February Weather

It’s been 60 degrees here for the last few days in Southwest Iowa. I could definitely get used this beautiful weather and so could these ladies! They have been adjusting to the new acreage and a new bigger coop very well.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Each year my sweetheart gets me a wonderful Valentine’s Day surprise. The first few year’s we dated I received flower arrangements and then a bouquet of orchid blooms. Last year I got a potted plant of an orchid and a dracaena, but this year’s surprise takes the cake! Check out this Real Simple Azalea Topiary that was my 2017…

Book: Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms. This book by Erin Benzakein of Floret Flowers releases on March 7, 2017. I have been eagerly counting down the days to its release since it was announced. “Grow the flower garden of your dreams. In this striking guide you will find everything…

Cleaning and Organizing Last Years Flower Seeds

Last weekend I went through the seed envelopes that I saved from last year (read about that here). I shook the larger dried blooms to let the seeds fall out. Then I sorted the seeds from the chaff as much as I could with my hands.  I gently blew on them to get rid of…