Category Archives: Flower House Garden Center

The Sound of Silence

I love Spring.   I love growing plants and the hustle and bustle of a busy greenhouse season. I love seeing the joy on customers’ faces when they pick just the right plants. I love making people happy with Grandma’s … Continue reading

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Sure sign of Spring

It’s finally here. The surest sign that spring has finally arrived at our farm. It’s not the bright yellow dahlias. Or the cheery Rosy Jane Gaura. Or the chilly, snowy-breasted rooster. It obviously isn’t the lawn chairs patiently waiting for … Continue reading

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Savoring Saturday

I’ve been savoring my Saturdays. Sundays, too. This was the last weekend I can call my own until mid-July. My three-ring circus is so seasonal. A month ago we started turning all that brown stuff green. While I haven’t gotten … Continue reading

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It’s Time!

I’m working hard at trying to think Spring. -32 degrees makes it hard. But the forecast is good. The Flower House Garden Center is warming up. And this Crocodile geranium is waiting make baby Crocodiles! So the down-time is over. It’s time. … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

Days are getting longer. The thermometer has finally risen above zero degrees. Christmas is over. Although Valentine’s Day is the next big event, Spring is what is on our minds these days. I have been waking up thinking about getting … Continue reading

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Naked Greenhouses

This is NOT my favorite view of our greenhouses. And, yes, we did this on purpose. Every four to six years we take off the old skin on the big houses (as long as Mother Nature hasn’t already done it … Continue reading

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First Frost

I’ve been surprised at how long it took for our first frost this autumn. But finally a couple of nights ago the cold descended. Not like it did in South Dakota and southwest North Dakota! But enough to give us … Continue reading

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Wedding Weekend

Been a busy circus around here! The Prairie Bistro did a fun wedding reception last weekend. We spent most of the week prepping. Getting the shrimp ready for the Phylo Cups. Chopping vegetables for the veggie trays. Baking off the … Continue reading

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Fall is in the air!

This has been such a crazy weather year. Winter lasted into spring. Spring dragged into summer. Summer came late, was very hot, and didn’t last very long! But now the apples are sweetening, nights are crisp and the pumpkins are … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

href=”https://sonjasbakeshop.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/dsc_0107.jpg”>I have never celebrated Mother’s Day with my Mom. I have been with her every Mother’s Day for 48 years. But I have never celebrated her on that special day. You see, since I was about 4 years old, we … Continue reading

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