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Peculiar Pepper Patch

Peculiar Pepper Patch

The view beyond the hummingbirds. Our amazing Kathy is recovering from accident which occurred years ago. Remarkably she is still healing and becoming more independent as the months pass by. Now her life is dominated by physical, occupational, & vision therapy plus her gym workouts, […]

The Great Tomato Rebellion

The Great Tomato Rebellion

Maybe it’s just how I rebelled against my parents, or maybe it’s my artistic brain that loves colors and sporadic looks. Either way I am the “rebellious one” in the family in regards to gardening. The funkier the color the more I am enticed. The […]

Gladiator Hybrid Paste Tomato

Gladiator Hybrid Paste Tomato

My big impulse buy of 2017 makes a come-back this year, sometimes change is good! The turning point in our plum tomato growing occurred unintentionally when my eyes were lured to a picture of a large, beautiful plump tomato pictured on the Burpee 2017 seed […]

Easter 2018

Easter 2018

What better way to spend the Easter weekend than to spread the joy of flowers. We were blessed to have our’s grace several Easter tables and events this year. Along with the bouquets, we also had the privilege of creating a botanical design for our […]

Welcome Neon Calendula

Welcome Neon Calendula

Welcome Neon Calendula, a name by any other name. The quest for new flower varieties is just a slice of the fun in being a grower. This is particularly true for annuals, as seed packets are inexpensive, annuals generally grow fast and for trials take […]

Two Shall be Made One

Two Shall be Made One

In honor of my parents’ anniversary, I wanted to repost this blog from 2014. Mark 10:8 “And they two shall be made one flesh, so then they no longer two but one.” Completeness, Not a Weakness Serious gardening began the first year of our marriage, […]

Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon Balm Tea

The calming impact of the Lemon Balm infused with cleansing juice of lemon, unite in a refreshing, health building hydration duo. Recipe: Brew a strong batch of Lemon Balm tea. If you have fresh sprigs, the  flavors strengthen when leaves are dehydrated, however, packets of […]

Field Grown Baby’s Breath

Field Grown Baby’s Breath

One look at field grown Baby’s Breath……you see how the euphoric name emerged. Fragile buds appear to be floating …… hovering over the bouquet. The variety of seed we use exemplifies this angelic appearance. Baby’s Breath is a magical bloom that is a fabulous filler […]

The Unpretentious Flower

The Unpretentious Flower

“The rose has but a summer reign, The daisy never dies” – James Montgomery, The Daisy Meet the unpretentious flower of a garden, the Daisy. When one glances at its sweet petals, one will view a bubbly, outgoing, and welcoming bloom. The flower is seen […]

Taking Back Control

Taking Back Control

This week we decided to take back control of the flower field! We didn’t have terribly ugly foes, nonetheless, we still considered them aggressors! The Bells of Ireland and Bachelor Buttons went to seed and were dominating the other flowers. Though they are lovely flowers, […]