Lately I have been reflecting on the way I grew up. My parents were immigrants from Germany. My mother an avid gardener gave me the love of plants. My father instilled in me the gift of music, accordion is my thing! I knew only the German language at home and learned English in kindergarten. We walked to school which was around 2 miles each way. We lived in the middle of a large city. In the winter we would stop into stores on the way to school to warm up and then carry on our way. The house I grew up in was probably built in the 1940’s. The big huge furnace with all its arms in the basement was intriguing to us. Our lot was used to the fullest, the front flower beds and the backyard a garden. My dad even built a greenhouse where mom got geraniums ready for my uncle who was a landscaper. It was a nice place to do your homework in the winter. My friends on our block were from many different countries. We were often called the mini United Nations. I call this kind of upbringing simple. It has served me well over all the years, so much that I have kept the organic aspect of a simple life up to this day.
Blumenflor is my “palette” where much of how I was raised shows. The name Blumenflor speaks of being German. The style of our building is European utilizing the passive cooling vents up on top. Organic gardens and an orchard surround the greenhouses. I still go into the Greenhouse on cold winter days to warm up! Especially this February!
Many ask of my past and this is the short version. There is much to add maybe on a later blog.
What I love about living in our rural community is the different cultures that mingle together and how I have learned from that also. Hearing stories of the history and families of this area is inspiring!
To live out here and to garden in west Texas is tough! We got you covered.
Here is a sneak peek at what is going on behind our closed doors...
We are again getting ready for spring where you will be able to get your tomato plants, pepper plants, flower flats, windbreak trees, fruit trees and much more. We have an organic line of fertilizers in and for those who use the conventional way of gardening also. Seeds have come in, even the hard to find summer savory and okra.
Vegetable plants have been seeded and are coming up in our warm growth chamber.
Flowering plants have been ordered and we are ready to transplant and grow them on for our customers. The prep work is being done and we are excited for this new growing season. It is our seventh season and we feel blessed! Many a dear friend has prayed blessings over Blumenflor and we can feel it.
We want to be here as your local Garden Center to help you also grow that vegetable garden, flowerbed or start an orchard. Our team is diligently getting everything ready.
Hope to see y'all soon.