“Waiting for Asparagus”

Greetings Fellow Gardeners,

I’m reminded of this garden notion every March. Waiting for Asparagus, is a chapter in Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Her book takes us on a modern day journey of homesteading, and trying to live off the land. Her story begins in late March, when asparagus is the first crop to make an appearance. Kingsolver calls that time when we yearn for the first fresh produce of the year “Waiting for Asparagus.”

The old asparagus in my garden is now fairly few and far between because the Peonies have taken over. And so I am now “Waiting for Peonies”

Food for the Soul! ‘Peony’ Red Charm

Follow our Wagon to Pomegranate’s!

This Saturday, June 8th, 2019, we are taking our wagon and all of our favorite cottage garden plants and fresh cut blooms to Pomegranate’s in Bend!

For our Biggest Pop-Up Plant Shop Yet! (and yes we will have PEONIES!)


Saturday June 8th, 2019, 11am-4pm

We are bringing our very best plants for this

One Day Plant Sale!

Pomegranate’s is a Bend Tradition and if you’ve been you know, but if you haven’t you must!



Follow our Wagon to Redmond!

This Saturday, May 18th, 2019, we are taking our wagon to The Back Porch & Company in Redmond! 

2127 US-97, Redmond, OR 97756 (Next to Wilson’s)

It’s a Pop-Up Plant Shop!

Saturday May 18th, 11am-5pm


We are bringing our best plants for this

One Day Plant Sale!

And the prices will be worth the trip!

The Back Porch & Company is such a fun place… you’re sure to find something special!

IMG_E5698.JPGSee you there!

Garden Shop Pop-Up!

Look out Lorretta! Have we got the plants!

This weekend!
Friday April 12th, 11am-3pm
Saturday April 13th, 10am-4pm
Sunday April 14th 11am-3pm

Spring favorites;


Avalanche, Beauty of Moscow, Monge, and many more!

French Lilacs


Bridal Wreath Spirea



Rubra Plena

Blooming Ranunculus

Lily of the Valley

Viola Tiger Eye Yellow
Tiger Eye Viola

You will not want to miss this Pop-Up!

Come early for best selection!


Our shipment of David Austin (RIP) Bare Root Roses was scheduled to arrive the week of March 11th and we still had 3′ of snow! I was pretty sure I couldn’t ask them to postpone delivery, but they called and said they were a week behind in shipping! Hallelujah! We hadn’t even been able to get up to Madras to pick up our tote of organic soil to pot them either! It all worked out. Whew!

I met a really wonderful flower farmer from southern Washington, Kim with Little Island Flowers, and she pleaded with me for part of this years DA booty! She got a nice helping of plants along with my good friend Karen at Madras Garden Depot. And Duane and I are keeping around 20 plants to plant here at the farm. So if you are wanting to increase your own David Austin garden of roses, I suggest you get here pretty early! Only 17 of these babies to sell to you all!

Shipping cost was a killer this year! och! So they are not cheap. But if you have been lucky enough to get some of our DA roses in the past, and you took reasonable care and followed our advice, you should have been rewarded with some breath taking blooms! And they aren’t even mature until they are around 3 years old! LOOK OUT LORRETTA!

They are potted and pruned and spending quality time getting use to Spring in Central Oregon in our unheated garden room and should be ready for sale just before Mother’s Day! Don’t miss out!



Crocus Rose

Abraham Darby_2

Abraham Darby

Winchester Cathedral


Spring Garden Shop Pop-Ups!

We are so excited to announce the opening
of our Spring Garden Shop Pop-Ups!

Our first Pop-Up weekend is;
Friday April 12th, 11am-3pm
Saturday April 13th, 10am-4pm
Sunday April 14th 11am-3pm

Our first Pop-Up will feature some of our favorite
Spring cutting garden ‘must haves’ plants like;
The French varieties of Lilac

French Lilacs



Old Fashioned Bleeding Heart

Blooming Ranunculus

Lily of the Valley

You will not want to miss this Pop-Up!