This was a busy week, as we pushed to get displays ready for Mother’s Day weekend/more things planted!
1. A colorful hanging basket– Our 12″ mixed baskets are especially popular for Mother’s Day presents; they contain an assortment of different plants in a variety of color palettes, we have options for both sun and shade, and with proper care, they can last all summer.
2. A succulent mixed garden– Succulents are a low-maintenance, trendy, and beautiful option; our mixed bowls contain a great assortment of colorful specimens! We have a range of sizes available to fit any budget.
3. Herbs– Our selection of herbs is pretty fabulous! Try a culinary themed planter to give her the essentials, or pick your own assortment of 4″ pots. We have extra-nice, extra-large rosemary and lavender this year, as well.
4. Perennials– A gift that will remind her of you for years to come! We have a great selection of perennials, with many in bloom right now.
5. A gift certificate– She can pick out whatever she likes, and you don’t have to worry about picking for her. Our gift certificates never expire, are available in any amount, and can be used on anything in stock.
BONUS: Need a card? We have gorgeous greeting cards right by the register. They’re professionally printed with photos I’ve taken of our succulents, are blank inside, and are available individually and in packs of five! There are twenty different images available.
We’ve had a lot of people asking after Custer, our resident rooster of the past few years. Custer is no longer a denizen of the greenhouse, he’s returned to the chicken coop in the backyard and spends his days happily free ranging alongside Gertrude the turkey, Callie the cat, and Rabbit the rabbit. 🙂
Yes, it’s true! Jennifer is back. She spent the winter down in New Orleans, but is back now and looking forward to a great season. Everyone seems surprised to see her– but maybe it’s because of the luxurious new mustache she’s been sporting…
Zinnias: planted! They won’t do much til we have nice hot days, but we thought we’d get the jump on them.
First batch of potted tomatoes. We’ll do more in flats, but since it’s still way too early to plant these outside, we have to stagger our plantings so we don’t have too many ready at once.
Coleus planters and geraniums have bulked up nicely in the past few weeks
Herb bay: Almost done planting 4″ pots!
This week we spaced the mixed baskets in this aisle, and cut back/put outside baskets that were too leggy. They’ll look brand new in about two weeks.
Non-stop begonias in pots and mixed planters
New Guinea impatiens baskets look super right now!
Pots of sun coleus, planted this week.
Mixed shade planter close-up
Mixed shade baskets
Non-stop begonias, just lovely
Main aisle, with a lively display of pansy bowls, herbs, and vegetables.
Pansies, now outside on display.
Pansies prefer cooler weather, and are one of the first things we’re able to move outside.
‘Overflow’ greenhouse, across parking lot, is now full of extra baskets and pansy bowls on drippers.
This week in the herb section: Scented geraniums!
Seed room, now with people for scale! The nearest tables now hold flats of basil, peppers, and flowering vinca.
Herb bay, 4″ pots being planted! Yes, I get both tables this year. 🙂
AND a third table. Not bad for someone who started off the herb department with a few pots of chocolate mint, fourteen years ago!
Pots lined up, ready to be planted with coleus and Sunpatiens.
Aisle. Still have lots of cuttings and plugs on carts; everything we plant slowly picks away at all of this.
So many succulents still waiting to be planted
Ferns and succulents
Gorgeous 12″ mixed baskets for sun– these are prime right now!
Perennials, filling in the rest of the bay
Scotch moss, freshly planted on the left.
Perennials and roses, plus flats of stock, violas, etc
Nifty succulent (String of Pearls)
He ate his spinach.
Aisle; pansy flats picked up and put on carts, ready to put outside on display.
You can see a bit of empty space where the pansies were; this will be planted with new flats soon.
Our shipment of potting & top soils and mushroom compost came in this week, and the pallets are lined up neatly on the edge of the lot.
Across the parking lot– we were able to move extra hanging baskets over here to free up some space in the main greenhouse. Once the baskets are hung overhead, we’ll go back through and put more on the floor. They’re all on drippers, which helps speed up the watering.
There was a flurry of activity at the greenhouse this week as we kept on feverishly planting but also prepared to open over the weekend. You’ll see a lot of changes between this week and next!
This week in the herb section: Visit the herb blog to see the transformation!