I know it's been a little quiet on the blog this week but get ready because I will make up for it right now!!
We have enjoyed lots of visitors to the shop and gardens this week. The growing season is coming to an end and that makes our time in the gardens even more precious, but many beautiful blooms were harvested this week and will appear in beautiful designs in the shop! As we left for grocery shopping early this morning (yes Ken, I know- a guys gotta eat) the temperature was at 32 degrees and the yard was blanketed in white. I just knew I would come home to a black, wilted mess in the gardens. Thankfully I was wrong and even had to water some container gardens on this crisp October day. A local meteorologist actually used the four-letter "s" word in his forecast for next weekend so our groups scheduled for this week are in luck for some late season treats!!
We have also taken time to remember our little friend Emily Koesters and her family in thought and prayer. Emily is only 6 years old and suffers from a genetic disorder called Schimkes. The number of people diagnosed with Schimkes in the WORLD numbers only in the 40's. Emily and her family are the most courageous and inspirational people we have the honor of knowing. Emily has had a really, really rough week. If you could take a minute and say a prayer for her and her family we know it would be appreciated. You can leave a message for Emily and her family at her Caring Bridge website. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emilykoesters