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Springtime in the flower fields is a fabulous time to enjoy a day of immersion in learning and practicing design, enjoying friends and great food! Wimbee Creek Farm is ready to deliver a wonderful experience in our Flower Barn this year!
We expect our workshops to fill up fast and we don’t want to miss seeing you! Grab some friends and click here (https://wimbeecreekfarm.com/workshops/) to go to our website to register today! **A few dates remain available for privately booked workshops and events! We are available for bridesmaid luncheons, flower crown parties, birthday luncheons and more!
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There is true optimism in nature that we can rely on. The moments we yearn for something unexpected can be fulfilled by turning to her. I hope your daily life will include encounters in nature with things familiar yet unexpected, nurturing you in ways that touch deeply in the briefest of moments.
I hope this monthly note from me to you finds a way to connect to you and nourish your thoughts and visions in a positive way. If it does, let me know, please. And if you know someone else who may like to join us on our path to stay connected – to flowers, to nature and to each other – please forward this to them (*|FORWARD|*) . The more the merrier! If you’d like to chat with us about anything, really, please do.
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Port Royal Farmer’s Market resumes Saturday, February 8th!!!
The days are getting longer…and we are ready!!!
Much of our gardening outdoors goes into a bit of a holding pattern for the month of December and January, but gradually as we ease into February, the days begin to lengthen and both the plant and animal world respond. I am itching to be in the dirt and find myself slipping into the greenhouse, snug with the seedlings and propagation mats, preparing for the months ahead. This time of preparing and planning, reflecting on the past year and making changes for the coming one are just as important for the gardener’s soul as a good night’s sleep is for the body.
We rejuvenate our intentions with seed and bulb catalogs and stacks of books that have found their way onto the ever expanding gardening book shelf. Knowing that we are about to begin the annual rituals of pruning, dividing and tidying up, there is solace in taking the time to imagine it all from a quiet place.
I can’t wait to dig in, literally, to the spring garden. We don’t take quite the break that I’m describing here, but it has been quieter on the farm. Our end of season planting, which actually took place in December, will reap rewards in February. The “high tunnels” are about to burst with blooms! Wimbee Creek Farm will have fresh cut flowers for Valentines Day!
There is so much to share with you this spring…
Our spring plant sale comes from many many conversations with you about the need for access to plant starts and seedlings for the cutting garden. We took this to heart and have been planning and planting, propagating and dividing some special things for our flower friends!
I will publish a list of what we plan to have around the beginning of March.
I so hope you will plan to join us for a fun weekend on the farm and kickstart your spring garden with our help!
What gardening books have you been enjoying lately?
The stack of books that has our attention right now relates to upcoming projects in the gardens. Our growing climate is so nice and mild through the winter and stretching into a nice long spring (we hope!), but sure as the days are long, the hot weather will set in and many of the plants that we can grow here can begin to suffer. We’re planting a new perennial bed in the flower field this spring that takes advantage of some existing large trees that provide a variety of shade situations, depending on where you are in the garden. One side has shade in the afternoon; there is a section in the middle that provides high shade all day long, and there is an area that has morning shade. Equally, there are a variety of moisture level situations. All of this variation gives us the opportunity to select specific little microclimates for plants based on what we think their needs will be.
Some of the things I plan to add to the gardens are not really common here in the south but definitely can exist in the right conditions. One example would be Helleborus. Hellebores are shade and moisture loving, perennials blooming in the late winter. They are suited to growing in zones 6-9. They do not like super cold and they tolerate a lack of cold, i.e. zone 9. We are eager to try hellebores, Solomon’s seal, more hydrangeas, and lots more lovely perennial plantings in this new garden that will add interest to design and education to the farm’s collections. We’ll be taking notes and passing along our successes and failures so that we can help you add interest to your gardens here in the south as well.
Another fun project about to commence here on the farm is a new garden shed! (ahem… “she shed”). The old one is definitely due for a facelift and while we are at it, we’re going to incorporate the chicken coop in this area as well. There are too many hawks and predators for our chickens to free-range safely, so we’ll set them up with a nice large enclosed space. We can let them out occasionally when we are out there in the garden but I think it will be a nice enough setup that they’ll be happy!
It’s fun to peruse through the books on the shelf, taking down a stack relating to current dreams and ideas, and enjoy them after dinner by the fire. It’s the perfect way to end the day for me.
Wedding Flowers from Wimbee Creek Farm
The last wedding of the season for us last year was in early November and we had buckets of garden roses to enjoy designing with. It’s the most personal, fulfilling work that we do when we are creating flowers for the bride and groom and their celebration.
We are accepting bookings for wedding florals for the fall of 2020 now. Our spring calendar is almost full.
We love our interns!!!
We have three students from Battery Creek High School that are enrolled in the school’s Agriculture Program spending time on the farm as interns. They are super nice kids and eager to learn and work with us on all kinds of projects. They are very good at many of the important tasks that we do routinely and so their help is immensely appreciated. They are fantastic at planting seedlings – one of the most important tasks on the farm! It’s a great program here in the Beaufort County School system. We send KUDOS to Mrs. Melton at Battery Creek High School for helping us have these super kids working with us on the farm!
Spring Floral Design Workshops Announced!!