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
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
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
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
Working with the Creemore 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.
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
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