Friday, December 21, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Happy Ladies...

Preventative Measures...
9000 Ladybugs released in the greenhouse
just in case any bad bugs have invaded!!
The happiest 'ladies' on the Nebraska Prairie!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Special Christmas Gift...

Delightfully discovered this special gift along the country road
just around the corner from our house...
this sweet little tree decorated with garland, ornament and rosehips!
Thank you for the smiles, secret Santa!!
Merry Christmas!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Giving Thanks....

Giving thanks for changing seasons, beautiful blooms...
and all of you!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Another Journey...

So...another journey begins!
We are hoping to bring our 'new' outdoor room home this week!
It is going to be an amazing space for all the luncheons and gatherings you enjoy among the gardens!
Yes...once again we are moving, renovating and decorating!
We can't wait to share our new treasure with you!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Still Harvesting!!

Yummy things still coming from the veggie garden...
'Bolero' Carrots!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Growing Season...

This weekend's freeze signals the end of our growing season
but dreams of next year's blooms happily live in our greenhouse!
Despite the drought...this year's flower and vegetable harvest has been amazing!
The shop is filled with beautiful preserved blooms and our freezers are filled with delicious veggies!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thank You!

We have really enjoyed all of our visitors these last couple of weeks!
We appreciate the love and support you all give us...
What a special way to celebrate this beautiful season!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Counting The Days....

We are counting the days until this weekend's Open House!
We invite you to celebrate the treasures of the season with us!
Enjoy lunch and refreshments in the garden...
served to benefit the Crisis Center!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Are You Ready????

Are you ready for some fall bloomers?
Our Autumn Boutique...
September 7, 8 and 9!
Beautiful Belgian mums, unique pumpkins and gourds,
Indian corn, bittersweet, garden art...
and just wait until you see the treasures in our shop!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Our Fall Open House!!!

We are all busy around here...

even the bees and butterflies!!

Our Fall Open House

is right around the corner...

September 7, 8 and 9th!!!!

We have an amazing weekend planned for all of you!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Doing A Rain Dance!!

Our 'Aussie' favorite...Clianthus thriving in this heat and drought
but there are other plants requiring a little extra TLC.

Normally we withold fertilizer during a heat wave but since this situation appears to be extended
we are feeding at least weekly!

Afternoon shade would be appreciated by a plant that appears to be struggling...
especially geraniums.

Keep a watchful eye out for pests...
and most of all...
keep doing that rain dance!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Discoveries...

Very happily...

discovered angels...

playing in our gardens this morning!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Morning's Harvest...

A morning's harvest from the vegetable garden!!

Hakurei Turnips, Chiogga Beets, Golden Beets, Round Red Ace Beets, Malibar Spinach and Millionaire Hybrid Eggplant...Yum!!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Our Littlest Gardener...

A Sunday morning visit with our littlest gardener...

Ava Sue and her amazing mom!!

That puddle in the yard???

Oh...that would just be my heart melting....


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Beneficial Rain....

We enjoyed our day off from watering duties today!!

Thank you, Mother Nature!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Message From The Flower Fairies...

The fairies must have enjoyed their extra attention this weekend
as it appears they have left us a message in our Fairy Garden!
A little heart created by rearranging the glass stones!!

Great Kids!!

Definitely some future horticulturists and designers in this group!!

Saturday's 4-H Fairy Garden workshop was so much fun!!

What a great group of kids and super moms!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Loving The Growing Season!

We have greeted the growing season with lots of shop and garden tours on our calendar!

Your visits are always welcome by appointment...

9 to 4 daily including weekends!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


A few nervous moments last night...
this is not something anyone wants to see at their back door!!

Yes...there was a little rotation in Dodge County!!

With very grateful hearts...
our morning was spent cleaning up downed limbs...
but we are so blessed that our home, buildings and gardens are safe!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012



Thank you to everyone who came out

to support us during our Spring Open House!!

Thank you to our friends and neighbors who sacrificed their weekend to help us...

and thank you for providing such delicious food to all of us!!

Thank you for this afternoon's 'Air Therapy'!!!

We are Blessed!!

