Bloom Alert: May 15, 2014


Our tulip blooms were GORGEOUS this year.  In case you missed our amazing solid color blooms last week, we still have some late bloomers that will make you stop in your tracks.  We have three double bloom varieties this year—all white, white mixed with soft pink, and deep coral.

This week will most likely be your last chance to get in on our tulip harvest! Don’t forget you can cut stems or take the whole bulb to plant at home and enjoy for years to come. This week we also have flowering branches available. Contact our Garden Store for more information.

While looking for the perfect flowering branches to feature in this week’s Bloom Alert, I noticed a big bumblebee trying to balance on dainty Viburnum blooms as it collected a fragrant snack.  Later in the day, I found loads of honeybees gathering nectar from our organic apple orchard. We have 16 hives on the farm this year and the honeybees are very busy foraging.

Even though the massive tulip bloom is winding down, we will have fresh flowers available all summer for cut-your-own bouquets including gladiolas, freesias, zinnias, and sunflowers.  Check our Bloom Alert every week to find out what’s flowering on the farm and what flowers are available to create wonderful arrangements for your home!

   

Rodale Institute is THE place for pick-your-own ORGANIC flowers! Our Bloom Alerts will keep in the loop so you know when to come out to the farm for fresh organic flowers. Check back to see what is bursting forth each week or sign up for our e-newsletter and we’ll let you know when they are ready to pick!

For more information on the who, what, when, and where of pick-your-own flowers at the farm, contact our Garden Store.

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