Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Our Fall Newsletter!

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.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A New Addition...

A new addition to the shop...perfect for a princess!!  The arrangement with our dried Sunflowers would make the perfect centerpiece for a tea party!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Finalizing Plans...

Finalizing plans for our 2011 Fall Open House!!  September 9, 10 and 11!!  Details to follow!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

For Tim and Courtney...

For Tim and Courtney...we hope your first week of marriage was as magical as your wedding day!  Our hugs and best wishes to you both!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two Hands Would Be Better....

Ken thinks two hand would have been better to hold a tomato this large...Giant Belgian Yellow!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just One Time...

Just one time for a special friend!!
Congratulations Tim and Courtney!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweet Scents...

The sweet scent of Jasmine at my door...on such a beautiful morning!!