How we started in the flower business

Our venture into fresh cut flowers started back in Spring of 2017, after our lead gardener, Cassie, decided to test her skills with something new. The results were great and she was able to harvest quite a few Bells of Ireland blooms in early May, just in time to sell at our Blackland Prairie Days booth in Taylor, TX. Two separate florists stopped by that day, asking if we’d be interested in growing additional stems for them. Since the need was there, we decided to expand our flower collection and officially add fresh cut flowers to our list of enterprises. What started with supplying to two florists continues to grow everyday! We are now clearing out an acre of land to use strictly for flowers.

where you can find our flowers

Currently, we provide stems to six local Central Texas florists in Bastrop, Elgin, Taylor and Thorndale. You can find our flowers being used in arrangements at: A Flower Connection, Bastrop Florist, Sonflower Florist, Taylor’d Flowers For YouThe Bastrop Flower Shoppe and The Birdcage. In addition, you can pick up ready-to-go seasonal flower bunches at 2nd St. Farm 2 Market Deli.

If you’re ever in the Elgin area, we’d love to have you out to the Ranch. We offer same-day pickup of flowers bouquets and arrangements, Monday through Friday, 8am-3pm. If you’d like to place an order, please email [email protected].

Additionally, you can find us out and about at these upcoming community fairs and festivals:

October 28: Hogeye Festival

December 2: Holiday by the Tracks

where the money goes

Just as our other Down Home Ranch enterprises, money raised through fresh cut flowers goes back to elevating the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide, residential and day program services, directly impacting the lives of 43 adults through educational, vocational and recreational opportunities. By purchasing flowers you are helping provide enriching experiences for all of our Ranchers.

find locally grown flowers near you

For those friends of the Ranch who are not near Elgin, TX, click here, type in your zip code and you can find locally grown fresh cut flowers near you!

flowers you can expect from dhr throughout the year

Spring Summer Fall
Anemone Amaranth Amaranth
Asters Atriplex Calendula
Atriplex Celosia Brain Celosia Brain
Bachelor Buttons Celosia Plume Celosia Plume
Bells of Ireland Cerinth Cerinth
Calendula Cosmos Chrysanthemums
Cerinth Craspedia Cosmos
Chinese Forget-me-nots Dahlias Craspedia
Delphinium Dusty Miller Dahlias
Dianthus Eucalyptus Dusty Miller
Dusty Miller Globe Amaranth Kale
Foxglove Lisianthus Millet
Kale Marigolds Rudbeckia
Larkspur Millet Sunflower
Marigolds Salvia Zinnias
Millet Rudbeckia
Ranunculus Salvia
Scabiosa Sunflower
Snapdragons Zinnias
Stock
Strawflowers
Sweet Pea