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  • Two favorite dahlias right here.  #dahlialove
  • Two favorite dahlias right here. #dahlialove
  • 547 15 8 November, 2019
  • My goodness! With my new jewelry line, I now have so many new faces around here! So here I am showing my face—so now you know who’s behind all the jewelry and flowers! My name is Lexi and I’ve been a wedding florist for just shy of 3 years! I started this line of jewelry because I have a whole room of dried flowers (flower hoarder over here 🙋🏻‍♀️) and I wanted a way to preserve all these memories into keepsakes! 
I live in a little village in upstate NY with my pup Kayo. We spend our days drinking coffee and playing with flowers- and what a joy it is! So thanks for being the best of friends and supporting this girl’s dreams of making flowers a part of our everyday lives! ✨💐
  • My goodness! With my new jewelry line, I now have so many new faces around here! So here I am showing my face—so now you know who’s behind all the jewelry and flowers! My name is Lexi and I’ve been a wedding florist for just shy of 3 years! I started this line of jewelry because I have a whole room of dried flowers (flower hoarder over here 🙋🏻‍♀️) and I wanted a way to preserve all these memories into keepsakes!
    I live in a little village in upstate NY with my pup Kayo. We spend our days drinking coffee and playing with flowers- and what a joy it is! So thanks for being the best of friends and supporting this girl’s dreams of making flowers a part of our everyday lives! ✨💐
  • 102 7 4 December, 2019
  • This may shock you...but for me, it’s NOT about the flowers.  It’s really not. 
Sure, they’re beautiful.  My flowers are jaw-dropping, stop you dead in your tracks gorgeous (they’re not your average grocery store imports). But for me, it’s the FARM that gets me.  I don’t belong inside- it’s just in my nature to get out.  I grew up farming with my family and I just never knew anything different.  I only started farming flowers instead of food because I failed at starting a successful vegetable CSA (actually, I failed at this twice in two different states). I honestly had no idea that farming flowers was even an option until I stumbled upon someone doing it on the internet one day.  So I tried it, and here I am.

For me, the love of what I do is not entirely the flowers (although it’s a plus). It’s making my soil better.  It’s digging in the dirt.  It’s planning how many bed feet of each crop.  It’s transplanting on my hands and knees on cloudy days and harvesting on sunny ones.  It’s growing anything from seed to harvestable plant.  It’s being outside in the fresh air.  It’s moving and physically pushing myself to get difficult jobs done.  It’s finding better, more sustainable growing methods.  It’s being healthy, it’s not sitting in a chair all day.  Its mainly working my ass off and falling asleep quickly at night because I’m exhausted in a good way.  It’s rewarding.  It’s a sense of accomplishment -that no matter how many hours I spend on a computer, it will never give me the same level of satisfaction.  It’s feeling like what I do is important to me.  It’s independence and freedom, yet a huge responsibility and being tied down all in the same breath.  It’s also sacrifice and the type of hard work one in a million know about here in the US.  I’m proud of what I do and accomplish each day.

I wish I had more pictures of the reality of the farm, but I don’t.  Because it’s not glamorous or pretty.  Honestly what I show you here is only 1% of the real thing.  I’d love to share more with you about what it’s really like to farm flowers in the future, but are you even interested to see it?  I’d love to know.

#womenwhofarm
  • This may shock you...but for me, it’s NOT about the flowers. It’s really not.
    Sure, they’re beautiful. My flowers are jaw-dropping, stop you dead in your tracks gorgeous (they’re not your average grocery store imports). But for me, it’s the FARM that gets me. I don’t belong inside- it’s just in my nature to get out. I grew up farming with my family and I just never knew anything different. I only started farming flowers instead of food because I failed at starting a successful vegetable CSA (actually, I failed at this twice in two different states). I honestly had no idea that farming flowers was even an option until I stumbled upon someone doing it on the internet one day. So I tried it, and here I am.

    For me, the love of what I do is not entirely the flowers (although it’s a plus). It’s making my soil better. It’s digging in the dirt. It’s planning how many bed feet of each crop. It’s transplanting on my hands and knees on cloudy days and harvesting on sunny ones. It’s growing anything from seed to harvestable plant. It’s being outside in the fresh air. It’s moving and physically pushing myself to get difficult jobs done. It’s finding better, more sustainable growing methods. It’s being healthy, it’s not sitting in a chair all day. Its mainly working my ass off and falling asleep quickly at night because I’m exhausted in a good way. It’s rewarding. It’s a sense of accomplishment -that no matter how many hours I spend on a computer, it will never give me the same level of satisfaction. It’s feeling like what I do is important to me. It’s independence and freedom, yet a huge responsibility and being tied down all in the same breath. It’s also sacrifice and the type of hard work one in a million know about here in the US. I’m proud of what I do and accomplish each day.

