Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marine on St. Croix, MN Farmers Market

Here I am getting ready for Marine on St. Croix Farmers' is on Saturday mornings from 9 am till 1230 pm from mid-July till mid-October...hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Garden wedding flowers

Yesterday I had so much fun making large flower arrangements for the altar of Oriental lilies, butterfly bush, cosmos, bupleurum, cleome, and a few other flowers! The bridal party bouquets were beautiful with Oriental lilies, bupleurum, and just a few other stems. Summer in Minnesota is wonderful for us gardeners.

Monday, August 9, 2010

HOT weather

OOF-TA, it is HOT weather for us flower gardeners (and the flowers, too!) I am so happy to get 1/2 inch of rain yesterday...will not have to water the gardens for another day or two. Temps are in the 90's. Perhaps the flowers are better off than us gardeners, as long as they are watered they just keep blooming like crazy. As long as I keep drinking water, I am still over-heated and tired. The rudbeckias are finally blooming this week! I think I am growing 7 or 8 different varieties. Prairie Sun is my favorite, the soft yellow with a more golden petal tip. Oh, Cherokee Sun is my favorite, love all those different forms and rusty colors. Oops, forgot about Cherry Brandy! So very beautiful, dark red shades. There are photos of a few rudbeckia varities on my facebook page Live Flowers LLC.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Farmers' Market tomorrow

Have 10 pails of flowers picked for Marine Farmers' Market tomorrow morning. Going out now to pick 2 more pails....zinnias and rudbeckias blooming like crazy!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Garden wedding flowers from my Stillwater, MN flower farm. My new website is up! It is