Sunday, May 27, 2012

Here We Grow Again

Those of you who've visited our flower fields in the last two months may have noticed the we've cleared several acres next to one of our waxflower and leucadendron fields. Someone asked me: "Why are you clearing this land, it seems really steep?" A little surprised, I answered: "This is going to be my newest protea field!  It's time to take another step and expand our flower farm."

So, over the last two months we've cleared this parcel of brush and cleaned up all kinds of trash, mulched and graded new roads. Now it is ready for the next phase, putting in drip irrigation and planting. I anticipate this second phase will take about two and half months. Next spring we may see a few colorful protea blooming in this field. No flowers will be harvested until probably spring of 2014, and by 2015 we will have blooms ready for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. In the meantime, lots of care and patience are required as we watch this new flower field grow and mature!

 Our new field before we started to Grow again

Our new field nearly ready for planting!

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