We love our farm every season but dahlia season is extra special. This year, our slightly cooler temps and plentiful rains have given our overwintered dahlias a lovely start.
Farm tours are a great way to see all that’s going on this first week of summer. We will start the tour at the Homeplace (399 Bruce Doan Rd., Blountville, 37617) where Roy will share a bit about the old farm including stories from the Civil War times when the Homeplace was being built, then we’ll tour the dahlia beds where you can fill a ball jar with beautiful blooms, and learn how we plant, net, harvest, and store our dahlias. We’ll pop into the hoop house next to see the lisianthus that are just beginning to open then on to Aunt Willie’s house, the chicken coop/flower studio, and all the flower and perennial beds – talking flowers and farm the whole time. Cost is $25 and includes tour, a ball jar bouquet, and a packet of seeds from Erin Benzakein of Floret! Tour will meet rain or shine so bring an umbrella if rain looks imminent. Plenty of run down old buildings to duck into as well.
Prepayment not required so you can pay when you come Thursday, June 27 (cash or check only) Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 423-367-0361 to check availability as most tours fill up. (Limit 30 participants). Bring a pair of hand nippers if you have and dress for a run down old farm. We look forward to sharing our farm with you and learning a bit about your flower journeys.