahlias.  I can see this turning into a new obsession.  This year we are planting the pink and white verigated candy club and sultry dark timmo.

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This year we are starting a new zinnia garden as well.  I think our biggest challenge with these fun loving flowers is to keep little hands from constantly picking them.  My absolute favourite Zinnia is Envy and it may be hard to keep my own fingers from picking this green charmer when it starts to fill the garden.

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There is nothing very difficult about growing these humble flowers.  They need only the basics in terms of care.  But when they are tucked into a lavish bouquet dripping with textures such as raspberry, scented geranium, lady’s mantle and oregano, they become stunningly romantic, infinitely charming and utterly vintage.

Please contact us by phone, email or through our website.  We look forward to talking to you about your inspired event.

http://www.gatheringsflowerstudio.com

info@gatheringsflowerstudio.com

(902)659.2677