We have u-cut flower gardens and plan to grow this over the coming years. They are also excellent to bring the bees and the butterflies to help pollinate our gardens. We hope to add beehives soon! Please check on availability since the wildlife and nature can interfere.

Our U-Cut flowers is an enjoyable activity for the whole family, and the bouquets are always lovely. It is also a great way for bridal parties, private parties and special events to add fresh, hand-selected flowers for their events at a steep discount over retail – a great way to stay in budget. We supply you with floral bucket and the flower cutters, and you wander the field and make your selections.

Price is $.50 for smaller flowers to $1.00 per stem for the larger flowers.

If cutting your own bucket of flowers is not something you have time for, you can still take advantage of getting our florist-quality flowers. We will harvest your flowers for you for an additional 10% added to the total; all you have to do is let us know if you have color scheme you are working with. Once we have your bucket of beautiful flowers harvested and in fresh water, you can pick them up from the farm and then you can arrange the flowers to your liking.

Tips for Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh:
Here are some other tips to keep your flowers fresh, the most important of which is food and water:

- Make sure your vase is clean.
- A floral preservative (see below for homemade recipes) provides flowers with water and food and contains a disinfectant to prevent bacteria from growing.
- Trim away foliage which would be below the water line. The wet leaves encourage microbial growth that can rot your flowers and flowers are influenced by the gases and bacteria found on wilted or rotting plant material.
- Remove unnecessary leaves because they will accelerate dehydration of the flowers.
- Trim the bottom ends of your flowers with a clean, sharp blade before arranging them in the vase containing the floral preservative.
- Cut the stems at an angle to increase the surface area for water and to prevent the ends from resting flat on the bottom of the container.
- Use distilled, chlorinated tap water, or spring water (we have spring water at the farm) without salts or fluorides. Chlorine in tap water is fine since it acts as a natural disinfectant.
- Mix the floral preservative using luke warm water because it will move into the stems more effectively than cold water.
- Don't set your flowers near ripe fruit, because the chemicals from the fruit will 'ripen' your flowers.
- Keep your flowers in a cool location and out of sun.
- Minimize air circulation, since it speeds evaporation and can dehydrate your flowers.
- Flowers with milky latex-containing sap require special treatment. Examples of these flowers include poinsettia, heliotrope, hollyhock, euphorbia, and poppy. The sap naturally prevents water loss by the stem, but in a cut flower it keeps the plant from absorbing water. You can prevent this problem by dipping the bottom tips (~1/2 inch) of the stems in boiling water for about 30 seconds or by flashing the tips of the stems with a lighter or other flame.

Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #1

2 cups lemon-lime carbonated beverage (e.g., Sprite(tm) or 7-UP(tm))
1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach
2 cups warm water

Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #2

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach
1 quart warm water

Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #3

2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach
1 quart warm water

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