It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!!
Monday, December 17, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
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
Monday, November 5, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A teacher, a mentor and a friend.
We will always be grateful for the way he Blessed our lives and shared in our journey.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
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
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Our 'Aussie' favorite...Clianthus Formosus...is 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...
Keep a watchful eye out for pests...
and most of all...
keep doing that rain dance!!!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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
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
Here is a bright and sunny bloom...
on a cool and rainy day!!!
just say Mexican Flame Vine...
A sun loving, trailing vine great for window boxes and container gardens!!!
Monday, April 16, 2012
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
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
Monday, April 2, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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
Sunday, February 26, 2012
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
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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!!!!