Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas and A Joyous New Year

Thank you for your business in 2008. Wishing you and yours a very Merry christmas and Joyous New Year.

We will be closed from Dec 21, 2008 until Jan 13th, 2009

We will re-open Jan 14, 2009.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Glass by Ann

This is one of our newest artisans. Beautiful glass piece ranging from bowls, to sushi platters, to vases and candle holders. These pieces would make a great additions to any one's home!!

Remember we are open from Wednesday to Sunday until Dec 20th. We will be closed from Dec 21 until Jan 13th. Re-opening Jan 14th.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New items from Solid Jewelry

Come check out the new necklaces from Solid Jewlery. They are exquisite. The above are two of my favorites. Who wouldn't want to find one of these under the tree!!

What about this wonderful combination. All one of a kind hand-crafted works of art. Shawl, Scarf and necklace. Perfect for a Christmas outfit or a wonderful gift.
Watch for my next post featuring all the new glass work we have.
Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas has arrived at our store!!

Here is a sampling of what we have in the store for Christmas giving. Beautiful Poinsettias!!These plants are huge, great for a hostess gift or to decorate your home. The Handmade chocolates are to die for. You have to try them. All wrapped up for that special person. We also have an assortment of gift baskets and unique handcrafted items to chose from. Hope to see you soon!

Friday, October 10, 2008

U-pick Garden closed for Season!!

Last night the temperature went done to -2. Oh no!! All the dahlias were frozen this morning. It was so sad to see them this way. All the beautiful blossoms frozen. As they thawed, they turned black and collapsed. So thats it for flowers this year.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying my garden. We will start doing Spring Bouquets in May and the U-pick Garden will open the beginning of June 2009.

The Gift Store is still open!! Don't forget about us for your christmas decorating and Gift giving. I will have Poinsettias, holly and greenery starting the end of November.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thanksgiving Flowers

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Don't forget about your flowers for the table. It may be Fall, but the Dahlias are still blooming. The weather for the next couple of days is going to be great for picking. So grab your buckets and come on over. We are open Saturday and Sunday.

Regarding Flower Buckets, if one of mine has gone home with you, please return at your convenience. You can always just leave it by the gate at the end of the driveway.

Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wow Bouquet!!

What a great color combination. This is a new one!! Red, Yellow and Blue. The Red is a deep wine from Yarrow called Brandywine and Zinnias. The yellow is Zinnias and Goldenrod. The blue is Delphinium and Status. I am really impressed with how the Zinnias are holding up into September. There are lots of new blossoms still coming on. You just can't beat the color intensity and longevity of the Zinnias. Come out and pick some for yourself or pick up one of my Garden Bouquets.

Hope to see you soon!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Blue, Pink and Yellow Bouquet

This is one of my all time favourite color combinations. The Dahlia used is Ken's Rarity, one of the people's choice winners, as well as delphinium, alstromeria, and pink and blue status.

Lots of flowers available. The Glads are just starting. These are available in the cooler picked daily. My two new sunflowers, Prada Red and Aurora, are looking wonderful. This is a great time for picking sunflowers. Hope to see you soon!! Don't forget your pail.

For those of you that are wanting your own picking pail, I have some available for purchase.

Come out and enjoy this wonderful weather.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thanks to all that Attended Our Flower Festival!!

Thanks to everyone that attended, the Flower Festival was a huge sucess. Lots of people braved the heat and came out picking. Hopefully everyone's flowers made it home with out being too heat exhausted. Theses are the two people's choice dahlias. The winners of the draw are Allison Casey and Sharon Peters. Each of them won $20 in dahlia cuts.

Still lots of flowers to pick this week. The Delphiniums are coming back into bloom and we should be able to enjoy these majestic stems for about 4 more weeks. Lots of sunflowers and dahlias, as well as Zinnias. The Zinnias are just coming into full bloom. You have to see the range of colors. Endless possibilies with these beauties.

Hope to see you picking soon!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Open House This Weekend!!

So this is our Big Open House Weekend and the Garden is at its peak for picking. Here are some pictures of the Dahlias, Sunflowers and Assorted Annuals.

Lots going on this Saturday and Sunday. The Open House hours are Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. There is a large selection of Garden Bouquets in the Cooler and the store is jam packed with guest Artisans and crafters. Get started early on your gift shopping this year. We also have a local perennial gower on site for the weekend. Lisa is very knowledgeable and has some great plant. Good time to start planning your fall garden.

If you are coming out to pick, please try to remember your pail!! See you this weekend.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Welcome Solid Jewelry

I am so pleased to welcome Solid handcrafted jewelry to our Gift Store. April (the lady who makes these beautiful necklaces) will be on site during our Open house. Also check out her website to see more of her creations. Information regarding the Open house and Solid jewelry are to the left of this website.

