Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One Thousand Roses!

On Sunday we had a call from rose growers Steve and Maryanne from Beaconsfield. A friend of theirs had sent them a Facebook link to hilbarn and after checking out our blog they liked what they saw. They had some surplus-to-requirement cut roses this weekend. Would we like to share them with our customers for our boxes?


Well, we said. Funny you should mention that! On the way back from the northwest last Sunday, we'd seen their hothouses and actually turned down their driveway to check out what they grew. We saw the roses and said to each other, oh, how nice, and drove straight home to get our fresh broad beans and asparagus into the cool room.

"Well," said Steve. "Flowers are produce too." So Barn returned to Beacy yesterday to pick up 1,100 roses for today's boxes, all beautifully packed and wrapped. That's Hil, packing boxes, in the lemon apron...
We've never had so many grateful customers (or suspicious partners!) in one day. The old rose still turns heads that's for sure.... even our hilbarn delivery van, Guido, took a turn on the dance floor... Thank you Steve and Maryanne for calling.

5 comments:

mrs smith said...

Thanks so much All! Those blooms made our day,

Black Eyed Susie said...

Such a beautiful surprise. The exact colour I had at my wedding too! I had to explain at length to my daughter that they couldn't go in her room!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful surprise... even though my husband did try and pretend they were from him!!

Isis said...

How did you know it was our anniversary on tuesday?!

Holli said...

Gorgeous roses! What a great suprise for the boxes!