In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Plant Plan
  • Spring Garden Clean Up
  • Dividing Perennials in the Spring
COVID-19 Plant Plan
The current COVID-19 outbreak is creating a situation of great worry and uncertainty. We would like to reassure everyone that we are currently busy working to grow our crops for this season. Our plants are all on track and like previous years, we will have an exciting lineup of offerings available. Our employees have been working with our crops since February and like other employers, we have created and implemented new workplace policies to keep everyone safe. During our production period, we are operating in isolation, so please call ahead if you need to visit the farm for any reason.

As for selling our plants, we hope to be open on April 27. We are not sure exactly how our selling season will look, but we are working on some creative ideas. We are currently putting together a listing of all our crops, so that you will be able to start advance planning your gardens from home. Stay tuned for more information coming next week.

In the meantime, pull out your garden photos from previous years and start making a list of what you'd like for this season. Roll up your sleeves - review our spring garden clean up tips, dividing perennials and a slew of grow your own vegetables articles.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and patience as we navigate our business through these turbulent times. Let’s all look forward to spring and summer and the joy and happiness that plants will bring to our lives.
Spring garden clean up – start early!
Spring is definitely the crazy time in the garden. Once the warmer weather is on us, plants start to grow fast, weeds can be hard to keep up with and the feeling of being overwhelmed can quickly develop, and the season has barely started! The key to spring survival is to start early!

Completing a thorough clean up in your gardens in April can help reduce the stress of dealing with a jungle later in May.

Dividing perennials in the spring
One of the rewards of growing perennials is that plants increase in size over the years. As they grow, however they may outgrow their allocated space, die out in the middle, become weed infested, or maybe you just want more of the plant to spread around the garden or give to friends.

Spring is an ideal time to divide summer and fall flowering perennials, although even spring bloomers can usually be divided successfully after they flower. A couple of exceptions are Peony (fall only) and Bearded Iris (summer or fall).

Reach out to us with any questions and I'll be back in touch soon.

Stay well,

Katie Dawson
Cut and Dried Flower Farm