The farm is starting to look more like a farm than an empty meadow. The soil was tested in April, we have staked out where the two acres of flowers will be grown, and we've started putting the fence posts in the ground. Yes, its a lot of fence posts! We could not find 10 foot t-posts locally but we were able to purchase cedar posts from a super nice man in Norwood. I purchased the deer fencing a few months ago and it is waiting patiently at the edge of the meadow. We are planning to install a greenhouse in the future, not sure if it will be next year or the following year. We have a lot of wind here so when we do purchase a greenhouse it will have to be the super duper strong type. We had a visit from Lindsey, Elisabeth, and Judson, the experts from Cornell University Cooperative Extension, (on my birthday!). They were very helpful and had so much advice to help get us started. Judson was especially helpful with siting the greenhouse- telling us where we should put it. In case you're wondering, there is a method for siting a greenhouse. Now that we know where it should go on our two acre plot, we can start planning where to plant the perennials. This includes the daffodils, peonies, iris, lupine, and many more. I will continue to post monthly updates right here! So check back in July to see what we're up to. You can also catch up with us on Facebook and Instagram, both are linked below. Happy gardening!
We hope that you will come along with us on our new adventure into flower farming! As we prepare for our first official growing season in Spring 2023, our days are filled with the hustle and bustle of planning, building, and creating a place of beauty for the community to enjoy. I know many of you want to know what we will be offering. So far we have lined up 25 varieties of tulips, 13 varieties of fragrant narcissus, several mixed ranunculus, and multiple varieties of hydrangea. We will be planting 44 varieties of peony in the fall and a dozen varieties of lilac in the spring, these will be available in years to come. In addition to these beauties, we will offer many perennials, annuals, and herbs.
We are 4th generation farmers in Russell, New York doing things differently than previous generations. We're growing cut flowers for the North Country! Flowers bring joy and beauty to the world like nothing else. We want to provide fresh cut happiness with difficult to find varieties and classic favorites, grown locally to provide the longest vase life and the most enjoyment possible.
As a Northern New York native, I am happy to be back after many years away. My husband and children are enjoying living a more relaxed life in the countryside. As Veterans, me and my husband are looking forward to having opportunities to help other Veterans and give back to our community.