Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Day!

It's a happy day on the flower farm! All of the planting is done! Yay!

Some of our favorite iris are putting on their show...

and the great peony harvest has begun!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Just In Time!

So grateful to have gotten the vegetable and herb gardens planted before more raindrops began to fall!

The plants have been mulched with alfalfa and after our seeds have sprouted we will mulch the entire garden. The alfalfa mulch will hold moisture in the soil, choke out any weeds and it will add vital nutrients to our soil. 

And what is with those crazy ribbons? Blame it on the bunnies. 

I swear they hide under the bushes and plan their menu with every hole we dig. We've tried everything. Fences, organic repellents and farm cats. Our silly ribbons seem to be the best deterrent. The sound and movement of the ribbons blowing in our constant wind scares the bunnies enough to keep them away from our vegetables. It's wonderful to find an easy and inexpensive solution to a gardening problem!

The wind helps with our bunny problems but it sure stresses our newly planted tomatoes. After they are safely planted in their cages we wrap the base of the cage in ordinary household plastic wrap until the plants are established. Another inexpensive and easy solution!

Can't wait for our first harvest! 

Monday, May 11, 2015


Tonight's predicted low on the flower farm is 34 degrees. 



The few tropicals, succulents and annuals we had moved outside...

were moved back inside this afternoon.

For the next day or two we will continue to enjoy the colors of early blooming perennials and pansies in the gardens and then...


Mother Nature will be in a better mood and it's time to get gardening!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

So Many Blessings...

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spring Open House! What a glorious weekend! Your generosity toward the Little Giants Foundation and the Arlington St. Paul Youth Group is also very much appreciated! Huge hugs and many thanks to our friends and family for lending their helping hands! There are so many blessings to count on the flower farm!