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. We hope to begin farm tours in April this year. Because of health concerns we are limiting this tour to 20 participants, instead of the normal 30 to allow for social distancing. We are requiring masks, but when space allows we may be able to remove them. We will have hand sanitizer available. 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. Dahlias are slowing down but still blooming! 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 flower grow, and also interest in the farmers who grow them. We’ll tour the Homeplace first and hear Roy tell Civil War stories of farm days gone by and see what’s blooming. Here you’ll see the dahlia beds in various stages of blooms depending on the season.
Flowers and Stories
We’ll pop into the hoop house next to see cool flowers in spring and warm season flowers in summer and fall. 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.
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 foliage and several blooms, but you can perhaps nip a few blossoms to add to create your own ball jar bouquet.
Flowers as You Go
Cost is $25 and includes tour and a ball jar bouquet that we will have started for you but you will add to as you tour the farm. 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. Money is not refundable, but if you can’t make it you can hopefully send someone in your place
$25 and includes tour and a ball jar bouquet
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