This is what my dahlia field looks like right now. Out of around 290 dahlia tubers I planted I ended up losing several to virus, rot and other issues. However, the ones that made it are just absolutely beautiful. Are your dahlias blooming yet?
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…
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?
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.
As you saw in my last post I attended a workshop at PepperHarrow Farm in Winterset, Iowa last weekend. I thought I would take some more photos of the beautiful bouquet I made. The arrangement includes honeysuckle, mint, oregano, raspberry and lady’s mantle as the foliage along with ranunculus, roses and anemone flowers. What a…
One thing is for sure… it is full blown peony season here in Southwest Iowa.
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.
This is the first year that I grew enough unique flowers from seed that I am attempting to save them for next year.
The flowers were hauntingly beautiful yesterday morning. This short period of beauty did not last long. Everything is now mostly black and done for the year. Lots of not-so-beautiful work coming in the next few weeks. Have you had your first frost yet?
This time of year Zinnias are still going strong and right now I have bees, butterflies, months and more surrounding this very popular spot in the garden.
You NEED to visit West End Architectural Salvage the next time you’re in Des Moines, Iowa.