About Color Fields
Kelly Morrison has been growing flowers on land at Breeze Farm for about five years; before that she worked on other area farms. She has two part-time helpers, but otherwise she does everything: tilling and laying out row covers, planting, picking flowers, delivering, and more.
In addition to selling in our stores, Kelly does flowers for weddings. She also is a member of the Piedmont Wholesale Flowers, an aggregator of flower farmers that’s run by the farmers themselves. The group helps them connect with florists; in addition to taking advance orders, they have a weekly flower sale.
For now, Kelly is glad to be farming at Breeze. Being able to rent farmable land and to use the equipment and facilities at the farm was a big help to her as a new farmer.
Take a peek at the farm in the video below.
Kelly sows seeds constantly, so that something is always blooming for her to sell. She uses low “caterpillar” tunnels to help protect plants over the winter, and now that it is warm, planting in the open fields. Given our hot summers, some plants cannot grow fast enough to bloom if planted in the spring; Kelly got them started last fall, and when the weather warmed, they were ready to burst with growth. She doesn’t worry too much about weeds, which would take a lot of time to remove completely. But she does worry about the deer and insects that can turn a beautiful dahlia bloom into an unsellable, holey flower. She bags each dahlia head to protect it!