Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

'Twas the season of Christmas
and all through our house
the excitement was building,
there was simply no doubt!
The first flakes were flying,
we were going for a ride!
A visit with Santa
was to be Riley's surprise!
She sat on his lap
containing her joy
til she just couldn't stand it
and then...oh, boy!
Her big fuzzy paws
went up around his neck!
This much Christmas love
Santa did not expect.
From his chair he went flying
while losing his hat!
Kisses from Riley...
what could be better than that!

Merry Christmas to all of you from the Flower Farm! We are excited for the next growing season and have been busy planting, designing and creating lots of new treasures! Our little flower child, Riley Jo will be 10 months old on Christmas Day. She keeps us entertained and laughing! Thank you for your continued love and support! May your home be filled with as much Christmas love as ours! God Bless!

Ken, Sue and Riley, too!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

It's Going To Be A Beautiful Day!

The sun is coming up, the raindrops have left and it's going to be a beautiful day on the Flower Farm! Beautiful fall blooming mums, pumpkins, gourds, garden art, freeze-dried florals, vintage treasures and furniture! Lunch and refreshments served to benefit The Comfort Dog Program. Come meet Katie The Comfort Dog! The Little Giants Foundation will be sharing their treasures, too! Hope to see you from 9 to 5 today or tomorrow from 10 to 4!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tune In...

A fun morning with KMTV's Lindsey Theis and her photographer Jason! Tune into Channel 3's newscast between 4 and 5 PM to see their story about our flower farm!


Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall Open House!

Join us for our Fall Open House! This Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00! Fall blooming mums, pumpkins, gourds, freeze-dried florals, garden art and vintage treasures! Spend some time in the gardens and enjoy lunch and refreshments served by Trinity Lutheran's Comfort Dog Program. Come meet Katie Comfort Dog! Looking forward to seeing you!


Monday, July 25, 2016

A Fragrant Treat...

This week's visitors are in for a fragrant treat! The Stargazer Lilies are putting on their show!


Just let us know if you would like to stop by to see the shop and gardens. Appointments are available from 9 to 4 daily!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Special Gifts...

We have many gorgeous day lilies blooming on the flower farm but this is the one I look most forward to. A thought-filled gift from a very special friend!


Monday, July 4, 2016

Our Garden Helper...

Some time in the gardens today with our little helper! Riley is 18 weeks old and loves life on The Flower Farm! Happy 4th of July!


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Firecrackers...

Firecrackers growing on the Flower Farm! Have a safe and Happy 4th!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

A Beautiful Golden and Doodle Morning...

A beautiful Golden and Doodle morning on the Flower Farm! Riley had so much fun with Katie Comfort Dog and Bethany Comfort Dog In Training! Miraculously...we managed to slow them down long enough to get some pictures of them together!



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June 11 'Lacto Fermenting 101' Class!

Still time to register for the June 11 'Lacto Fermenting 101' class! It's easy and inexpensive to make healthy, probiotic- filled foods in your own kitchen! Lots of taste testing in this class! Vegetables, fruits, relishes, salsas, condiments and nut cheeses as well as beverages such as Kombucha! Class is taught by a horticulturist and expert fermenter. Guest speaker is a registered dietician who will discuss the health benefits of fermented foods. Class will be held at TLC Country Floral. Class fee is $10.00 and registration is required. We would love to save a seat for you! Contact Sue Fase at (402) 654-2058.  (email: tlccountryfloral@yahoo.com). Register on-line at www.tlcinthekitchen.com. 


Monday, May 16, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

It's Here!

It's Doodle Day on the Flower Farm! We're open from 9 to 4 today. Stop by to meet our little Goldendoodle...Riley Jo and check out the treasures!








Thursday, May 5, 2016

Doodle Day!

Time for a 'Doodle Day'! It's been such a great week on the Flower Farm! Riley Jo joined our family on Monday morning and it's been nothing but smiles and laughter ever since! She's doing great, loves flowers, (as in picking them) and is more than ready for visitors! We'll be open this Saturday from 9 to 4 so you can meet her and check out the treasures!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Blue Skies and Riley Jo...

Isn't it nice to see the sun and beautiful blue sky? Thanks so much to everyone who attended and helped with our open house during such a cool and soggy weekend! Your love and support mean the world to us! 


Still lots of great plants and treasures to choose from! Your visits are always welcome by appointment from 9 to 4 daily. We might be opening this Saturday so you can meet the new addition to our Flower Farm family...Riley Jo! She joined us yesterday morning and is doing great! We'll give her another day or so to adjust...but we think she might just be ready for some visitors on Saturday! We'll let you know and post the information here. She is amazing!


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dancing Around the Raindrops...

