Cut and Dried Flower Farm

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It's Pansy weather!

It’s time to plant Pansies and Violas

Well, the good weather is finally upon us (good meaning no snow!) so it’s time to plant Pansies and Violas. We have increased our selection this year and have 3 new exciting Pansy mixes where the colour combinations are all done for you. Just pop in some planters by your door for a cheery start to the season! Pansies and violas are also edible – my horse Kitty decided to try some and reports that they are delicious, but probably better in a salad!

Kitty the Horse

Kitty the Horse

This weather is also perfect for planting perennials. They will withstand frost and cold and at this time of year will take right off. Itís a good time to fill any bare spots in your garden and get the plants established before the heat arrives. Our perennial house is filled with over 100 varieties of hardy, healthy plants, all grown on the farm.

Perennial House


It’s not too late 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

We hope to see you this Saturday as we celebrate 25 years in business!

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

25 Peonies for 25 years!

Choose from our specialty Peony collection

As part of our celebrations to mark our 25th year in business, we had a brainwave to grow 25 special and unusual Peonies. The project has been a huge success and in our perennial house is an outstanding display of our 25 selected varieties. Peonies are very easy to grow – every garden should have one or more! Just grow in a full sun location and provide 2-3 feet of space per plant. All our varieties are hardy in this growing area. Peonies are long lived, spring blooming perennials, with large showy blooms in shades of pink, red, salmon, white or even the much sought after and very special yellow. It’s almost impossible to pick a favourite, but Canary Brilliants, Yellow Crown and Cora Louise are definitely going to find a place in my garden this year! Our collection includes both herbaceous and intersectional varieties, and a range of flower types including single, Japanese, anemone, semi double, double and bomb double. For more information about peony classification, see We hope you will be as excited about this project as we are!

Yellow Crown - Photo courtesy Darwin plants.

Yellow Crown

Cora Louise - Photo courtesy Darwin plants.

Cora Louise

Canary Brilliants - Photo courtesy Darwin plants.

Canary Brilliants

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

25th Birthday Hanging Basket Challenge

Vote for a chance to win!

To help celebrate our 25th Birthday this year I have issued a fun challenge to our employees. Here’s how it works:

At the beginning of March, our employees designed and planted a 14” hanging basket each, using no more than 6 plants. Baskets are now growing well and will be full and beautiful very soon. All are different plant combinations and colours and maybe tell you something about each designer’s tastes? Starting at our Birthday event on Saturday 5 May, visitors to the farm will pay to vote for their favourite basket, with each vote being a chance to win the basket. There will be some free ballots given away at our birthday event. We will continue the voting until Sunday 27 May when the votes will be tallied and the winning design and each basket’s new owner will be announced. The winning basket designer will have bragging rights and also will choose a charity for the proceeds to be donated to. Our employees are really getting into the spirit of the contest and are pretty excited about the challenge. The 7 contestants are: Kieron, Dan, Kelly, Val, Cathy, Ben and Chris. Hope you will participate in voting!

They all look so good!

Allium Millenium

Mothers Day Madness!

What better treat for Mom, than a trip to the Flower Farm to pick out some plants?

10% off all plants

Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th
9am to 5pm

Kids - plant a Pansy for Mom
Free coffee and cookies
Gift certificates available

25th Birthday Party

Meet our 2018 staff

What a TEAM!

We are so fortunate to have such dedicated and wonderful staff to both grow and sell our plants and this year is no exception…. We have four fantastic plant ladies returning this year who can’t wait to see you! Kieron Rupke, our self proclaimed ‘plant addict’ is returning for her eighth season with us. Kelly French and Cathy Cook are now both into their fourth season with us. Kelly has a keen eye for design and is looking forward to helping you with ideas for planters. Cathy has a huge vegetable garden of her own and is a wealth of knowledge about growing your own food. Val White is here for her second season and her enthusiasm, energy and customer service skills are a terrific addition to our team.

Also helping out on weekends are our ‘kids’ Rosalyn Martin and Dan Martin. Both have grown up surrounded by plants and are happy to assist you. Chris and our son Ben Martin will be selling our plants at the Creemore Farmers Market starting Victoria Day weekend. All our staff and family are looking forward to welcoming you back to the farm this spring and are totally committed to making your trip here productive, helpful and fun!

Get your ‘Cool’ Veggies here!

We grow many cool season veggies including Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Lettuce, Leeks, Onions, Arugula and Collard Greens. It is important to get these cool loving vegetables in the ground before it gets too hot. Although I try to select varieties that do well in our hot summers, cabbage, cauliflower and brocolli are particularly susceptible to heat and changes in temperature, especially when young. If they are not planted early, they may fail to develop properly. Plant young transplants as soon as you can work the ground. Come by soon to check out our varieties!

Cool Veggies

Katie’s Tips

Growing Cool Season Veggies

Early to mid May is the time to plant the first veggie plants in your garden! Many new gardeners do not realize that several crops can be planted well before the last frost. These veggies are known as cool season veggies and although they can be planted later, they will establish and produce better if planted in cooler weather. They are easy to grow and are ready to harvest before warm season crops such as Tomatoes. Some crops such as lettuce and other greens do well if seeded or planted several times throughout the year.
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Grow your own lettuce

Grow your own lettuce

Illumination Begonia

Fabulous in shade!

Do you have a shady spot where you could enjoy a showy hanging basket? If so I highly recommend trying our Illumination Begonias. Available in Red, White, Salmon Pink and Golden Picotee, these large beautiful blooms will make you happy all season! Plants grow upright, but also cascade, creating a gorgeous hanging flower display.

We have grown baskets of individual colours, but have also grown some mixes, where Illumination Begonias are combined with other shade loving varieties. Hang in a location that receives at least half a day shade, go easy on water and of course, always remember to fertilize!

Illumination Begonia Golden Picotee

Illumination Begonia Golden Picotee

Illumination Begonia in White

Illumination Begonia in White

Lilac Tree Farm Gardens

Tour a private garden in Mulmur

If you are looking for some garden inspiration or just feel like an afternoon out wandering around a gorgeous garden, why not head over to Lilac Tree Farm Gardens in Mulmur. This private garden will be open to the public on Sunday May 20, 10am to 4pm. For more information, contact Brian Bixley at



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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