Tuesday, September 4, 2018

PLANT "GOURDIES" FOR FUN IN THE GARDEN NEXT SPRING


We call these little volunteers "gourdies". They sprout up around the garden and we allow them to grow and crawl because of their charm, delightful coloration and interesting shapes. They are almost like a pet, poking their noses here and there and show up in places that are least expected. Add these plants to your garden next spring by picking up a packet of Mixed Decorative Gourd seeds. Plant them in nooks and crannies that often tend to go bare and unattended. They will surprise and delight you and will reseed where you least expect it the next year.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

FOLK ART BOTTLE ANGEL CREATIVE WORKSHOP


FOLK ART BOTTLE ANGEL WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 9:30 - 12:00
Work with handmade paper and paper caly to fashion a uinique folk art angel and repurpose a water bottle in the process. You'll start with a prepared body, decide what type of "wingage" you'd like and sculpt the feature with the paper clay. Then it's time for bling- bells, whistles, beads, the sky's the limit.
More info and to enroll: 




COLEUS ARE GREAT FOR FALL COLOR

Coleus cuttings root in less than a week. Use them to fill in where your annuals have pooped out. They'll fill a pot quickly and look great with hardly any attention. They will contribute nicely to your fall color palette and naturalize beautifully into your landscape and do not stand out as obvious new additions as do the "pop in" mums!


Sunday, August 26, 2018

AUGUST IS HANDMADE PAPER-MAKING TIME!












August is a wonderful time of year for making handmade paper from the herbs and flowers in the garden.We made a wide variety of beautiful papers. Some of them were immedialtely into paper bowls. These will be allowed to dry and then be coated with a transparrent sizing to make them permanent and hard. The colors are amazing!






Making paper requires lots of water in the beginning and then everything has to dry out before you can do something with it. Here are the sheets and paper bowls that were dripping wet yesterday, now entirely dried out.






Monday, August 20, 2018

LATE SUMMER SHIFT


These strawberries ripening in late summer provide a pleasant segue from our Strawberry Garden Time of spring and summer to The 12 Days of Christmas...One Day at a Time. Our holiday sale will feature 12 consecutive days of activities and shopping beginning November 7 and ending November 18. You got it, 12 Days of Christmas...One Day at a Time! We'll keep you updated the time approaches.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

SUPERBERRY HARVEST TIME



Our Elderberries are deep purple and plump, ready for picking this week along with the aronia berries. These two super berries blend beautifully in our unique Elderberry/Aronia Jam. eE'll begin processing it in August and it wil be ready for our holiday sale in November.
Here is an interesting link describing the benefits of Elderberries and another on Aronia:

Monday, July 9, 2018

MOSAIC FOUNTAIN BALL



With this hot weather, birds will be on the lookout for ways to keep cool, Watching a bird romp in a wyer bubbler is akin to a kin running through tha sprinkler...Pure relief and joy! You can make a bubbler for your garden in this workshop on Thursday.
MOSAIC FOUNTAIN BALL
THURSDAY, JULY 12 7:00-9:30
Use colorful pieces of glass and marbles as well as your own waterproof treasures, to create a mosaic ball that bubbles with water. Round water basin and pump included.