Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weeders Wanted

The Farm needs some help!  Would you be willing to weed or mulch in exchange for plants??  We're short-handed this spring, and if you have the desire to be outside, get a little dirty, and earn some nice plants (of your choice)--well then, you're our gal (or guy!).  No experience necessary.  Call Gail at the shop 217-632-2888 or in the evenings at 217-632-2871.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gail's Latest E-Mail


Greetings from the greenhouse!   Even on a blustery day, it’s cozy in here, and getting full I might add.  We have some wonderful new perennials that have performed well in our garden, and quite a few that are deer-resistant (that’s been a problem for us lately!)  Inside the shop, you will find:
          ~ lots of fun new jewelry for spring & summer
          ~ inspiration for a new kitchen look
          ~ the prettiest umbrellas you’ve ever seen
          ~ adorable ornamentation for your garden
          ~ cool new led twig lights in several styles

SPRING OPEN HOUSE:  Saturday May 7, 10-5
(emailers: beat the rush AND save 10% on Fri eve, May 6, 6-8!)

Hope to see you…and hope you have a blessed Easter!
Ps:  If you want to ensure you get these emails, please put ‘Gail Adamski’ in your address book.  Some folks aren’t getting theirs because the host server is rejecting The Farm!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Children's Corner

Is the Easter Bunny getting ready to hop to your house?  With all this rain, he might have to swim!  We have some fun things in the children's corner to tuck into a basket. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Farm Visitors

Cheryl brought  Mary and her granddaughter Kelsey out to visit us this past weekend.  It was a beautiful day to explore the garden and browse the shop.   They even got a peek at the new Loft!  Come back to see us again :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Early Bloomers

Okay all you early spring bloomers, time for your close-ups!  And you know, not a one protested having their picture taken :)

Pasque Flower

Monday, April 11, 2011

Garden Clean-Up

Do you ever get overwhelmed with all the big gardening chores in the early spring?  It can be daunting to look out over your garden  when there's still so much clean-up from last fall.  Maybe it looks something like this:

 Sue calls the first garden-cleanup of the year "getting rid of the big uglies"--you know, things like dead wood on the shrubs and the huge clumps of leftover grasses.   When you tackle that layer, it's like taking a big blanket off the garden and uncovering the new life underneath.
So just get rid of the "big uglies" first and then get around to the rest as you can. 

One of Gail's favorite gardening tips is to make sure to feature whatever is in bloom at the moment.  If it's blooming, it gets moved to the top of the priority list for weeding and mulching.

The rest of the weeds--well, we'll get around to them.  Weed by weed :)