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The week of September 18th, 2022

I've been immersed in creating these last few days. In addition to some new blooms, I've attached photos of a recent arrangement as well as the belly cast from my pregnancy with our youngest son who is now thirteen. All of the flowers on the belly cast, with the exception of the nigella, larkspur and amaranth, were grown here. All of the flowers are dried. We've also been enjoying the company of friends these last few weeks. Sharing the farm in this way is immeasurably beautiful. My last CSA of the season is this week. This will also be my last photo update until April 2023. Grateful for this year and these blooms.

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The week of September 11th, 2022

It's always so profound to witness the blooms continuing to unfold in the fields at this time of the year, even as the days grow shorter and as I remain acutely aware of the impending first frost in just a few weeks.  There's so much in bloom right now. For the past two years, I have been bringing flowers to our local coffee house, Poulsbohemian, which is just six minutes from our farm. This year, I have shifted from dropping off bouquets to delivering seasonal arrangements. I call this one, which I dropped off this week, "Ode to Summer." I had the honor of providing flowers for the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation's annual gala last week. The last two photos include a shot from...

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The week of August 14th, 2022

In the last three weeks, we've summited mountains, managed one of the longest heat waves in the PNW, and hosted very dear friends for a week from NYC and still... The flowers grew!  I spent hours the week after our Mt. Adams summit, deadheading and de-budding dahlias which exploded in the heat wave. We were giving fresh water to our Great Pyrenees, barn cats, ducks, geese and chickens three times daily.  And then our wonderful friends from New York visited and we played. We paddle boarded, hiked my favorite peak in the Olympic Mountains, ate out on our deck every night, rode horses and still... The flowers grew! Here's what's new and coming on strong this week... (The dahlias are so...

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