SPECIALTY GARDEN KITS

SUMMER FRESH CUT FLOWER KIT

$60

*This offer will close officially on March 26th for final seed germination. 

Enjoy our curated, specialty selection of seven types of fresh-cut, summer flowers including one of our mature lisianthus plants! You will receive 4 seedlings of each type of flower for a total of 22 plants, inclusive of 1 mature lisianthus plant and 1 artichoke plant. These hardy specimens are germinated from seed and grown seasonally and sustainably on our farm. You won’t find these varieties at your local greenhouse. 

From wind, to sleet, to monsoon rains, to drought, these special flowers continue to brave the unpredictable outdoor elements while churning out multiple, beautiful blooms. They ask for little to no maintenance and love full sun.

These summer varieties grow the most perfect, long stems for cutting and arranging. All are “cut and come again” varieties. When the first strong bloom appears at the top, we simply cut it out deep into the plant to enjoy branching stems from the side. Don’t worry, we’ll provide instructions on this method!

We often find that balance in a Barnswallow Bouquet exists in five various floral elements. From hero flowers to filler. Many farmer florists use this knowledge in balance for seasonal seed selection. In particular, our seed selection choices are purely based on what we can use overall in a balanced bouquet design while considering seasonal growing conditions in Iowa. 

This share is a one-time, pick up of 7 fresh-cut summer flowering varieties to fill your very own cutting garden. Each seedling type will come in 4-pack cells. You will receive 4 seedlings of each variety, a total of 22 plants, including one artichoke plant and one mature lisianthus plant (value of $15)!

All plants are germinated and grown by Barnswallow, utilizing our sustainable greenhouse that is temp controlled and built by local Iowan contractors with local Iowa products and recyclable materials. The seedlings will be hardened off and ready to plant upon pick up. The exact mix of flower varieties may be slightly adjusted after germination. We reserve the right to substitute based on the success of that seed germination. 

The following are flower varieties in this share… 

  • Lisianthus Plant (Purple or Pink)
  • Snapdragons (Mix) 
  • Scabiosa (Blue) 
  • Coco Marigolds (Yellow/Yellow Orange) 
  • Calendula (Orange) 
  • Lemon Basil (Green Filler)
  • Artichoke (Purple Bloom)

Seedlings will ONLY be available for pick up at Plant Life Designs in early May when the spring weather becomes stable enough for planting. You will receive an email with the pick up details in late April. 

No refunds or substitutes are available once your order is placed. Once we receive your order we start the germination process. Due to seed expense, labor and utility costs, we cannot offer any refunds if you are unable to pick up your CSA share for any reason. However, you may gift to family or friends!

FALL FRESH CUT FLOWER KIT

$60

*This offer will close officially on March 26th for final seed germination. 

Enjoy our curated, specialty selection of seven types of fresh-cut, fall flowers including one of our dahlia tubers! You will receive 4 seedlings of each type of flower for a total of 24 plants and one dahlia tuber. These hardy specimens are germinated from seed and grown seasonally and sustainably on our farm. You won’t find these varieties at your local greenhouse. 

From wind, to sleet, to monsoon rains, to drought, these special flowers continue to brave the unpredictable outdoor elements while churning out multiple, beautiful blooms. They ask for little to no maintenance and love full sun.

These fall varieties grow the most perfect, long stems for cutting and arranging. They use the summer months to build up their strength for a fall showing! And many of them are perfect for drying and preserving in the fall. All are “cut and come again” varieties. When the first strong bloom appears at the top, simply cut it out deep into the plant to enjoy branching stems from the side. Don’t worry, we’ll provide instructions on this method!

We often find that balance in a Barnswallow Bouquet exists in five various floral elements. From hero flowers to filler. Many farmer florists use this knowledge in balance for seasonal seed selection. In particular, our seed selection choices are purely based on what we can use overall in a balanced bouquet design while considering seasonal growing conditions in Iowa. 

This share is a one-time, pick up of 7 fresh-cut fall flowering varieties to fill your very own cutting garden. Each seedling type will come in 4-pack cells. You will receive 4 seedlings of each variety, a total of 24 plants and one dahlia tuber (valued at $10)!

All plants are germinated and grown by Barnswallow, utilizing our sustainable greenhouse that is temp controlled and built by local Iowan contractors with local Iowa products and recyclable materials. The seedlings will be hardened off and ready to plant upon pick up. The exact mix of flower varieties may be slightly adjusted after germination. We reserve the right to substitute based on the success of that seed germination. 

The following are flower varieties in this share… 

  • Gomphrena (Purple)
  • Aster (Pink or Blue) 
  • Amaranth (Red Spike) 
  • Statice (Purple/Mix) 
  • Straw Flower (Various Colors) 
  • Dahlia Tuber (Red or Mystery Color)
  • Celosia (Colorful Plum-Filled Stems)

Seedlings will ONLY be available for pick up at Plant Life Designs in early May when the spring weather becomes stable enough for planting. You will receive an email with the pick up details in late April. 

***No refunds or substitutes are available once your order is placed. Once we receive your order we start the germination process. Due to seed expense, labor and utility costs, we cannot offer any refunds if you are unable to pick up your CSA share for any reason. However, you may gift to family or friends!

POLLINATOR KIT

$75

WELCOME THE POLLINATORS TO YOUR GARDEN!

*This offer will close officially on March 26th for final seed germination.

Enjoy our curated, specialty selection of eight types of perennial flowers, a total of 32 plants for pollinators like monarchs and bees. These hardy specimens are grown seasonally and sustainably on our farm. Like our fresh-cut selections, these varieties ask for little to no maintenance and love full sun. 

In the last five years, we made an effort to provide habitat for pollinators to feed and lay their eggs on our farm. Witnessing the flowers they obsess over, we took the liberty of hand selecting a mixture of returning hardy perennials. The varieties will continue to bloom yearly with vigor and can even be used for fresh cut flowers in the future. A double bonus for human and nature longterm.

This share is a one-time, pick-up of 8 specialty pollinator varieties to fill your very winged garden. Each seedling type will come in 4-pack cells. You will receive 4 seedlings of each variety, a total of 32 plants!

All plants are germinated and grown by Barnswallow, utilizing our sustainable greenhouse that is temp controlled and built by local Iowan contractors with local Iowa products and recyclable materials. The seedlings will be hardened off and ready to plant upon pick up. The exact mix of flower varieties and colors may be slightly adjusted after germination. We reserve the right to substitute based on the success of that seed germination. 

The following are plant varieties in the share… 

  • Lemon Mint Monarda (Purple)
  • Giant Purple Hyssop (Blue/Purple Blue’ish)
  • Butterfly Milkweed (Orange)
  • Columbine (Mixed Colors)
  • Yarrow (Summer Berries Colors)
  • Liatris (Pink/Purple)
  • Coneflower  (*New Pow Wow Berry)
  • Rudbeckia (Green Eyed Yellow)

Seedlings will ONLY be available for pick up at Plant Life Designs in early May when the spring weather becomes stable enough for planting. You will receive an email with the pick up details in late April. 

No refunds or substitutes are available once your order is placed. Once we receive your order we start the germination process. Due to seed expense, labor and utility costs, we cannot offer any refunds if you are unable to pick up your CSA share for any reason. However, you may gift to a family or friend!