Hi, I’m Emily Fontes… an unlikely farmer!

After 20 years as a freelance web designer, brand stylist and SEO specialist, I got tired of sitting at a desk all day and wanted to try something new.

Being a long time vegetable gardener, I thought "why not flowers?". In May of 2022 I caught the bug and bought 400 dahlia tubers. Now I’m laying out plans for half acre of flowers in 2024.

  • I'm Inspired By

    Color! As a designer I have been working with color palettes for two decades and I just LOVE combining colors. Saturated, vibrant colors make my heart sing. I love romantic, soft colors as well. I think every bouquet needs a little lavender, purple or blue!

  • My Favorite Flower Memory

    My grandmother had an absolutely enormous Cecile Brunner climbing rose at her house. It grew across the entire face of her detached garage. I would recognize it’s fragrance anywhere. The fluffy pale pink blooms make me smile.

  • I'm Passionate About

    Growing approachable, delightful, vibrant flowers. There are a lot of romantic, muted flower farms out there. I’m different. I grow a color palette of flowers that is vivid and cheerful. I want every bouquet I make to brighten your home.

  • I'm Most Happy When

    I roam the dahlia seedling patch and find a new treasure! Dahlia hybridizing is an adventure every single day. My daughter and I evaluate all our seedlings together.


Some Random Tidbits About Me

  • My obsession with Anne of Green Gables runs deep. My farm is named from the book and I read the whole series every year.
  • My family is going in to their 13th year of homeschooling. The kiddos are 5, 16 and 18.
  • I co-own a manufacturing company with my husband. Kolstrand makes deck equipment for commercial fishing boats.
  • My parents own the property next door. We have combined 13 acres of gorgeous land in semi-rural Stanwood, WA.