Fall Prep Leads to Spring Blooms

Fall Prep Leads to Spring Blooms

By Trilby Becker, Legacy volunteer and a co-founder of the Michigan Flower Growers’ Cooperative As locally grown flowers become more popular, designers are increasingly daring, selecting all sorts of wild and wonderful flowers, foliages, grasses, vines, and branches for their arrangements. But traditional blooms like tulips, narcissus, ranunculus, and anemones are always in style. New varieties […]

Spring bursts forth in a riot of color

Spring bursts forth in a riot of color

By Trilby Becker, Legacy volunteer and Co-owner of Sunseed Farm Also see Trilby’s previous guest post about planting the bulbs that, happily, yielded these flowers! Wow! I admit I had my doubts, but spring has worked its magic and raised a riot of color from the heavy soil I was sure had smothered my flowers. In […]

Late-summer reflections from a flower farmer

Late-summer reflections from a flower farmer

Greetings, flower and nature lovers! Trilby Becker here, from Sunseed Farm. My husband Tomm and I have a four-season vegetable and flower farm in northeast Ann Arbor. Trilby the farmer’s wife, growing flowers and caring for children in the country, is so clichéd and seemingly out of character for me that I would have laughed […]