Monday, January 28, 2008

Whistle Stop Restaurant

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


One of my favorite plants....Helianthus microcephalus. Had it kicking around for a couple of years. Finally decided to upgrade to a proper pot and it really took off. Didn't flower til Aug. where it was so tall the flowers hit the top of the hoop house. Everyone asked about it, but since it was the only one we had and the grower does offer it anymore, we decide we would keep it and split it up for next year. Hopefully there will be enough for everyone.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Big Sky series Ht. 26"-30" Rose red daisy-like flowers with a red cone. The flowers are actually a mixture of irridescent tones. These are plants that will definitely stand out in your garden. Ask for them this Spring........

Friday, January 11, 2008

Our first blog!!!

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 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

Remember Easter is early this year..March 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 of our favorites!!! Hope to see you then.

Carole and George Maynard