Robin’s Awesome Blossoms add color, fragrance to any setting

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Robin's Awesome Blossoms is a new service available at Robin's Flower Pot in Farmington. Here, Robin Jordan stands near the tepee frame work sweet peas grow on. A bed of cosmos is in front. Now through mid-October, customers may sign up for fresh bouquets designed by Robin and her crew.

By Pam Harnden, Staff Writer

FARMINGTON — Robin and James Jordan, owners of Robin’s Flower Pot, 387 Webster Rd., have added a new service this year.

Now through mid-October, customers can enjoy Robin’s Awesome Blossoms. Businesses, nursing homes or the hospital may enjoy fresh cut flower arrangements delivered weekly or bi-weekly. Individuals signed up for the service pick up their arrangements at the greenhouse.

James built a refrigerated display case and a walk-in cooler was added at one end of the retail area. Vases filled with blossoms greet visitors with their fragrance as they walk in the door.

Sections of some greenhouses are now devoted to growing plants for cut flowers. Several lily hybrids are grown in or alongside one. Some lilies feature strong fragrances. Robin said new hybrids being grown this year have lighter fragrances that won’t be as noticeable.

Snapdragons, plumed celosia, ageratum, dahlias and gomphrena are grown in other greenhouses. Netting covers the plants to provide support and keep them growing upright. A second planting of snaps will ensure availability of this popular flower for much of the season.

Robin’s Awesome Blossoms is a new service available at Robin’s Flower Pot in Farmington. Here, Robin Jordan stands near the tepee frame work sweet peas grow on. A bed of cosmos is in front. Now through mid-October, customers may sign up for fresh bouquets designed by Robin and her crew.

(Pam Harnden/Franklin Journal)

Other plants are grown outdoors. A raised flower bed can be seen alongside Webster Road. Marigolds, dill, cosmos, and sunflowers are just some of the varieties growing there. A nearby tepee frame and netting provides purchase for sweet peas.

Robin said blooms are also taken from the perennial beds and hydrangea plantings. A sunflower bed will provide later blooms.

Floral arrangements are available to purchase during business hours. Customers may also choose to select specific blossoms, from the varieties available, to put into a bouquet of their design. Lilies are priced per bud as the buds will mature and open after cutting. Other blooms are priced per stem.

“The bouquets are very generous. I’m not going to skimp,” Robin said.

There is still time for people or businesses to sign up for Robin’s Awesome Blossoms. Because the program is already underway, the price will be pro-rated, Robin said.

To sign up or for more information, call Robin at 778-5937 or email robinsflowerpot@gmail.com.

pharnden@sunmediagroup.net

James Jordan built a walk-in cooler to house cut flowers at Robin’s Flower Pot in Farmington. Customers may now obtain floral arrangements through Robin’s Awesome Blossoms program.

(Pam Harnden/Franklin Journal)

These lilies are being grown in a greenhouse at Robin’s Flower Pot in Farmington. Once they begin blooming, the flowers will be cut for Robin’s Awesome Blossoms or those wishing to make their own bouquet.

(Pam Harnden/Franklin Journal)

Robin’s Flower Pot in Farmington now offers Robin’s Awesome Blossoms, a cut flower service. Flowers such as the plumed celosias, seen in front, and the snapdragons growing in the background are just a few of the many varieties available.

(Pam Harnden/Franklin Journal)

Annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs provide material for Robin’s Awesome Blossoms, a new service available from Robin’s Flower Pot in Farmington. This raised bed bordering Webster Road is just one source of blooms for the program.

(Pam Harnden/Franklin Journal)

A vase filled with freshly cut lilies greets customers at Robin’s Flower Pot in Farmington. Customers may now sign up for Robin’s Awesome Blossoms, fresh flower arrangements, weekly or bi-weekly.

(Pam Harnden/Franklin Journal)

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