October 24, 2009
It isn't winter yet.
As I watch the snow/rain mix fall outside the window, I think: Today
would be a great day to get a pumpkin for carving, some bulbs for
planting and a rake to clean up all these wet leaves!
Or at least to get a bundle of firewood. What a strange couple months
Weather aside, if you had a mind to get a pumpkin this year, or a
shrub at 50% off (the ground is still perfectly warm enough for shrubs
and bulbs), come on down because we've got a lot of jackos and
heirloom pumpkins that need a home, a face, and a candle. We have
organic pie pumpkins that are tasty good! We have personally tested
them for quality with muffins, pies and toasty seeds.
You can still plant a beautiful azalea or a some gratifying tulips for
a big splash of color after our six months of purgatory are over.
Supposed to be dry for a day or two this week; a little effort now
could make for so much pleasure later.
If you are done with all this
and in clean up mode, ask us about hand rakes and popup leaf
containers - major labor savers.
Looking toward the holidays, our living, plantable Christmas trees
will need to have a planting spot prepared--that is, dug--before the
ground freezes solid. We have, again, a small selection of live trees
for a great commemorative holiday. We have instructions for planting
at the store and will post them online when we get closer to Thanksgiving.
Spruce tips, curly willow, and dogwood have arrived. All of our
sticks, twigs, pumpkins and corn shocks are locally and sustainably grown. We are also starting to put out some lovely gifts for the
holidays. Books for the gardener, locally made winter wear, great
terrariums (some with gnomes), amaryllis, and big outdoor pottery/
decor at 50% off.
But really, it's NOT winter, yet! Just best to be prepared....