Sunday, March 24, 2019

Floral CSA 2019- Celebrate 5 years with 2018 Pricing!!



Spring is officially here, and things are starting to grow! We wanted to celebrate Our FIFTH Year of our Floral CSA- with 2018 pricing!! I had no idea how wonderful, colorful or loved our CSA would be so Thank YOU!!
Let the Dream of flowers come true by signing up for our Floral CSA Today!

It's easy!
1. Pick your location
2. Pick your package
& email us mail@thehumbleburdock.com


2019 Packages
Wednesday pick ups for :
Local Source, HFX & The Farm- Steam Mill, Annapolis Valley, Hantsport at Color Me Conscious

A)  Spring Session *(Biweekly) 4 weeks   $95                    May 8th – June 19th
A) Spring Session* (8 weeks) $156                                   May 8th – June 26th

B) Flower Aficionado ( 24 weeks) $388                          May 8th- October 16th
C) Flower Lover (Biweekly) ( 12 weeks) $226              May 8th - October 9th
D) Summer Aficionado (16 weeks) $277                      July 3th – October 16th

E) Summer Lover Biweekly (8 weeks) $171                July 3th – October 9th

Includes a Dried Flower Bouquet, which comes out in November 14th. It is a great way to keep the flower love during the off season! (*excluding the Spring only Packages)

Bedford, Dartmouth & Tantallon

Wednesday drop off's to Bedford & Dartmouth and Tantallon from 2pm-7pm
The drop off locations are: 
Tantallon- Cornerstone Naturopathic  
Bedford- TBA
Dartmouth at Blended Athletics
Dried Bouquets are an extra pick up November 14th.

A) Weekly Bouquets (20 weeks) = $342                                 June 5th- October 16th
B) Biweekly Bouquets (10 weeks) = $201                              June 5th- October 9th

Love, your flower farmer, Amanda


P.S. This makes a great present for Mother's Day!! 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Everlasting Flowers for Everlasting Love

Try Dried Flowers this Valentine's Day for your Love.
It can be hard to really enjoy dried flowers when the fresh flowers are still available. People tend to judge the dried as 'lesser than' the fresh version, but it is not true! I have always loved dried flowers, and I grow more and expand each year. The ability to dry so many types, create so many color combinations and do so many different crafts are just icing on the cake.
Flowers we love to dry:
Herbs! Strawflowers,  larkspur, nigella, zinnia, lavender, statice
A nice dramatic coloring of sunflower, strawflower and shiso

Soft and feminie- Larkspur, statice, nigella

Making wreaths- greenery like eucalyptus, sage and lavender & strawflower

A detail of pretty strawflower, lavender, nigella, lunaria on a eucalyptus base.

Lavender, nigella and sage

Zinnia, scabiosa, immortelle, commercial roses, sea lavender

Drieds add so much to a household. They can be kept for a long time until they need refreshing. Best to keep out of direct sunlight to protect from fading. Drieds are brittle, so you should also hang or keep them in areas out of high traffic and away from curious paws and fingers.
We have colorful bouquets and wreaths available at Color Me Conscious Shop in Hantsport 14060 Hwy 1, Hants Border
Warmly,
Amanda

Friday, November 30, 2018

Holidays are coming.....

It's nearly December, and prepping for the Holiday season is a part of our lives. The fragrant smell of clementines, hot glue, and balsam fir is here. It is a wonderful time of year and we have many lovely things to offer this holiday season- so read on!

Where to find us:
HFX Brewery Market- Every Saturday until Christmas- 8am- 1pm
Color Me Conscious Wellness Centre-Hansport The Shop is open everyday starting Sunday December 2nd!


One of our Craft Shows- so much prettiness!
Greenery, wire and pliers. Time to get crafting!
 What are you going to find:
Holiday greenery- Wreaths, Swags. After Nov 17th- Dec 22nd
Holiday Arrangements- Natural ones starting Dec 15th
Holiday Bouquets & Arrangements- with Flowers Dec 22nd

Swags are a decorative alternative to wreaths

 Other Great gift ideas:
Herbal Bath Tea
Dried Flower Bouquets
Edible Salts & Sugars
A copy of our book- From Seed to Centrepiece
And more beautiful items!


