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 will increase the varieties of many types of flowers but will continue to specialize in Delphinium. The Dahlia field will be extended with 1,500 tubers planted in the Spring covering over 90 varieties. Snapdragons, Lilies, Larkspur, Peonies, perennial Poppies, Allium, Tulip, Narcissi, Astrantia, Ranunculus, Anemone, and others will continue to be produced and expanded each year.
Thank you for supporting Canadian grown flowers. I can't wait to be a part of your flower garden journey.