Summer Harvest

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Tomatoes, squash, peppers, corn and flowers! Gardens all around are brimming with abundance. 

Crested Celosia aka Cockscomb

Crested celosia aka cockscomb aka “brains” love the heat. August brings our first big flush.

Henry Eilers Rudbeckia

There are many different varieties of rudbeckia. These perennial Henry Eilers Black Eyed Susan are a unique addition to mixed bouquets.


Zinnias are back! We planted a mix of Benary’s Giant, Oklahoma and Queen Lime varieties. All can be found at the Johnny’s Seeds. The Queen Lime series is my favorite this year!  

We are seeing many monarch caterpillars and butterflies on our milkweed.  For more info about how to attract monarchs to your garden, visit the “Milkweed for Monarchs” website.

“Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on the leaves of milkweed, the only host plant for this iconic butterfly species. As such, milkweed is critical for the survival of monarchs. Without it, they cannot complete their life cycle and their populations decline.”

National Wildlife Federation
Petal Pick Up Mixed Bouquet

All these blooms make up beautiful summer bouquets filled with all the colors! Need a flower pick me up? We have Mixed Bouquets available for online order and pick up from our flower stand!

And I’m happy to report our FALL SUBSCRIPTIONS are now available! Two 3-Week options in September and October delivered to your door! Enjoy the beauty of the season with fresh locally grown flowers in your home.

Deadline for ordering is August 31st, limited quantities available! 

Archie in August

Thank you for following! My husband caught this great pic of Archie while we were canning salsa. It was a hot day and Archie was content to be still! See below for pics and recipes of salsa and sauce. 

Tomato Harvest
Canned Sauce

I use Splendid Table’s recipe for Fresh Tomato Sauce.  with a few adjustments for taste. The most important thing when using fresh tomatoes is to always simmer down till the sauce thickens. Then use a power blender for pureeing. 

My husband loves salsa and over the years has tweaked a recipe to taste and what produce we have on hand. The base recipe comes from the book, The Complete Book of Small Batch Preserving with lots of tips for canning. 

I hope you enjoy the best of the season!