Friday, October 19, 2018

Frosty Farm

To every Season, there is a time. While we enjoy our flowers when we have them, come October, we know things are starting to slow down. There is less light from the sun, so most flowers begin to bloom less. Frost comes with a sparkling sweeping hand. Light at first, then usually around Thanksgiving, a hard frost killing of the majority of the flowers.

 A soft pink dahlia in sparkly frost. Dahlia's are pretty tender, so it is going to fade out fast.


The annual beds- sparkling and colorful.

Rudibeckia- Black eyed Susan

The perennial beds. It got a bit weedy this year, but looks so pretty in the frost!

This dark dahlia is so beautiful

Scabiosa Stellata


The perennial bed and fall on the farm
Usually when the frost comes, it is bittersweet. It is not something you can escape forever. There is also a joy- life can slow down and other projects- like cleaning the field can take precedence. Soon we will switch over to planting tulips and dried bouquets. But for now, we are enjoying the frosty delight that is Fall.
Amanda

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer Floral Arranging

There is so much to celebrate once Summer is here and blooming! The flowers are vibrant and absorb the heat and happiness of the season. It is time to play with color combinations, texture and the vibrancy of Summer.

Summer Flowers we love:
Dahlias, cone flowers, sunflowers, lisianthus, gladiola, zinnia

Other small filler flowers and greenery-
Eucalyptus, celosia, gompherna, aster, sweet pea, tansy


 One fun thing to do is take pictures of your process. With only a few flowers, you can create again and again. The top picture is just dahlias. The bottom picture the dahlias are reused for a large complex arrangement.


 Playing with different color's makes life fun. It is also a good time to pull out the odd color and shaped vases you ended up with. The top arrangement is deeply saturated in color, with ranges of fushia, red, plum and soft purple. a little bit of light green to soften it.

This simpler arrangement is something I have been exploring lately- color blocking. Using different colors and flowers in their own sections to make something interesting. Without any greenery it is simply colorful! If you find arranging into a vase difficult, make a bouquet instead. Pop on a rubber band when you are done, and then find a vase to fit it. It is sometimes best to let the flowers do the talking, not the vase.

Amanda

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bug Week

I have a deep love of nature and all that lives around us on the farm. Bugs are a natural love, as they are often weird, wacky and stay still long enough to get a photograph of!
While some may find them icky, they are a good signal of what is going on at the farm on a microcosmic level. Every year I discover new insects I have never seen before. Some pests are like regular friends, while new ones show up each year. Monitoring allows us to make changes if needed to take care of our plants and flowers.
Here are some of our funkiest.
Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
 Ok, the caterpillars and butterflies are pretty regular visitors on the farm. But the next two- I had never seen before in my life!


Slow, large and Alien like- this Bush Katydid is known for their courtship song

To be perfectly honest, at this point, and hours spending time researching it. I haven't figured out this bug! Any help?

It's hard not to point out the multiple types of bees on the farm. There are so many in different sizes and colors. It is wonderful to watch them. We don't have any hives, but there is mainly wild bee populations around in the woods. Take time to observe what is around you- from the tiny to the tantalizing, they are all a necessary part of the ecosystem.

Happy Bug Hunting!
Amanda

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Spring Flower Arranging

I love making arrangements. Especially when it is just for me!
The biggest key is always to play and have fun. Enjoy what you can use, instead of dreaming what you should have/ could have grown. 

Some of our loved spring flowers are:
Tulips, Hellebores, Daffodils, Columbine
They get paired with the wild foraging and small blossoms around the farm:
Solomon's Seal, Wild choke cherry, barberry, horsetail, bleeding heart, young maple leaves.



Sometimes even I need to work out of my comfort zone. Working with the bending that tulips want to do gives me an opportunity to try something different. If you don't try, you won't know.

   
I like using the sea glass at the bottom of the vase to add in some unexpected color. Different and unexpected. While I am more of a wild, rambling person, this clear and concise arrangement is also simply beautiful. 

Push yourself to try something new. 

Happy playing!
Amanda