My friend Martha Bergland calls it “plant porn,” that is, melt-your-heart, feed-your-soul flower pictures. As abundant as a garden in June, horticultural illustrations and photographs wait in cyberspace for the clicking. Do not be dissuaded by books in Latin or foreign languages. Pictures are a universal language. Yes, you can google a plant name then […]More »
Heritage Flower Farm’s “OPENING!”
We’re going to play like a restaurant during the stay-at-home order. Although you are free to look around we will NOT help you. Stay at least 6’ away from us or others who come with you. If you want to buy something: Email us 24 hours in advance with your name, list of plants and […]More »
We’re all Silene now
Celebrate the Extra Day – It’s LEAP year.
In 46 BC Julius Caesar created the 1st leap year to correct for the fact that a year is 365 days plus 6ish hours or ¼ of a day. So every four years the calendar makers add a day. This is the year and the 29th is the day. Viola tricolor, Johnny jump up (sorta like leaping) has […]More »
If Winter’s Here
IF WINTER’S HERE CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND? Three perennial flowers that brave EARLY spring. Darmera peltata, Umbrella plant Z 5-8 Well before its dramatic leaves appear, leafless red stems shoot up from the earth, as if from nowhere, then a sphere shaped by many pink flowers tops it all. […]More »
DEADHEAD IS NOT JUST FOR Jerry Garcia’s Sugar Magnolia.
Sugar magnolia, a magic musical song, does not exist in the plant world. Someone should create it. But it’s time to deadhead in the garden to make more flowers and keep your garden looking fresh. Deadheading means cutting back after flowers have gone by. It encourages plants to flower again. Cut back the stem below […]More »
A Garden is a Work of Art
The Milwaukee Sketch Club painted at Heritage Flower Farm.More »
As two customers left last week one said to the other, “oh, this is an education.” YES gardening is an education. We don’t just grow a pretty garden. Gardeners discover bees, bugs, butterflies, birds, soil type, ecology, ebb and flow of seasons, in short, nature and nurture. At Heritage Flower Farm we tell you this […]More »
In 1797 J.B. Bordley advised, those who have a garden are mostly “sober, industrious & healthy;” & those who have no garden, are “often drunken, lazy, vicious & ailing.” Of course you are sober, industrious & healthy, well, mostly. It’s time to GET GROWING. We can help with great deals on Garden Collections: Butterfly Garden […]More »
We Don’t Hibernate #3
WE DON’T HIBERNATE #3 Tired of seeing this? WE ARE TOO. The end is near. Here’s what we’ve been up to since January 2, 2019. Snow & ice are melting. It won’t be too long before we see little growing things poking out of the ground. WHEW sunshineMore »