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About BoxwoodManorFarm

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Boxwood Manor Farm is a small 3 acre flower farm located in the heart of Lancaster County, Pa. The farm specializes in fresh boxwood and dried flowers. The farm was once a large 132 flower farm that was subdivided around 60 years ago. My neighbors have told me stories of the fields of daffodils and peonies that once grew around the farmhouse. The farm remained with the original family for about 75 years and was finally sold in the early 1970’s. Over the next 25 years the property changed hands many times and fell into disrepair. In the late 1990’s my husband and I, newly married and looking to move to Lancaster were searching for an older home on a quiet street. Despite the rundown condition of the property, we were immediately taken with the farmhouse and purchased the home including several outbuildings which included a huge bank barn. We were young, naïve and full of energy. And yes bringing the property back to life took lots of energy. It was a labor of love and took about 20 years while raising a family. Once the farm was rehabilitated and the children mostly grown, I started to think about how to put the property to good use so it would not fall into disrepair again. Particularly wanting to preserve the barn, I was focused on adaptive reuse since it was no longer part of a large farm. I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally decided to put it back to it's original use. Why did I think I needed a large farm to grow flowers? For some reason, I had it in my head that flowers were grown on large farms outside the United States and imported. Which is mostly true, but the trends are changing. So began my adventure as a flower farmer.

As for me, my name is Deborah, my background is in photography and I spent many years as a commercial photographer. Once I moved to our farm, I started an online business selling the jewelry of a local designer. This allowed me to work part time while raising our family. I was able to incorporate my skills as a photographer plus the excitement of learning how to run a business was quite fulfilling. Although, I loved running my own business, it became stale after a while. So I challenged myself selling internationally learning a bit of French and German along the way. Ultimately, I realized my need to create was not being fulfilled. I have always been a crafter and enjoy gardening and being outdoors. So when I decided to shift my business to making wreaths it was an easy transition. Plus, I had more than enough boxwood available. What remained of the original flower farm were the boxwoods. They have stood the test of time and have continued to grow and grow. So, I purchased an orchard ladder to reach these massive shrubs. The boxwoods are organically grown and very healthy. I am very picky when choosing cuttings for making wreaths, using only unblemished branches. This is a luxury I can afford since I have so many boxwoods to choose from. My wreaths are as fresh as can be, normally shipping within 24 hours from harvesting and shipped via Priority Mail. Your wreath will arrive fresh to your door within days of harvesting. I also hand shape the wreaths so you won’t find any cut leaves. I pinch out any stray branches by hand, giving it a nice round shape but retaining a natural appearance. Thank you so much for your interest in me and my small farm. I am so grateful for each and every order. Your purchase supports a local farm and family. As the current care taker of the farm, I hope to leave the property in better condition than I found it, lasting for generations to come. Thank you for supporting this little farm.

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    Owner, Farmer/Florist, Photographer

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