Notes From a Flower Farm: Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Dahlias
Now that Labor Day is behind us and the kids are heading back to school, Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint creates a few late summer flower arrangements with three favorite flowers of the season: sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias.
About this time of the season, I wonder if flower farming is worth all the effort. In the end it costs so much to grow one flower, some of which will never sell.
But then comes August and early September and seeing the sunflowers in my field makes me feel like I’ve done something heroic, paving the way for a seed to grow into something so sturdy and strong and that the bees absolutely love. I like to take that strength and allow my arrangements to become something less straightforward and more mysterious, just like the path of a seed to six-foot flower.