The Journey to the Ridge – Part III

A toast to our new property - Quince Blossom Ridge

By Spring of 2021, we put our beloved first house on the market and moved into a small one bedroom apartment, storing the majority of our life in a storage unit for the next nine months as we searched for the right space to build our dreams. Before moving, we’d dug up all of our […]

The Journey to the Ridge – Part II

Roses in Cheverly front garden

The next few years were filled with ever expanding borders of hydrangeas and dahlias, garlic and roses, and tomatoes in grow bags in every place possible. The following year I challenged myself to create a bouquet every week during the growing season using whatever I had available on our property including flowers, grasses, weeds and […]

The Journey to The Ridge – Part I

Like many people, my first adult spark of excitement about gardening came indoors, on the couch, watching someone else do it. It was 2017. My husband Dan and I had settled in to find some DIY shows to inspire us for projects for our new/old house that we had just purchased. A show called “Big […]

Fall at the Ridge

Harvested roses in different stages

The fall has been flying by at Quince Blossom Ridge, as I’m sure it does for so many flower farmers. Late August brought slightly cooler temperatures, the departure of the Japanese beetles and the first harvests of our QBR roses! When planning to use roses for cut flower sales, the health of plant should be […]

Flower Farming at the Height of Summer

Dara with a beautiful spiderweb in the late afternoon sun.

After months of growing on seedlings, building beds and planting out into the fields – we FINALLY have something to show for it!

All About Roses

Lady of Shallot - Cheverly

I am not what is technically referred to as a “rosarian”. Rosarians are people who have spent years studying and testing to get certification from an organization such as the American Rose Society. I am more of what you might call an “excessively enthusiastic grower” — now turned professional flower farmer. When I was little […]

The Early Days of Building a Farm

Spring surprise of peach and white daffodils in our ceremony grove

The winter here has been a cold and dreary one. Thankfully, our aggressively-expanding seedling starting which has completely taken over our living room has filled our house with life and light and excitement! Seed Starting After taking Lisa Mason Ziegler’s The Basics class last fall, I felt fully prepared to dive into the new year […]


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