Tulip sales blossom again at Gislason’s
During these solemn days of being cooped up inside our homes, we could all use something to brighten our day.
The Split Creek Farm Florals tulips are currently available for sale again this spring at Gislason’s Ace Hardware/Arched Door.
“As of right now, we’re delivering tulips as often as possible,” said Shayna Schreiber, who operated Split Creek Farm Florals outside of Taunton. “Once the flowers start blooming, we will bringing our bouquets into town (to the Arched Door/Gislason’s) on Tuesday and Friday mornings.”
This is the second year Split Creek Farm Florals has supplied the Arched Door/Gislason’s with tulips and flower bouquets to be sold. They were a popular item a season ago and tulips are selling well already this spring.
“On our farm, we only grow cut flowers/foliage to make flower market bouquets,” Schreiber explained. “Our market bouquets this summer will include a variety of cut flowers and foliage.”
Among the flowers grown at Split Creek Farm Florals are zinnia, strawflower, sunflower and dahlias.
“It’s currently too early for most flowers to be blooming here,” Schreiber said. “We are very quickly running through our tulip season. Our flowers are still seedlings that are still in trays in my husband’s shop waiting to be hardened off to be planted outside.”
The recent spell of unseasonably cool weather, even including some snow flurries, has made it hard for growers everywhere.
“These cooler temperatures have us on hold for the moment,” noted Schreiber, a 2008 Minneota graduate.
Last year’s wet ground was a challenge for both Shayna and her husband, Chris, on their 11-acre farmsite 1-1/2 miles southeast of Taunton.
This year’s initial spring weather was warm and mild until this recent cold spell.
Split Creek Farm is named for a small creek that splits up the Schreiber’s farmland.
Although Schreiber has been growing flowers for several years, this is just the second season in which she is growing for retail.
Because Split Creek Farm is a working farm, Schreiber does not have customer pick-up service for her flowers there.
For those interested in purchasing tulips, or flower bouquets in the coming weeks, check with Arched Door/Gislason’s Hardware.