I just now realized how time can go slow but yet fast when you are in survival mode.
The last months have been a challenge for everyone.
We have learned to cope and adapt to our situation here at Blumenflor.
Being an essential business has brought so much more meaning to this lil' Garden Center.
We literally grew in so many areas that we actually felt the growing pains.
Having a solid foundation in knowing God had prepared us for this year was amazing!
His wisdom is sought every day in running this place and we wish every customer to experience his presence while visiting Blumenflor.
Here is one of the many experiences we have had this past spring.
Whilst making our vegetable order in January for the plugs or many know them as starts,
the total had come to 1000 different varieties and the amount to pay for them was not in our budget. A little voice said " you can do it, God has always provided". I should have let that inner voice guide me but I didn't. The order was canceled and we seeded instead of getting the plants in. Half way into March I realized that God was preparing us for a spring like we never had before, everyone wanted to garden and those 1000 plants were very much needed. I learned the hard way. Every order is now thought through with much wisdom and guidance from above. For example , we felt led to get in a large order of shrubs and windbreak trees. When we placed the order it was 110 degrees Fahrenheit and we were in a heatwave. Trusting it was the right decision. It has rained since then and the weather is perfect for planting. God does not disappoint, he even sends his sign of letting the Texas Sage bloom to keep us encouraged to keep praying for rain.
We expanded our vegetable gardens already in the fall of last year not knowing what 2020 would bring. Again a push from above.
So many new gardeners came out seeking help and guidance in getting a vegetable garden going. Hearing of their experiences has been a blessing. Did you know a tomato tastes sooo much better from your own garden? We just smile and enjoy their enthusiasm.
Another area where we have diversified is in our monthly Farmers Market. It has expanded
to around 40 vendors and the local community is supporting us in an amazing way.
To support local in this time we are in is important and Seminole is doing a great job in doing that. We feel we have a safe open air Market and encourage all to come out and experience Blumenflor. It might be the Scavenger hunt for the kids, eating that great burger from one of the food trucks in our shade garden at the picnic tables or finding that your neighbor down the road sells sourdough bread at the Market!
It has been an educational couple of months for us and now we are thinking Fall and preparing for that next season.
For all you gardening enthusiasts here is an affiliate link that can help you get the best seeds for that fall garden. If you like starters they will be ready in August sometime.
We are here for all your gardening needs and questions. See you soon!