The leaves are falling and we are cutting down flower beds of annuals. We are digging up dahlia tubers and storing them. Perennials are being mulched and weeded. The tulips and daffodils are nestled in the ground getting ready for next spring. We have been graced with a mild October, allowing us to have great cutting selections. Not much is “growing” its just holding on and sustaining life as the season changes.
Our mums and lilies are still Growing and blooming:
Our pumpkin on a stick is wonderful this year. Customers love this unique variety. It is actually as eggplant! Pumpkin on a Stick has been around for 125 years though it has only really come into favor with ornamental cut production recently.
Ornamental Peppers that add great texture to bouquets.
Our ornamental kale is loved at farmers market and always sells out first.
I am looking forward to finally cutting a crop of winter berry this December. It will be the last-available ornamental cut flower we can take from the farm for 2013. And this season’s crop is looking nice.
Soon the landscape here in VT will just be what we call “stick season,” which is gray, cold, and bleak. Plants and trees lose their foliage entirely, and we are faced with the empty sticks. It’s the in between time where we are waiting for snow to fall and bring with it reflective light.