Author: Amy Mullen
Amy graduated from DePauw University with a degree in physics, a lifelong love of theatre, and a problem-solving style that combines the approaches from both those fields. A Master Gardener and long-time communications professional, Amy conducts gardening seminars and blogs about gardening in addition to her work with Spotts.

In the Organic Garden: Week of August 14, 2017

orange flower sunflower

August 14 to 20, 2017: It’s mid-August and time to prepare for fall. We’re overseeding bare spots in the lawn, planting out fall vegetables, and ordering bulbs to plant in October.

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with:

In the Organic Garden: Week of August 7, 2017

butterfly flower coneflower

August 7 to 13, 2017: We’re spending this week pruning wisteria, weeding, and watching butterflies in the borders.

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with:

What to See and Do in the Zone 6 August Garden

butterfly coneflower garden

Savor long summer evenings in the garden, but don’t forget the bug spray!

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with:

In the Organic Garden: Week of July 31, 2017

red sunflower

July 31 to August 6, 2017: This week in the garden, we’re refreshing tired summer pots and deadheading plants to keep them blooming.

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with:

Flowers and Poetry

flowers

Ed note: Flower Farm manager and poet Wesley Sexton leaves us to head to grad school this week. But before he leaves, he reflects on the connection between farming and poetry. Earlier this year, we transformed a vacant, gravelly lot

Posted in Spotts Flower Farm Tagged with:

In the Organic Garden: Week of July 24, 2017

pink zinnia bee

July 24 to 30, 2017: This week, we’re harvesting summer vegetables, deadheading in the borders, and doing summer pruning on wisteria.

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with:

In the Organic Garden: Week of July 17, 2017

daisy garen bee pollinator

July 17 to 23, 2017: We’re weeding, planting fall vegetables, and watching the bees and butterflies for KIB’s Pollinator Count!

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with:

In the Organic Garden: Week of July 10, 2017

garden sign

July 10 to 16, 2017: It’s the first week of the Spotts Flower Farm subscription! We’re harvesting from our flower farm and arranging bouquets to deliver to our clients. 

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with:

Big Blooms from the Shasta Daisy

daisy garden perennial

Although a vast number of flowers are commonly known as “daisies,” when it comes to the Midwestern garden, the Shasta daisy is tops.

Posted in Plant profiles Tagged with: ,

In the Organic Garden: Week of July 3, 2017

bee balm red flower garden pollinator

July 3 to 9, 2017: We’re spending this Independence Day in the garden. Spread a blanket on the lawn and enjoy the floral fireworks!

Posted in This week in the garden Tagged with: