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A LOVE OF FLOWERS

My Daughter Alanna and I (Kathi)

A LOVE OF FLOWERS, A BIT OF OPEN SPACE AND A DAUGHTER WITH THE DREAM OF GROWING FLOWERS.

These were the basic ingredients for 4D Flowers to get started! In 2018, we carved a section

of our yard into a large flower bed because our daughter, Alanna, wanted to try her hand at growing cut flowers. That first year was a great experience working side by side with our daughter. It gave us something in common in a season of life that can be hard for mothers

and daughters to find common ground. It was if we had made a flower chain that looped our

hearts together.

Each year that we worked on the flower farm, we turned over more ground into flower fields. We moved from a large flower bed in our yard to a larger field with a 12’x24’ hoop house and grew 12-15 dahlias and row of sunflowers and a half a dozen varieties of annuals. The following year we opened up the ground on the other side of the hoop house and added peonies, tulips, daffodils, and A LOT MORE dahlias along with several more varieties of annuals. With all the beautiful flowers we were growing we were able to share them with our friends and family, had beautiful flowers to decorate for Alanna’s high school graduation party and my husband’s, Alan, retirement party. It was glorious...and exhilarating! Alan thought that we should add more and try to make a go of starting a flower farming business and so we took in more of our pasture (we went from 4 horses to 2 in 2019 due to some unfortunate events), bought a tractor and we were off! Alanna started university, our son, Kenaniah, returned home from university, Alan started a new career and I worked hard at growing a flower farm business.

Today, we grow hundreds of dahlias & sunflowers along with more than 30 varieties of cool and warm season annuals, early spring bulbs and summer gladiolus and iris. Many days it feels like too much for one or two people to handle successfully, but then someone picks up a bouquet of sunflowers and gushes over how happy the flowers make them feel or another dahlia blooms that I haven’t seen before and I can’t imagine not doing this work every day. And I am living a dream I didn’t know I had until our daughter asked if she could make a cut flower garden in our side yard just a few years ago.

4D FLOWERS FAMILY & FARM

"A bouquet of flowers is the kind of joy we think to give to others, but rarely to ourselves. Our flowers could be just the bit of self-care you may be craving and that will bring joy to your day...
ONE BLOOM AT A TIME."

FLOWER POWER

Flowers aren’t just for funerals or high school dances. They aren’t only for romantic dates or for your grandmother’s dining table. Flowers have the power to improve our day to day lives - there is research to prove it!

 

  • Fresh flowers in your office can improve creativity and productivity.

  • Feeling down? Need a “pick me up”? Fresh flowers are known to have a long term positive impact on our emotions and outlook on life.

  • Not only do giving and receiving flowers replenish our good emotions, just being around flowers has been shown to boost our mood and emotions.

 

So treat yourself, your friend, your boss, your loved ones to some flowers and let’s all take better care with some flower therapy!

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