A peek at the tree we designed for the Festival of Hope to benefit the Crisis Center! Trees, wreaths and other treasures on display now through December 4! Stop by Abe Krasne Home Furnishings to place your bid and support a very worthwhile organization!
Special thanks to everyone who attended and assisted with our special weekend! We made some great memories!! Let's hope Mother Nature is kind to us tonight so we can enjoy the beauty for just a little while longer...brrr!!!
Is it really August and is it really time to compose the Fall Newsletter?
Our prairie gardens… and their gardeners… are breathing a sigh of relief with cooler temperatures. We are grateful for beneficial moisture and are delighted to discover Praying Mantis and Green Lacewings devouring the bad bugs that are hungry for our beautiful blooms. This growing season has held its challenges… but our hearts and prayers are with so many of our summer visitors who have been displaced from their homes due to flooding and storms. Your attitude and perseverance are an inspiration! What’s a bad bug or two?
Fall Open House
September 9, 10 and 11
Friday and Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday 10 to 4
We have so many new treasures to share with you! Arrangements and wreaths filled with beautiful blooms harvested and preserved from our gardens! Lots of new furniture and vintage treasures! Beautiful locally grown pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn! Huge and gorgeous Belgian mum plants grown right here in our nursery area…perfect for a burst of fall color! New succulent gardens for a sunny window in your home…yes…something green and growing when the snow flies…and they will thrive on neglect! Original photographs featuring amazing images captured in our gardens…many featuring words of inspiration…and we’ve expanded our popular selection of note cards! Original art, garden wire, our own signature potpourris and lots more garden inspired treasures!!!! Take some time to tour our gardens. You will be amazed at the amazing variety of plants that survive on the Nebraska prairie…even during a very unusual growing season!
Join us for lunch and refreshments served to benefit the Crisis Center.
The Crisis Center serves a five county area in Dodge, Washington, Burt, Saunders and Cuming Counties in Nebraska. Please join us for lunch and refreshments in our Bistro area, pergola or choose your own peaceful place in our gardens…and enjoy!!! We are grateful for your support of our very own fundraising effort to benefit the Crisis Center during our Spring Open House…just wait until you see our autumn plans for this project!! For those who would like to further assist this worthwhile organization we happily accept your donations during our event. Their needs are personal care and grocery items, paper products, flashlights, batteries, cleaning products and used cell phones.
Directions: Please don’t use Google! We have contacted them several times but their directions will still land you somewhere near a grain bin on Hoegemeyer Road! So here you go!! Directions from Fremont: about 5 miles North on Hwy. 275/77, 4 miles West on County Road O (not Q), then North on County Road 18. We’re the first house on the East.
The Freeze Dry Chambers are set to temps below zero...what a thought on a day like today!!
The flowers are quickly inserted and placed under a vacuum. Every 12 hours we will increase the temperature by 5 degrees. The flowers will slowly thaw and the vacuum will remove the moisture! In 10 to 14 days I'll have more beautiful blooms to design with!!
Sharing another bloom from a favorite!! Ruellia blooms last for one day....but are quickly replaced by new ones!! A great water garden plant....but thrives in container gardens in the heat. I wish the scents in our greenhouse could be delivered to each of you over the internet!!!!