Garden Journal 6/12/2017

This is the time of year that really tests my patience. Everything is planted in the ground and all I have to do is weed, water, weed and water even more.

Yarrow and Bachelors Button

I made a bouquet last night using what I have blooming right now. This bouquet includes yarrow, bachelors buttons, allium, bupleurum, lily and mint. There is also another perennial that I am not sure of the name. This isn’t really my normal color scheme or style of arrangement but I am loving it. I’ve learned that…

Hummingbirds & Honeysuckle

I noticed that some hummingbirds were attracted to our gorgeous honeysuckle bush right outside our sunroom.

Ranunculus and Roses

As you saw in my last post I attended a workshop at PepperHarrow Farm in Winterset, Iowa last weekend. I thought I would take some more photos of the beautiful bouquet I made. The arrangement includes honeysuckle, mint, oregano, raspberry and lady’s mantle as the foliage along with ranunculus, roses and anemone flowers. \What a…

For the Birds

Well it all started with a Baltimore Oriole for me (just last week).. and now I am hooked. We had a male Baltimore Oriole right outside of our window last week (looking at itself in the glass) that I had never seen before. I rushed to buy oranges, grape jelly, grapes and several new feeders. I have…

Garden Journal 5/17/17

It is now the middle of May and I am feeling OK about my progress on the yard so far. I have about 1/3 of the flower field planted and a LOT of work to do in the front perennial bed. But setting aside all of the work I need to do, there have definitely been…

Chrysanthemum Cuttings

First, get caught up by reading my post How To: Grow Chrysanthemums to see an entire year’s worth of mum tasks along with the end result. You can also see even more photos here. See how they looked over the winter on this post and check out photos of most of the mums I grew last year here. New Growth on…

Garden Journal 5/7/2017

It’s finally time to plant. Technically our frost free date is not until May 11 but looking at the forecast it’s apparent that we are in the clear.