Cut and Dried Flower Farm

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annuals

Spring has Sprung and we are OPEN!

Stop by and get inspired!

We are now officially open for our 25th season! Despite the weather issues, our crops are looking amazing! The greenhouses are full of colour, so even if you are not quite ready to purchase yet, please drop in and tour around, start making your wish list and get inspired!

Browse the Greenhouse

Browse the greenhouses

So what’s new for our 25th year?

More plants!

Our veggie selection has expanded again, due to customer demand. We now offer several more cool season veggies such as Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts and Collard Greens as well as heat loving Okra and Artichoke. We are excited about our new collection of Specialty Hot Peppers – great for in ground or containers. New flowering annuals include more Geraniums, new Petunia and Superbell varieties and some stunning new Begonias. In celebration of our 25th year, we have grown 25 special Peony varieties as well as several other new perennials. Watch our future newsletters for more information!

Now is the time to drop off your planters and take advantage of our popular Custom Container Planting Service. Let us know your favourite colours and plants and we will design, plant and grow your containers for you. Pick up in about 6 weeks and they will be full and beautiful!

Custom Container Planting Service

Custom Container Planting Service

2018 Opening Times

We're open daily April 27 to June 17
9am to 5pm


Visa, Mastercard, Interac, Cash or Cheque accepted
Gift certificates available – great idea for your favourite gardener!

See us at the Creemore Farmers Market
Saturday mornings from May 19 to June 16

Flower Farm turns 25!

A concise history… and ‘Thank You’!

It’s hard to believe that 2018 marks our 25th year in business. I feel as if we have raised a baby, blinked and then all of a sudden they are leaving home! The Flower Farm is more than a business for us – it is a way of life, being such an integral part of our lives for the last 25 years.

After a childhood in the UK surrounded by plants and plant people, a degree in Horticulture seemed the natural next step for me. New to Canada and newly married to Chris the owner of Complete Outdoor Services Inc (our landscaping and property maintenance business) we set out as a team with dreams and ambitions! We started with a small greenhouse, which we named ‘Cuba’ in 1993 and sold hanging baskets out of the back of our truck at the 400 Flea Market. Cuba is still used today for propagation and we later graduated to the Alliston Farmers Market and then Creemore Farmers Market which we still attend today. Read on for the full flower farm history >

2018 marks our 25th year in business

Cut Dried Flower Farm Family

25th Birthday Celebration

You are invited to help us celebrate our
 
25th Birthday Party

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon at the farm as we kick off our 25th season in business!

Saturday May 5
2pm to 5pm

Birthday cake, coffee and lemonade
Door Prizes
Vote in our Hanging Basket Challenge
Check out our 25 Peony varieties
Meet and mingle with our family, staff and animals
Share memories of our early days!

25th Birthday Party

Allium Millenium

Award winning unique summer colour!

This unusual perennial is named the 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association and we are excited to be growing it! Allium Millenium is an ornamental onion that flowers mid summer. Plants form a compact, neat upright clump of glossy green leaves. In late July and August a profusion of large 2” globe shaped rosy purple flower clusters appear just above the foliage. Many customers admire our spring flowering Allium varieties in our display gardens at the farm. This variety is shorter, only growing 15-20” tall and flowers in the summer, but has similar striking globe shaped flowers. Bees and butterflies adore the flowers’ sweet nectar but deer and rabbits steer clear. Find a sunny spot for this perennial beauty.

Allium Millenium
2018 Perennial Plant of the Year

Allium Millenium
 

Katie’s Tips

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.

Here are some tips to get you started ->

Spring garden clean up - start early!

Smokey

We are very sad to announce that Smokey our beloved grey tabby cat, passed away this winter. Smokey will be remembered as a very friendly, handsome and laid back boy – nothing bothered him, from babies, kids, kittens, cats and dogs. He spent an idyllic 17 years with us, loving being outdoors as much as the sofa. One of his favourite things to do was to hang out with us in the greenhouses and once we opened to meet his many admirers! As a youngster he chose us, arriving on our doorstep and settling right in. We found out several years later when his previous owners came to buy plants that he had travelled here from New Lowell! We’ll miss you Smokey – you were such a fabulous cat and will be forever in our hearts.

Smokey

Stunning new Petunias

Easy colour and great habit!

Trailing Petunias are one of the easiest annuals to grow. We grow a large selection of colours, with our variety list increasing every year. Trailing Petunias flower continually through the season, require very minimal maintenance and love heat and full sun. Plant in hanging baskets for the full effect of cascading blooms, or enjoy in lower planters or in the ground. Hummingbirds and other pollinators also love Petunias. Check out Supertunia Latte and Supertunia Lovie Dovie - these 2 new fantastic varieties are current favourites of mine!

Supertunia Latte

Supertunia Latte

Supertunia Lovie Dovie

Supertunia Lovie Dovie

See you at the flower farm

We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you so much for your continued business and support – it is our pleasure to be growing for you! See more photos and regular growing updates on our Facebook page.

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

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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