SOLD OUT! July 21 Farm Tour, 6:30-8:30

$35.00

(This tour SOLD OUT quickly. If the weather looks lovely the week of the tour we will try to add a few more spots – thank you all!!)

Time for a July farm tour and the glamour girls Lisianthus and dahlias are in full bloom! Roy always kicks off the tour with a bit of old farm story telling including tales from Civil War times and a bit of getting acquainted, and then it’s on to the dahlias! We started cutting a few dahlias the first of June and they keep on blooming through frost. Each of you will get to cut dahlias for your ball jar bouquets as Linda explains the whole dahlia process. There are other good summer bloomers around the Homeplace including Annabelle hydrangea, fern, and some ever-present but oh-so-useful Poke weed. When we move on the the hoop house we’ll see about 1000 Lisianthus blooming in a lovely color pallet plus sunflowers, celosia, amaranthus, basils, cosmos with a few other things coming or going. Sunflowers are most always blooming and Linda will give a handout with various types of sunflowers that can still be planted to bloom this fall and where to buy seed. You’ll learn how we flip the hoop house between cool season to warm season and back to cool crops over the course of the season. Then on to Aunt Willie’s house and so many woodies and perennials. We have four types of hydrangea at Aunt Willie’s and the limelight should be just about ready to cut. Our best foliage plants are here in abundance along with perennials like gooseneck, yarrow, echinacia, eryngium, phlox, mints, and oregano. The chicken coop turned flower studio it’s always fun to peek in and the cooler should have a few blooms cut and stored for upcoming events. Aunt Willie’s house is interesting to explore with all the vases/pitchers/glassware that are stored upstairs. Of course we’ll be talking flowers the whole way with lots of time for questions and friend-making as we go. If you’re not too tired and would like to hike up to the cabin in the woods, we’re glad to walk along with you and tell you how this sweet little spot came to be.

Join us if you can . . . . we love our farm tour visitors and all the interest and excitement they bring along with them to the farm! See below for payment and more details.

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Tour will meet rain or shine so bring an umbrella if rain looks imminent but there are plenty of run down old buildings to duck into if we need to. We’ll begin at the Homeplace, 399 Bruce Doan Rd., Blountville, 37617 which is the driveway on the left just AFTER the hoop house. I’ll try to remember to put balloons on the mailbox.  Pull down the driveway towards the white farmhouse and park anywhere in the grass. There is not a restroom at the Homeplace, but there is at Aunt Willie’s where the tour will end up. Tours generally last about 2 hours but you’re welcome to stay an extra minute to hike up to the cabin if there’s enough daylight. Cost is not refundable but if for some reason you’re unable to join us last minute, you can send someone in your place.