[Market-farming] Flower Bouquets

Carla Maness manessfarm at gmail.com
Sat May 12 08:11:31 EDT 2012


Todd,
When do you seed/transplant all of these to have them ready the same time
as snaps? That's where I'm messing up I think. My schedule is out of whack.
I won't have zinnias for another 2 weeks at least!

On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also,
> Basil.
> We grow four kinds strictly for the flowering greens for the bouquets.
> Might be our most important flower crop. 60' double plants every 16" down a
> 36" bed.
> Cinnamon
> lemon
> opal
> sweet
>
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM, Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> We're making bouquets tonight for tomorrows market.
>> Zinnias lead the charge.
>> Ageratum, snaps, bach buttons, gomphrena (globe amaranth), lavender,
>> strawflower, echinacea, Foxglove, Opopeo amaranth, Black Eyed Susan  and
>> celosia, we use Flamingo Feather
>> Just about anything that grows in your zone.
>> Todd.
>>
>> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Carla Maness <manessfarm at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> I picked our first flowers today, which I'm glad to have for Mothers Day
>>> weekend at market, but as is typical for me, the only thing I have are
>>> snapdragons. Buckets and buckets of snaps.
>>> What other flowers would bloom at the same time as snaps? I do mixed
>>> bouquets for my market, and obviously it's hard to make a mixed bok when I
>>> don't have anything else to mix!
>>> Any ideas, information, etc... is greatly appreciated so maybe I can
>>> plan a little better for next year.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> Carla
>>> Perkins, OK
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Vern and Amy <vaspencer at sisna.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> I know others are having trouble with heat and drought.  It finally
>>>> stopped raining last week and a cold front blew in for two days.  It was
>>>> 20 degrees this morning.  The row cover in the hoophouse was starting to
>>>> freeze laying on top of 100 flats of tomato and pepper starts.  I turned
>>>> on a couple milkhouse heaters before the sun came up and sprinkled the
>>>> cherry tree blossoms with the pre-drained hose to try saving them, too.
>>>> Have a great day!
>>>>
>>>> Vern
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