Thursday, January 28, 2010

We're Thinking Spring!

We're planning the gardens! Dreamland Zinnias are only 18 to 24 inches in height but deliver blooms that can compete with the "big guys"! Extremely mildew and wind resistant...they are a staple in our garden plans! We grow extras for you, too!! Mark your calendar! Spring Open House April 30, May 1 and 2! So many new things! We can't wait to share them with you!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Ladies Have Arrived!!

We try to grow and garden as organically as possible...
and with a break in the temperatures our first shipment of Ladybugs have arrived and are happily living in the greenhouse!
There are differences between our beloved Ladybugs and those annoying Multi-Colored Asian Beetles. Asian Beetles were imported to the United States around 1916 to control mostly tree aphids. Asian Beetles are more orange to yellow in color and can be identified by a "W" or "M" shape on their head. Asian Beetles swarm...and hibernate. They also secrete a yellow and very smelly fluid from their bodies. I'll take a good old fashioned ladybug any day! You should see the face of the delivery guy when he skates through the ice to hand me my little box of ladybugs in the middle of winter!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Cure For Cabin Fever...

Our Spiced Orange Potpourri...
Cinnamon Spice Potpourri...
A sure cure for cabin fever...aromatherapy!
Awaken your senses by refreshing your potpourri!
Add a few drops of vanilla extract to your mixture then seal in a glass jar for a few days. The refreshed scent of your potpourri is a sure cure for the winter blues!!
We blend our own potpourris. Our Spiced Orange Potpourri is a blend of fresh cut orange slices, cloves, allspice and cinnamon.
Cinnamon Spice is an earthy blend of Bael Nut Slices, Cinnamon Sticks, Birch Cones and exotic Lotus Pods.
Pick up a bag when you visit the shop!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Attitude is Everything!!

Instead of looking out the window tonight...
I'm going to think about warmer days ahead!
These beautiful Green Envy Zinnias will be available in our greenhouse this spring!