Spring 2017

photo_1[1]Calendula blossoms standing in for Sunshine

There has been no lack of rain this spring, and the fields, rivers and lakes are happy for it.  However, I am eager for the sunshine to break through the clouds and kick everything into gear!

Seedlings are sitting tight indoors and under the shelter of a cold frame for now, and those cold enduring direct seed flowers like larkspur, bachelor buttons, nigella and bupleurum are already in the ground.

The First Bird Flowers will have field grown fresh cut flowers available for sale this season as soon as the blooms begin- I’ll keep you posted!

Until then, welcome spring!

Spring 2016

Welcome May! The warmth of sunshine on my back, while the spring wind sings of spring.  Thanks to due diligence of four fantastic pigs last summer (they kept busy plowing up sod), we have extended our tillable land to make room for more flowers!

Some soaking rains arrived just in time to water in our cover crop, and the cold loving flowers have been seeded- larkspur, nigella and bachelor buttons, soon to emerge from the soil with delicate green fronds.

Seedlings are ready to transplant as soon as the soil warms and we are clear from frost- just a few more weeks!  Annuals, perennials, old time favorites and unique blooms will grace the fields and your tables.

Throughout the summer months we will have fresh cut flowers available for special events, and keep an eye out for more information on 2016 Flower Shares (coming soon)!  As the season closes, we will have dried flower wreaths, everlastings to brighten those winter days.

Check out the Availability page for a more comprehensive list of specific varieties.

 

 

 

Spring 2015

The First Bird is taking this 2015 growing season to transition to a new growing home.  The new site is still in the works, taking time to make necessary amendments and preparations for future seasons of flowers.  Thank you all for your support and curiosity and I’ll be in touch as I grow.

Let that snow melt and the greens grow!

Kuenzi Wiswall

Dried Flower Wreaths!

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Greetings!

The snow is falling and the natural world is at rest.  If you’re looking for everlasting beauties, I have wreathes available this holiday season; both dried flower and evergreen!  Please contact me if you’re interested for yourself or to give as a gift.  As for fresh flowers, I’ll keep you posted come springtime.

Best,

Kuenzi

thefirstbirdflowers@gmail.com