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.
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Late summer and early fall are the perfect time for three many petaled flowers: dahlias, zinnias, and sunflowers. All three are part of the same family, Asteraceae, which also includes chrysanthemums, marigolds, and dandelions. I grow all three on my farm and I thought that they would be perfect to put together in an arrangement for September, in these last days of summer. Depending on where you live, these flowers should be available through early fall, whether they're harvested from your garden or purchased at the farmer's market.
Marigold and Mint is an organic farm, a retail shop, and a studio. The farm is situated along the Snoqualmie River, about 30 miles east of Seattle and the shop is located in the Melrose Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2008 by owner Katherine Anderson, Marigold and Mint reflects her lifetime love of flowers and landscapes. Trained as a landscape architect, she brings her affection for both clean and clear design and intricate patterns to Marigold and Mint.