    I wish I had more pictures of the reality of the farm, but I don’t. Because it’s not glamorous or pretty. Honestly what I show you here is only 1% of the real thing. I’d love to share more with you about what it’s really like to farm flowers in the future, but are you even interested to see it? I’d love to know.

    #womenwhofarm
  • 256 19 15 November, 2019
  • In a flash we went from fall to winter.  We didn’t expect the weather to change so fast, yet I guess we should have learned our lesson by now.  When I was a kid farming with my family, we seemed to always get enough rain, enough snow, enough sun, enough of spring  and fall.  Crops grew fine without too much weed pressure, pest pressure, or disease pressure.  Now each year it seems like the weather is less and less predictable and production obstacles add up more and more.  You may not notice it because you don’t work in direct correlation with the weather, but for us farmers it is more than apparent.  I believe climate change is real because it screams in my face every year louder and louder with huge temperature and moisture swings in short time spans, with more extreme storms instead of nice, steady rains.  Temps seem to be about 30 degrees lower than “average” this time of year and I just wasn’t ready for it.  It makes me want to protect our soil and our little piece of land more than ever.  It also seems like just yesterday that we had these cute “zinderella” zinnias!  Now the field is a white blanket: hiding tools, stakes and row cover weights left out there by accident until spring.  #farmon
  • In a flash we went from fall to winter. We didn’t expect the weather to change so fast, yet I guess we should have learned our lesson by now. When I was a kid farming with my family, we seemed to always get enough rain, enough snow, enough sun, enough of spring and fall. Crops grew fine without too much weed pressure, pest pressure, or disease pressure. Now each year it seems like the weather is less and less predictable and production obstacles add up more and more. You may not notice it because you don’t work in direct correlation with the weather, but for us farmers it is more than apparent. I believe climate change is real because it screams in my face every year louder and louder with huge temperature and moisture swings in short time spans, with more extreme storms instead of nice, steady rains. Temps seem to be about 30 degrees lower than “average” this time of year and I just wasn’t ready for it. It makes me want to protect our soil and our little piece of land more than ever. It also seems like just yesterday that we had these cute “zinderella” zinnias! Now the field is a white blanket: hiding tools, stakes and row cover weights left out there by accident until spring. #farmon
  • 167 9 12 November, 2019
  • I finally finished planting all of our fall bulbs and peonies!!!!!! Pretty pumped.  Now fall clean up is in full swing, we are hoping to be done by thanksgiving! Hooray.
  • I finally finished planting all of our fall bulbs and peonies!!!!!! Pretty pumped. Now fall clean up is in full swing, we are hoping to be done by thanksgiving! Hooray.
  • 147 2 24 November, 2019
  • I can't believe it's already been 2 months!! 😍💍❤️👰🏻
  • I can't believe it's already been 2 months!! 😍💍❤️👰🏻
  • 119 28 29 November, 2018

