About two years ago, my husband and I decided it was time to buy a new house. One that more closely reflected what is important to us at this point in our lives. The top item on my list was a yard large enough for an extensive cutting garden. One that could supply all of the wonderful garden bits that are so meaningful to my design style. So we got the yard, one that's big enough for me to putter in, but not overwhelming and not so large that I would attempt becoming a farmer florist! This past spring I decided that occasionally the abundance of blooms may not match up with a wedding or were more than I needed and that I ought to offer a weekly bouquet service. I spent the spring and summer testing this idea on a group of flower friends. Their feedback was so positive that I am happy to say that I have added LODEN BOUQUETS to my offerings. LODEN BOUQUETS is a weekly bouquet subscription, specializing in locally grown flowers, herbs, and foliages gathered and ready to place in your vase at home. The collections featured this past season included all of those wonderful bits in combinations that were both familiar and fresh...
Would you be interested in weekly bouquets for your home throughout the summer growing season? Here's the low down...
-Flowers are sourced from the LODEN cutting gardens and a few other local gardens that have granted picking privileges. Occasionally interesting or unexpected elements are foraged and used.
-The program runs from May thru September, a roughly 16 week growing season. However, expect 10-12 bouquets total. There are inevitably lulls in the garden and sometimes I like to take a vacation - so, you'll be updated on the garden progress and you'll receive a weekly pick up reminder via text message.
-Pick ups will be at the office at 219 Louisiana Ave in downtown Perrysburg on Wednesday afternoons. Exact times to be announced. If you happen to be out of town, feel free to send a friend in your place or let me know and I'll make sure your bouquet is donated to Hospice on East River Road.
-Investment: The program runs like most subscriptions services. Payment up front guarantees you a summer of bouquets. The cost is $150 for the season. If you love the idea but feel you won't make use of the full share, consider splitting it with a friend. Payments are nonrefundable.
There are a limited number of subscription spots available for 2017. Please visit the online shop to register for your LODEN BOUQUETS .
For more photos from this past season, check out #lodencuttinggarden