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.

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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.

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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! Read more ›

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 31, 2017

red sunflower

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

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Flowers and Poetry

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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 into a production hub for our favorite annual and perennial flowers. And now, every two weeks, we harvest the best of our “produce,” arrange it into beautiful bouquets, and deliver it to the doorsteps of our eager Flower Farm subscribers. Read more ›

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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.

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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 Wild Pollinator Count!

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In the Organic Garden: Week of July 10, 2017

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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.

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Big Blooms from the Shasta Daisy

daisy garden perennial

Whether you played “Loves me loves me not” as a child or not, we bet you recognize a daisy when you see one. These sunny blooms are the first kind of flower children learn to draw. Although a vast number of flowers are commonly known as “daisies,” when it comes to the Midwestern garden, Shasta daisy is tops. Read more ›

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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!

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