Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Artist Known as Peggy

You might have noticed these  angels at The Farm on a recent visit.  Each one  is a little different with vintage touches.  They're hand-made by Peggy who lives, gardens, and creates in Michigan.    She's been a long-time fan of The Farm and now she's a featured artist here too!   You can visit Peggy anytime at her blog A Primitive Plot.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Farm Mail!

Well, well…Spring is moving right along!  We are making good progress on the garden and hope you are too.  There is already much in bloom, a riot of fragrance & birds galore (hummers, Indigo Buntings & our resident mockingbird).  The greenhouse holds a good selection, and in case you like a bargain, for an unlimited time:

                    Buy 2 plants, receive the 3rd one free

Also, I hope you stay tuned… very shortly, you will be hearing about The Loft, our new guest house in the back barn!

happy gardening!

Ps:  If you want to ensure you get these emails, please put ‘Gail Adamski’ in your address book. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Farm Gal Goes to Denver

What does a Farm gal do when she visits Denver?  She goes to the Botanic Gardens, of course!  I was surprised to find beautiful lilacs there.  I guess I thought it would be all cacti all the time.  Wrong--loved this beautiful border of lilac shrubs where you can go from one plant to the next, sampling the colors and smells of each named variety. 

The Japanese Garden was beautiful too.  Pond + rocks + shrubs + trees = fabulous garden, even without any blooms!
I love going to other gardens to get inspiration, don't you?  This little sweet combo makes me wonder if hens & chicks would mix with tulips in our midwest gardens. . .

Did I say beautiful?  I think I did.  Lots of sandy, hyper-tufa type containers in this garden, as you can see here in the foreground. 

These submerged pots were cool too.  On a gentle slope, I wonder if they will fill them with plants or enjoy them just like they are.

One of the many grass gardens. 

The DBG is exhibiting Roots--a series of bronze sculptures from Allan Houser now through November.

Hope you've enjoyed this little peak into Denver Botanic Gardens.  And we hear that the Missouri Botanical Garden is featuring an exhibit on trees this summer--complete with  treehouses!  There's another road trip to take :)

Spring Open House

That Cheryl, she can make a floral display out of anything vintage!  Thanks to everybody for visiting us during Open House on Mother's Day weekend. 

The Halladay dip mixes were a hit as usual.  Some new flavors added to the line this year--thai curry (spicy!), creamy dijon, and chive blossom.  And we could not decide which of the sweet mixes was our favorite-- lemon-blueberry, strawberry cheesecake, or key lime--so we just kept sampling :)

Pick up a few mixes when you're out to see us next time--they make a quick, easy appetizer for those times you need a little something special to offer your family and guests.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Drennan Pottery

Kirby Drennan set up her studio in the garden last weekend!   Fascinating to watch her turn pieces on her potter's wheel--she makes it look effortless.      Kirby is from Cass County and  she's been making functional stoneware pottery for the last 20 years.    These pieces are really special to us since she used flowers and seedheads from The Farm's garden.  You can find these beautiful handcrafted pieces from Kirby in the shop.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Open House This Saturday!


The  chickens have been watching us getting the garden ready for Open House!  Stop by on Saturday, May 7th.  We've gathered some really fun things for your home and garden this season.  And this year, Open House falls on Mother's Day weekend!  So bring your mom, too :-)
Vintage Purses
Ceramic Mushrooms