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?

Garden Journal 7/31/2017

These are a few pictures of what is blooming in the cut flower field right now here at the end of July in Southwest Iowa. Zinnias Cosmos Scabiosa Queen Anne’s Lace Cosmos Amaranth Sunflower Scented GeraniumLisianthus Cleome Eucalyptus

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.

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.

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.

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…

Landscape Fabric in a Cutting Garden

Commercial flower growers sometimes use landscape fabric to cut back on weeding. For the last two years I have been using DeWitt Contractor Select Landscape Fabric that I purchased at Northern Tool.