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Flowers and Poetry


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

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Big Blooms from the Shasta Daisy

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

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All About Flower Seeds

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Ed note: Spotts Garden Service is thrilled to be launching a new endeavor this year: slow flowers grown on our own flower farm! A subscription for biweekly bouquets delivered to your door will be available to our customers in Indianapolis.

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Top 5 Kitchen Garden Flowers

As you’re planning your kitchen garden this year, be sure to add some flowers! Brilliantly colored flowers are a perfect accent to the greens, purples, and reds common in the vegetable garden. Our top 5 all have a use besides

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Harvest Decor from the Garden

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Even in November, the organic garden has plenty to offer. If you’re looking for a pretty (and inexpensive) way to decorate the Thanksgiving table, take a stroll through your garden to harvest decor.

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Sunflower Days

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A sure sign of late summer is the appearance of sunflower heads—both in gardens and on door wreaths! With their radiant color and sun-disc shape, sunflowers just seem to go with the hazy days of late summer. While sunflowers may

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Top 10 Cutting Flowers for the Small Garden

Cutting Flowers in the Small Garden: 'William Shakespeare' rose and 'May Night' salvia are an early-summer knockout.

Back in the days of grand estates (and probably still at Martha Stewart’s home), gardeners created an out-of-the-way spot dedicated to cutting flowers for bouquets. It’s a genius idea, really. Instead of denuding your peony border or rose garden, you

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