Weekly News, 9.23.20
Posted on: September 30, 2020
Posted in: Blog
It’s a gorgeous day out there, and I hope that you got to enjoy some time outdoors. Russ and I have a sizeable amount of plants sitting in the driveway waiting to get planted, so hopefully we’ll get to planting some tonight or tomorrow.
I recently re-designed one of our large landscape beds. We’ve lost a LOT of the plants in it over the years due to improper watering. Wait, I know what you’re thinking. How can we, who do this for a living, (gulp) KILL so many plants? Well, we planted them all before realizing that we didn’t actually have enough water in our well to care for them. Then there’s the fact that raising two babies takes up a good bit of time. Oh, and keeping everything alive and healthy over at the business tends to consume most of the rest of our attention. Our landscape has admittedly been quite neglected. You know, it’s just like how the cobbler wears the worst shoes. Instead of looking at my yard and spending time there to relax and find JOY, I was kind of sad, honestly.
I’m really excited to get planting though! For this particular bed, I’ve chosen plants that are either native or won’t require as much water. I’ll share photos of the newly planted bed, as well as some more details on the plants I chose, hopefully next week.
Here’s what’s happening this week:
- pumpkins and fall mums are fully stocked and in their prime.
- don’t miss the Fall Gardening Tips + Tricks class tomorrow night! Maddison has her gardening tools ready and will be getting dirty to do a demonstration on dividing perennials. She’s also going to show you tips for seed saving, as well as teach you what perennials not to cut back yet, so that the wildlife can enjoy them. She’s full of plant passion and knowledge, so bring all of your fall gardening questions too.
- more classes have been added to our calendar, and there is still more to come by the end of the week. We’re excited to offer fun reasons for friends and family to get together, learn something new, and/or create something beautiful to take home.
- the greenhouse vegetable crops are growing great! I shared some photos below.
- we think that our Staff is awesome, and have been featuring someone each week for you to get to know better. If you have had a great experience with one of our Team members, let me know here so that we can let them know and celebrate them.
- we think that all of YOU are awesome too, and I want to do a weekly giveaway this fall. Email me by Sunday night through the weekly link that I provide in this newsletter, and I will enter you for a random drawing to win a $25 Gift Card and gift basket. Here is this week’s link to enter. Next week, I’ll announce who the winner is and give you a new link to enter.
- October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and in partnership with The Still Remembered Project, we’ll be hosting a month-long remembrance event at the greenhouse. From October 1 – 31, guests are invited to visit our remembrance tree, where you can place a leaf on the tree in memory and honor of your loved ones. For every leaf on the tree, we will be donating $1 to The Still Remembered Project, whose mission is “to offer hope and healing throughout all stages of the grief journey.” They accomplish this mission by: educating local medical and bereavement communities, providing remembrance keepsakes to families, holding awareness events, and hosting a monthly peer support group meeting for bereaved mothers.
Thanks for reading and for your support. We love what we do and to see the JOY that our plants, products, services and experiences bring to the community.
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A Preview of Our Greenhouse Vegetable Crops
|Planted and growing in our greenhouses right now include: Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Eggplant, Kale, Lettuce, Micro greens, Peppers, Green Onion, Pak Choi, Tomato, Spinach, Sunflower greens, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Acorn squash. You’ll now be able to shop with us for fresh, local veggies through Christmas!
Thursday, September 24 @ 6pm
Fall Gardening Tips + Tricks
Saturday, September 26 @ 8:30am
Yoga on the Farm
Class held rain or shine in the outdoors, (we practice in a covered pavilion if it rains). There is no registration needed. Just show up at the greenhouse entrance by 9:20am. From there we walk together as a group over to our pond side yoga spot. Fee is $10 payable by cash or check to the instructor Kristen the day of. Bring a mat, large towel or blanket for the grass, and water. Join us!
Saturday, September 26 @ 2pm
Thursday, October 8 @ 6pm
The Living Bird Feeder