I am inspired by the beauty of flowers and the delight that they can bring to the senses. They can transport you to a particular place in time or merely pull your focus into the present.
The undertaking to grow flowers was born of a desire to weave my passion for cut flowers into my everyday life. Throughout many years of city living, growing an abundance of cut flowers hasn’t really been a possibility. I’ve painted numerous flowers in watercolor and even become proficient in modeling them out of paper. But there’s nothing that beats the real thing. With a 2019 move to Amelia Island, it seemed like an opportune time to capitalize on a bit more space… even though we’re still in the city! In late 2020, we began the transformation of an untended, empty parcel in the historic district of Fernandina Beach into a small space, high intensity cut flower garden - just a few steps away from our home.
Recently retired following a 35-year career as a civil engineer and business owner, this is a perfect new adventure where I can be outside, enjoy nature and get my hands dirty. Best of all - I get to hang out with my wife! My duties are focused on irrigation, fertilization, bed construction and general manual labor. You may hear me referred to as the CIO - chief irrigation officer. Exciting times!
Our flowers are growing locally on a small plot in historic Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island. It's a commercial lot with residential homes, churches and a hotel as our wonderful neighbors. We love this location as it allows us daily interaction with the community we support.
What we grow is driven by the seasons of Northeast Florida and we strive to bring unique colors, textures and scents to our cut flower selections. Our cool season offerings focus on anemones, ranunculus, sweet peas, and snapdragons. Our warm weather flowers center on dahlias, sunflowers and zinnias. We also grow a selection of fragrant garden roses, other unique flowers and assorted foliages. We use raised beds to better manage the composition of our soil and bring the best flowers to life. We follow organic practices in our flower growing process - using organic fertilizers, amendments and treatments to manage possible diseases and pests.
We are a working farm and open only for pre-arranged customer pickups. Please contact us for an appointment to schedule a visit.