Declaration of Love: Tulips

Last night I went to visit the tulip patch that I planted last fall at our old house. The lush green leaves mixed with the bright reds and pinks makes for quite a sight!

Rebirth and New Beginnings: Daffodils

Daffodils, or narcissus, symbolize rebirth and new beginnings. Perfectly timed with the first few nice days of Spring, its easy to see how they represent a new beginning.

Snapping Turtle

We found this little guy walking through one of our outbuildings on the farm. We have a pond and I assume he was out doing a little exploring.

Making Seedballs for Milkweed Matters

On Saturday, April 1, the West Pottawattamie Master Gardeners teamed up with Nancy Crews (a Mills County Master Gardener) to make over 1,300 seedballs for Milkweed Matters.

5 Tips for Growing Flowers from Seed

1. Read the label on your seed packet. It will tell you everything you need to know from how deep to plant the seeds, how much light, what temperature is needed or if special instructions are required like soaking the seeds in water or sticking them in the fridge first.

Our Chicken Feeder

My fiancé made this chicken feeder out of some wood and PVC pipe. The tall cylinders hold the food until they eat enough for it to shift down.

How To: Propagate Ivy

How Do I Propagate Ivy?
1. Take cuttings using a clean knife below a leaf node
2. Place cuttings in a clear glass filled with water
3. Watch them root!

Fiddle Leaf Fig

I am now the proud owner of two Fiddle Leaf Fig or Ficus lyrata plants. I purchased my first one almost a year ago and just picked up another a few weeks ago. You might have seen these popular plants on popular remodeling shows and gracing the cover of decorating magazines.