Latest Instagram Posts

  • I’ve been busy updating our website, going through photos of the year, ordering seed and supplies.  Stumbled across this wild bouquet from September. . . 📸: @ashleyupdykephoto 🖤
  • I’ve been busy updating our website, going through photos of the year, ordering seed and supplies. Stumbled across this wild bouquet from September. . . 📸: @ashleyupdykephoto 🖤
  • 18 2 55 minutes ago
  • 🥳✨HAVE YOU SEEN MY STORIES?!✨🥳
It’s the last week to put in your Christmas orders so in honor of that I am releasing NEW pieces every morning at 9am ONLY on my stories! There is a very very limited amount of each piece, so if you see something you like then DM me claim it. **You can pay through PayPal or Venmo
  • 🥳✨HAVE YOU SEEN MY STORIES?!✨🥳
    It’s the last week to put in your Christmas orders so in honor of that I am releasing NEW pieces every morning at 9am ONLY on my stories! There is a very very limited amount of each piece, so if you see something you like then DM me claim it. **You can pay through PayPal or Venmo
  • 46 1 22 hours ago
  • Fresh rain drops ☔️
  • Fresh rain drops ☔️
  • 38 2 9 December, 2019
  • 🥳✨This Monday-Friday I will be releasing NEW (and discounted) pieces every morning at 9 am for you to claim via DM. There will be a very limited amount of each item! ✨December 14th will be the LAST day to order on Etsy for you to receive your jewelry by Christmas✨
  • 🥳✨This Monday-Friday I will be releasing NEW (and discounted) pieces every morning at 9 am for you to claim via DM. There will be a very limited amount of each item! ✨December 14th will be the LAST day to order on Etsy for you to receive your jewelry by Christmas✨
  • 29 2 7 December, 2019
  • Come visit us Sunday 9-1 at the Brighton market.  Trademarks Flower Farm lineup:  GIFT CARDS for someone that frequents the market and can pick up a bouquet at anytime.  Holiday-blooming potted amaryllis and paper whites.  Bulb forcing kits for cheery blooms mid winter (when we want them most!). Dahlia tubers and sunflower seed packets for aspiring gardeners.  Last but not least: handmade and all-natural wreaths.  It’s going to be a beautiful day to stock up on fresh and local veg, meat, and gifts!
  • Come visit us Sunday 9-1 at the Brighton market. Trademarks Flower Farm lineup: GIFT CARDS for someone that frequents the market and can pick up a bouquet at anytime. Holiday-blooming potted amaryllis and paper whites. Bulb forcing kits for cheery blooms mid winter (when we want them most!). Dahlia tubers and sunflower seed packets for aspiring gardeners. Last but not least: handmade and all-natural wreaths. It’s going to be a beautiful day to stock up on fresh and local veg, meat, and gifts!
  • 73 2 7 December, 2019
  • Hey ohh! Have you seen these earrings?! These are my absolute FAVORITE of the abstract face designs 😍 I only have a handful in stock so you should RUN not walk to grab a pair ✨Etsy link in the bio or just DM me✨
  • Hey ohh! Have you seen these earrings?! These are my absolute FAVORITE of the abstract face designs 😍 I only have a handful in stock so you should RUN not walk to grab a pair ✨Etsy link in the bio or just DM me✨
  • 67 9 5 December, 2019
  • My goodness! With my new jewelry line, I now have so many new faces around here! So here I am showing my face—so now you know who’s behind all the jewelry and flowers! My name is Lexi and I’ve been a wedding florist for just shy of 3 years! I started this line of jewelry because I have a whole room of dried flowers (flower hoarder over here 🙋🏻‍♀️) and I wanted a way to preserve all these memories into keepsakes! 
I live in a little village in upstate NY with my pup Kayo. We spend our days drinking coffee and playing with flowers- and what a joy it is! So thanks for being the best of friends and supporting this girl’s dreams of making flowers a part of our everyday lives! ✨💐
  • My goodness! With my new jewelry line, I now have so many new faces around here! So here I am showing my face—so now you know who’s behind all the jewelry and flowers! My name is Lexi and I’ve been a wedding florist for just shy of 3 years! I started this line of jewelry because I have a whole room of dried flowers (flower hoarder over here 🙋🏻‍♀️) and I wanted a way to preserve all these memories into keepsakes!
    I live in a little village in upstate NY with my pup Kayo. We spend our days drinking coffee and playing with flowers- and what a joy it is! So thanks for being the best of friends and supporting this girl’s dreams of making flowers a part of our everyday lives! ✨💐
  • 102 7 4 December, 2019
  • ☀️Attention fellow business owners in Rochester! ☀️ We want to collaborate!  Would you love FREE flowers?  Are you interested in increased traffic to your business every week?  We want to find amazing places to partner with to help host as our 2020 flower CSA pick up locations.  Tag a business or business owner if you would love to pick up your flowers there, or if you think they would be interested in all kinds of flower-related perks!  We can’t wait to collaborate! ❤️
  • ☀️Attention fellow business owners in Rochester! ☀️ We want to collaborate! Would you love FREE flowers? Are you interested in increased traffic to your business every week? We want to find amazing places to partner with to help host as our 2020 flower CSA pick up locations. Tag a business or business owner if you would love to pick up your flowers there, or if you think they would be interested in all kinds of flower-related perks! We can’t wait to collaborate! ❤️
  • 87 1 2 December, 2019
  • Thanks to everyone who braved the crazy ice storm today and paid a visit to the @brightonfarmers winter market.  I’m glad I got to chat with @stonecropfarm, @wild_thistle_herbal, and all the other incredible farmers today during the market.  Let’s hope for less ice next Sunday!!
  • Thanks to everyone who braved the crazy ice storm today and paid a visit to the @brightonfarmers winter market. I’m glad I got to chat with @stonecropfarm, @wild_thistle_herbal, and all the other incredible farmers today during the market. Let’s hope for less ice next Sunday!!
  • 71 5 2 December, 2019
  • Not gonna lie, I didn’t even make a single wreath this year until today.  But I was a total machine and cranked out a ton.  Available Sunday at Brighton farmers market, 1-4 pm.
  • Not gonna lie, I didn’t even make a single wreath this year until today. But I was a total machine and cranked out a ton. Available Sunday at Brighton farmers market, 1-4 pm.
  • 68 4 30 November, 2019
  • Happy Thanksgiving! 
Thank you for all of your love and support each and every day. 
I have so much to be thankful for:
🍁My customers who pay their hard earned money to buy my shiz...custom orders, bouquet subscriptions, holiday orders, event services, workshops, crafty do-dads...
🍁 People that ask for my help or advice on something because they value my creative eye
🍁All of the amazing couples that trust me with their big day
🍁People who save and donate packaging and vases and supplies to me so they can be reused
🍁Friends and family who offer their valuable time to help me with weddings and events and deliveries
🍁People who share their photos with me so I can have pretty things to put on my feed.
🍁Industry friends and colleagues that support each other...wedding vendors, flower farmers, wholesalers, photographers...
🍁Thankful that Zanzi only eats things in the garden but never nibbles on completed orders. And that she's photogenic so I can post photos of her when I don't have any other content to share.
🍁People who use their voice to support me...referrals, likes / comments / shares on FB & IG, and general cheerleading whenever I need it.

