Remembering the Daffodils

I always look forward to spring and the blooming of the daffodils.  We didn’t have any snow this winter, but did have some super cold temperatures.  Now that it’s spring, we have had several hard freezes and even a small amount of snow.  Unfortunately it was enough to take out the daffodils (along with the blooms … Read more

How to Start Tomatoes from Seed

Cherokee purple is an heirloom tomato that is easy to grow and one of my favorites! https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2017/10/15/storing-green-tomatoes/ https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2018/03/11/how-to-start-tomatoes-from-seed/

Growing tomatoes from seed is a great way to try new varieties. It’s easy, too!

Slow Cooker Italian Potatoes

I don’t mean to bombard this blog with recipes, but during the winter I cook.  A lot. And since I can’t spend much time preparing a meal, my slow cooker is frequently  involved.   I love the fact I can throw food into a cooker, go about my business and have a nice meal or … Read more

Quick and Easy Lasagna

For the most part, living in the country, out of the city lights and noise, is a wonderful dream come true. It does, however, have some disadvantages.  As our area continues to grow by leaps and bounds, the drive to work gets longer and longer.  I leave my house before seven and get home around … Read more

Passionflower-It's Not What You Think

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a native vine that has a spiritual meaning and is also a host plant for the gulf fritillary butterfly. https://naturalstateflowerfarm.com/2017/08/27/passionflower-its-not-what-you-think/

The other evening I was walking through the butterfly garden in search of monarch caterpillars, when my foot managed to get tangled in a vine.  Looking down, I noticed the beautiful passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata) sneaking its way into the garden path. Before I go any further, be advised this particular passionflower can be invasive.  … Read more