Where to begin?! Not at the beginning. Ain’t nobody got time for that. If you really want to catch up go to my Instagram account @anne_es_garden_fresh. In the mean time my apology those who have searched here & wondered if I fell off the earth. I did… sort of; didn’t we all in one way or another in 2020. I’d love to hear all about how you have fared in this “year of years”. Tell me all about it, let’s sit outside with an iced tea or a lemonade and be social.
I’ll start here with this week. We have experienced heat + irrigation breakdowns that have led to rapid blooming & desiccation of blooms. That resulted in loads of blooms at the moment but fewer than expected for too close to Mother’s Day.
So please come & get them now while the getting is good!
We’re so excited that we will be able to flower you this week!
Here’s some rose spam plus a peek at the blooms from the pollinator gardens that will be the chorus to the roses. Additionally our friend Emily of @bene_vivendo let us harvest with her yesterday & we hit the jack pot for you. We will have all colors of Bachelor Buttons, think pink, purple, blue, lavender even bi-color. 😃 We also cut sweet smelling Dara, Russian sage, Larkspur, Calendula, and more!
Of course we have plenty of our sweet Lemon verbena, Lemon balm, Lavendula, Anemone, Ranuculus and Snap dragons, Mints (chocolate, peppermint & spearmint, a bit of chocolate flowers, scented geraniums, basils, blue salvia, Jasmine & Honeysuckle. Surely I’ve forgotten something . Just know we have a love.y assortment to create your fragrant desert cottage garden bouquets.
Also being harvested now are our Globe & Italian Artichokes, Garlic chives and Pink Lemons. Hint: both are great for cooking with your Artichokes. We’re excited to about to be harvesting our Cardoons. They are the cousin to the arties. The ribs of their leaves are steamed or sautéed & taste like the heart of an artichokes with less work. The choke does not amount to much of anything to eat but they are lovely. We’ve even used their leaves to wrap our bouquets!
We will be adding more photos here & to our IG account @anne_es_garden_fresh. because who isn’t a visual learner when it comes to flowers.
SO MOTHER’S DAY BRING IT ON WE ARE READY FOR YOU
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR FLOWERS (no matter who they are for)
MOTHER’S DAY 2021
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TELL US 4 THINGS
TELL US your color leanings SOFT or VIBRANT. We will try to emphasize your preference.
TELL US if you will be DIY & so will bring your “clean enough to drink from” bucket, bottle, vase.
We will add water when you get here.
Think ahead about how you will stabilize your vessel once in your vehicle. With our heat we like to send all flowers on their way in their own little pool of water.
TELL US your preference time for pick up:
We may have a mid town farmers market pick up as well.
That pick up option will require pre payment.
We do not use any preservatives in our water or on the flowers so morning & evening pick ups are best to get your flowers to their destination in the best condition. Due to heat we do not wrap in paper.
TELL US if you would like us to supply your flowers in one of our vessels. If so we will send you information. We have classic cylinders as well as two sizes of glass bee skeps!
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW 4 THINGS
PRICING for flowers & chorus start at $25 DIY and increases from there as your budget determines.
New this year we have lovely FLORAL GIFT CARDS good for flowers, veggies, herbs, rose or garden consults or classes when they resume. They make a lovely gift we can package with our potpourri & or a vessel if we are sold out, or you want your recipient to make their own choices. Gift cards expire 12/31/21
We accept CASH or CREDIT with Square. We do not have PayPal or Venmo type forms of payment.
Unfortunately we are NOT ABLE TO DO DELIVERIES this year.
We hope that you can find alternatives.
We can’t wait for your orders for our flowers & don’t forget we have Pink lemons, Artichokes, Zucchini & Golden Summer squash.
Bunches of Garlic chives, Mints, Lemon verbena & Lemon balm may be purchased separately for you to enjoy in your cooking, baking, marinades, dressings, teas & tisanes.
Our Desert Cottage Garden potpourri is tied in shimmering creamy organza.
All herb & produce prices are available on request.
Our little farm is located in a residential neighborhood of Scottsdale.
Address is provided when appointment for order is made.
We have lots of walkers, children, dogs, bicycles and temporary road construction.
Please drive carefully & observe the speed & detour signs.
We are fully vaccinated against SARS CoV2 . We do have clients who are immune compromised. While we will be outdoors out of respect for them, children & those who are not yet vaccinated we will be masking out of the utmost precaution against the currently circulating aggressive variants of SARS CoV2. We ask you to do the same. We are looking forward to celebrating our independence for this miserable virus.
WE CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE YOU SOON!