Happy Spring! As usual, March and April in Wyoming is a wild ride for weather, but the greenhouse and garden are already beginning to fill up in preparation for summer blooms. There is lots of activity on our little flower farm right now, read all about it below!
We are partnering with Wild Iris Mountain Sports as a pick up location for summer bouquet subscriptions. How does it work? Every other Wednesday, starting June 14th, you will have a large, hand tied bouquet waiting for you at Wild Iris. I save my special flowers for bouquet subscriptions - so you get the freshest, most unique bouquets in Lander. We also offer delivery in the Lander area. There are only a few slots left - CLICK HERE to sign up.
This Saturday, April 8th, I will setting up a pop-up "Flower bar" filled with tulips at the Garden Expo from 9am - 3pm at LVHS - come say hello! I will also we selling hard-to-find varieties of ranunculus, scented geraniums, and sweet pea plants. There will be lots of vendors at the Expo, and speakers on a variety of gardening topics. Don't miss it!
I spend most of my days alternating between sowing, bumping up seedlings to bigger pots, working on the hoop house, and prepping beds. I have already planted the first crop of sweet william and ranunculus in raised beds covered with frost cloth - they are happy so far in spite of the cold.
At the end of the month I will be attending an intensive farmer - florist workshop with FLORET. I am so excited for the opportunity to learn from a master flower farmer and florist and share that knowledge with all of you.
In the Garden:
For those of you starting seeds this month - check out this resource from FLORET: SEED STARTING 101
Want to build a raised bed? This is the template we use:
ULTIMATE RAISED BED (SUNSET)
Want to direct sow seeds now? Many hardy annuals can handle our cool weather and occasional snow. This is my list for early April:
Larkspur, Iceland poppies, bachelor buttons, snapdragons, stock, sweet peas, lettuce, spinach, beets, radish, chard, kale
Get in the Garden! Enjoy!
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