We’re getting in the holiday spirit around here and are loving being open past Halloween. It’s been exciting to see the greenhouse transforming with all of the fresh new plants, products and workshops. There is still so much to see and do in the gardening and plant world this time of year. From houseplants, to planting bulbs outside for spring flowers or inside for winter blooms, to the Winter Sizzle plant options for container gardens, to us harvesting fresh greenhouse produce… it all makes me happy and makes the days much brighter.
Part of our transition to the holidays this past week has been the beginnings of a huge live wreath that will be displayed in our Christmas tree area. You can see Russ welding the frame below. We are thinking that we can claim a cool title, like– “Largest Live Wreath in Pennsylvania”. What do you think? You’re the first to know about it, so stay tuned and I hope that you get to stop by and see it. It’s a must for your social media posts this holiday season.
Here’s what to know this week:
we have great options for your Thanksgiving table centerpieces or hostess gifts, including succulent pumpkins, Thanksgiving cactus, and some perennial lilies that just started to bloom.
the angels are up on our Angel Tree, benefitting the residents of a local senior living building. We’d love your help to spread some holiday cheer! Learn more here.
our first ever Plant Challenge is under way! We hope that you’ll join us in a friendly competition and fun way to stay connected through the winter. Details found here.
we’ll be a vendor at the Winter Holiday Market in Washington this Saturday from 10am – 2pm with our fresh, homegrown produce. There will be over 30 awesome local vendors that have everything you will need to enjoy your holiday celebrations. Learn more here.
our store hours and days open change next week. Scroll to the bottom of the email to see the changes. We’ll be closed next Monday – Thursday to prep our beautiful Winter Containers, Wreaths and Christmas trees, so please visit before the week is over to get your Thanksgiving decorations and homegrown produce.
Our Christmas season kicks off on Friday, November 27, 11am-8pm!Russ will be doing wine tastings that night from 6-8pm, if you want to stop by and celebrate with us.
There will be no weekly newsletter next week. We are taking Wednesday and Thursday off to enjoy family for Thanksgiving, and rest up before the Christmas rush!
Here at Bedner’s, we are all THANKFUL FOR YOU, our loyal customers. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, healthy and joyful Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Centerpieces + Hostess Gift Ideas
Fresh succulent pumpkin arrangements look great as a centerpiece on the dining table or on a mantel.
treat like a houseplant, giving it bright, indirect light inside the house
spritz with water once per week to moisten the moss and hydrate any new roots that are growing
once the pumpkin is past it’s prime, gently remove the succulent plants from the top and plant in soil.
Cooking with Pie Pumpkins + Other Squash
This time of year is the best for cooking with seasonal winter squash and pie pumpkins. It’s not as hard as you might think either! Here are a few resource links if you’re feeling like trying something new.
– Create your own pumpkin puree easily, and store some in the freezer for future use! Our pie pumpkins are on sale for .69 cents/lb right now, so it’s the perfect time to stock up!
– If you want to get super fancy, impress friends, or treat someone you love, check out this Gnocci Pumpkin Bowl recipe, wow!
– For an easy, healthy and delicious soup, try this Simple Pumpkin Soup recipe. If you stop by to get some pumpkins from us, be sure to get some Cedar Farms maple syrup and our homegrown kale for this recipe too!
– If you have a sweet tooth but are trying to eat healthy, try this Baked Acorn Squash recipe, yum!