Tuesday, September 15, 2009

National Park Tour

Badlands photo from here

We leave tomorrow to pick up our sauna and go on a National Park Tour.

I give credit to Ken Burns for making me rethink the west.

p.s. thanks to all who came out last weekend.
Scotty and I had a wonderful time seeing everyone and we had good sales too!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'd shop here...






Well I am all ready for our Open Garden Weekend, and I gotta tell ya....
"I'd shop here" It is so beautiful. I hope my amateur photos give you some idea.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

!!!

Happy 50th Birthday to you, my dear Suzanne!!
And may you have many more and good health and great happiness along the way!  I treasure our friendship and the time we get to spend together is both essential and precious to me.  Thank you, thank you! 

Love and kisses........
Carla

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Bring a friend!


AN INVITATION TO OUR
OPEN GARDEN WEEKEND

September 10-11-12-13
9:00-5:30

For this long weekend the Studio will be filled with:
My favorite (hard to find) flower bulbs.
Big Beautiful planters and fall blooming color.
As well as my 'foodie' market finds.




Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tornado before the party

I know this phenomenon is not limited to me. The 2 weeks before a big event you feel the need to repaint all the exterior trim. I am now one week away from our Fall Open Garden Weekend and both french doors are off their hinges being painted and I haven't even started cleaning the gardens for visitors. Then there is new product to price, not to mention displays...there are going to be some long days around here! Oh did I mention Scotty has had a backhoe here for the last 2 days digging. He has his own big project going. But the truth is this is how we always work. We groove on this type of energy, for me no deadline is floundering. I do what my 4th grade teacher-friend calls "getting off task". Way off.

Show and Tell: I not only repainted the trim but changed colors which meant a primer coat first. I LOVE the new color. It reminds me of forest service building. I think it goes very well with my trencadis around the front door.





...more on the Open Garden Weekend tomorrow, it's going to be a blast.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

3 Ice Cubes


Today I read in Grower Talks magazine about a marketing plan by Green Circle Growers in Ohio. They have just released a line of Phalaenopsis Orchids called "Just Add Ice".

Brilliant.

No more overwatering, you just add 3 ice cubes a week to your orchid. They slowly melt watering your plant. There seems to be another benefit from the ice, cooler temperatures help promote new flower spike production. You can even sign up for a weekly reminder.