Frequently Asked Questions

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Below is a list of questions we are frequently asked with our answers.  If you have a question that is not on this list please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer it.

Q.  What is a “YOU-PICK” Flower Farm?    A YOU-PICK Flower Farm is similar to a YOU-PICK Strawberry Farm.  On a flower farm you pay a designated fee depending on the size of container you select to fill with flowers.   We lend you a clipper and a clean container with water for you to harvest your flowers into then you go into the garden where there are thousands of flowers to choose from and cut your favorites to take home.  When you are finished you return the clipper and container to us and we transfer your flowers into a recyclable container for easy transportation home.

Q.  How big is your flower farm?   We have an acre of garden space enclosed with 10 ft high deer fencing that we grow all of our specialty cut flowers inside of.  There are over seventy (70), 50 ft long beds that provide thousands of flowers to chose from!

Q.  What flowers do you grow?  Some of our favorites are: tulips, daffodils, peonies, snapdragons, cosmos, zinnias, sunflowers, gladiolus, dahlias,  strawflowers, celosia, and many more accent flowers and greenery to bring leafy balance to your bouquet.

Q.  When Are You Open?   We typically have flowers for sale May-September or until a killing frost ends the season.  In the spring the daffodils and tulips start the season.  We make those available by Special Order and at the Alexandria Farmer’s Market. Once the summer annuals are in full bloom we will open our farm to the public for YOU-PICK opportunities Wednesday – Sunday.  

Q.  May I come to look at the flowers and not pick any?   Yes.   The General Admission, Non-picking Fee is $15 + sales tax.  There is a significant cost to providing and maintaining almost an acre of flowers for guests to pick and enjoy.  We know you will appreciate walking through the beds of flowers as much as we do.  If, after strolling through the beds of flowers you decide you would like to cut some flowers to take home, we will be happy to apply the Non-picking Fee you paid to a container size of your choice. 

Q.  When is the best time to come?   If possible try to visit the farm in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat of the day.  Mornings and late afternoon are also often more relaxing times to walk through the rows of beds and enjoy the scenery. 

Q.  What should I wear?  Comfortable pants are recommended and closed-toe shoes as you will be walking on dirt, grass and uneven ground.  The flowers are in full sun so you may wish to bring a hat and a cool drink.  As you enjoy the gardens you may notice various insects.  There are many beneficial insects and they are welcome among our flowers.  Please be nice to them.  Its a good idea to check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.

Q.  Is there a Bathroom?   Yes. There is a porta-potty on site.

Q.  How long will the flowers last once they are home?  Your flowers should last over a week at home if you care for them properly after you leave the farm. The only exception are the dahlia’s, they have a shorter vase life of 5-7 days depending on the variety.  Be careful not to leave your flowers in the hot car on your way home!  Be sure to read the section “How To Care For Your Flowers”. 

Q.  May I bring my dog?  No.  We love dogs but not all guests who visit the farm do.  For the safety of all our guests we cannot allow dogs.  NOTE:  If you have a ‘Service Dog’ please notify us ahead of your visit.

Q.  Do you sell to Florists, Designers and Event Planners?  Yes.  We value our relationship with local florists, designers and event planners.  If you are a florist, designer or event planner and would like to set-up a wholesale account with us please send us an email with your contact information.

Q.  Are children welcome?  Yes.  We love to see families enjoying the flowers.  This is a family-friendly experience but it is not specifically designed for children.  Children 10 years of age and older who are picking flowers should  purchase a Child’s pitcher.  We ask that children under 10 years be supervised and kept with you at all times.  Please do not let them run freely as most of the flowering plants are easily damaged.

Q.  May I pick some of the vegetables?  No.  The vegetable area is for our family.  If we have extra produce we will offer it for sale at the Canopy/Booth table. 

Q.  May I visit your farm?  We welcome guests to our farm during the weekly scheduled YOU-PICK hours and Special Events.  We are not open for drop-in visitors outside of those times.  This is a working farm with deadlines and schedules we must keep.  It takes long hours to grow, maintain and keep almost an acre of flowers in bloom for everyone’s enjoyment. 

PLEASE NOTE.  Our flower farm is also our private residence.  Please do not venture outside of the fenced flower garden area.  Our home and all other buildings are private property and completely off-limits to all guests.  Without these rules in place we would not be able to open our flower garden to the public.

We would like to say “Thank You” in advance for respecting our personal boundaries and the privacy rules we have set in place.

Come create a perfect bouquet of your favorite flowers today!