It is the time of the year again. Time to make my visit to the farmhouse along a busy road, with a barn on one side of it and the gorgeous flower gardens on the other. I have been visiting this farm for the last five years. Living on this farm are two older sisters. For years they took care of their mother, who also lived in the farmhouse. She passed away two years ago, at the age of 104. The flower gardens were planted years ago to raise the necessary money for them to care for their mother. The ladies are sweet, artisitcally talented and very helpful. I looked forward to my time with them last evening. They told me that they did the flowers for many weddings this summer. A new field for them to venture into, but I can understand why they would be asked to be a wedding florist.
They raise some of the most beautiful lisianthus I have ever seen. This is one of my favorite flowers and I am thrilled to have purchased this bouquet from their small glass enclosed display in the front of their farmhouse. Bouquet cost...3.00(with basket). I requested permission to take pictures of the other arrangements for sale, and of their big, colorful flower gardens, but due to their religious beliefs, they declined my offer.
I am sharing three pictures of this small arrangement, because I hope you can see the lisianthus up close, along with all of the other creatively added flowers from their gardens. These two sisters never went to design school, they don't study floral arranging on their computers. In fact, they due to their strict religious beliefs, they do not even have electricity in their home or on their farm. So you see, it is just plain artisitic talent that they were born with. I hope they continue this practice for many years to come. I never leave disappointed with my purchase.
I know that I posted this arrangement last year, but I thought it was worth showing again. This is the lisianthus cake arrangement that the same ladies created last year for me . I thought it was an unique and clever way to incorporate this same flower.
Displayed on the mirrored tray on my dining room table, this faux cake was the perfect was to show my favorite Lisianthus.
Last summer I took 8 vases to these dear talented ladies. They created 8 centerpieces for me, to use for a special dinner party. I was so pleased when I went to pick them up, especially when they charged me 3.00 for each centerpiece. I know it is difficult to see how they looked individually, since they were carefully packaged in a padded box. But, I thought you would enjoy seeing the many types and colors of flowers they grow. You can imagine how pretty the tables looked with these flowers from their gardens, and clear votive candles surrounding them. Just thought I would add more pictures of these sister's artistic abilities, from a simple setting on their farmhouse front porch where the arranging of these flowers, is done.
As my husband and I drove home from our visit to the farm, here is what we saw ahead of us. This amazing Indian Summer weather, with a full moon to close out our day...what could be better on this Labor Day Weekend!!!
I am wishing all of you my blogging friends, an enjoyable weekend!