At the end of 2018 we started to clear some trees from our small acreage and level the land to begin the process of building a flower farm. Then came the arduous task of getting rid of the many many rocks that covered the land. My primary goal was to grow flowers that were different than ones you normally found in the garden centers and in the Spring of 2019 I set about trying to source the varieties I wanted. Finding a good supplier in Canada for specialty plants, proved to be impossible, but because I could not lose a growing season, I collected the species of flowers that I wanted even though I had to settle on the run of the mill varieties for my initial trial year. Everything grew wonderfully!
At the end of 2019, I was determined to grow the flowers that were of excellent quality, hardy, and came in a wide range of varieties and colours. I looked all over the world to find what I wanted and started seed in January 2020. By that Spring I was able to transplant my specialty Delphinium and Snapdragon as well as direct sow Larkspur, Lilies, Peonies, Dahlias and many more. Each of these precious varieties surpassed all my expectations.
In 2021, Special Effects Flower Farm increased the varieties of many types of flowers. The Dahlia field expanded to 1,000 plants covering over 90 varieties. Snapdragons, Lilies, Larkspur, Peonies, perennial Poppies, Allium, Tulip, Narcissi, Astrantia, Ranunculus, Anemone, also saw an increase in varieties.
Now it's 2022 and a brand new growing season is upon us. We have ramped up the offerings again this year with over 70 varieties of Peonies, 150 varieties of Dahlia and 34 varieties of Lilies. Also, because of such great results we had in the Delphinium trials last year, we have brought in even more specialty plants from breeders in Equador, Scotland and New Zealand. We are especially proud of the 25 varieties of Delphinium on offer this Spring.
Thank you for supporting Canadian grown flowers. I can't wait to be a part of your flower garden journey.