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Far Bungalow Farm

Far Bungalow Farm Far Bungalow Farm grows and designs with specialty cut flowers, herbs and dyestuffs focusing on sustainable practices. We aim to share locally grown botanical wonder and challenge the environmentally harmful status quo of the floral industry.

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You know what they say about The month of March…“in like a lion, out like a lamb”Embracing the crux of winter and spring...
03/12/2022

You know what they say about The month of March…

“in like a lion, out like a lamb”

Embracing the crux of winter and spring on this snowy day!

#shhhh

Im listening to @soundslikeacultpod an being a house mouse.

#localflowers always

Becca and I planted 1600 baby stock plants yesterday and 100 feet of all sorts of hardy annuals! I’m feeling GREAT. Some...
03/11/2022

Becca and I planted 1600 baby stock plants yesterday and 100 feet of all sorts of hardy annuals!

I’m feeling GREAT. Sometimes, planting is the hardest part for me- I don’t know why. 🤷 But getting all this in the ground is such a relief. I know I’ll have flowers to cut come May/ June!

I gotta give a shoutout here to @good_becs . We work great together because she is very organized and loves to plan- and I can be a little more #flazéda .
She helps me with spreadsheets, is patient and understanding when I’m scattered all over the place, and honestly just makes farming more fun! Thank you Becca!

#springplanting #stockflower #flowerfarmer #hardyannuals #farmcrewtotherescue

Spring fever much? It’s a balmy albeit blustery day here at the Bungalow and I can’t help but feel that spring in my ste...
03/07/2022

Spring fever much?

It’s a balmy albeit blustery day here at the Bungalow and I can’t help but feel that spring in my step!

Tulips are really starting to peep out of the dirt- scroll to see this year’s coming crop!

I tried a new method of tulip planting this season and am excited to see how it plays out. Last season, we planted tulips in trenches, and they grew beautiful, with long stems, but, due to our dense clay soil, they were really difficult to harvest with the bulb still attached ( this is preferable if harvesting tulips for cuts- because you can store them for longer if the food source is still attached!, plus it saves us the work of digging old bulbs up!)

This year we built temporary wooden frames, laid out the bulbs on our native soil in the fall, and covered with literal loads of high quality local compost. This should hopefully help us with ease of harvest, plus, we can reuse the compost without shlepping it - its already in the field! Yey!

Do you love tulips? Make sure to sign up for our spring flower CSA for four weeks of fresh, local flowers in April and May!

#tulips #springfever #spring #grownnowflown #localflowers #flowerfarmer #loudouncountyva

03/04/2022

Made a little show and tell video for my fellow growers with @olddominionflowercompany but figured I’d share with everyone.

There’s an age old trick @planttoprofit_farmerellen talked about to see what the biology looks like in your soil. Take a pair of cotton undos and bury them, then check on them to see how fast the life in the soil eats up the organic material (cotton fiber)

Well- me being myself, I forgot i hid these and found them by surprise today. I think it was last summer. Feeling good about my soil biology. At least something’s alive in there!

#underwearsoiltest #soilbiology #soilhealth #farmlife #flowerfarmer #spring

Ahhh! And so it begins. I just picked this tiny Anemone! The official first bloom of the season!!!Last year, Nathan and ...
03/03/2022

Ahhh!

And so it begins. I just picked this tiny Anemone! The official first bloom of the season!!!

Last year, Nathan and I added the first bloom to the cement we poured as the foundation of our walk in cooler!

What fun spell/ magical application shall we use this little cutie for. Ideas?!

#flowerfarmer #magic #anemone #spring #farmlife #loudouncounty

Hey Everybody! It’s my last day behind the coffee bar at @themercva - until next winter, that is. 😉 After today, I’ll be...
03/01/2022

Hey Everybody!

It’s my last day behind the coffee bar at @themercva - until next winter, that is. 😉 After today, I’ll be on the farm full time with the flowers!

Come visit me today and grab one of the new spring drinks, like this Peppermint Matcha Latte, and chat about flowers, farming and the rest!

#coffeebar #barista #loudouncounty #CSA #spring #flowers #flowerfarmer #smallbusiness

#fritillaria is definitely a favorite of mine. You don’t see it around a lot because bulbs are expensive and while it’s ...
02/27/2022

#fritillaria is definitely a favorite of mine.

You don’t see it around a lot because bulbs are expensive and while it’s a perennial, it doesn’t multiply as fast as Daffodils, say.

But man is it special.

#springbulbs #springflowers #gardening #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist #leesburgva

The cheeriest. #daffodils definitely are the true bell ringers of spring! Daffodils or Narcissus are especially sentimen...
02/18/2022

The cheeriest. #daffodils definitely are the true bell ringers of spring!

Daffodils or Narcissus are especially sentimental to me. Growing up, my sisters and I would look forward to visiting our grandparents at Rockland in spring where my grandmother, Betsey Brown planted Daffs “en masse.” We would frolic around the gardens making houses for the fairies among the limestone conglomerate rock formations all abloom with Daffodils of every kind!

