I finally got to visit Dragonfly Dreams Flower Farm in Lamar, Missouri this week. The fact that I got to visit during Amercian Flowers Week made it even more special.
When I first pulled up to the farm it looked straight out of a magazine with picturesque blooming fields, a quaint cabin, and a roadside flower stand that operates on the honor system. Diana Hopkins and her husband have been farming the land for about 5 years. She takes pride in the fact that all her flowers are grown from seed and that she has devised a unique irrigation system to an area of the fields that do not have water access.
My tour included the sun drenched fields of sunflowers, zinnias, laceflowers, daisies, and roses. Further back on the property included the hosta garden, a taste of the tropicals, and beautifully scented lilies. With all the beauty this farm has Diana has big plans for the future and continues to learn the industry and incorporate new practices. She is a member of http://www.slowflowers.com and has written for local publications to promote American Flowers Week and how people can support their local cut flower farmer. Enjoy these beautiful images I took at the farm and Happy American Flowers Week!!
Andrea K. Grist