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I’m Kristy….I am a mom to an amazing little boy….I’m also a wife, a runner (when I get the chance), lover of dogs and all things gardening.
Several years ago I started growing my own flowers….just to see if I could do it really. I got this idea of trying to be a Flower Farmer. To grow beautiful flowers all day and then sell them or give them away (which I did my first year.)
But I soon got pregnant so all of that got put on hold……I dabbled with my perennial gardens a bit but there wasn’t any planting solely for cutting purposes.
Fast forward a few years…… we bought some property in 2017 so we could get out of the city. We are technically still in the city (the out-skirts), but it doesn’t feel like it…..so we call it “the farm”.
The three of us live on 5 acres along with our 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 1 remaining very lucky free-range chicken ( the hawks, unfortunately, have had the rest for lunch.)
Our long-term goal with this patch of land is to become as sustainable as possible while making a little money. My husband loves to grow food. While my favorite is the flowers…growing the perennials and annuals from seed.
We have a decent patch of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, which will only keep growing.
We just added to our mini orchard of apples with a Cherry, Plum, Pear, and Peach, along with some figs, pomegranates, and grapes…..it’s a work in progress…you know what they say, “the best time to plant a fruit tree, was 5 years ago”.
Now that my little boy isn’t so little anymore I am excited about diving headfirst into growing flowers for cutting again. My goal is to sell to Florists, Floral Designers, and at Farmer’s Market in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.
Over in the Blog, I will do my best to share everything I learn from the flowers to the Veggies, fruit trees, and mini-city farm life in general.
Thanks again for stopping by!