Garden Journal 7/15/2018

It was in the 80’s this weekend and we are in need of some rain again. I just watered all of my vegetables and some new hydrangeas I planted this year for the first time in weeks. Right now it looks like we have a chance of rain on Wednesday and I’m really hoping we…

Garden Journal 7/8/2018

A few photos from around the farm this weekend. I planted these Monarda (Bee Balm) last year and they are just blooming like crazy right now. In the mint family, this species borders on the edge of invasive. However, it’s a bee and hummingbird favorite so I think I’m ok with it taking up some…

Garden Journal 4/14/2018

This spring here in southwest Iowa has been one for the record books. Yesterday alone had a mix of rain, tornadoes, snow and flooding forecasted across Iowa. The day before the high was 71 and this weekend it’s supposed to snow. Most of my free time is on the weekends and we haven’t had many great…

Plant Journal: Growing a Persian Lime Tree Indoors

Ryan and I purchased a lime tree back in August of last year. I was so excited about my first citrus that I did a blog post about my new baby. Read that here. It is a Persian Lime (sour) that is hardy to a Zone 10. I potted it up outside back in August…

Garden Journal 8/8/2017

The weather continues to be amazing with average temperatures around 80 this week. So nice to have a break from the hot, hot weather! Check out this amazing Nick Sr. dahlia that is red on top and yellow underneath. This is a very strong dahlia with strong stems and really good tubers.FimbriataZinniasZinniasDillArtemisia, a floral greenery….

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! 

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.

2017 Journal & Calendar

I ordered the Floret Garden Journal and Daily Planner 2017 along with a 2017 Calendar with Monthly Growing Reminders from Floret Flowers. My birthday is next week so the timing worked out perfectly! Happy Birthday to me!  Order your set from Floret Flowers here. Enjoy!