Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Weekly News, 10.14.20

Aren’t the fall colors right now just amazing? Hope’s school work is done for the day, and after lunch we are heading out to the Montour Trail to enjoy the leaves and sunshine. It reminds me of a poem that our yoga instructor, Kristen, shared during one of her Yoga on the Farm classes–

“Sometimes I spend all day trying to count the leaves on a single tree. To do this I have to climb branch by branch and write down the numbers in a little book. So I suppose, from their point of view, it’s reasonable that my friends say: what foolishness! She’s got her head in the clouds again.

But it’s not. Of course I have to give up, but by then I’m half crazy with the wonder of it–the abundance of the leaves, the quietness of the branches, the hopelessness of my effort. And I am in that delicious and important place, roaring with laughter, full of earth-praise.” — Mary Oliver in A Thousand Mornings

Here’s the scoop this week:

  • we’re excited to have started harvesting our greenhouse veggie crops! Available this week are cherry tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, cucumbers, kale, bok choy, micro greens, beet greens, and sunflower sprouts.
  • Maddison is teaching a fun class tomorrow night all about the science of fall color. Join her in-person or virtually to learn something new.
  • our 8″ fall mums are on sale right now, 8.99 each and 3 for $18. We want to get them into your hands while they are at their peak of color.
  • Russ gives a preview of a new delivery of trees that recently arrived, and you can view individual plant info and photos with the links below. If you didn’t get to planting trees yet this season, you don’t have to wait until next spring. We have a great supply.
  • back in May we had made the difficult decision to cancel Fall Fest hayrides and activities, however we still have fun options for kids and families, including a pumpkin painting station this Saturday from 1-3pm. Other classes include canvas painting classes, a sugar skull pumpkin painting class, a family class called Gardening for the Birds, and a Milk Jug Gardening class for kids on November 7.
  • don’t forget that your Bedner Bucks expire after 10/31/20, even though we will be open right up through Christmas. A new reward program will be announced for 2021.

I hope that you get out to enjoy the fall color this week… maybe a walk or bike ride on the trail, some time working in the garden, a visit to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, or attend our class on Fall Color tomorrow night. I hope to catch the Phipp’s Fall Flower Show before November 1. The theme this year is “The Poetry of Nature”. Enjoy!

Take Care

New Plant Arrivals

click the links for individual plant information
Bonfire Patio Peach

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Krauter Vesuvius Plum

Ruby Falls Redbud

Forest Pansy Redbud

Redpointe Red Maple

October Glory Red Maple

Cleveland Select Pear
Kwanzan Cherry

Tulip Tree

Milky Way Kousa Dogwood

Cherokee Chief Red Dogwood

Cherokee Princess Dogwood

Sweet Bay Magnolia

Yellow Bird Magnolia

Have you ever wondered about the science behind fall color?  Why do some trees turn red and others turn orange?  How do they know when to start their beautiful display of color?  Join us for an evening seminar to learn all about fall color, and we will feature some of the best fall color plants that you can add to your garden! 

Part of our 2020 Gardening Series, an after-hours gardening workshop or seminar, along with some time to mingle and shop the greenhouse.  Wine will be available if you choose to enjoy a glass or bottle with friends.  All attendees will receive a $10 coupon (off $40 or more) valid for one (1) week after the class.

5:30 PM Social Preview

6:00 PM Workshop Begins

6:30 -7:30 PM Private Shopping Session

A virtual option is available for those who are unable to attend in person. We will email you the meeting link.

Register Here

Other Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 17 between 1-3pm
All Ages Paint Your Own Pumpkin

Sunday, October 18 @ 10am
Pumpkin Patch Canvas Painting

Thursday, October 22 @ 5:30pm
Ecological Gardening

Saturday, October 24 @ 1pm
Gardening for the Birds: A Family Class

Sunday, October 25 @ 10am
Sugar Skull Pumpkin Painting

Thursday, October 29 @ 5:30pm
All About Growing Garlic

Saturday, October 31 between 1-3pm
All Ages Paint Your Own Pumpkin

Click Here to Learn More & Register!