Friday, December 8, 2017

From Seed to Centrepiece

It has been a busy season this year, and this is why-
We have been working on From Seed to Centrepiece, and it has just been published!
There is nothing more amazing then seeing your hard work in physical form, and I have so much gratitude for all of those who have helped along the way. Especially the team at Nimbus publishing, who made this come together beautifully.

What is the book about?
It is a journey through the seasons. Embracing what we are able to grow in the Maritimes. Which is a land full of ice and snow come Winter. But that ice and cold makes us appreciate flowers when we have them. It is a journey of flowers, growing and what you don't normally see when you hold a bouquet- birds, bees and the growing process of the flowers you love.
There is growing tips for both annual and perennial varieties. Design tips, so you can learn the creative process of floral arranging, and lots of photographs!

The book is available from us at the Historic Farmers Market, every Saturday until Christmas. Across Canada at most Chapters & Coles bookstores. Fine book stores and yes, Amazon for those across the borders:)

Enjoy.
The future is bright and the flowers fresh.
xo
Amanda


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Floral CSA 2017

We are pleased to announce our 2017 Bouquet Subscription is ready! 2016 was an amazing season, and we can't wait for this one- We are opening up our Spring Session for a full 8 weeks! This means Lily of the valley, Lilac and more peonies! When we started our CSA 3 years ago, my goal was to have more June flowers- so we have been building up our beds for this late part of Spring. The best part- having a full 24 week Season! or a Biweekly option that also runs for the full season. There is so much beauty to be had! xo Amanda

2017 Packages

A) Spring Session *(Biweekly) 4 weeks $90                   May 10th – June 21st
A) Spring Session* (8 weeks) $150                                  May 10th – June 28th
B) Flower Aficionado ( 24 weeks) $375                            May 10th- October 18th
C) Flower Lover (Biweekly) ( 12 weeks) $218              May 10th - October 11th

D) Summer Aficionado (16 weeks) $268                        July 5thth – October 18th
E) Summer Lover Biweekly (8 weeks) $166                 July 5th – October 11th


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

We are currently working out Tuesday drop off's to Bedford & Dartmouth and Tantallon but the season drops are on a limited schedule in tandem with Olde Furrow Farm's Veggie CSA.

A) Weekly Bouquets 20 weeks = $332                                 June 6th- October 18th

B) Biweekly Bouquets 10 weeks = $195                               June 6th- October 10th 

Find more information on our CSA Page


 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

#stormflowers Sale

When life gives Floral Designers snow bombs on the busiest holiday of the season, we make new plans. Having cancelled our Valentine's day pop up sale, we have to get creative for the day we can make it out of the driveway!
Banding together with other Designers and shops across HFX and Dartmouth, we have our
#stormflowers Sale! I'll be at Earth Goddess Shop, 5528 Kaye Street from 10am-3pm
Other participating floral designers:

KoKo mod Floral Design Studio
158a Portland St, Dartmouth

Flora Flower Studio at
Inkwell Boutique & Letterpress Studio
1658 Market Street, HFX

Let's all get together and Enjoy this breath of Flowers in between Snow Storms! After all this snow, we need flowers!!
xo Amanda

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1 year from now...


Call me old fashioned- but I like to write by hand

Time seems to travel so fast. We had our first deep frost for the season, so many of the flowers are done for the season. What is amazing is to think of is one of my projects I have been working on is my book about Seasonal Flower Bouquets of Atlantic Canada- it is going to be published and officially in print 1 year from now!! I've teamed up with Nimbus Publishing and the work has been ongoing this year on top of all our flowers and weddings. I feel so blessed and privileged to have such a team helping mesh everything together as the last legs of the project are now in sight.
 Pinch me, I'm dreaming!
Love, your flower farmer,
Amanda

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bohemian Forest Photo Shoot

I am so lucky to be able to partake in a few styled photo shoots each season.
One that is coming up is themed a Bohemian Forest Styled Shoot, organized by Emily Seaboyer of Locusart Jewellery.

Here is a sneak peek of my inspiration- a bridal bouquet I created earlier in the season-
It is a loose cascade of greenery with a few pops of peach. Wild, textural and woodsy.
I am oh so excited for this!
Amanda

The wild cascade as inspiration

Side view of the cascade

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Infused Edibles

One of our new amazing things we have been working on is a new line of Edible Infusions.

Lavender Honey
Lavender Sugar
Rose Petal Sugar

Basil Infused Sea Salt


The infused sugars are with Organic Cane Sugar, and our homegrown flowers and herbs. Use the flavored sugar sprinkled on berries, in tea, or as a finishing sugar on cookies & 

muffins. To bring out the full flavor of the sugars, use as a substitute in the baking recipe- creaming the sugar with butter enhances the flavors. Use about 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup, and the finish the rest of the recipe with your regular sugar.

Lavender Sugar
I got into using infused sugar & salt as a way to dress up my ordinary recipes- Easily and Effortlessly.
Rose Petal Sugar
Basil Infused Sea Salt
 For the infused salt, I am currently dipping my fresh tomatoes in it, but it has plenty of uses for fresh and roasted veggies, meats and savory breads.
 



Drool Worthy Lavender Honey
 

You can buy it at our Saturday market, or contact us directly.

                                                                    Love, your flower farmer,
                                                                                           Amanda

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bridal Season Begins!

It is the time of year for Bridal Show's to bring together top industry leaders to showcase their skills.
Two of my favorite shows-

Indie Wedding Social HFX- Sunday March 6th, Olympic Community Hall, Halifax, 12pm -4pm

Bliss the Bridal Event HFX Sunday April 10th,  The Delta, Halifax, 8th floor 12pm - 4pm

Here is a recap of our 2015 wedding season:


Hope to see you there!

        Love, your flower farmer,
                          Amanda