Now, I live and farm here at Rockland and each spring when the Daffodils bloom, its instant nostalgia. I feel happy and lucky to be able to add to the gardens, and the ever-growing daffodil population here.

Scroll to see me in early spring 2020 (dealing w/ chaos through daffodil therapy), lots of lovely varieties, and the lil’ sprouts peekin’ out right now!

Aaaand, if you haven’t signed up yet, get your spring Flower CSA share!

#localflowers #loudouncounty #leesburgva #CSA #grownnotflown #sustainableflowers #flowerfarmer @historicrockland

Another sustainable alternative to imported flowers for Valentins day- EVERLASTING FLOWERS. I love this option because p...
02/12/2022

Another sustainable alternative to imported flowers for Valentins day- EVERLASTING FLOWERS.

I love this option because poetically it makes sense. We use flowers to show how we feel about people. That’s why the red rose is so popular this time of year, but what about everlasting flowers to symbolize everlasting love?!

I collected dried flowers from my own stash as well as from @smallventuresflowerfarm and @shanholtzfarmva to make some lovely dried bouquets!

They are for sale at @cowbellkitchen and @birchtreebookstore so grab one for your Valentine, or why jot for yourself!

Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and the 4 week spring CSA is coming in HOTTT! (#linkinbio)Seriously its gonn...
02/11/2022

Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and the 4 week spring CSA is coming in HOTTT! (#linkinbio)

Seriously its gonna be 65 degrees today.

Here’s the deal:
When spring ephemerals (the best flowers IMHO) are popping off (probably around mid April to May) you (or your lucky special someone who receives a CSA share instead of unsustainable imported flowers ;)) get to pick up a bouquet or BUCKET of them each Thursday at your choice of four locations!

@birchtreebookstore / @cowbellkitchen (DT Leesburg)
@themercva (Hamilton)
@cornerstoreva (Waterford)
@far_bungalow_farm (Leesburg/Lucketts)

Ranunculus, Tulips, Anemones, and Daffodils to name a few! Hop on board the local flower train this V-day! Toot toot!

I could go on all day about why and how this is a better choice than traditional Valentine’s flowers, but I got a shed/ future floral studio to clean out) Be sure to follow along if your interested though- I’m always ranting about it this time of year, and its important floral consumers know.

#valentinesday #sustainableflowers #buylocal #localflowers #slowflowers #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist #ranunculus #anemones #tulips #daffodils #nofloralfoam #grownnotflown #csa #loudouncounty #leesburg

#AnemonesThese little cuties are a bit hardier than Ranunculus and get their start a little bit earlier. We planted them...
02/04/2022

#Anemones

These little cuties are a bit hardier than Ranunculus and get their start a little bit earlier. We planted them as #corms back in late fall under low tunnels.

This was our first time planting in low tunnels (scroll to the end to see low tunnels vs. high tunnel) It’ll be interesting to see what happens under there this season.

Anemones do this weird thing, where they start flowering very short, when it’s still cold, and as the days get longer and warmer we get longer stem length on them- up to 22 inches! And as you can see, their blooms can get huge too! Almost 5 inches across! But even as shorties, as early as they come up, I enjoy every last bloom. We were harvesting these from March to July last year- WOWZER- thats what we like to call a WORK HORSE!

Gotta love that signature dark navy, almost black, center and their whimsy, whirly stems! They kind of seem like something out of Alice in Wonderland. Another fun fact, they open their petals each morning and close them at night!

#amazingbeauty #springflowers #flowerfarmer #leesburgva #localflowers #slowflowers #virginiaflowers

In the spirit of adding a little more color to my seasonally apropos winter neutral IG grid ;) I’m gonna do a little cro...
01/31/2022

In the spirit of adding a little more color to my seasonally apropos winter neutral IG grid ;) I’m gonna do a little crop spotlight on some of the things that are cookin’ now for spring harvest!

1st up, everyones favorite! #Ranunculus. Scroll to see what they’ll look like in the spring and what they’re doing now!

These guys were planted as #corms in late October and started peeking through the soil a few weeks ago under protected high and low tunnels (hoop-houses). Depending on the weather, I will cover them with frost cloth at night when temps look like they’ll get lower than 20, and the plastic gets lifted during the days (usually) to get some circulation and more sunshine in there! I’ve only watered them a few times since planting. They’re about due for another little drink just as soon as i can get the pipes to unfreeze.

✅✅✅ Reminder to sign up for a spring CSA share if you havent already! You can do this through our website (link in bio) or if you want vegetables too, check out the @lydiasfieldsfarm CSA where you can get our flowers as an add on!

#csa #loudouncounty #springflowers #flowerfarmer #winteronthefarm

There’s really never a time of year I’m not in one stage or another of growing. It’s around this time where sowing start...
01/22/2022

There’s really never a time of year I’m not in one stage or another of growing. It’s around this time where sowing starts to pick up for early spring planting in the high and low tunnels!

Pictured here, little Stock babies! These delumptious smelling fluffy fellows are in the brassica (broccoli) family and are one of my favorite spring fillers. Super romantic, a great alternative to Hydrangea in arrangements because they stay hydrated for much longer- making it easier to design without wasteful single use plastics like floral foam!

