Category Archives: Farming and Flora

Everyday is Earth Day!

Parrot Tulips are unruly and that’s what I love about them. They also look like a beautiful, mini planet earth when they are all closed up with all those colors swirling together!  Just in time for Earth Day we have a limited number of Apricot Parrot bouquets available.  Give us a shout and we can arrange a pickup at our farm.  These special tulips are just $18.99 plus tax.

We started planting our dahlia tubers this week.  We also have tubers available for sale.  You can find them in our Goebel Hill Farm Etsy Shop.

If you are planning an event this summer and looking for fresh cut dahlia’s for DIY bouquets, the same beautiful flowers you see in our Etsy shop can be had fresh right here in Granite Falls for as little as $1 per stem.  Contact us for the details and to reserve your date.

Happy Earth Day!



The Joint is Jumping…at Goebel Hill Farm

It’s been a hopeful, lovely start to spring here in the Pacific Northwest. Nothing makes my heart sing more than seeing the tiny green leaves emerging on all of the deciduous trees turning the view out the window into a Monet painting.  Our early daffodils are beginning to bloom and the beautiful, shiny black pussy willow trees ( Salix gracilistyle “Melanostachya”) we planted over 20 years ago are at their peak right now.

There has been a change in the wildlife action around the place, too.  The birds are trilling and woodpeckers tapping as loud as they can on anything that makes noise and a few Starlings have been having a heated debate as they scope out holes in our old Alder trees.  And don’t get me started on the rabbits.  We caught this silly dance on the trail cam last month:

We expect to have some specialty Narcissus available by April.  Another goal is to offer Big Love and Apricot Parrot Tulips alongside our Rannunculus this year.  Having these bloom at the same time is the plan, but the weather decides if I will be able achieve this goal!  Our Coral Charm peonies begin blooming in May running through June.  If you are local and in need of unique, beautiful fresh flowers give us a ring and follow us here or on Instagram for the latest! 

Happy Spring!



Let the Holiday Season Begin with Beautiful Rose Hips!

Goebel HIll Farm

We are pleased to be able to offer fresh cut, thornless red and orange rose hips for your seasonal wedding and holiday plans this year.  Planting anything takes patience and this project has been a few years in the making, but the payback in stress relief while hanging out in the rose bushes has been a lifesaver this year!

A little snag in the plan has been our irrigation lines and the local coyotes! We do everything we can to co-exist peacefully with the coyotes.  We like them.  With the million or so voles and rabbits marching around our farm, we would be in serious trouble without our local coyotes, owls, and hawks keeping things under control.

Goebel HIll Farm DogOur two Border Collie/Shepard mix dogs roam the place during the day, but at night the coyotes are in charge.  We know because our dogs and the coyotes exchange wild, bone chilling, yodeling every once in awhile just to let the other one know they are there. Lately, the coyotes have been coming by to snack on the apples out in the old orchard at night and my dog stands on the porch and barks at them to keep them on their toes.  Check out this video where we caught the coyotes taking out their frustrations on 125 feet of drip irrigation I set up on the roses.



They shredded it.  The good thing is that it is fall and the rose hips are already ripe and ready!  We have fresh, beautiful, long lasting rose hips just in time for holiday decorating, Christmas wreaths, fireplace mantles and seasonal displays.

Tiny Orange Rose Hips

There are two ways to order; by mail through our Etsy Shop or for local pick up at our farm.  Shoot us an email or use the form below to order beautiful rose hips for pickup at the farm or to reserve with us if you need large amounts for your wedding or event date.

We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season!