Prairie Wind Flowers
A Colorado Cut Flower Farm
Hi, my name is Deborah and welcome to 2023 and my second year as a cut flower farmer. I’m a 60-something, semi-retired, life-long entrepreneur who is a 2021 graduate of Erin Benzakein’s Floret Workshop and am so glad that I decided to take the course. 2022 was my first year and boy what a year it was. My property was a former hay field and a blank slate so there were lots of planning, building, and creative challenges. I thought I had it all planned out and then it would change. Some days it seemed as though my plan was that I had no plan. It seemed that Pivot was my plan. But in reality I realized it would be an evolution that was continually changing and loosely following the script. By enlisting the support, experience, and wisdom of others the farm has taken shape.
This year my beautiful Garden Roses should be coming online. Look for Dahlias, and annuals such as Sunflowers, Amaranth, and vintage colored Celosia. As for woodies, expect Ninebark "Tiny Wine" and "Tiny Wine Gold" as well as Viburnam "Koren Spice", and Smoketree "Royal Purple". The Peonies are in the ground and will be ready to harvest in a couple more years. Lilac "Beauty of Moscow" is growing on now too. I will also be growing a few Heirloom Chrysanthemum varieties for the first time this year. Can't wait for that experience.
I am really looking forward to continually transforming this land in support of my mission to grow beautiful seasonal blooms using methods that will be both regenerative and sustainable. With the hope that these beautiful blooms that will enhance and grace the lives of those living along the Front Range.
Follow the journey on my Instagram site to keep up with the progress and photos.