Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Plant Combo of the Week

Japanese painted fern and columbine. Lots of beautiful early spring perennials putting on a show right now, but these two together have to win this week's prize for best combination. Worth the walk out to the back of the garden!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Our postcard that was mailed last week wasn't exactly clear about the date for our first annual plant swap.  The correct date is Saturday, May 8th, the day before Mother's Day. 

Here's how it works:
1) Just bag or pot some of your favorite pass-along perennials growing in your garden and mark them by name.  (Limit ten, please.)
2) When you get to The Farm, check in at the front counter  and we'll give you a number corresponding to the number of perennials that you've brought. 
3) Head on out to the garden and see what others have brought to share. 
4) Pick out that same number of plants to take home for your garden!

We're so looking forward to seeing what you're growing in your garden!  Bring your plants, your friends,  your mom, your gardening stories. . .  We'll have a great time!

and did we mention that it's Saturday, May 8th?  :-)  See ya then!

Two Great Saturdays

Sat, May 1: Spring Openhouse
 ~ very fun day ~ plants, treats, sales.
 But too crowded you say?
Pssst: come on Friday eve (Apr 30th) from 6-8pm for a ‘Sneak Peek’ ~ and take home all your goodies for 10% off!

Sat, May 8: The Farm’s 1st Annual Plant Swap
~ What a fun activity to do for Mother’s Day (before or after a great lunch at Morningstar, of course!)
Bring potted or bagged perennials, tubers, etc. Identify them.
Check in at front desk ~ choose equal number of plants to go home with! Limit ten.  Refreshments will be served in the garden ~ it’ll be great!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meanwhile. . .

Is it really April?  Sometimes it feels like June! We're spending lots of time in the garden and greenhouse in this gorgeous weather, but here's a little peek inside the shop too. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

April Days

Gail and the Farm Gals are busy with the greenhouse where the new plants are getting started for our spring & summer gardens.   Lots of shrubs (yes!), lots of fun new perennials and annuals, and of course, those favorites that make you feel like saying "oh, it's so good to see you again!"
You might remember the picture of these great double daffs in the bud stage from a couple of weeks ago?  Now they are blooming these huge gorgeous flowers, with lots of lime green in this early stage.  Note to self:  put "big double daffs" on the bulb list for fall. . . 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Saturday Visitor

Well, yes, Goliath does live at The Farm, so he's not exactly a visitor.  But he did get to come up to the shop on Saturday and he LOVED that new green grass right by the front door.  Doesn't he take a pretty picture?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Blue Hydrangea Pruning

Here's Gail, sharing a bit of information about how to prune our blue hydrangeas now that it's spring.  Won't it be great to see those big blue blooms again?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Easter says you can put truth in the grave,
but it won't stay there.
Clarence W. Hall

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Please Don't Eat the Daisies . . .

. . . or the peeps!  These little guys will be hopping down to The Farm this afternoon.  See ya there!

Friday, April 2, 2010

First Thursday at Sue's

Sue, even though she felt pretty crummy due to spring allergies, welcomed us into her home last night.  We loved how she turned this volunteer "weed" tree into the perfect Easter tree--now that's repurposing.    She shared her mechanics with us--wet sand in the vase!  Later she served up a scrumptuous ice cream sundae with her famous chocolate sauce.  Maybe she'll give us the recipe? 
And while we don't have a picture of it, we had a  lesson on magic tricks with  peeps.  Just a few seconds in the microwave on low and watch them grow!  Fascinating.   Can't wait to show our little ones!  Thanks, Sue--hope you're feeling much much better today.  Hugs. . .