We will treasure our memories with each and every one of you!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring Open House!!

We are counting the days!!
Our Spring Open House...
May 4, 5 and 6th!!

Friday and Saturday 9 to 5- Sunday 10 to 4

Lunch and refreshments served to benefit the Crisis Center!

A great collection of unique and unusual plants in our greenhouse!!

Designs featuring flowers harvested and freeze dried in our shop!

Garden inspired art, furniture and fine art prints!

Enjoy a spring weekend in our gardens!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pseudogynoxys Chenopodioides....

Here is a bright and sunny bloom...

on a cool and rainy day!!!

Pseudogynoxys Chenopodioides...

just say Mexican Flame Vine...

it's easier!!

A sun loving, trailing vine great for window boxes and container gardens!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Field Of Dreams...

This little guy insisted on being the one to introduce this great new plant!!

'Field Of Dreams' ornamental corn features striking pink, white and green striped leaves!

Perfect in container gardens or in the landscape!

We call it the 'Flower Farmer's' corn!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Special Time Together...

My little helper Ava Sue having fun at the potting bench...

happy to plant anything with a PINK bloom!!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012


Yikes!!  A Freeze Warning tonight!!

We had a feeling Mother Nature wasn't quite finished with us and we even resisisted the urge to plant the Pansies!!

But...yes...that will be us...

in the wee hours of the morning....

a flashlight in one hand...

a hose in the other....

watering down the perennials who are ahead of schedule....

to give them some extra protection!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Getting Ready...

We are getting ready to make memories with all of you!!

Spring Open House May 4, 5 and 6!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Another New Bloom!!!

Verbena 'Estrella Salmon Star'...Wow!!!

Another new bloom in our greenhouse!!

Monday, March 26, 2012



Could there possibly be Apricots in our future???

Our daily check of the extended forecast shows some lows in the mid 30's....

oh, Mother Nature...

please keep a hard frost away from our beautiful spring blooms!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


One more day of Spring...

and one more gift of an amazing first bloom!

Perfectunia Orange... orange Petunia!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day Of Spring!!

What a treat on the first day of spring!!  Our first Abutilon Megapotamicum bloom of the season!!

You will want to try this unique sun-loving plant in your container gardens!!

Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Harvest Time!!!

The Season's First Harvest!!!

You can preserve your own beautiful branches by cutting them before they fully open...

they will continue to mature during the drying process!!

Other great candidates????

Curly Willow...Red and Yellow Twig Dogwood!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012


We feel it too...but experience has taught us painful lessons we remember!

We're leaving these glorious gardens under cover a bit longer...

and are wisely taking advantage of beautiful weather to get ahead on hardscape maintenance,
tree and shrub trimming!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Special Delivery...

A special delivery from a dear friend...
Praying Mantis egg sacks...
complete with newly hatched babies!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Praying Mantis...

We love your interest in our beneficial insect program!
This is a Praying Mantis egg sack...
it resembles a wasp nest...doesn't it?
Harvested sacks should be stored in the refrigerator until spring when the danger of frost has passed.
Place the sacks above ground in the landscape
to protect the babies from predators.
Oh...and yes...Ladybugs and Praying Mantis play very well together!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Preventative Maintenance....

No chemicals for the precious plants in our greenhouse!!
We use beneficial insects to take care of any bad guys that might be lurking!!
We released 9000 of these lovely ladies today!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sunflower Power!!!

A beautiful sunny day...
perfect for designing with preserved Sunflowers!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Love the fun and colorful graphics on this wonderful child's chair...
perfect for a princess....
or a prince!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's A Snow Day!

What a great way to spend a snow day...
designing with perfectly preserved blooms from our gardens!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tempting Treasures...

There are so many new delights in the shop and greenhouse!
Beautiful designs, artwork, original framed prints, container gardens and unusual plants!
There is a sweet flower fairy that lives in this little succulent garden!
Stay tuned for more peeks of tempting treasures!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Perfect Day!!

Sowed Pansy seeds in the greenhouse today while enjoying the sweet song of a Robin in our yard...

What a perfect day!!!