Spring Farm Tour – Tues, April 30, 6-8 p.m.

Everything is waking up and Spring is upon us! There’s so much planting, growing, and blooming going on here at the farm in April and we’d like to invite you to join us for our first Farm Tour of the season.  We’ll tour the Homeplace and hear Roy tell Civil War stories of farm days gone by and see what perennials are blooming and here you’ll see early progress on the dahlia beds for summer blooms. We’ll pop into the hoop house next to see anemone, poppies, and  ranunculus in bloom and sweet peas, snaps, and campanula getting close.  Then it’s on to Aunt Willie’s house with the perfect 1940’s vintage kitchen, the chicken coop/flower studio,  and all the flower and perennial beds – talking flowers and farm the whole time. We don’t have a farm full of flowers in bloom this early, but this is a good time to learn about the preparation that goes into flower farming and to see and hear the nuts and bolts. We’ll have jars ready for you with foliage and several blooms, but you can perhaps nip a few blossoms to add to create your own ball jar bouquet. 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 Tuesday, April 30 (cash or check only) Please e-mail auntwillies@gmail.com or text at 423-367-0361 to check availability as most tours fill up. (Limit 25 participants). Bring a pair of hand nippers if you have and dress for a run down old farm.

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April Bouquet with ranunculus, dogwood, spirea, anemone, and sweet peas

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Ranunculus

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Gotta love April.  One of my favorite weddings!

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