Mara Tyler of Pennsylvania’s The Farm at Oxford, a boutique minimize flower farm and botanical store


March 18th, 2020

Mara Tyler, farmer-florist, The Farm at Oxford

I’m so happy at present to introduce you to Mara Tyler of The Farm at Oxford >in Lincoln College, Pennsylvania. I feel we first met in 2014 at an ASCFG annual convention> when it was held in Wilmington, Delaware, and it has been inspiring to witness how Mara has grown her floral enterprise to embody rising flowers, designing flowers, educating about flowers and connecting with flower lovers in individual and thru social media.

I’ve been so curious in regards to the retail facet of Mara’s enterprise and I requested her to hitch me for at present’s episode.

Within the dahlia fields at The Farm at Oxford (c) Mariya Steckler Pictures

Right here’s extra about Mara Tyler and her flowers:

California native turned Pennsylvania flower farmer, Mara Tyler grew flowers in small areas for 20 years in her house state.  When she and her younger household determined to maneuver their roots to Pennsylvania, they found the will for extra space and land to place down roots.

Life on The Farm at Oxford

Sixty property visits and 1.5 years later, they discovered an exquisite 1838 farmhouse in Southern Chester County, on a 12-acre farmette that was traditionally used for dairy and sheep farming. Fenced pastures with meadowed flatlands appeared good for brightly coloured flowers, and the concept of The Farm at Oxford was born. 

Lovely combined peony bouquets

The farm’s minimize flower enterprise focuses on regionally grown peonies, dahlias, roses, spring bulbs and companion perennials. Mara is impressed by the distinctive and the difficult, and so long as the bottom shouldn’t be frozen, you’ll be able to sometimes discover her exterior digging within the filth or within the workshop taking part in with flowers. 

A peek inside Mara’s plant-filled store at WorKS Artisan Collective

New in 2018, The Farm at Oxford launched a YEAR-ROUND mini-plant and flower store within the WorKS artisan collective> in Kennett Sq., close to famed Longwood Gardens exterior Philadelphia. WorKS Botanical & Flower Store is open Friday via Sunday, 11-5 and there you’ll find uncommon pots, crops, recent flowers; in addition to a number of backyard associated house decor objects resembling watering cans, pruning shears, or Mara’s favourite backyard signal. In winter, you’ll find do-it-yourself wreaths, a number of goodies for vacation; and in addition choose up flower bulbs for planting.

The Farm at Oxford additionally brings recent bunches of blooms…the whole lot from a gathering of peonies to a mixture of what’s blooming on the area every week. Prospects can discover these flowers at backyard and life-style retailer Terrain>.

Beautiful dahlias, with the bonus of backlighting

Thanks a lot for becoming a member of my fantastic dialog with Mara Tyler of The Farm at Oxford. I hope you gained as a lot inspiration and encouragement as I did from this proficient floralpreneur.

Mara Tyler (c) Taken by Sarah

Discover and comply with The Farm at Oxford at these social locations:

The Farm at Oxford on Fb>

The Farm at Oxford on Instagram>

The fourth annual Sluggish Flowers Summit> takes place in late June, however I wish to make a couple of feedback for these of you who’ve registered or who’re planning on doing so. I wish to deal with issues relating to COVID-19 and coronavirus, issues which might be affecting all of us in our day by day lives.

The Summit
crew is following the scenario carefully, monitoring the CDC well being and journey
data and the San Mateo County Division of Well being suggestions. At
this time, as reported by the CDC and U.S. Journey Affiliation, there are not any restrictions on journey
anyplace throughout the U.S

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FILOLI: the recently-renovated “Excessive Place” at Filoli in Woodside, Calif., vacation spot for the Sluggish Flowers Summit 2020

Relaxation assured we’re working in partnership with the Summit venue, Filoli Historic Backyard and Residence>, to make sure an exquisite expertise for you. We’re very optimistic in regards to the prospect of a superb convention and hope you’re as effectively. The Sluggish Flowers Summit crew guarantees to give you common updates if the standing adjustments within the coming weeks or months, however within the present local weather, we’re remaining constructive about seeing you in California — June 28-30 — for a celebration of the Sluggish Flowers individuals, ardour and practices. You possibly can contact us anytime with questions:

Debra Prinzing>, Sluggish Flowers

Karen Thornton>, Occasion Supervisor

It’s also possible to comply with the Filoli VISIT Web page> and Sluggish Flowers Summit Web page> for added updates.

(c) Mary Grace Lengthy Pictures

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