August 2011

Rainbow over Glenn Arbor, Michigan

We had a wonderful weekend at Pat’s nephew’s wedding in Glen Arbor.   That area is one of the finest in the world and we got to visit with so many people we seldom get to  visit with. The wedding was fabulous, one of the best we’ve ever been to.  Congratulations to Matt and Kristy!

Omena Flower Farm


We also had time to visit a farmers’ markets and Omena Cut flowers. If you are ever in the Leelanaw Peninsula area, be sure to  try and visit.  We enjoyed  seeing the fruit of someone else’s labor and love. This farm is a show stopper, right off of M- 22. The farm overlooks Omena Bay.


We  had a group from KinderCare come to visit. The kids had fun making samores, visiting with the animals, and picking sunflowers.



The flowers here have been coming in beautifully since the heat of July is over. We’ve been filling a lot of orders for weddings and parties. In bloom this month are:

Ammi – Green Mist and White Dill Millet- Purple Majesty
Bells of Ireland Nigella – Pods
Black eyed susan Purple cone flower
Calendula – Flashback Sage – White
Celosia – Bombay Rosemary
Celosia – Ruby Parfait Shasta Daisy
Celosia- Pampas Plume Snapdragons
Cosmos- Sea Shells and Orange Strawflower
Delphinium – Belladonna and Pacific Giants Sunflowers – Branching – Buttercream & Moulin Rouge
Echincea Sunflowers – Procut – Orange, Lemon, Peach, Gold, Bicolor
Gomphrena – QIS and Strawberry Fields Sunflowers – Sun Series-Sunbright and Sunbeam
Grass – Tall variegated Sunflowers – Sunrich- Gold and Orange
Hops Sunflowers – Zohar
Hosta leaf Zinnias


Dried Flowers in Flower Shed


The drying shed is also filling up this month with celosia, statice, strawflowers and millet.



Kids playing on trampoline with sprinkler



The kids have been having fun playing in the sprinklers and helping in the garden. Laney came to work for me for several days this month and she sure was a lot of help! This is the month to start getting new perennials and old perennial divided. I got a new bed of foxglove in and a few new beds dug out.  Next month we’ll begin to tuck everybody in for winter.