Saturday, April 30, 2011

MAY DAY and I'm thinking baskets....

Today we brought hanging baskets out of the greenhouse.
I still think it's a bit early, but they are soooooo beautiful I wanted to share.


mixed sun in twig pot

Ivy geranium- fantastic red color

My signature mixed shade. dark eyes fuchsia, bonfire begonia, golden lysimachia

Solenia Begonia loves the heat of summer and morning sun.

Callie mix- orange-red-yellow

thunbergia aka: black eyed susan vine


das boot.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Rain Rain go away...

For a successful business, you need 3 things:
location, location, location.

For the garden business it's
weather, weather, weather.

Here's validation of why it has felt like the wettest March ever...

www.usda.gov

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Our house salad

Scotty, who is the wife for the first 6 months of the year has been making this salad every night with dinner:

Spinach
Orange pieces
Toasted Almonds
Feta cheese

Dressing: a drizzle of Lucero Meyer Lemon olive oil and a drizzle of either Peach or Fig balsamic vinegar.

This is THE best olive oil I have had.
The lemons are crushed with the olives.




Of course we shop locally at the cutest garden shop up the hill.

olive crush photo credit-Lucero

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April showers...drives one into the greenhouse

April 2, outside: rain, hail, sun, sleet, wind, snow.
April 2, inside greenhouse: 65ยบ humid, sunny even when aforementioned conditions exist outside.

Busy transplanting plugs for 4'' bedding plants and grooming hanging baskets. I am trying out some new hanging basket pots. What do you think? I am crazy for this cone shape. We may have to be creative when it comes to getting it in a car...but that's Scotty's job.

14" shade mix with bonfire begonia, fuchsia, lysimachia

12" classic sun basket with geranium, lobelia, verbena.

12" Thunbergia


Don't even get me started on how cute these are going to be. Planted with red geranium and blue lobelia. These should "fly"