Bouquet of Café au Lait Dahlias

How gorgeous is this bouquet featuring the one and only Café au Lait? This vase color and shape along with this perfect mix of foliage just really sets them off. Also included in this bouquet: love in a puff, black knight scabiosa, sedum autumn joy, scented geranium, millet, smoke bush and viburnum. The contrast is amazing! What…

2017 Dahlia Varieties

I decided I am going to try to keep a running list of all dahlia blooms and their names on this blog post for this year. Each time I photograph new blooms I will add them to list instead of creating a new post. If one is missing, I will find the name and label…

Sausage and Potato Soup

I am not the biggest fan of cooking, especially in the hot summer months. However, I am obsessed with growing anything and I am on a huge herb kick now. I have found that I will cook so that I can use my fresh herbs. Tonight I made a Sausage and Potato Soup recipe that…

Mid-July Mixed Bouquet

This is a mixed bouquet featuring everything that is blooming right now in mid-July here in Southwest, Iowa. Dahlias, Gaura, Lisanthus, Larkspur, Rudbeckia with scented Geranium, Honeysuckle, Lemon Balm and Smokebush for foliage.What’s blooming in your yard?

Squash and Corn Saute

I don’t know about you but we have a ton of zucchini right now. I absolutely love vegetables and I am always looking for simple ways to use my garden veggies. I came across this recipe on Pinterest which I made tonight. Excellent! I used canned corn and green zucchini squash and it was still…

Garden Journal 7/16/2017

It’s hot. I think I forget every year how hot it really gets this time of year. My plants are out in this blazing sun all day every day and I’m not sure how they do it. I do know they need lots of water so I am staying busy trying to keep them watered….

Garden Journal 7/1/2017

This is a snapshot of what is going on in my yard on this first of July. We have had a few rainstorms that have made everything very happy.