The seedings and the Dahlia Tubers are poking their heads up through the soil. They will soon become part of the new generation of the Bouquet project; an ongoing theraputic project that started when I worked as a horiticultural therapist at Belvue Hospital. The project is based off of clinical research in providing benifits that fresh cut flowers in the home provide.

“A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home.”

The flowers will be sold at Blooming Hill Farm at Blooming Grove, NY and a Kiosk outside of the Black Meadow Barn. Students from Grace Church School will be working on this beneficial project. Zennia SeedlingsDahlia TouberGarden ViewZennia Close UpZennia BouquetDahlia Bouquet