Day in the life of a flower picker
Since the day I started this summer, I have cut such a variety of plants. One of my favorite aspects of the farm is that every day and every season various significantly. Starting the day off, our flower-picking team heads to the field to weed at least one row of weeds each; this way, we can keep a good hand on the weed situation.
For those who have gardens; you know how fast weeds grow!!! After weeding, we begin picking for orders which recently have been a lot of hydrangeas. We have picked Oregon Pride, Periwinkle Blue, Pistachio, White, and any specialty hydrangeas we find along the way.
After picking quite a few, we head up in the farm truck to the shop, where we recut the stems and put the flowers into the water to either go into the cooler or get packed and ready to ship out. This process happens a few times throughout the day. I also have been snapping pictures on the camera of products and the process of cutting.