May 30th, FARM TOUR 6-8 pm


The Hoophouse is at its finest so time for another Farm Tour! This crazy spring weather made for wonderful spring flowers and snapdragons, sweet peas, larkspur, and campanula are in full bloom, and while the peonies have faded some of the field perennials will be making an appearance as well. We’ll start at the Homeplace  (turn in at 385 Bruce Doan Rd., Blountville, 37617). After Roy gives us a bit of history of the farm and Civil War happenings, we’ll check out the ready to go dahlia beds. Because we overwinter our dahlias, some will have buds and may be blooming soon. Then on to the hoop house which has the cool flowers in so many pretty colors. You’ll see some easy to recognize blooms and some you haven’t met yet. Sweet peas will remind us that flowers can still have fragrance. This is a good time to see what’s coming soon as warm season annuals are getting stronger and talller and you’ll learn how and why we pinch the centers. Next we’ll head to Aunt Willies’ where most of the 150 peonies grow. We’ve cut the last of the peonies but we can peek in the cooler and see full buckets already stored. So much pretty spring foliage here and lots of woodies and perennials ready to pop. Finally, a quick visit to the chicken coop/flower studio, cooler, bucket shed, and workshop space with plenty of time to ask questions and just wander around a bit and enjoy a farm in springtime.

Cost of the tour is $35 and includes lots of history, growing information, a ball jar bouquet, and time to relax on a flower farm. Bring nippers or scissors if you have them as you may snip a few blooms to add the ball jar already started for you.

Bring your questions and come ready to learn and hopefully make a friend or two along the way. See below for more details and payment. And remember, we meet rain or shine!


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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. Turn in the driveway at 385 Bruce Doan Rd., Blountville, 37617 which is the driveway at the hoop house. I’ll try to remember to put balloons on the mailbox. Turn left into the driveway then just after you passed a Hoophouse turn right, go through the field and then turn right onto the driveway at the Homeplace. We make a big loop so everyone’s heading out in the same direction. There is no restroom at the Homeplace but there is at Aunt Willie’s. 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 you can send someone in your place. You may not transfer to a later date tour.