Meet Morgan and Tyler Hibbs
Welcome to our website FARMHOUSE FLOWERS! A place for home-grown flowers, rustic design and stories of agriculture.
Tyler and I crossed paths in high school but God had different plans for us. I decided to pursue a career in agriculture after many years showing cattle and sheep in 4-H. Dad has a small beef cow/calf operation and I developed a love for agriculture during my days down at the farm. I graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Communications. My focus area was horticulture and animal science. After my first greenhouse class I was hooked!
Tyler and I re-connected while I was interning back home. I had just began my blog, Picking Wild Flowers, when I saw a certain boy liked my post! I hadn't seen or heard from Tyler since my freshman year in high school. I was shocked that he would read my blog. I messaged him and this is where our love story begins...
We began dating a few months later and one year later he was down on one knee proposing with my favorite cow Josie. She is the last cow from Grandpa's herd. We got married on October 20th, 2018. It was a very windy but BEAUTIFUL Iowa day!
It was Tyler that really encouraged me to grow my own flowers! He saw a passion in me that I kept trying to ignore.
Our story is just beginning but the Ball family farm dates back to the early 1900s. Grandma Pat says I inherited my love for flowers from Great Grandma Ball. She always had a large garden and she cared for indoor flowers all winter long. The stories of the farm have been romanticized over the years, as I am sure it wasn't always roses and butterflies, but the stories bring me so much joy. Grandpa Richard began farming in the midst of a technology boom. He began raising farrow to finish hogs, increased his cow herd and planted cover crops before cover crops even had a name. He was always ahead of his time. The family farmhouse has a rich history and I hope Tyler and I can be part of the legacy.
My love for cut-flowers has grown slowly over the years. When we were little, Mom encouraged us to save flower petals from important occasions. She would help us write a little note before sticking them in the pages of our bible.
My most recent bible petals came from Grandma Carol's funeral. Throughout the last few years she would ask me to design arrangements for birthdays, class reunions and holidays. I miss her every day and continuing to make arrangements keeps her close.
Flowers are truly little blessings. The gesture of a fresh bouquet brings us comfort in times of mourning and joy during times of celebration.
And so our journey continues... my dream is to bring you along for the ride! Be sure to take a look around and let me know if you have any questions!
Wedding Photo credit: Summer Alisabeth