Swipe to see the beauty! In our mid- Atlantic region, these bbs are available locally mid to late April through June

I know I’ll be dreaming of days like this come August. Winter for farmers means lots of monitoring the weather, regulati...
01/17/2022

I know I’ll be dreaming of days like this come August.

Winter for farmers means lots of monitoring the weather, regulating the temperature, and constantly deciding weather to stay in your pjs and hope the snow melts off the tunnel itself, or to go outside face the freezing rain and cold at midnight to rake/ shake/ shovel snow off of the hoop house so it doesn’t fall down and ruin your spring crop 🤗🤗🤗

Restful indeed. Kind of though. Perfect for working in the high tunnel actually. Quiet, and exciting to watch things grow, even in the dead of winter!

#flowerfarmer #snowday #farmlife #loudouncounty #slowflowers #localflowers

Who said you can’t have local flowers for your winter wedding?!One of the best things about using 100% local flowers in ...
01/03/2022

Who said you can’t have local flowers for your winter wedding?!

One of the best things about using 100% local flowers in my design work is that I’m challenged to work INSIDE a box. Sometimes this is more creatively stimulating than having all the options open to me.

When @jjenniac asked me to make her a seasonal bridal bouquet for her New Years Day wedding featuring pinecones and evergreens, I was so excited to try something new and different, and to prove that you can have local and sustainable flowers year round, you just need to open your mind to what that means.

Honestly, the color palette turned out the perfect champagne and gold, apropos for ringing in the new year with love, and the flowers just did it themselves!

Looking forward to more problem solving and winter weddings, and I’m thinking of adding a “courthouse wedding” package to the website for couples who just want to keep it simple. What do you think?!

#localflowers #seasonalflowers #keepitinseason #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist #winterflowers #driedflowers #slowflowers #dmvweddings #pinecones #nye2022

HIII 👋!As you may, (or more likely may  not have, since I’m tech and social media challenged in the first place) noticed...
12/31/2021

HIII 👋!

As you may, (or more likely may not have, since I’m tech and social media challenged in the first place) noticed, I’ve been absent from the IG for the past month. I just couldn’t even, to be honest.

That being said, there has been no shortage of goings on here at Far Bungalow and I wanted to highlight some great fall/winter feats, mostly because those who helped me over the past month and a half deserve recognition as amazing friends and sidekicks! Special thanks to !

Some other fun highlights include: me in a bonafide cave I discovered at Rockland, the obligatory tulip in the beds pic, a turnip that looks uncannily like a human breast WITH nipple!, my dad holding the toaster I set on fire.

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Is it still possible to get in on the spring flower CSA?
Know a mom who would prefer to shop for herself? We’ve got giftcards for that! Lots of flowers coming in soon too - we’re so excited to be teaming up with Far Bungalow Farm for our Mother’s-Day-Eve Bouquet Bar! Tickets for our 5-6pm time slot are nearly sold out so be sure to reserve your spot for 6-7 or 7-8 as soon as you can! (Click the link below - just $5 for after-hours shopping, charcuterie snacks, and wine sampling!) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-bouquet-bar-tickets-152610013659
Shop our store after-hours to find the perfect present for mom AND create a floral arrangement for her at our DIY bouquet bar (separate purchase necessary), with gorgeous fresh flowers from local Far Bungalow Farm. 🌷🍾Included with the evening are samples of our various organic wines, a charcuterie spread to snack on, ribbons for the bouquets, and giftwrap for any presents you pick up! 🛍🌷 Admission is just $5, please try to arrive promptly to your timeslot so we're able to regulate the amount of folks in the shop at any given time. If attending with a friend we suggest carpooling as we have a limited amount of parking near the shop. http://www.tinyurl.com/mercbouquetbar
Spring flower CSA bundles looking gorgeous! It’s not too late to get in on the last three weeks of this flower share - just head to Far Bungalow Farm’s website to sign up!
It’s a typical cloudy, wet spring day outside but we’re getting colorful in here! Sage from Far Bungalow Farm just brought over more of these gorgeous blooms 🌼🌸 Stop by this weekend to pick up some floral sunshine of your own, or subscribe to Far Bungalow Farm’s spring flower CSA share to pick up bouquets here every week!
We’re newly stocked on organic Prosecco (and hard kombucha!), flowers from Far Bungalow Farm, and skincare from Skincando - you know what that sounds like to us? An at-home spa day! Check out our Stories today for a masterful facial routine from Skincando founder and esthetician extraordinaire Sara D’amelio and have a happy #SelfCareSaturday
Farm Fact Friday! Today we’re highlighting Far Bungalow Farm and Sage Devlin 🌸🌼 Sage returned to her family’s farm to begin her own all-natural cut flower business and has become a flora-growing extraordinaire since then! She’s passionate about promoting sustainability in the floral industry (buying local is so much better for the environment!) and bringing the joy of nature indoors to people’s homes. We loved having her bouquets around for Valentines Day and just picked up some more of her flowers for the shop this weekend. Come and get em while they’re still here!