March 14, 2014

We were featured on Apple Brides!

If you found us here through a link on Apple Brides, we are so glad! 
We hope you will follow one more link and hop on over to our Facebook page
We have found we are able to share pictures of what is blooming in the garden and converse with prospective clients much easier through that medium. On our Facebook page you will stay up to date on our latest giveaways, helpful hints for our u-pick garden and information regarding contacting us to design your perfect wedding or event flowers!
Thanks for stopping by!

July 10, 2012

The Blooms are Here!

Well summer is on in FULL force, and the garden is matching pace! All of the early moisture combine with the recent explosion of sun/hot days means LOTS of flowers are in bloom! We have so many great things to pick right now I can hardly believe it! We have a few early season varieties hanging on like our lupins and knautia. We also have our second set of daisies coming on now, in addition to lots of bells, coriopsis, salvia, and even a few snap dragons! Here are a few pictures of some of the recent creations both mine and our wonderful customers' selections too! Hope to see you out soon, and don't forget to check our Facebook page ( )for some special deals to pop up!

My happy little garden helper in her new bug screen!

June 15, 2012

Waking up from Hibernation!

Not only is the garden starting to wake up from a long winter hibernation for the summer season but I am too! I am getting so eager for summer and visitors coming to pick flowers. For those that don’t know me personally, you may not know that we welcomed a wonderful little bundle, Jayney Joy to our life this winter. Her birth February 7th may explain why you have not seen many postings to our blog or Facebook for Half Moon Blooms.

Although we are not fully set up just yet, we have had some friends of the garden come out for an early season preview and to take some spring perennial blooms home with them! Right now we have lupines, daisies and bachelors buttons blooming. After the grey skies and brown mud in late winter, I am always thrilled at the brightness of a simple white daisy or brilliant purple lupine!

The only thing that makes me happier in the garden than the flowers themselves is when I see others getting excited about the flowers and making plans to come out and pick! We have already been able to send flowers with one friend for a graduation party; have had requests to host a ladies group for an afternoon outing and have been asked to do for flowers for several weddings this summer too! All of these things are going to be so much fun!

Here are a few pictures to get you energized for summer flowers! Don’t forget to check back for updates and featured deals both on our blog and Facebook.  I hope all of you reading this are doing great and staying out of the rain we have had this spring. I am looking forward to seeing you in the garden soon!
Our favorite hand picked baby!

These made my house so cheery

Tulip row perfection

Our green house with plants for our yard and the garden!

Looking at this color it is hard to believe they just get bigger and brighter!

My craft house is all decked out for summer too. I have a good feeling that Miss JJ and I will be spending a lot of time here!

This is how we work in the garden now ;)

Jayney loves hanging out on the awesome new garden bench her daddy built last week!

Graduation party blooms!

January 13, 2012

A New Season is Starting

It may be cold and dreary outside but a new season for our garden has already begun. It is clearly still winter out, though a warm one thus far, so it may surprise you to know we are well underway with our plans for 2012. For the last few weeks we have been ogling over seed catalogs, researching estimated bloom times, planning our planting map, ordering our selections of seeds which needed restocking, and picking a few new items to add to our repertoire for this coming year. So exciting!
The end of June (when we hope the garden will be in full swing) does seem like a ways off yet. However, I am sure it will be here in the blink of an eye. We are expecting big things from our little garden this year and are excited about of our plans especially in the area of promotions. Although you won’t be visiting the garden for a while we hope you will continue to check back here on our blog for some fun “preseason deals” which you can print out and save for when you visit the garden this summer!  

We hope you are looking forward to sunny skies, green grass and picking lots of blooms with us in the garden this coming summer!

November 4, 2011


Here are a few pictures from our fall crop of amaranth, broom corn, Indian corn, sunflowers and pumpkins this year. Thanks to everyone that came out to pick a few pumpkins! We hope you will make it a yearly tradition.

August 11, 2011

Lots of Arrangement Ideas!

Do you want to come pick a bucket of flowers but are not quite sure how to arrange them when you get home? Well today I want to share a few pictures I have taken of the pre-made bouquets which I take to farmers market each week. I hope this will give you some ideas on color combinations and visual aids for your next visit. Still not sure if you are up to the task? Just come and pick up a beautiful pre-made bunch similar to these at the Montfort Farmers Market (1915 W. Monroe )Thursdays from 4-7 each week!

And here are some Sunflowers because I LOVE them so...

July 14, 2011

New Stuff!

We have some new blooms this week and boy are they cool!
We tried out Carnations for the first time this year. I am loving them! The first few that bloomed were baby pink and also a few in such a bright pink they could rival a flamingo with their intensity. Now, I am very curious what other colors they will popping open in the next few days. I think it is neat that their stems are a more bluish-grey-green compared to most of the other John Deere style greens that frequent the garden. Look at the last of these four pictures and you will see that the buds are about to burst open and there will be many colors to go around!

Another pretty addition to our current variety pack is called Catanche Blue. The buds look so dry and straw-like you might think they they are about to shrivel up and blow away, then suddenly they burst open and are a beautiful deep royal (nearly purple) with little tiny flecks of yellow and white in the center. What a show!

Last but certainly not least, we have delicate bunches of peach, pink, yellow, and magenta  Millifolium flowers which are filling out nicely this week. I like to compare this plant to cauliflower, in the way that it is a single stem with a crown of petite florets of miniature blooms at the top. While that may not sound to appeasing too the your taste buds, it will do wonders for your bouquet. Many people walk by this plant and don't give it the proper respect. However, those that slow down for a moment and pick a few stems are always pleasantly surprised and rewarded by the vibrant contrast these teeny little buds will add to your bouquet!

Now this next set of pictures is not really new stuff. These flowers have been blooming for a little while now but I thought they were just too pretty not to share with you on here.


We hope you will come out and see each of these for yourself and take some home to grace your house with a splash of summer color. And for just $5 a bucket you can  brighten the day of a friend when you share some blooms on your way home without breaking the budget. Don't forget to find us on Facebook and "like" our page for $1 off your first bucket