Local experts on the art of flower farming

In the spring of 2020, just as the world was starting to bloom, the COVID-19 outbreak forced us back indoors. 

Weary from days working at a medical office, Kim Barnes of Flanders found peace in her mother’s garden. She’d snip stems from bearded irises, lupine, and pillowy peonies, bunching them together to make bouquets like she has done since she was a kid. 


Kim Barnes of Backyard Blooms

At a time of such turmoil and uncertainty, Barnes thought she’d share the flowers with others, putting them out at a roadside stand along bustling Flanders Road. 

“You always bring someone flowers, whether you want them to have a good day if they’re not feeling happy,” Barnes said. “It always brightens their mood.” 

Read the complete article at: northforker.com 


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