19 Jul Flower it Forward
As you drive by Del Rio, you may notice something new growing out in front of the winery. Years ago, when this property was still an orchard, peaches and filberts grew out in this open area. Since becoming a vineyard, it has laid fallow for 18 years cialis 20mg suisse. I was inspired last year when I saw a farmer in Yolo, California (Mark Mezger) who had planted various zinnia flowers in one of his fields. I got so excited when I saw his flower field that I wanted do this here in Oregon. The only problem was, there wasn’t any water. So lucky for me, my husband was willing to drill a well, trench in pipes, and help set up the whole drip system. I have had a lot of help from our vineyard employees with planting, weeding, and thinning these pretty little things. We have a few flowers peeking out now, and I’m getting so excited!
The idea behind this flower farm it to let people come out and pick for free, on the condition that they pick an extra bouquet and give it to someone who can’t make it out, or a for a special friend to put a smile on their face. We are shooting for August 1st to open the garden to the public. We encourage people to bring their own vases, clippers and buckets. Water is available and vases for those who don’t remember to bring them out. We ask that people don’t pick and resale them. This is our “flower it forward” movement!
I would like to thank all who have helped, including Mark Mezger who inspired me to do this and gave us lots of tips. But especially, thanks to my husband Rob for doing all the heavy lifting.