Beverly Lacey is co-owner, with her husband Keith Dix, of Blue Heron Farm in Nellysford, VA. Since 2004 she has been farming organic vegetables and specialty cut flowers on their 20-acre farm in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although most of their produce and flowers come from 2 ½ acres of field-grown annuals and perennials, they also use 2 high tunnels for season extension and protecting delicate crops.
Blue Heron Farm sells flowers to florists, brides, and subscription members who come to the farm each week to pick up a bouquet of local flowers. The top two flowers grown on the farm are dahlias and lisianthus. Both are planted annually, but the 1,500 dahlia tubers are dug, divided and stored each fall for replanting in the spring. Bev’s love of dahlias goes back to her parents who grew dahlias in western Pennsylvania, and she still grows some of their varieties. She admits that acquiring new dahlia varieties borders on addiction, but one that provides joy to her and countless others.
Tuesday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm John Marshall. Open to the public and free of charge.
The Flower Farm Girls are bringing loads of varieties of bare root peonies to sell at the GCV symposium. They will be selling at the John Marshall on Tuesday and at the Bolling-Haxall House on Wednesday. Remember, fall is the perfect time for planting peonies! CLICK HERE to see photos and descriptions of peonies available at the symposium.