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Spray of pink Lisianthus flowers.

Why Buy Flowers from Local Growers?

Posted byLauren Ketcham on Saturday, May 04, 2024

People have always picked flowers for décor, cultural and spiritual practices. But, the modern flower industry’s emphasis on high-volume, low-cost production has reduced this tradition to a commodity resulting in flowers grown, transported, sold, and used with little regard for their environmental and social cost. Learn more about why local is better from Lauren Ketcham, grower at Down the Road Farm in New Lexington, OhioContinue Reading Why Buy Flowers from Local Growers?

Bountiful arrangement of spring flowers in a vase.

Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

Posted byLauren Ketcham on Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

Flowers possess the remarkable ability to brighten any space, but the magic truly happens when they are paired with the perfect vase and designer. Mastering the art of vase selection and flower design can elevate your floral arrangements to new heights. Get these tips for creating beautiful arrangements from Lauren Ketcham, grower at Down the Road Farm in New Lexington, OhioContinue Reading Arrange Flowers Like a Pro

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Tips for Preventing Garden Pests

Posted byLauren Ketcham on Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

The perennial challenge in growing any Ohio garden is the havoc deer and pests can wreak on cherished plants. However, with a bit of foresight and strategic planning, you can safeguard your garden oasis. Having started their farm on a lot previously used as a deer feeding station, Lauren Ketcham, grower at Down the Road Farm in New Lexington, Ohio has some great tips… Continue Reading Tips for Preventing Garden Pests