Garden Mums at Lauritzen

I’ve visited Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, NE a few times over the last few weeks. Here are a few photos of the garden mums on the property during their Fall Chrysanthemum Show running through November 17. Such beautiful grounds. Have you been to Lauritzen Gardens yet? SaveSave

Chrysanthemum Update

This will be my second year growing heirloom chrysanthemums from Kings Mums and I just love absolutely love it. You have to have a little bit of patience, as my cuttings arrived in May and are just now starting to bloom here at the end of October, but I think its worth the wait. I…

Dahlias at Dusk

The dahlia field is just unbelievable right now. I’ve been telling people that it peaks every day at dusk and here is some proof. The light during the last portion of ‘magic hour’ is gorgeous anywhere but here on the farm it’s at a whole new level. What do you think?

Islander Bouquet

One of my favorite dahlias is called Islander. It’s absolutely huge and the most amazing magenta pink color. It just screams TROPICAL flower. I had two perfect Islander blooms today that were the inspiration for this bouquet. Also included in this arrangement are celosia, scabiosa, ammi, zinnia and amaranth with scented geranium, millet and love…

Jewel Bouquet

I wanted to try making a jewel-tone bouquet of deep reds. I pretty much have every color palette under the sun growing here at the farm… so why not give it a try. Featured in this bouquet are dahlias, zinnias, celosia, amaranth, gomphrena and then millet, basil, ornamental kale, love-in-a-puff and scented geranium for foliage….

Garden Journal 8/13/2017

A few pictures from this weekend in the garden. So much beauty. The dahlias, cosmos, celosia and amaranth are stealing the show right now. What’s blooming in your garden?

Café au Lait

You might have seen my recent post about the bouquet I made using Café au Lait dahlias.  I took some more photos of them in the field this weekend. I thought I had at least twelve tubers this year but some came up completely stark white so I think only have around 7-8 true Cafés. I’m…

Garden Journal 8/4/2017

Here is a little tour of what’s blooming on the farm in early August. Cosmos.ZinniaFour-o’clockGomphrenaCleomeCelosiaLisianthusScabiosaDahliaAnother gorgeous summer night! 

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…

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!

My Favorite Cut Flower Garden Photos

I am so fortunate enough to live a beautiful, flower-filled life on our small acreage. This is a collection of my favorite flower field photos that I have captured so far.

Update: Heirloom Chrysanthemums

We are nearing the end of November and I still have the most unbelievable stunning blooms in my kitchen. Mums are incredibly long last cut flowers.  The weather finally started to turn here in Iowa this year so I cut back all of my heirloom Chrysanthemums and moved all 21 pots are in my basement…