The 1840 Farm Pollinators Garden

French Marigolds have a centuries old secret:  they aren’t really French.  It is believed that they made their way to France in the 1500s.  An illustration of a striped French Marigold appeared as early as a 1791 edition of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine.  This marigold was described as being yellow withRead More →

Over the last few weeks, I have immersed myself in seed catalogs and gardening history books.  While it has taken some time, I have finally narrowed down my wish list of varieties to include in The 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collection for 2013. All of the seeds offered in ourRead More →

These beautiful blooms greeted me this morning out from the perennial bed.  It was a lovely way to start my day!     This post is listed on the Wordless Wednesday linkup at Katie’s French Language Cafe.  Read More →

There’s a season for everything here at 1840 Farm.  Soon, it will be my favorite season of all:  tomato season.  I’ll walk out to the garden every morning to survey the ripe fruit and return to the farmhouse with pounds of delicious heirloom tomatoes to share with my family.  JustRead More →

This morning, a welcome sight made its first appearance in the flower gardens at 1840 Farm.  The first daffodils have emerged and brought some much appreciated spring color to the flower beds.  It won’t be long and they’ll be joined by colorful blooming tulips. The mere sight of them madeRead More →

Get ready to welcome gardening season with open arms.  I have created a Facebook group for the 1840 Farm Seed Exchange exchange entitled “1840 Farm Seed Exchange.  You are invited to join in and share photos from your gardens as well as posting questions to the other members. Joining isRead More →

Hello, spring!  The temperatures at 1840 Farm this week have been summer-like and we’re taking full advantage.  We’re constructing raised beds and installing them in the garden to expand our growing area.  We harvested some beautiful bearded iris (Iris germanica) bulbs that are available for sale at the farm. Today,Read More →