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  • Lots of Tulips are Blooming

    Posted on April 30th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Well, I am getting ready for the Farmer’s Marker tomorrow. Here are pictures of my flower beds as they look today. Also, the tulips I picked getting ready to put them into vases. I hope to sell several bouquets tomorrow at the Market. The Farmer’s Market is on Hitt Road just North of Porter’s Craft & Frame, in Idaho Falls.

    These are tulips on the east side of the house, they are Red Darwin Tulips. I can always count on Darwin Tulips to be the largest.

    Here is a ‘bunch’ of light yellow tulips, this group has lots of buds.

    This is a row of tulips that are about four years old. They are my favorite-always big and pretty. They are Darwin Tulips too.

    Here are some of the tulips I have picked to get ready for tomorrow, lots of tulips and just right for picking and putting in bouquets.

  • Picking Tulips and Daffodils

    Posted on April 29th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Did you know that Daffodils give off a liquid that isn’t good for Tulips?
    So if you are mixing Daffodils and Tulips (and probably other flowers), it is best to condition the Daffodils first. To condition Daffodils just cut the stem underwater and let them stay in that water for about 2 hours. Then you can safely put them with Tulips. But don’t re-cut them.

    Did you also know that is good to trim all flowers underwater before placing them in a bouquet. If you trim first, then put them underwater they take in air and can’t absorb water as easily. So always trim flowers underwater and leave them in that water for about 30 minutes, then arrange them in a bouquet.

    One more tip. When trimming flowers, trim them at a 45 degree angle, this allows them to take in more water. It also creates a point in the stem which makes it easier to slide the stem among the stems already in the vase.

  • Back in the Swing of Things

    Posted on April 28th, 2010 Pam No comments

    I will be selling flowers at the Farmers Market at the Teton Mall in Idaho Falls this Saturday, May 1st. The Market will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, stop by if you are in town. There will be about 50 venders there.

    Well, I can’t believe it has been so long since my last post, I promise to be better.
    I have been out of town and I guess just plain lazy.

    But my ideas haven’t stopped and I have some great blog posts coming up in the next few weeks.
    Here are some pictures of my latest flowers in the garden. They were all taken yesterday.


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  • Bouquets of Tulips — Is Spring Really Here?

    Posted on April 27th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Here are a few of my latest bouquets. All the pictures were taken in the last three days.


  • Freeze Proof your Plants

    Posted on April 20th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Did you know there is a new product out that can help prevent freezing your plants?
    It is called ‘Freeze Pruf’. It will help protect your tender flowers and flowering fruit trees.
    It protects your plants from frost for 30 days and warms them from 2 degrees to 9 degrees.
    Cool idea Huh?

  • Twinkie

    Posted on April 9th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Did you know the ‘twinkie’ is 80 years old today? James A. Dewar who worked for Hostess, got an idea to put banana filling in a donut. He began using banana flavored filling, but because bananas were rationed during WWII, he changed to vanilla, which was easy to obtain. His ‘filled donut’ later evolved into a Twinkie.
    Did you also know Twinkies can be preserved for up to 24 days because they have no milk products.

  • First April Bouquet

    Posted on April 7th, 2010 Pam No comments

    These are wild tulips, I grew them on the back porch. I planted them in November and began to water them in February. They are very cute. You can tell they are very small, they are in a small cup with marbles.