My name is Bailey Dueker, and I am the proud owner of Boondock Flower Farm; a small scale, Saskatchewan cut flower farm.
My hometown is Biggar, Saskatchewan, and I grew up on a farm 10 miles from where we live now.
I’ve always had a green thumb and a love of flowers, and my partner, Shane, has always wanted to be a farmer.
When I became aware that flower farming was actually ‘a thing’, I knew I had found my passion- but I don’t think Shane thought he would end up as ‘flower’ farmer though.
In the fall of 2019, with a maternity leave ending soon, I jumped right in and got my hands dirty. I planted tulips and daffodils, and ordered what I thought at the time was a lot of flower seeds!
2020 was my first season and it was everything I hoped it could be. There were some very long days, and a lot of hard work and much to learn, but being able to share the beauty of my flowers was very rewarding.
Some of my very favorite flowers from last year were ranunculus, zinnias, sunflowers.
In 2021 I’m looking to build upon what I learned last year, adding more filler flowers, grasses and foliage, and expanding my dahlia patch.
This past fall I planted 130 peonies roots, and I will tend to these plants patiently- it will be 3 years before I can cut a single bloom from them.
We have over 3000 tulips ready to bloom this spring along with several hundred daffodils and other bulbs.
After the spring bulbs are done, we will have a bounty of ranunculus and anemones leading us into July, when the other summer annuals begin to bloom.
Our garden will be at it’s peak in August and early September- sunflowers, zinnias, dahlias, grasses and everything else I can’t think of right now.
I’m so excited to share the beauty of our locally grown flowers with you!
Please follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram as we share our flowers through the changing seasons on the farm.