Sunday, March 28, 2010


One of the new Begonias in the greenhouse...with a very funny name!!! Begonia Withlacoochee!!! Now how can you pass on that one!!! Begonias are one of those amazing plants that add color to our shaded porches and even the pergola. They are one of the few plants that I walk by without watering very much!!! They make great houseplants during our long Nebraska winters, too!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sharing First Blooms...

Pansy Whiskers Blue and White...along with a very hard worker.. one of our 9,000 little ladybugs!
...and some gorgeous blooms inside of the shop, too!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sharing The Best...

I bought a pair of these gloves last year and laughed when I read that they were washable....but thought again as I tossed them into the washing machine! I knew I had to find them for you! At only $11.99 per're going to love them! Mine are on their second season...I can't believe it! They are the ONLY garden gloves that have lasted me over two weeks!! Put a pair of these gloves on your list when you visit us!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

After A Very Long Winter...

It makes me so happy to hear that so many people are starting their own seeds and plants! We are all ready for spring!! If you are looking for another project to jump start the spring season...get out those summer flowering bulbs! Plant them in a pot and place them in a warm and sunny location in your home. Water them only once until they begin to show top growth or risk rotting the bulbs. Be sure to not place the bulbs too deeply in the soil! Most summer flowering bulbs are extremely sensitive to frost so watch the temperatures before your plant your new bulbs in the garden and...enjoy your early start to the growing season!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our Little Workers..

We continue to work with the use of beneficial insects in the greenhouse for pest management. Our sweet little UPS man must shake his head as he delivers a box marked "Live Ladybugs" to our door. We have also been researching the use of Lacewings in the greenhouse and will be releasing eggs today. It's a learning curve!'s working!!!! Organic growing!!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Here's My Plan...

It always helps to have a little bit of a plan! The Gazebo is always beautiful when the Clematis blooms...but an annual vine would be a great companion! My choice this year is a new discovery- Basella alba 'rubra". This vine is yes...edible!! Another experiment!! The pinkish blooms and purple berries will be complimented by Bubblegum Petunia baskets in the windows. Hmm, maybe some yellow in the garden bed...all framed by a beautiful field of seed corn! I'm ready!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Last year's gorgeous Tomato harvest...
Oh, I'm ready!! A nasty little virus knocked me off my feet for a week or so...but I'm back and have so much to share with you! The greenhouse is bursting with so many great things! Let's start with the vegetable garden! Remember that Salsa recipe I posted last year? Imagine it with these great tomatoes we are growing this year!
Huge 32 ounce Dixie Golden Giant, beautiful White Queen, new six inch scalloped Marmande, two to five pound Giant Belgian, Garden Peach and fun little Green Sausage Tomato! Is your mouth watering yet????