Thank you so much
Love, Val

#rochesternyflorist #rochesternyweddingflorist #roccreatives #rocgirlgang #smallbiz #rocny #creativeentrepeneur #smallbusiness #shoplocal #rochesterwedding #womenownedbusiness #thanksgivingflowers #thanksgivingcenterpiece
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thank you for all of your love and support each and every day.
    I have so much to be thankful for:
    🍁My customers who pay their hard earned money to buy my shiz...custom orders, bouquet subscriptions, holiday orders, event services, workshops, crafty do-dads...
    🍁 People that ask for my help or advice on something because they value my creative eye
    🍁All of the amazing couples that trust me with their big day
    🍁People who save and donate packaging and vases and supplies to me so they can be reused
    🍁Friends and family who offer their valuable time to help me with weddings and events and deliveries
    🍁People who share their photos with me so I can have pretty things to put on my feed.
    🍁Industry friends and colleagues that support each other...wedding vendors, flower farmers, wholesalers, photographers...
    🍁Thankful that Zanzi only eats things in the garden but never nibbles on completed orders. And that she's photogenic so I can post photos of her when I don't have any other content to share.
    🍁People who use their voice to support me...referrals, likes / comments / shares on FB & IG, and general cheerleading whenever I need it.

    Thank you so much
    Love, Val

    #rochesternyflorist #rochesternyweddingflorist #roccreatives #rocgirlgang #smallbiz #rocny #creativeentrepeneur #smallbusiness #shoplocal #rochesterwedding #womenownedbusiness #thanksgivingflowers #thanksgivingcenterpiece
  • 41 5 28 November, 2019
  • WOOHOOO! I’m so excited! Can’t wait for you guys to see all the treasures I’ve been working on!! #naturespoetryfloraljewelry
  • WOOHOOO! I’m so excited! Can’t wait for you guys to see all the treasures I’ve been working on!! #naturespoetryfloraljewelry
  • 40 3 26 November, 2019
  • I finally finished planting all of our fall bulbs and peonies!!!!!! Pretty pumped.  Now fall clean up is in full swing, we are hoping to be done by thanksgiving! Hooray.
  • I finally finished planting all of our fall bulbs and peonies!!!!!! Pretty pumped. Now fall clean up is in full swing, we are hoping to be done by thanksgiving! Hooray.
  • 147 2 24 November, 2019
  • Hey Happy Friday! I’ve got some ✨HUGE✨news but I can’t tell you quite yet😬 but here’s 2 clues...it has to do with Etsy and Flowers 😍😍😍
  • Hey Happy Friday! I’ve got some ✨HUGE✨news but I can’t tell you quite yet😬 but here’s 2 clues...it has to do with Etsy and Flowers 😍😍😍
  • 52 2 22 November, 2019
  • I’ve been quiet on here for a little bit because I’ve been busy planting away tulips (pictured here), peonies, and narcissus. It seems like I’ve been at it forever but only finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  There is something so satisfying about planting these bulbs- just look at how cool they look all in their little rows!  We also plant these much differently than most people now a days.  We don’t dig trenches or ditches to plant these into anymore (who actually has time for that?!?), but instead we simply plant on one of our “no-till” permanent beds and dump soil and compost on top.  Tons of labor, fuel, backbreaking work (and soil!), saved!  #notill #notillflowers
  • I’ve been quiet on here for a little bit because I’ve been busy planting away tulips (pictured here), peonies, and narcissus. It seems like I’ve been at it forever but only finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. There is something so satisfying about planting these bulbs- just look at how cool they look all in their little rows! We also plant these much differently than most people now a days. We don’t dig trenches or ditches to plant these into anymore (who actually has time for that?!?), but instead we simply plant on one of our “no-till” permanent beds and dump soil and compost on top. Tons of labor, fuel, backbreaking work (and soil!), saved! #notill #notillflowers
