The flower farm Reggie Tarr and his daughter, Vanessa Tarr, oper- ate in Sugar Hill, New Hamp- shire, started out as a hobby. Reg- gie, who has worked in landscape design for more than 30 years,
bought 6 acres of farmland in 1997 and began plant-
ing vegetables and perennials in his spare time. It
wasn’t until three years ago, with Vanessa’s encour-
agement, that they created a business together
solely growing and selling flowers and arrangements.
And so Tarrnation Flower Farm — a play on their
last name and the fact that “it’s sort of our own little
nation up here,” says Vanessa — was born.
Vanessa, who joined her dad’s landscape crew
as a teenager and has worked on farms around the
world, traveled in 2013 to Mount Vernon, Wash-
ington, where she spent several months working at
stakes are used to corral a row of
Intrigue dahlias. The support
prevents them from falling over
from their own weight or being
blown away during a storm. The red
barn in the background is home to
the farm stand and design studio.
Little State Flower Co.
Robin Hollow Farm
Bethel, V T,
NEW ENGLAND’S FINEST
Flower farms are sprouting up
throughout New England,
with these offering a variety of
services, including flower CSAs,
wedding and event design, and