flowers for drying

Planning your garden with fresh cut flowers and edible flowers

This time of year, I spend lots of down time flipping through seed catalogs. And they all have me day dreaming about flowers. In my mind, edible flowers and fresh-cut flowers are already bursting in my garden and on my farm. I love incorporating flowers into my crop production areas to invite beneficial insects, and…

Local Plant Starts for a Thriving Community

Local Plant Starts for a Thriving Community

Buying local has its usual perks. Supporting local businesses makes for a thriving community. And yes, buying local is also good for the environment, generally requiring less energy and transportation of goods. But when it comes to plants, and your garden, buying local means something more. It means a better garden. Just as when you…

lavender wedding

My Day with 100 Lavender Brides

Last month, I attended Magic 93.1’s 15th Annual Wedding Expo in Grand Junction, CO. There, I met hundreds of brides and their families actively and excitedly planning their weddings. I was happy to discover that many brides who attended the event were getting crafty, designing every aspect of the big day from invitations to table…