  • 75 5 21 November, 2019
  • This might not be my view today but my view does include an EMPTY INBOX and all my work done today by noon! WOOHOOO I’m now going to sign off and roam the aisles of Wegmans ✌🏼✨
  • This might not be my view today but my view does include an EMPTY INBOX and all my work done today by noon! WOOHOOO I’m now going to sign off and roam the aisles of Wegmans ✌🏼✨
  • 68 2 20 November, 2019
  • I ꪶꪮꪜꫀ all things color—- but boy did I ᏝᎧᏉᏋ creating this unique twist to a traditional green and white bouquet🌿✨🌿✨
  • I ꪶꪮꪜꫀ all things color—- but boy did I ᏝᎧᏉᏋ creating this unique twist to a traditional green and white bouquet🌿✨🌿✨
  • 49 3 19 November, 2019
  • I’m over here skipping Thanksgiving and I have no shame in it. There is snow on the ground, Christmas music floating through my house, and I’m trying to figure out where in Rochester I can find a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving.
  • I’m over here skipping Thanksgiving and I have no shame in it. There is snow on the ground, Christmas music floating through my house, and I’m trying to figure out where in Rochester I can find a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving.
  • 44 5 18 November, 2019
  • This may shock you...but for me, it’s NOT about the flowers.  It’s really not. 
Sure, they’re beautiful.  My flowers are jaw-dropping, stop you dead in your tracks gorgeous (they’re not your average grocery store imports). But for me, it’s the FARM that gets me.  I don’t belong inside- it’s just in my nature to get out.  I grew up farming with my family and I just never knew anything different.  I only started farming flowers instead of food because I failed at starting a successful vegetable CSA (actually, I failed at this twice in two different states). I honestly had no idea that farming flowers was even an option until I stumbled upon someone doing it on the internet one day.  So I tried it, and here I am.

For me, the love of what I do is not entirely the flowers (although it’s a plus). It’s making my soil better.  It’s digging in the dirt.  It’s planning how many bed feet of each crop.  It’s transplanting on my hands and knees on cloudy days and harvesting on sunny ones.  It’s growing anything from seed to harvestable plant.  It’s being outside in the fresh air.  It’s moving and physically pushing myself to get difficult jobs done.  It’s finding better, more sustainable growing methods.  It’s being healthy, it’s not sitting in a chair all day.  Its mainly working my ass off and falling asleep quickly at night because I’m exhausted in a good way.  It’s rewarding.  It’s a sense of accomplishment -that no matter how many hours I spend on a computer, it will never give me the same level of satisfaction.  It’s feeling like what I do is important to me.  It’s independence and freedom, yet a huge responsibility and being tied down all in the same breath.  It’s also sacrifice and the type of hard work one in a million know about here in the US.  I’m proud of what I do and accomplish each day.

I wish I had more pictures of the reality of the farm, but I don’t.  Because it’s not glamorous or pretty.  Honestly what I show you here is only 1% of the real thing.  I’d love to share more with you about what it’s really like to farm flowers in the future, but are you even interested to see it?  I’d love to know.

#womenwhofarm
  • This may shock you...but for me, it’s NOT about the flowers. It’s really not.
    Sure, they’re beautiful. My flowers are jaw-dropping, stop you dead in your tracks gorgeous (they’re not your average grocery store imports). But for me, it’s the FARM that gets me. I don’t belong inside- it’s just in my nature to get out. I grew up farming with my family and I just never knew anything different. I only started farming flowers instead of food because I failed at starting a successful vegetable CSA (actually, I failed at this twice in two different states). I honestly had no idea that farming flowers was even an option until I stumbled upon someone doing it on the internet one day. So I tried it, and here I am.

