Petals on the Porch

Putting flowers in your homes especially at this time of isolation and social distancing

Availability posted here and social media

Petals on the Porch

In an effort to share our sustainably grown flowers with health and safety in mind, we created Petals on the Porch. We want to put flowers in your homes especially at this time of isolation and social distancing and we think inviting folk to the farm for flower pick ups during blocks of time will get our flowers into your hands and homes safely.

So, weeks we have flowers for sale we will post our Flower Shop availability and we will create prepaid bouquets or buckets for pickups at the farm most oftenTuesday evening and/or Thursday evening at Aunt Willie’s Porch and/or the Homeplace Porch. Pickups will be during a posted time slot and since bouquets will be prepaid online there will not be a large crowd and everyone can take flowers home with no contact. No need to rush as all bouquets or buckets will be the same size and similarly beautiful! Prices may change from week to week with the type and quantity of flowers blooming and pick up days may change occasionally as well, but all will be posted here and on social media. We ask that you only touch what you select and we also ask that you wear please wear a mask till all this dust settles.

Petals on the Porch – Small Bucket, Thurs, July 16, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

$35.00

Bucket pick-ups for prepaid buckets will be on Aunt Willie’s Porch at 207 Bruce Doan Rd., Blountville, TN 37617. It’s the red brick bungalow house on the corner with an old hay rake near the driveway. As you turn onto Bruce Doan Rd., you pull directly into Aunt Willie’s driveway. The flowers are not arranged so you get to have the fun or arranging or you can just enjoy the bucket as is.

You may pull to the end of the driveway where there is a turnaround or park in the front yard.  Please, if someone else in on the porch, wait a minute. Buckets are equally beautiful and because they are prepaid there will be one just for you! Please be careful if you park in the front yard to not back into the bank opposite the driveway and don’t come too close to the bank on Bondtown Road.

And PLEASE wear a MASK!

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Thought you might enjoy seeing the two arrangements I made with my small bucket of flowers to give you a better idea of the flowers you’ll receive.  Of course the buckets won’t be identical but each will have flowers similar to these. As you arrange, remember that you never want two similar flowers facing the same direction at the same height. Play with your flowers until everything looks like it just fell into place.

The first arragement I made in a teapot with the shorter blooms. I put chicken wire in first to help hold them in place

To begin I just slid the dahlias in to give me a bit of a framework, then added the yarrow, ammi (looks like Queen Anne’s Lace) to fill it out, then added the lighter weight flowers of daisies, black eyes Susans and scabiosa higher in the arrangement to carry your eye up and away. This type of arrangement doesn’t require long stems and they’re perfect for a table as you can easily see over top of it.

 

For the second arrangement, I used the longer stems and just placed them loosely into a black pitcher.  This casual style comes together quickly. Just remember to put your focal or heavier flowers lower in the arrangement and your filler and wispy flowers higher.

 

 

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