Flying  Frog  Farm’s   2016  Hosta   Catalog

Flying Frog Farm         owner:  Marsha Ansevics                   house: 515-961-3585

5148 155th Avenue       website:        cell:  515-208-9002

Indianola, IA 50125      email:  

 ***** 2016 SEASON:  MAY 6 – AUGUST 14 (closed July 4th) *****

       2016 HOURS:  FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY    10 – 5______

LOCATION:    Our gardens are on twenty wooded acres approximately 10 miles south of Des Moines (east onto Summerset Road off of Highway 65/69)  There are 3 blue county signs to lead you to our gate once you are on Summerset Road.  We are on a VERY long dead end road—a large colorful sign at the gate greets you during business hours.

OUR PLANTS:   We’re growing 1000 different varieties of hosta, from the miniatures to the extra large.  Our hostas are field grown and that makes for some nice root systems!  We will have hundreds of plants potted up and in our sizeable sales area all labeled by size.  We will not be able to dig and pot plants for you  unless you call ahead with your list or unless you pick them up at a later date.   A nice selection of other perennials will be available, both for the shady or sunny areas of your gardens.  Ferns, hellebores, tiarella, brunerra , heucherella and carex are a few!!

GROUPS:   We would love to have your large or small group come visit!  Please call my cell (515-208-9002) and we can make those arrangements.  We will work with you on other days of the week too, but we would like to keep Monday free.   Again this year we are asking $1 per person for groups coming by bus.  We need a pretty specific time as I usually have extra help available---just call and we’ll make it happen!

FARMER’S MARKET:   Bruno will be at the Downtown Market from 7 – 12 on Saturdays in May, June and July.  He would be happy to bring an order to the market for you---just give him a day or so notice please.

GIFT CERTIFICATES:   Call for a gift certificate at any time or pick one up at the Downtown Market or at the farm.  They are available in any dollar amount.  Personal checks and credit cards are welcome.

RECYCLING POTS:  If you care to return pots to us or have some that you know are the sizes we use (larger than 4 inches) that would be great.  Trays and hanging pots are not very useful to us—sorry!  Your pots help us to continue to keep our prices low for you and help out the earth a little too!  Thanks!

ONE  FINAL  THOUGHT:  If you live reasonably close by and would like to help us out during the season, I would be happy to “gift you” plants in return.  Potting up hostas and labeling them and tending the display beds and growing areas to keep them neat in appearance are the usual jobs.  It can be a couple of hours—a half day—or more—weekdays or weekends—whatever your schedule allows.   Give  me a call if this sounds interesting to you!

                                                                                     See you soon!   Marsha