October 14, 2011
Bet some of your late summer plants are still blooming, since it just turned to Autumn yesterday around here. But look, pumpkins galore! We have heard from 3 different farmers that there is a shortage this year, so come get your jack o lanterns, heirloom squash (carvable for witch faces, or edible), mini pumpkins and gourds.
SALE continues for a couple more weeks - 50% off perennials, trees/shrubs, herbs, 30-50% off large selection of outdoor decor.
Otherwise, we just have a couple of announcements, and a couple of garden reminders.
Announcements: Sign up now, as there is limited space, for our Winter Container workshop, Tuesday, November 8 at 7pm. We will provide a fiber pot or fiber windowbox, soil and ingredients for a beautiful winter outdoor arrangement which you take home at the end of the workshop. You will provide an RSVP and $40, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. The class will take place outside, weather permitting, so dress for cool weather. We are also still planning on offering a terrarium workshop, and will send out an announcement as soon as we settle on a date.
Save the Date: 11/10/11, for our gift & holiday decor open house.
Come enjoy refreshments and be the first to shop our absolutely unique selection of gifts for gardeners and lots of other lovely people. We will have Thanksgiving centerpieces, winter arrangements, amaryllis and other beautiful things to look at while you stroll with your beverage and snack plate...a formal invite coming soon.
Several people have asked why we don't have curly willow or dogwood yet. Well, here's why: All of our fall produce and natural decor is locally sourced and sustainably produced. Our sticks and twigs are not chemically defoliated and therefore depend on a good frost or many days of cool, wet, windy weather to cause the leaves to drop. We do have mums, hay bales, corn shocks and broom corn to get you started. More coming as soon as it's ready.
Garden Reminders: Spring flowering bulbs like tulips, crocus, scilla, etc. can still be planted, as can garlic. Garlic goes in after a good frost. If you haven't planted bulbs before, just remember that chicken wire helps you to manage your squirrel frustration level. We will keep straw and hay in stock for those of you who like to cover their veggie garden after it gets colder. Lots of people still have tomatoes ripening, so why not let it go till you can't get anything else? We have had some rain now, but if you are still planting trees, shrubs or perennials, water, water, water. You will be happy you did come spring.
And now, on to our VERY FIRST UTube video, whereby, we feature (in only one minute, don't be scared) Cool Tools, Fall 2011. We are all getting older, why not save the back and keep the anger in check by using some tools that make things much easier whilst raking?
Enjoy your friends, your families, your pets, your passions. Hope to see you soon.