Frequently Asked Questions
Why Southern Maryland? Our farm is located in St. Mary's County, Maryland. I've always enjoyed the motto, "bloom where you are planted." Lucky to grow up in an agriculture wonder in Southern Maryland. This is where my husband and I were born and raised (though he is from "across the river"), and where we enjoy giving back to the community and the land through our farm.
Do you offer farm visits? We are a small team, and not open to the public. We do offer some events on our farm each year, along with our weekly csa subscription pickups, and we encourage you to keep an eye out for those by signing up for our newsletter and following us on Instagram and Facebook for updates!
What flowers do you grow and when? Spring season is anemones, ranunculus, tulips, daffodils, followed by sweet peas, poppies, snapdragons and other wild flower style flowers. Then peonies, lilies, zinnias, etc. Fall is dahlia and heirloom mum season. We grow many different varieties of specialty cut flowers from March to November. Here are pictures of our flowers, grown over a 32 week season.
Do you grow organically? We follow organic practices the best we can manage. We have always known that way, and farming 100ft from the Chesapeake Bay, we feel this is best for our farm, and for the land/water/wildlife that surrounds us. We are big believers in evolving technology, but we are still proponents of growing food and flowers with the least amount of off-farm inputs. This can be challenging, but it's part of our goal to improve soil health, increase diversity of our wildlife, water quality, etc. There is always more to learn and grow, which is possibly why it is the most challenging- yet exciting career!
How did you start growing flowers? In a backyard garden. I didn't grow up on a farm. My dad spent time teaching me his knowledge from owning a nursery and landscaping business for 25+ years. He and my uncles started growing and selling vegetable and flowers and other plants from my grandmas backyard in the 1970's, and their commercial landscape and garden center business, Wentworth Nursery grew from there. Working there was my first job when I was in middle school. Watering roses and starting seeds in the greenhouse. I loved running through the rows of fresh Christmas trees growing up, and still have nostalgia to that lovely pine smell.