The beautiful reward of these flower farms in Norwell and Berlin, Massachusetts

The beautiful reward of these flower farms in Norwell and Berlin, Massachusetts

The power of flowers never ceases to amaze. Ted Reinstein travels to Cross Street Flower Farm to learn gardening practices, then to Golden Skep Flower Farm to view endless, low-maintenance gardens.



TED REINSTEIN TAKES US TO NORWELL. TED: THE POWER OF FLOWERNES VER CEASED TO AMAZE. >> THEY CAN TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. FLOWERS ARE MAGIC IN THIS SEE. TED: CORFLN OWERS, SUITE P, POPPS, IE –SWEETP, EA POPPIES, 50 VARIETIES OF CUT FLOWERS GROW IN THIS FLOWER FM ARIN NORWELL. THERE IS MH SORROW TO BE SEEN, EVEN CHICKENS CROSS THE ROAD TO GET NIKKI BARTLEY OPENED AT THE FARM IN 2015. >> EVERYBODY WOULD ASK, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPIEST AND IN BLOSSOM AT THIS MOMENT. TED: SINCE APRITO TL THE FIRST FROST, THESE SEVEN ACRES HAVE BEEN BLOOMING. THEY ARE PART OF A PLOT OF AGRICULTURAL LAND OWNED AND PRESERVED BY THE CITY ONOF RWL. TODAY THE MULTICOLOR YARROW IS READY FOR PICKUP. >> IT’S GOING TO CELEBRATE QUICKLY. I JUST CUT IN THE FIELD THE EXTRA LEAVES BECAUSE YOU WANT EVERYTHING THAT GOES TO TITH WATER IN THE BUCKET SO YOU HAVE NO FOLIAGE ON IT. TED: LIKE BEING IN THE FIELDS BUT NOT WORKING IN TM? HE TRIES A MORNING YOGA CLASS OR A WORKSHOP. >> I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE A LUXURIOUS GARDEN DESI.GN THIS IS OUR SIGNUREAT STYLE. TED: BARTLEY HAD NO FARMING EXPERIENCE WHEN SHE STARTED. SHE GRADUATED IN RUSSIAN AND COLLEGE AND WORKED IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE. WHEN SHE MOVED WITH HER MILYFA TO NORWELL? >> I GOT THE BUG TO LEARN HOW TO GARDEN. D:TE BARTLEY HAS SPENT YEARS LEARNING HOW TO BUILD A FARM FROM THE SOIL. SHE AND HER TEAM ARE IN THE FIELD EVERY DAY, MONITORING 700 MEMBERS AND A RUSTIC BARN STORE. >> MANY WOMEN HAVE BEEN CA.RE IT’S QUITE AMAZING. IT’S JUST A REALLY FUN WAY TO GET INVOLVED IN THE UNIT. YOU ALL GO A LOT. TED: FOR HIS FLOWERS ARE, CONSTANT REMINDERS OF Y.JO >> BEING IN THE FIELDS AND NOTICING MUCH MORE THINGS THAN I HAVE EVER DONE BEFORE, TNO TAKI TNGHINGS FOR GRANTED WHAT WE MAY HAVE DONE A TIME. ♪ TED: ON THIS CNTOURY ROAD IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WNTO BERLIN, FEEL THE LTME STRESS AWAY. SOMETHING ABOUT FLOWERS, IIST INCREDIBLY RELINAX ACTUALLY, I DO THAT TOO, IF I DON’T END UP PULLING MY HIP OUT OF ITS GRIP. >> MANY PEOPLE COME HERE JUST TO WALK, LOOK AT THE FLOWERS, JUST TO RELAX THAT’S PART OF THE JOY OF OPERATING THIS KIND OF BUSINESS. TED: CARL AND ELAINE WICKSTROM HAVE LIVED IN BERLIN FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS. THEY OWN THE GOLDEN SKEP FLORWE FARM, ANDIS OAS FOR PEOPLE, BIRDS AND BEES. SKEP IS A TRIBUTE TO THE SWEDISH ANCESTORS OF THE WICKSTROMS. THIS IS A SCANDINAVIAN NAME FOR BASKETS ONCE USED BY BEEKEEPERS. >> PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED WHEN THEY ENTER. SOME OF THEM ARE OVERWHELMED BY WHAT WE HAVE. TED: WICKSTROMS N’DOT GROW EDNEY, FINICKY FLOWERS. NO, THEIR FARM SPECIALIZES IN LOW MAINTENANCE PLAS, INCLUDING 40 VARIETIES OF HEMERANEES AND HOSTAS. >> IT STARTS AT THE END OF MAY AND YOU CAN SEE THE GNGOI IS STILL STRONG. TED: WICKSTROM SAYS DAYLILSIE ARE PERFECT FOR UGLY-BKAC GARDENERS. >> DO NOT LET IT DRY OUT DURING THE FIRST GROWING SEASON. DO NOT OVERWATER. IT CAN BE LEFT ON ITS OWN FOR THE FOOWLLING YEAR. YOU CAN GO ON TWO HOLIDAYS AND NOT WORRY ABOUT IT. D: TE IF YOU ARE INTO THE JURASSIC PARK STYLE, ATHETIC HOSTAS ARE IDEAL. ,>> THIS IS VERY POPULAR. THIS GETS BIGGER TED: FOR GENERATIONS GOLDEN SKEP WAS A DAIRY FARM, A CLASSIC — A CLASSIC FARM WHERE THE LEYIVE RETURNS AT 5.40 PM >> THE JOY OF COLOR, AND FLOWERS AND BEES, AND BUTTERFLIES, C IS REALLY REWARDG.IN ANTHONY: THE PRODUCERS WE MET HAD TO DEAL WITH THE CONSTANT INRA OF JY.UL HOSTAS LOVING AND HOLDING OO WATER SO IF YOU HAVE SEEN GNTIA HOSTAS, NOW YOU KNOW WHY. ANTHONY: HE SAID TREHE WAS SO RAINY THEY DON’T HAVE TO DEPEND ON IRRIGATION. AND IT IS HIGH SEASON FOR DAHLIA. ANTHONY: NEXT, PRACTICING MEDICINE WAS NOT ENOUGH. >> IAD H TO CHOOSE SOMETHING AS A HOBBY/

The beautiful reward of these flower farms in Norwell and Berlin, Massachusetts

The power of flowers never ceases to amaze. Ted Reinstein travels to Cross Street Flower Farm to learn gardening practices, then to Golden Skep Flower Farm to view endless, low-maintenance gardens.

When a flower farm is not just a flower farm?! In Norwell, Cross Street Flower Farm offers yoga in the fields, lessons in flower design and cultivation, and opportunities to cut your own, all on historic farmland dating back to the 1600s. Berlin, central Massachusetts, Golden Skep Flower Farm is a family farm with a classic red farmhouse. The farm specializes in daylilies and huge hosta plants.

When a flower farm is not just a flower farm?! In Norwell, Cross Street Flower Farm offers yoga in the fields, lessons in flower design and cultivation, and opportunities to cut your own, all on historic farmland dating back to the 1600s. Berlin, central Massachusetts, Golden Skep Flower Farm is a family farm with a classic red farmhouse. The farm specializes in daylilies and huge hosta plants.

Terisa K. Carn