    For me, the love of what I do is not entirely the flowers (although it’s a plus). It’s making my soil better. It’s digging in the dirt. It’s planning how many bed feet of each crop. It’s transplanting on my hands and knees on cloudy days and harvesting on sunny ones. It’s growing anything from seed to harvestable plant. It’s being outside in the fresh air. It’s moving and physically pushing myself to get difficult jobs done. It’s finding better, more sustainable growing methods. It’s being healthy, it’s not sitting in a chair all day. Its mainly working my ass off and falling asleep quickly at night because I’m exhausted in a good way. It’s rewarding. It’s a sense of accomplishment -that no matter how many hours I spend on a computer, it will never give me the same level of satisfaction. It’s feeling like what I do is important to me. It’s independence and freedom, yet a huge responsibility and being tied down all in the same breath. It’s also sacrifice and the type of hard work one in a million know about here in the US. I’m proud of what I do and accomplish each day.

    I wish I had more pictures of the reality of the farm, but I don’t. Because it’s not glamorous or pretty. Honestly what I show you here is only 1% of the real thing. I’d love to share more with you about what it’s really like to farm flowers in the future, but are you even interested to see it? I’d love to know.

    #womenwhofarm
  • 256 19 15 November, 2019
  • Our fresh cut flower season is officially over.  These extreme temps took out our hoophouse flowers so we won’t even be able to offer any for thanksgiving.  It was definitely a big disappointment to lose those crops, but that’s just how it goes sometimes.  Lately I’ve been busy putting up bulbs for “forcing” for the Holidays, because, well...we can’t go ALL winter without fresh flowers!  Stay tuned for some exciting flower news!
  • Our fresh cut flower season is officially over. These extreme temps took out our hoophouse flowers so we won’t even be able to offer any for thanksgiving. It was definitely a big disappointment to lose those crops, but that’s just how it goes sometimes. Lately I’ve been busy putting up bulbs for “forcing” for the Holidays, because, well...we can’t go ALL winter without fresh flowers! Stay tuned for some exciting flower news!
  • 94 3 14 November, 2019
  • I’ve always liked winter the least out of all the seasons.  I usually fall into some sort of mental block, depressed and frustrated by January.  But this year I am making sure that doesn’t happen again.  I am making the decision that there is no reason to dislike it.  It’s funny how our minds can fixate on things we think we hate, and spiral out of control.  I find when I force myself to be positive, I feel happier.  And when I am happy, things happen with joy and ease instead of with frustration and difficulty.  I do love the seasons and their changes.  I love snow. ❄️ I love the ever so slight slowdown the dead of winter brings. (Lord knows I need it 🤦🏼‍♀️) So here’s to being happier with the choices we’ve made 🥂
  • I’ve always liked winter the least out of all the seasons. I usually fall into some sort of mental block, depressed and frustrated by January. But this year I am making sure that doesn’t happen again. I am making the decision that there is no reason to dislike it. It’s funny how our minds can fixate on things we think we hate, and spiral out of control. I find when I force myself to be positive, I feel happier. And when I am happy, things happen with joy and ease instead of with frustration and difficulty. I do love the seasons and their changes. I love snow. ❄️ I love the ever so slight slowdown the dead of winter brings. (Lord knows I need it 🤦🏼‍♀️) So here’s to being happier with the choices we’ve made 🥂
  • 81 3 13 November, 2019
  • In a flash we went from fall to winter.  We didn’t expect the weather to change so fast, yet I guess we should have learned our lesson by now.  When I was a kid farming with my family, we seemed to always get enough rain, enough snow, enough sun, enough of spring  and fall.  Crops grew fine without too much weed pressure, pest pressure, or disease pressure.  Now each year it seems like the weather is less and less predictable and production obstacles add up more and more.  You may not notice it because you don’t work in direct correlation with the weather, but for us farmers it is more than apparent.  I believe climate change is real because it screams in my face every year louder and louder with huge temperature and moisture swings in short time spans, with more extreme storms instead of nice, steady rains.  Temps seem to be about 30 degrees lower than “average” this time of year and I just wasn’t ready for it.  It makes me want to protect our soil and our little piece of land more than ever.  It also seems like just yesterday that we had these cute “zinderella” zinnias!  Now the field is a white blanket: hiding tools, stakes and row cover weights left out there by accident until spring.  #farmon
  • In a flash we went from fall to winter. We didn’t expect the weather to change so fast, yet I guess we should have learned our lesson by now. When I was a kid farming with my family, we seemed to always get enough rain, enough snow, enough sun, enough of spring and fall. Crops grew fine without too much weed pressure, pest pressure, or disease pressure. Now each year it seems like the weather is less and less predictable and production obstacles add up more and more. You may not notice it because you don’t work in direct correlation with the weather, but for us farmers it is more than apparent. I believe climate change is real because it screams in my face every year louder and louder with huge temperature and moisture swings in short time spans, with more extreme storms instead of nice, steady rains. Temps seem to be about 30 degrees lower than “average” this time of year and I just wasn’t ready for it. It makes me want to protect our soil and our little piece of land more than ever. It also seems like just yesterday that we had these cute “zinderella” zinnias! Now the field is a white blanket: hiding tools, stakes and row cover weights left out there by accident until spring. #farmon
  • 167 9 12 November, 2019
  • I missed the first snow ❄️ back home this weekend but this wedding and these roses made it worth it ✨
  • I missed the first snow ❄️ back home this weekend but this wedding and these roses made it worth it ✨
  • 54 8 11 November, 2019
  • This picture of one of our dahlias after the frost hit emulates how I feel right now with 10” of snow forecasted.
  • This picture of one of our dahlias after the frost hit emulates how I feel right now with 10” of snow forecasted.
  • 82 1 11 November, 2019
  • Looked down to my feet to see this lovely bucket of boutonnières, corsages, and extra flowers and its beauty made my heart skip a beat 😍😍😍
  • Looked down to my feet to see this lovely bucket of boutonnières, corsages, and extra flowers and its beauty made my heart skip a beat 😍😍😍
  • 52 1 22 hours ago
  • Incoming rant, stick with me. 
I'm gonna be honest. It gets a little frustrating seeing the same Pinterest inspo pics of the same color palette and the same centerpieces and the same bouquets over and over again.

