Farm Tour, Thurs, Sept 9, 6-8 PM $30

  We love watching the seasons evolve here on the farm and we love sharing all that’s growing and blooming with our guests. We began opening the farm for tours several years ago and tours have since become some of our favorite farm events. This is our fifth tour or 2021 and we’re excited!  We are not requiring masks when we are outdoors, but if weather forces us indoors masks will be required. Please dress for a run down old farm that is complete with poison ivy and ground hog holes. Bring a pair of nippers or scissors if you have them as we will snip a few blooms as we tour. Tour will begin at the Homeplace, 399 Bruce Doan Rd., Blountville, TN 37617.  I’ll try to remember to put balloons on the mailbox, but it’s the first driveway on the left AFTER the hoophouse.

Laid Back and Informative

Folk who join us are often laid back gardeners or flower enthusiasts who have interest in not just pretty flowers, but how flowers grow, and also interest in the farmers who grow them. We’ll tour the Homeplace first and hear Roy tell Civil War stories, talk of farm days gone by, and see what’s blooming. Here you’ll find lots of dahlias blooming! Linda will explain a bit about growing, netting, harvesting, deep cutting, and preserving dahlias 

Flowers and Stories

We’ll pop into the hoop house next to see the end of the warm season flowers and learn what’s next for this space as fall arrives.  Then it’s on to Aunt Willie’s house with the perfect 1940’s vintage kitchen, the chicken coop/flower studio, and all the flower and perennial beds – talking flowers and farm the whole time.  Limelight and tardiva Hydrangea are in full bloom along with echinacia,  and several herbs. Linda will also talk of the woodies and perennials that provide most of the foliage used in arrangements that leave the farm.

Learn and Experience

A good time to learn about the preparation that goes into flower farming and to see and hear the nuts and bolts. We’ll have jars ready for you with a few blooms, but you can cut dahlias to fill your jar.

Flowers as You Go

Cost is $30 and includes lots of history, farm tour, and bouquet. Tour will meet rain or shine so bring an umbrella if rain looks imminent. Plenty of run down old buildings to duck into if inclement weather. Tours generally last about 2 hours but you’re welcome to hike up to the cabin later if daylight allows.  Money is not refundable, but if you can’t make it you can hopefully send someone in your place.

Cost

 $30 and includes tour and a ball jar bouquet

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