Cut and Dried Flower Farm

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annuals

Thanks for a great season!

We are now closed after a busy and successful season - all our annuals and veggie plants have found new homes. Mac and Bryan are enjoying a well deserved rest from greeting customers.

We certainly couldn’t operate this business without our tremendous farm employees – Kieron Rupke, Cathy Cook, Kelly French and Val White who start at the farm in February and grow and nurture all our babies long before you are even thinking of your gardens! They have all made various personal sacrifices this spring to be here to help during our insanely short plant selling season. For this I am truly grateful! I’m sure you’ll agree that their passion for gardening is contagious and that their customer service skills are exceptional. Thank you ladies and have a wonderful summer in your own gardens!

We have had a short but successful season at the Creemore Farmers Market. We are thrilled to still be a part of this vibrant organisation after all these years - many of you have watched our kids grow up at the market! Thank you to our teenagers, Daniel and Ben for getting up and out very early on Saturdays to help run our stall! Daniel will be back at the market mid July selling his home grown cut flowers, pumpkins and gourds.

We hope all your new plants thrive and that you enjoy a fantastic season in your garden. Please send us photos of your gardening triumphs for our brag page! In September, I start planning our crops for 2018, so please send feedback and ideas about what you would like us to grow again next year.
 
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All our annuals & veggie plants have found new homes

Annuals

Summer and Fall

Open by appointment

As we plant our perennials and shrubs throughout the year on landscaping jobs, we still have a very good selection at the farm. If you find yourself undertaking a new landscaping venture or are just in need of a few plants to fill in gaps over the summer or fall, please contact me and I would be happy to be open for a private shopping appointment.

We have perennials and shrubs for garden projects

Perennials and shrubs


Customer Appreciation Draw

Congratulations to Sharon Smith

Congratulations to Sharon Smith, customer since 2009 and winner of our annual customer appreciation draw! Sharon selected a variety of perennials and a Hydrangea to fill in a few gaps in her gardens. We hold the customer appreciation draw each year and a lucky winner receives $100 worth of plants. All e news recipients are automatically entered. Enjoy your plants Sharon and thank you for your continued business!

Enjoy your plants Sharon

Congratulations to Sharon Smith

Fertilize your annuals!

Keep your plants happy

So now you have your annuals planted – either in the ground or containers. Believe it or not the most important care that you can give them is not deadheading or watering – it’s fertilizing! Well, watering would be good idea too… with your fertilizer! There are two types of fertilizer. Slow release granules are placed on the soil or mixed in slightly and release food slowly over the course of the season. All our planters and hanging baskets have slow release fertilizer added, but it would be best to add more once or twice through the season, especially if the plants are heavy feeders such as Petunias. Soluble fertilizer is mixed with water and should be applied at least once a week. At the farm we fertilize with every watering and you can do this too. A combination of these two types of fertilizer is ideal for annuals and will give you fabulous blooms and strong healthy growth until or even after frost hits.

Feed your annuals

Feed your annuals

 

Dan’s Garden

Farm fresh bouquets

Due to the success of last year’s efforts, our 17 year old son Dan is once again running his award winning summer company Dan’s Garden. He grows a wide selection of fresh cut flowers, here on our farm. Over 2000 plants went in the ground last weekend and he will start harvesting by mid July. Stop by his booth at Creemore Farmers Market Saturdays 8.30am - 12.30pm or purchase at Alliston Feed Service Mill Market in Alliston throughout the season. His beautiful colourful bouquets are available in 3 sizes and easily last a week. They make a wonderful gift or a weekly treat for your home! If you would like more information, please contact him by e mail at dansgarden2016@gmail.com or check out his website at dansgarden2016.wixsite.com/dansgarden. Thanks for supporting local youth entrepreneurship!

Dans' Fresh Cut Flowers

Dans' Fresh Cut Flowers

Thank You!

For helping us farm flowers and plants

Finally, a huge thank you from our family and staff for another amazing season. Without you – our loyal customers, we would certainly not be here, growing plants and doing what we love! So whether you are a long time customer or have just discovered us this year, give yourself a pat on the back for supporting a small, family business, shopping locally, helping to create local jobs and therefore stimulating our local economy – we really appreciate your business and again, THANK YOU!

Growing plants and doing what we love

Annual Greenhouse

Enjoy your plants

Have a safe and happy summer, don’t forget to fertilize your annuals and enjoy your gardens. Stay in touch and please feel free to contact me with questions or queries over the summer.

Katie Dawson | (705) 424 9319
Cut and Dried Flower Farm
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Katie Dawson

Cut and Dried Flower Farm
8530 Concession 3, Box 9, Glencairn, Ontario, L0M 1K0 Canada
Phone/Fax 705-424-9319
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