Dan’s Garden

Farm fresh bouquets Due to the success of last year’s efforts, our 17 year old son Dan is once again running his award winning summer company Dan’s Garden. He grows a wide selection of fresh cut flowers, here on our farm. Over 2000 plants went in the ground last weekend and he will start harvesting by mid July. Stop by his booth at Creemore… Read More

Customer Appreciation Draw

Congratulations to Sharon Smith, customer since 2009 and winner of our annual customer appreciation draw! Sharon selected a variety of perennials and a Hydrangea to fill in a few gaps in her gardens. We hold the customer appreciation draw each year and a lucky winner receives $100 worth of plants. All e news recipients are automatically entered. Enjoy your plants Sharon and thank you… Read More

Meet Mac and Bryan

Our 4 legged greeters! Many of you will already have met our 4 legged greeters – Mac and Bryan! If not, look for them the next time you are here and say Hi! Mac is our 5 year old black Lab – Boxer rescue dog who is very friendly and loves meeting our visitors. If he’s not by your car when you arrive he… Read More

Farm Tours and Planting Demo

Dazzling Damsels Earlier this week, we hosted a visit from the Dazzling Damsels – the Red Hat Ladies group from the Bradford area. This visit was a little different from the typical tours that we run. The ladies had asked if I could do a demo on how to put together a planter. So with input from the group, I walked them through the… Read More

Shop local

A few reasons to shop locally (with us!) Local economic stimulus When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned ones, more money is kept in the community since locally owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses. Here at the farm, we use local companies for much of our plant material, as well as printing, web design, t shirts, furnace maintenance,… Read More

Introducing our 2017 TEAM

We grow AND sell! We are very proud of our staff. They start work in February, literally digging their way into the greenhouses some days! They spend weeks mixing soil, filling pots, planting, watering, tagging, fertilizing, trimming and nurturing our crops, then all of a sudden at the end of April, it’s time to switch to retail mode and start selling! This is something… Read More

Customer Appreciation Draw 2016

An annual tradition Congratulations to Annie Ropar, winner of our annual customer appreciation draw! Annie’s husband Alan recently picked out a selection of fall flowering perennials to brighten up their gardens at the end of the season. We hold the customer appreciation draw each year and a lucky winner receives $100 worth of plants. All newsletter subscribers are automatically entered. Enjoy your plants Annie… Read More

Creemore Veggie Planters

Check out our culinary containers! Once again this year, we were excited and pleased to be awarded the contract to design and grow the street planters for Creemore. Working with the BIA, we decided to incorporate some veggie and herb planters into the mix, with residents welcome to harvest some fresh produce for their own use. After much winter research, I came up with… Read More

Farm Wildlife

Bird babies, Brian and a Hummingbird Moth I couldn’t end this newsletter without mentioning our latest wildlife encounters! Firstly, we have two resident bird families making nests in the perennial house – a pair of Chipping Sparrows hatched 4 eggs in the Delphiniums and raised the youngsters. They flew away one by one last Monday. The other nest in the Astilbes we think belongs… Read More

Primrose Eco Club

Young gardeners get excited about veggies! One of my favourite things to do each spring is to spend some time working with kids and introducing them to the world of gardening and plants.This year was no exception, and in April, I did a presentation about vegetable gardening for the young gardeners in the Primrose Elementary School Eco Club. These young students really impressed me… Read More