The Garden Junkie

The Garden Junkie

veggies & bloomers & annuals & perennials & garden stuffs



End of May 

End of August 

Before I know it, it will be time to turn all these beautiful flowers into compost.
Ai !  seems like I just got them all planted.


Oh what a beautiful morning.

Oh what a beautiful day.


Flowers from the gardens.  I never tire of seeing these bloomers.  I look forward to their annual arrival and am sad when they fade, but the August bloomers are always welcome and just as beautiful.

If your planning a visit to the farm, be sure to CALL 402-440-6284 and let us know you'd like to come out.  We are in the gardens each day but don't promise 9-5 hours.  We'd love for you
to see the beautiful flowers and many butterflies so just call and we will be sure to welcome you.

Just a photo reminder of some of the sights you may see on your next visit to The Garden Junkie 


The Garden Journal Workshop

Saturday May 23rd.  
Promptly at 10am.  
Pre-registration required. 
$45.00 includes all materials.

Watercoloring In the journal

Making notes and recording thoughts 

Painting observations from the garden

Recording the layout and plantings.

A fun time will be had making a 2015 Garden Journal
The Garden Junkie.

Call 402-440-6284 for registration.


The Garden Junkie JULY classes.

Learn how to treat burlap and paint a Holiday Tree with Milk Paints.
Thursday evening, July 23rd at 6pm.  $45.00 

Make a pinecone with re-cycled pop cans.  
A fun and creative way to repurpose pop cans.
Thursday evening, July 30th at 6pm  $20.00

All materials are included in the class, personal equipment list given upon registration.
Register by phone 402-440-6284 

See you at the farm.


May 23rd Garden Journal &  Eco-Dying Workshop
10am  $45.00
 Create a garden journal by using collage and paints.  Using fresh plants and leaves eco-dying pages to use in your new garden journal. 

May 28th  Garden Journal Workshop
6pm - $29.00
this workshop does NOT include eco-dying

Choose either May 15 or 16th 
Window Screen Painting Workshop
10am $45.00 
Learn how to treat window screening and paint a 2'x2' window screen.
All materials are included in each workshop.  Personal supply list given upon registration.  
Register by phone:  402-440-6284


NEW Season at The Garden Junkie

APRIL 25th SPRING AFFAIR:  The annual fund raiser for Nebraska Arboretum in Lincoln at the Lancaster Event Center - 9-4  FREE

MAY 1st:  Opening Day at The Garden Junkie 
May 2nd: OPEN HOUSE at The Garden Junkie 9-5.  Tea tastings, garden tours, New porch boutique opening.  Bedding Plants for sale.  Show us you  "like"  us on Facebook and get 20% off your entire purchase.

Choose May 15 or 16th Window Screen Painting workshop  10 am  $45.00.  Learn how to treat window screening and paint a 2'x2' window screen for your garden or patio/porch.  Step by step guidance for a large flower painting.  

Choose MAY 30 or 31st  Painted Rock stepping stone workshop 10am  $39.00.  Learn techniques for painting river rocks and how to mix and set concrete to make a great piece of art for your garden or patio.

All materials are included in each workshop.  Personal supply list given upon registration.  
Register by phone:  402-440-6284.

ALSO this season:
May 23rd Garden Journal & Eco Dying workshop
July 23, 24, 25, & 26th Christmas Camp 
(information will be posted soon.) 


"January thaw" , in Nebraska, can get all the way up to 80 degrees. 
2015 hasn't climbed that high, but into the 60s and those temps really bring on the  Spring Fever.  

Of course, the ground is frozen and all the bulbs, tubers and seeds are quiet. Nothing stirring.
All patiently waiting.  I, on the other hand, am not so patient but have no choice.

2014 winter was a very cold drought resulting in a modest spring, as far as blooms were concerned. 
2015 had more moisture in November and early December, but has been very (below zero) cold and 
no snow, no moisture.   We will see how the bulbs and tubers do.

Gardening is always an Adventure.


I know it seems 6 months away.  BUT save the date

First Saturday in JUNE

JUNE 6th

The Garden Junkie will be hosting 


8:30am - 

Some flea-stuff I've been pulling out of storage.
Many, many tubs to go.

All to be garage-sale priced and ready for The Junkie Flea.

Many vintage items

Lots and lots of Holiday stuff

Great "findings"

The Junkie Flea is the same day as the annual Murdock and Elmwood city wide garage sales, so plan to find some great treasures.