Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Geranium " Vancouver Centennial "
really eye catching foliage on this one. Looks great with burgandy oxalis that we grew this year. I probably like foliage more then flowers. Not sure why that is....maybe because there's never any deadheading to do.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Busy, busy ,busy getting ready for the onslot. It can be overwhelming all the things that need doing. Someone the otherday said we needed to make a list of what we needed to do....all I could think of was...why would I want to do that, then I'd really be depressed at the end of the day. Well got to get back to work....plant plant plant......
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Morpho...what an awful name for a pansy. It's definitely one of my favorites. I don't always get that one so I was happy to get it in this year. There's something so delicate about pansies yet they are the toughest plants for the cold. Never know why people don't do more of them. It seems people always want them in June, when they see everyone elses looking great that were planted in April. By that time we're usually out. So don't wait this year and get them in and bring a little color to your life.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
This is one of my favorite plant combinations for the shade. There's nothing like white caladiums with algerian ivy cascading down for making a container look elegant. Love the simplicity of this look. The last few years I've been into bright vibrant colors, but I'm back to liking whites and pastels. According to one of my reps. pastels are "in"....so I guess I'm "in".....
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Most people don't know how small some of these plugs are when we get them in. This one is considered a large cell from a flat with 72 plants. Some come 512 cells per flat....itsy bitsy. They need to be monitored all the time to make sure they don't dry up. Well got to go plant them now...see ya.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Even though the weather today shows little sign of what we like of Spring......our mind set is all about Spring....with preparations for our first shipment of plugs and cuttings. In less than 2 weeks we will be open for Easter on Sat. March 15th. It's earlier then we've ever open. Normally our opening date is April 1 or there about. The week after Easter we will probably limit our business hours to get to all the work we need to do. We'll post our hours for that week later. Look forward to seeing you all.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
These pictures were taken by a friend of ours who's a professional photographer -Bob Lorenz. He lives here in Old Saybrook, but has done most of his work in N. Y.C. ...mostly commerial work. I don't know what he gets out of taking pictures of the shop but I always welcome it. He always takes great shots....more later....
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
We have a ton more designs. Great for so many projects or just to add a "little something special" to a card. They all have a bit of glitter on them. All sheets are $6.00. Dresden sheet vary in price.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Just got back from the New York Gift Show. Wish we could have had more time there....just so much to see. We did get a lot of great things...fiberglass planters and statuary, garden related gifts and home accents, and of course Fall and Christmas decorations. I'm really excited about all the new fiberglass products we're getting in. Many of our customers last year couldn't believe that they weren't concrete. We also ordered some great gifts for Easter to go along with spring bulbs we'll have. Easter is my favorite holiday so I intend to go all out!!!!You may already know how much I love birds, eggs and nests!!!! So it's just an excuse to get them all out!!! Hope to see you!!!!! TWEET -TWEET
Monday, January 28, 2008
Not plant related, but just had to mention that we went to my favorite restaurant today....The Whistle Stop in Deep River. They're open for breakfast and lunch only. It's a small place, but they have the most AMAZING FOOD!!!! It's like nothing you've ever had anywhere. Hedy and Mike, the owners make everything from scratch and if you're bored with the usual breakfast and lunch fare than this is the place for you. When was the last time you had a breakfast place serve artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, leeks, eggplant, portabella mushrooms to just name a few....I won't even get into the different cheeses they have....Hedy loves french cheeses. Maybe being a vegetarian this kind of stuff thrills me, but there is plenty for carnivores also. They're located on Main St. in Deep River before the Piano Works Condo's and open everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Go there!!! I think you'll love it as much as we do.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Hello and thanks for checking in on us. This is our attempt to stay in touch with our friends and customers during the winter months and there after. Don't worry, we're busy getting everything ready for Spring. Lots to do,fix,plan and order... and of course getting inspired. I know some of you don't enjoy Winter, but it is a great time to sit down with your garden books and plan out your garden. I myself always try out a new color scheme on my deck...even if I liked the one I did last year. That's the beauty of using annuals...they can change. I'm always amazed how many people do the same plants and colors year after year. Isn't that why we garden in the first place...to see how things change? From seeing a small shoot coming out of the ground to a fully mature plant. There are so many new and exciting plants coming out every year that it's almost hard to keep up with. To get some ideas for containers and annual beds you can look at http://provenwinners.com/
Remember Easter is early this year..March 23rd....so we will be open earlier than normal on Sat. March 15th. We will be setup in the gift shop with Easter plants and garden decorations. This is our 2nd year in the shop for Easter and we're looking forward to decorating for that season...one of our favorites!!! Hope to see you then.
Carole and George Maynard