Thank you to everyone who came out in yesterday's chilly spring temperatures to support us and our non-profits! We're going to be dancing around the raindrops today but we're still having a great time! We're open today from 9 to 5 and tomorrow from 10 to 4 and the St. Paul Lutheran's Youth Group is serving HOT cocoa, HOT coffee and HOT roast beef sandwiches in our garage!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring Open House!

Ready for some color?


Our Spring Open House is this weekend! Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4! Rain or shine! Lunch and refreshments served!


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Our Four-Legged 'Flower Child'!

An update on our four-legged 'flower child'! Riley is 8 weeks old. She loves to play so we have plenty of toys waiting for her on the Flower Farm. So grateful to Barb and David at Heartland Classics for letting us visit until she is ready to come home!



Friday, April 15, 2016

Just in time for Spring!

Just in time for Spring! The second printing of my book 'Treasures Of The Seasons' has arrived in the shop! Get your copy during our Spring Open House...April 29, 30 & May 1.  Also available on Amazon.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spring Open House!

Hope you can join us for the fun and festivities! Lots of new treasures and plants!


Friday, March 25, 2016

A Rare Bloom...

Our Indonesian Lily is blooming. Although beautiful...we are somewhat grateful to only see the occasional bloom from this plant. The bloom has an odor of rotting flesh to attract the flies that pollinate it. The common name of 'Corpse Flower' is quite fitting! This is one time I am grateful I cannot share the scent of a bloom with you!




Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two Reasons to Celebrate!

It's National Puppy Day and we got to spend some time with this birthday girl this morning! Riley Jo is four weeks old! We are looking forward to her joining our flower farm family in May!


Monday, March 21, 2016

Save the date!

The forecast is calling for a few snowflakes in the air this week but we are thinking Spring! Save the date...our Spring Open House will be held April 29, 30 and May 1! Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4! Lunch and refreshments served! 

Call now to schedule your 2016 shop, greenhouse and garden tour...some dates are filling quickly. Tours are available by appointment from 9 to 4 daily!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Introducing...

Planting our gardens and containers may take a bit longer this year because we are going to have help! Introducing the newest member of our flower farm family...Riley Jo! She is an adorable baby Goldendoodle and will be joining us in May! We are excited for you to meet her!



Friday, March 11, 2016

The Season's First Harvest!

And so it begins! These beautiful Pussywillow branches are the seasons's first harvest!

Looking forward to our Spring Open House! April 29, 30 and May 1. Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4!


Thursday, March 10, 2016

April and June Class Schedule...Lacto Fermenting 101

April and June Class Schedule...Lacto Fermenting 101

Saturday April 2, 1:00 to 3:00
Saturday June 11, 1:00 to 3:00

Learn to preserve your garden harvest through the process of Lacto Fermentation. The Lactobacillius bacteria developed during fermentation creates probiotic-filled foods that aid in digestion and boosts the immune system. The process is simple, affordable and requires no cooking or canning. Learn to make an assortment of fermented vegetables, fruits, salsas, relishes, juices, condiments, Kombucha and kefirs. A large variety of fermented foods are available to taste and a detailed instruction sheet is included. Advanced registration is required. Fee for each class is $10.00 and will be collected on the day of the class. 

Class is hosted by Horticulturist Sue Fase...owner of TLC Country Floral and an experienced fermentor. Guest speaker is Jennie Dunavin, MS, RD, LMNT who is a registered dietician at the Fremont, NE Hy Vee. 

Class location: 
TLC Country Floral
1442 County Road 18
Hooper, NE 68031
tlccountryfloral@yahoo.com

Contact us by phone or email to reserve your seat for this fun and educational class!

Bonus! This beautiful weather has everyone in the gardening mood! After the class you can take a tour and see all the unusual plants growing in our greenhouse!


Friday, February 19, 2016

Ladybug Day!

It's Ladybug Day on the flower farm! We are proud to be pesticide-free! Thank you, ladies!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love in Action...

Did a little photo shoot with Katie Comfort Dog last fall and had the opportunity to give the prints to her today. Got some Katie cuddles, too! Katie and her team are truly love in action!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

My Tropical Vacation...

It is 84 degrees in the greenhouse and I played in the dirt all day. 


Call it my version of a tropical vacation! I am one happy flower farmer!


Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Dreaming of Spring!

What happens on the Flower Farm when it's a bright, sunny day and there's a winter storm looming in the forecast? You spend the day in the greenhouse sowing seeds, taking cuttings and planting hanging baskets! Then you console yourself by harvesting this beautiful Pak Choi...


and other fresh goodies from the greenhouse veggie garden for dinner. 


Spring is coming...we just have to get through a few more snowflakes first!