I say it all the time - Pinterest is amazing AND terrible for weddings and event planning. But you type in "burgundy and blush" or "greenery runner" and the same four photos show up and you get stuck in a rut. The customer gets fixated on the idea and can't imagine anything else. And the designer is trapped because they can't/won't duplicate it because #1 flower availability and #2 Plagiarism.

Don't get me wrong, I love burg and blush and a big fat greenery runner. Those are just this year's hot trends. You do you.

And I totally get it. You're spending a lot of money so you want to know what you're going to get. Preach sister! But give your florist, your planner, your dj, your calligrapher, your whoever a little wiggle room to do what they do best. You are hiring professionals to help you create your event. Let 'em! Sit back, drink some wine with your crew, and stop worrying about every single detail. That's literally what you are paying us for. Let us create. And let us use more than eucalyptus and burgundy.

Thank you for listening to this morning's shower thoughts. And thank you to all my brides who gave me the wiggle room to create. ♥️ Stay tuned for a future rant about rentals. The whole world doesn't need to own their own set of bud vases and  votive holders. 
#rochesterwedding
#rochesternyflorist #rochesternyweddingflorist #rochesternyweddingplanner 
#upstatenywedding 
#weddingvendors 
#weddingplanning
#eventplanning
#junebugwedding 
#rochesterindieweddings 
#floristsofinstagram 
#roccreatives
  • Incoming rant, stick with me.
    I'm gonna be honest. It gets a little frustrating seeing the same Pinterest inspo pics of the same color palette and the same centerpieces and the same bouquets over and over again.

    I say it all the time - Pinterest is amazing AND terrible for weddings and event planning. But you type in "burgundy and blush" or "greenery runner" and the same four photos show up and you get stuck in a rut. The customer gets fixated on the idea and can't imagine anything else. And the designer is trapped because they can't/won't duplicate it because #1 flower availability and #2 Plagiarism.

    Don't get me wrong, I love burg and blush and a big fat greenery runner. Those are just this year's hot trends. You do you.

    And I totally get it. You're spending a lot of money so you want to know what you're going to get. Preach sister! But give your florist, your planner, your dj, your calligrapher, your whoever a little wiggle room to do what they do best. You are hiring professionals to help you create your event. Let 'em! Sit back, drink some wine with your crew, and stop worrying about every single detail. That's literally what you are paying us for. Let us create. And let us use more than eucalyptus and burgundy.

