Frequently Asked Questions
Can you guarantee what flowers will be used for my wedding?
We grow around 70 varieties of flowers and, over the course of the year, our floral design changes based on what is blooming at that time. We ask wedding clients to understand that each season is unique and that, due to the agricultural nature of our business, it is possible some varieties of flowers discussed up until the event will not be available. Try though we might, sometimes flowers bloom too soon, too late or never at all! We reserve the right to make substitutions based on availability but guarantee the end result will be memorable, beautiful farm-grown flowers that reflect your palette and aesthetic.
I love the look of garland - is that something you can provide?
Garland has become increasingly popular over the last few seasons and unfortunately, this is the most commonly requested item that we have difficulty fulfilling.
Garland presents challenges to farmer-florists in New England for several reasons - a) it is difficult for a small farm to grow the volume of material needed to create a hundreds upon hundreds of feet of garland throughout the season, and b) most foliage that grows in our naturally-moist climate will not last for extended periods of time out of water on a table.
Starting in 2018, we will offer garlands of greenery to our clients using locally-available foliage such as forsythia, autumn olive, oak branches, and evergreens. There are other great ways for couples to incorporate many more types of greenery if a couple doesn’t have their heart set on garland and we’re happy to brainstorm ideas with you.
Can we come visit the farm and check out the flowers before our wedding?
We would love to be able to accommodate all the requests we receive from couples that would like to visit the farm! Unfortunately we have found we cannot host individual visits at this point. As a way to get people out to see the farm, we host several Open Farm Days throughout the season. If this is something you are interested in learning more about, please let us know and we can add you to our email list.
If I'm picking up flowers from the farm, when can I do that and how do I make sure they stay fresh?
Flowers can be picked up from the farm on Brown’s Point Road in Bowdoinham. We suggest picking up buckets of flowers and/or arrangements for the ceremony or reception no more than two days before the event. Wedding party flowers like boutonnieres, corsages and floral crowns should be picked up no earlier than one day before the wedding. It is important to have a cool (40-50F) spot to store the flowers until the wedding and advisable to have refrigerated space for most personal flowers.
We have established pick-up hours on Thursdays and Fridays when couples can come pick up their flowers. Saturday pick-ups are subject to our team’s availability and are evaluated on a case by case basis.