It’s Buying Time!


Judy and Soni and Kaitlin are in Minneapolis playing Santa’s Elves this week! It is time to do all of our ordering for the 2015 Spring Season. On our way, we played a bit today. This perfect Japanese Anemone at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was blooming it’s fool head off!


The Arboretum has a special ‘Nature in Glass’ display right now. Amazing!


We were inspired and worn out!

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2014 Garden Party Door Prize Winners

We had a great time at our annual Garden Party! Thanks to all of you who came out and enjoyed our last days of regular hours, summer specials and strolled through the display bed.

The Door Prize winners for this year are:

$100 Gift Certificate: Jackie Case, Minot

$50 Gift Certificate: Rosie Osterberg, Mohall

$20 Gift Certificate: Sandi Christianson, Glenburn

Mary Hill Greeting cards: Patricia Pung, Lansford

Hydrangea ‘Twist and Shout’: Melissa Peterson, Kenmare

Allium ‘Millenium’: Gen Aufforth, Bowbells

Armeria ‘Bloodstone’: Amanda Wallace, Mohall

Hosta ‘Whirlwind’: Marlene Ellsworth, Maxbass

Hydrangea ‘Fire Light’: Hazel Herman, Bowbells

Iris siberica ‘Sky Wings’: Cindy Stratton, Maxbass


Garden Party 2014

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It’s time for our annual Garden Party! This Friday and Saturday, July 11 & 12, from 10 am to 8 pm, we will be offering specials on garden accessories, perennials, and nursery stock. Sign up for door prizes, too. You could be the lucky winner of a $100 gift certificate! Or some other cool prize. 🙂

Have lunch from 11 to 1:30 or dinner by The Prairie Bistro from 5 to 8 pm each (or both) night.

10 & 12 inch hanging baskets are 50% off

Planters marked down individually.

Most annuals are buy one, get TWO free!

Large Tomatoes 50% off

Cannas and Calla lilies are 20% off.

Nursery stock (roses, hydrangeas and shrubs) 20-40% off.

Almost all Perennials 20-60% off.

Unglazed ceramic pots 30% off.

The rest of the ceramic is 20% off.

Bloem pots: 6 inch – 50% off, many the rest are 20% off.

Max Sea fertilizer 50% off.

Metal windowboxes 30% off.

Selected garden accessories 50% off.

Favorite Child

I have to admit I am really fickle when it comes to which flowers are my favorite. I mean, I love pansies in the spring. Well, always, actually, but especially in the spring.


And daffodils always make me happy.


‘Siloam Amazing Grace’ Daylily is an all-time summer favorite.

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As is ‘Conc d’Or’ lily. Smells heavenly and is soooo majestic! (do you notice a color preference?)Conch d or

But I think that my all-time fav (at least for now) is ‘Coral Charm’ peony. The color is so unique. It isn’t orange. It isn’t red. It isn’t pink. It is a true, bright coral.

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Another ‘charming’ thing about Coral Charm is that she isn’t expensive. Although after we all have been watching her bloom, the supply might get awfully short!

Time is flying!

Time flies when you are having fun! We at The Flower House Garden Center have a hard time believing that the season has nearly come to an end.


It has been a strange spring. The weather has been cool and cloudy. But the false indigo (baptisia australis) is blooming its fool head off in front of the front yard!

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The gas plant (dictanmus albus) in the display bed is screaming for attention.

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Patty’s Plum oriental poppy is attracting attention at the gate.

They are all reminding us it is time to get out of the greenhouse and out into the sunshine!

So….. We are taking a break from June 29 through July 6. Not answering the phone. Not answering the door. Not making lunch. Just watering what needs it. Might take a couple flower pictures. Might plant a few of our own things. Maybe. Might pull a weed or two. Maybe.

Then we will be open from 10 am to 3 pm July 7-July 12. We will answer the phone. We will be happy to let you through the door. We will be tickled pink to help you with your gardening questions. We will even serve you lunch!

Our annual Garden Party is July 11 & 12. Sign up for door prizes, have lunch, check out our specials on garden accessories and perennials, stroll through the perennial beds and join us for dinner! Details will follow. 🙂

After July 13 we will be open by chance or appointment. But we will talk about that later.

End of Season Sale and New Hours

Come and get ’em! Nearly all of our annuals are now buy one, get one free! This includes everything in 4 inch pots and all packs.

Our new hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and closed Sundays.

Join us for lunch from 11 to 1:30 for two more weeks (through June 28).

Early Closing

Tuesday, June 3, The Flower House Garden Center will be closing at 5 pm to help an old lady pass into a new decade!

Sunny Daffodils

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Finally! I’ve been waiting for evidence of life below the oh-so-cold mulch. Today the daffodils burst forth in sun-shiny joy! Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Speaking of which, don’t forget our Open House Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 each day. We are offering 10% off on all hanging baskets, as long as you take them home with you.

Full lunch menu Saturday with just soup on Sunday. Sign up for door prizes, too!


Mother’s Day Open House

Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, is our annual Mother’s Day Open House from noon to 5 both days. Bring Mom out for lunch served by The Prairie Bistro (full menu Saturday, soup only on Sunday). Sign up for door prizes and pick out your plants for your outdoor living spaces!


Saturday and Sunday  receive 10% off hanging baskets! Cash and Carry only.


Check out our new watercolor gift cards by former Mohall resident Mary Hill.


We also have received another shipment of ceramic!


Planter Play Day for Kids

Saturday was our annual Planter Play Day for Kids. These little ones take their planting very seriously!


They get to pick out their favorite flower, dig in the dirt, and have mac & cheese and hot dogs! What more can you ask for?


A little help from Mom.


We have been watching some of these kids grow up for years. These two first came when she was barely walking and he was smaller than she.


Nora and Emma are starting a new family tradition!


The best part of the day is the smiles!




Ava and Abi were proud of their creations.


But the smile on their baby sister was my favorite! Why don’t we as adults radiate that kind of joy when we smile? Maybe we need some Planter Play Days, too!

April Hours – Correction for Renville County Farmer readers

We are NOT open Sunday, April 27! Monday through Wednesday we are open from 9 am until 5 pm. Starting Thursday, May 1 we are open until 8 pm weeknights. 😉

Tree Pruning Clinic in Lansford


Hands on tree pruning clinic in Lansford on May 7th from 6:30-8 pm at the North Park Playground.
Bring your pruning shears, lopper or hand saw.
Learn how to prune your trees correctly and safely.

Instructed by Leslie Johnson, Bottineau County Forester, Assisted by Bottineau County Master Gardeners.
Call Kitty @ 701-263-1922