    Thank you for listening to this morning's shower thoughts. And thank you to all my brides who gave me the wiggle room to create. ♥️ Stay tuned for a future rant about rentals. The whole world doesn't need to own their own set of bud vases and votive holders.
    #rochesterwedding
    #rochesternyflorist #rochesternyweddingflorist #rochesternyweddingplanner
    #upstatenywedding
    #weddingvendors
    #weddingplanning
    #eventplanning
    #junebugwedding
    #rochesterindieweddings
    #floristsofinstagram
    #roccreatives
  • 37 5 22 hours ago
  • Two favorite dahlias right here.  #dahlialove
  • Two favorite dahlias right here. #dahlialove
  • 547 15 8 November, 2019
  • I’m currently sitting in the mud salvaging the last of the dahlia tubers while it snows on me and the dog.  Meanwhile, inside the hoophouse, there is an explosion of colorful, fun petals.  Don’t you just want to snuggle these?? #heirloommumweek
  • I’m currently sitting in the mud salvaging the last of the dahlia tubers while it snows on me and the dog. Meanwhile, inside the hoophouse, there is an explosion of colorful, fun petals. Don’t you just want to snuggle these?? #heirloommumweek
  • 59 1 7 November, 2019
  • Feeling the pressure this week 😅 it’s always crazy to me how quickly time passes and tasks sneak up from “priority” to “critical” level in no time.  The temps are going to dip REAL LOW this week, leaving us with just a few days to get all the dahlia tubers out of the ground- and washed- and stored.  We have virtually zero infrastructure on our farm (hella jealous of anyone with a barn), and we have to wash the dirt off all the dahlia clumps before we can store them in our basement for the winter.  The heavy rains lately have made our soil stick like glue so this task is not especially fun (or warm). We have pallets and pallets of tubers that still need to be washed and stored, let alone another row and a half that still need to be dug (but we have no room for). I suppose these are just the growing pains of a small farm, but damn can it be stressful.  Our fall to-do list is endless and the time we have to do it in is so, SO little (seriously missing 14 hours of daylight). We are making some major changes next season to ensure the panic seasons (erm...always?) run a bit smoother.  But for now, enjoy these ombré rainbow dahlias while we work our little butts off to ensure a dahlia (and peony, tulip, daffodil, ranunculus, anemone, delphinium, bupleurum, snapdragon, etc) supply for next year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 down, set, GO!
  • Feeling the pressure this week 😅 it’s always crazy to me how quickly time passes and tasks sneak up from “priority” to “critical” level in no time. The temps are going to dip REAL LOW this week, leaving us with just a few days to get all the dahlia tubers out of the ground- and washed- and stored. We have virtually zero infrastructure on our farm (hella jealous of anyone with a barn), and we have to wash the dirt off all the dahlia clumps before we can store them in our basement for the winter. The heavy rains lately have made our soil stick like glue so this task is not especially fun (or warm). We have pallets and pallets of tubers that still need to be washed and stored, let alone another row and a half that still need to be dug (but we have no room for). I suppose these are just the growing pains of a small farm, but damn can it be stressful. Our fall to-do list is endless and the time we have to do it in is so, SO little (seriously missing 14 hours of daylight). We are making some major changes next season to ensure the panic seasons (erm...always?) run a bit smoother. But for now, enjoy these ombré rainbow dahlias while we work our little butts off to ensure a dahlia (and peony, tulip, daffodil, ranunculus, anemone, delphinium, bupleurum, snapdragon, etc) supply for next year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 down, set, GO!
  • 276 12 4 November, 2019
  • We will not be at the Brighton farmers market this weekend!  Our hoophouse flowers are just starting to bloom and we are in a strange time between fall flowers and winter flowers.  Plus, we have tons to do around the farm.  We’ll be digging tubers and planting spring bulbs all weekend.  #farmon
  • We will not be at the Brighton farmers market this weekend! Our hoophouse flowers are just starting to bloom and we are in a strange time between fall flowers and winter flowers. Plus, we have tons to do around the farm. We’ll be digging tubers and planting spring bulbs all weekend. #farmon
  • 129 1 2 November, 2019
  • Our crazy November 1st flowers.  What do you think?  Too nuts or too awesome?
  • Our crazy November 1st flowers. What do you think? Too nuts or too awesome?
  • 150 9 1 November, 2019
  • A wild and free bridal bouquet—nothing I love more ❤️✨
Super thankful for this time of rest in Sicily, but also super excited to dive back into the work I love the most!
📸 @kathleendewphotos
  • A wild and free bridal bouquet—nothing I love more ❤️✨
    Super thankful for this time of rest in Sicily, but also super excited to dive back into the work I love the most!
    📸 @kathleendewphotos
  • 77 7 20 August, 2019