Autumn: On the Way

It is incredible how this summer has flown by! While we have been busy in the fields and on the streets, the days are getting shorter. That doesn't mean that our work is done, however. We have plenty of harvesting and planting, even, yet to do!

With Autumn on our minds, we are harvesting warm tones of Fall to get you in the mood.

Marigolds Did you know that if the foliage is removed, the fragrance is removed with it?

Marigolds Did you know that if the foliage is removed, the fragrance is removed with it?

Celway Celosia and Rudbeckia 

Celway Celosia and Rudbeckia 

Bombay Celosia-- Look at that vibrance! 

Bombay Celosia-- Look at that vibrance! 

Strawflower- Isn't this texture and shape beautiful?

Strawflower- Isn't this texture and shape beautiful?

Bi colored rudbeckia

Bi colored rudbeckia

Ornamental peppers can add unexpected texture to your late summer arrangements.

Ornamental peppers can add unexpected texture to your late summer arrangements.

Dahlias

Dahlias

Snapdragons-- Do you think hot pink is a fall tone? Maybe not traditionally, but, trust-put a hot pink or a purple in the mix of a fall toned arrangement and a delightful balance occurs. Try it!

Snapdragons-- Do you think hot pink is a fall tone? Maybe not traditionally, but, trust-put a hot pink or a purple in the mix of a fall toned arrangement and a delightful balance occurs. Try it!

You can pick up your prelude to Autumn flowers at any of the following Farmer's Markets:

Noblesville Farmer's Market Thursday 5-8 and Saturday 8-12

Zionsville Farmer's Market Saturday 8-11

Saxony in Fishers Saturday 8-12

We look forward to seeing you there!

What's Blooming? Beauty is.

It is an incredibly exciting time on the Sweet Peas Flower Farm right now. We are harvesting the most colorful blooms and the most fragrant of greenery every. single. day. We are happily delivering buckets overflowing with these locally grown beauties to your favorite flower shops and we are ever so delighted to see your smiling faces at the markets when your eyes fall on our specially arranged bouquets.

If you haven't met us yet, we would love to meet you… until you can treat yourself to one (or two!) of our luscious summer bouquets, here are some images captured right in our field of dreams.

Lilies

Lilies

Asclepia

Asclepia

Crespedia aka Billy Balls

Crespedia aka Billy Balls

Aster

Aster

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa Pod (Look at that texture!)

Scabiosa Pod (Look at that texture!)

Celosia

Celosia

Gomphrena

Gomphrena

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Wheat

Wheat

See you soon! 

Happy Fourth of July!

Wow! Hello, Summer! We have been so busy on the farm and at the farmer's markets that we have hardly had a moment to look up. The expression is "in the weeds" but, much better than that, we are in the blooms! We are so pleased with all of the response to our locally grown fresh cut flowers. It seems that you like us, you really like us. We really like you, too. 

We wanted to share a few images of what is blooming right now at Sweet Peas Flower Farm. In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday, what we are featuring this week are flowers in reds, whites, and blues. (Of course we will be bringing all other colors to the markets with us; we can't leave them out; they want to come home with you, too.)

 

Red Matsumoto Asters are brilliant, long lasting flowers that add punch and volume to any bouquet. 

Red Matsumoto Asters are brilliant, long lasting flowers that add punch and volume to any bouquet. 

Asiatic Lilies thrive in the Indiana soil and make a perfect feature flower for a summer table arrangement.

Asiatic Lilies thrive in the Indiana soil and make a perfect feature flower for a summer table arrangement.

Chamomile with it's many tiny cheerful blooms adds a freshly foraged feel to any group of flowers.

Chamomile with it's many tiny cheerful blooms adds a freshly foraged feel to any group of flowers.

Snow white matsumoto asters are a perfect accent flower for a colorful summer bouquet.

Snow white matsumoto asters are a perfect accent flower for a colorful summer bouquet.

Blue delphinium stems are tall and popping with excitingly vibrant blooms!

Blue delphinium stems are tall and popping with excitingly vibrant blooms!

This delphinium bloom is one of many on a stem that can fill a vase or be worn as a boutonniere.

This delphinium bloom is one of many on a stem that can fill a vase or be worn as a boutonniere.

We hope to see you this week at the following locations and times. For more information about the farmer's markets, follow the links to their pages.

Noblesville Farmer's Market Thursday 5-8 and Saturday 8-12

Zionsville Farmer's Market Saturday 8-11

Saxony in Fishers Saturday 8-12

Feel free to email or call with questions about our Indiana grown fresh cut flowers or to schedule a complimentary consultation to talk about wedding flowers or floral design for your special event!

Please have a very safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Welcome!

Welcome, all, to Sweet Peas Flower Farm! (Well, the digital version, anyway…) Thank you for visiting our website and our blog. We are so excited to be officially getting started as an Indiana Farmer Florist in 2015. We have so much to do and so much to share, it is almost overwhelming! We want to get our blog started by introducing ourselves and sharing a little bit about what we hope we can do for you. 

 

We are Cecily and Wes Fox, a couple from here in Central Indiana with a passion for farming, flowers, and design. For now, it's mostly just us building hoop houses, digging into the earth, sowing seeds and harvesting beautiful seasonal flowers. We have a vision that spans far into the future about what we want Sweet Peas to be-for now, we are focused on bringing these locally grown fresh cut flowers to you and your florists. Ways we hope to do that are: selling bouquets at local farmer's markets, selling to Indiana florists and designing directly for your events. To keep up with where we will be, please see our calendar, follow us on twitter and instagram and check back for new blog posts for stories from the farm, tutorials, etc.