This is a guest post written by Karen, a neighbor, who has a lovely Flower Farm, called Bodacious Blooms. She grows beautiful Peonies and Ranunculous.
Last fall, I planted 850 imported Italian ranunculus and spring brought forth the most amazing display of color I could have imagined. I love the ranunculus’ vibrant colors and amazing swirl of petals.
I sell my flowers from late March through mid-May to floral designers, wholesalers and at the Auburn Farmers Market. Ultimately, I will harvest upwards of 12,000 peonies and 18,000 ranunculus annually.
It is slow building a business from the ground up. I had no idea the amount of work or commitment required. However, slow but sure I can look back and see all that has been accomplished. I now have two fenced planting areas, a fully-automated, solar powered, drip irrigation system, a website (www.bodaciousblooms.com) and strong cadre of customers who love my flowers. If you would like to stay in touch with me regarding peonies, ranunculus or flowers generally, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
I hope you enjoy these pictures of flowers from Bodacious Blooms…