Local flower farms ‘feel the heat’ as warm weather persists

EAGLE, Idaho – Temperatures continue to hit or approach triple digits in Treasure Valley, presenting a unique set of challenges for a family flower farm in Eagle.

Blue Sky Farm held its grand opening last weekend inviting people from across Treasure Valley to come pick their own flower bouquets. With over 15 different varieties of flowers on their six-acre property, certain types of flowers are struggling with the warmer weather.

“Some of our flowers like heat and some don’t like heat,” said Lauren Allen, one of Blue Sky Farm’s owners.

She said the snapdragons and dahlias seem to suffer the most, but Lauren, her husband and her parents work hard to keep the flowers hydrated, but not over-watered. Currently, the flowers are connected to an underground water system and overhead irrigation.

The warmer weather also prompted the family to adjust their opening hours.

“We have a lot of sunset photos, a lot of morning photos, but a typical Friday is when we have our sunset photos, there will be vendors here, there will be food trucks here , there will be bar trucks here, we really want the community to come hang out,” Laurent said.

This week the flower farm is open for picking at sunset Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Terisa K. Carn