I hope that you are all able to attend and meet April as well as other guest artisans.

This weekend, Aug 9th, I will have a flower booth at Township 7 winery's Artisan Fair. They are located at 21152 - 16th Ave Langley. The Artisan Fair is from 11 am to 5 pm. There will be over 30 vendors. Last year it was a great Fair. Come out to see me. I will have lots of Bouquets.

The Farm is open that day. I will have lots of bouquets in the cooler to chose from or pick your own. Don't forget your pail. Vivian will be in the store.

Hope to see you soon

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Purple and Lime Bouquet

This is such a fun color combination. Purple Imperator Dahlia, Lime Zinnia, White Snaps, White and purple Status. I intentionally planted the lime Zinnias to go with the Purple Dahlia. What fun!!

We are open this weekend. What a great time to come and pick some flowers. Lots to choose from. Either pick a Garden Bouquet from the Cooler or pick your own amazing color combination. Hope to see you soon!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Peach and Green Bouquet

This is one of the Garden bouquets this week. This will be the last week for the asiatic lilies. I have also used snapdragons, sedum, statice, and salal.

The Oriental lilies will be ready this week as well as the sunflowers. Lots of flowers blooming. Don't you just love this wonderful summer weather.

Also please note the OPEN HOUSE annoucement on the left. I am having my first annual FLOWER FESTIVAL on Aug 16 and 17th. Check out the times and guest artisans on the side bar. Hope you can come!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Red and White Bouquet

This is my Bouquet of the week. I was so looking forward to these flowers blooming. I have used Veronica (Gooseneck), Crocosmium (lucifer), Asiatic Lily (white) and White Statice.
This is just one of the bouquets that will be available this week in the cooler.

Or of course you can always pick your own creation.

All of my new dahlia varieties are looking excellent and are ready for cutting.

See you soon!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

July Flowers

It is always sad to say goodbye to the Peonies and Lady's Mantle, but July brings lots of wonderful flowers.

The Asiatic Lilies, Snapdragons, and Dahlias have just started blooming. Also lots of perennials to accent these lovely flowers, such as Veronica, Sedum and Spirea.

Here are some of the Bouquets I have been doing up. Hope to see you soon!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Peonies and Delphiniums available

With a little bit of sunshine, the peonies and delphiniums are finally ready for picking. I have posted a slide show to the left of some of what I have been picking and creating.

Also don't forget, I will have cello wrapped bouquets available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fresh made up each day. Great for hostess gifts or let your husbands know so when they get in trouble they can get you some flowers. LOL!!

If you are needing any special flowers for a birthday or wedding anniversary, please let me know. Custom orders are always welcome.

Come on out and don't forget your pails. I do have lots if you forget!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

U-pick Garden Is Open

We are finally getting some flowers.

In the Cooler there is a selection of calla lillies and alstermaria bundles. The Calla Lilies and Alstermaria we grow in our greenhouses.

In the Garden there are columbines in deep purple, blue and pink, the ever regal Solomon's Seal, delicate "bridal's veil" spirea, and scabiosa to choose from. Peonies will be ready to pick in a week to ten days.

Prices are on the board outside. Please try to remember your pails. I do have picking pails, but its always a good idea to bring your own. Pruners are supplied.

New this year, available every Friday, Saturday,and Sunday, Cello wrapped garden bouquets. Great if you don't have time to pick or need flowers as a gift. Who doesn't like to get flowers!!

Hope to see you soon.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Dahlia Tubers Still Available

With the weather finely warming up it's time to get those Dahlias in. (Maybe not today or tomorrow but once the heat wave ends) We still have a few tubers left. A slide show of varieties is posted to the left.

Also we are open for the Long Weekend. Come by for a Visit.

We should have Calla's and Alstermaria out of the greenhouse by next week. The U-pick Garden will open shortly after that. The garden is so late this year.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother's Day at the Country Store

Our Country Store has lots to offer for Mother's Day Gifts.

On the Green side, we have beautiful 12" Hanging basket, potted flowering begonias and Garden bouquets. Our U-pick Garden will open in about two weeks. How about giving Mom a gift certificate for her to come and pick.

In the Country Store there are lots of handcrafted gifts for Mom as well as handcrafted mother's day cards.

Looking forward to seeing you soon. There are lots of exciting things happening in the Garden. All we need is a little sunshine!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ladybug Lane Crafts

Please join me in welcoming a new vendor to the Country Store.
Ladybug Lane Crafts specializes in all natural handcrafted body care products, pet care products, natural wax candles and crafts. This product line is handcrafted in Aldergrove. The Fancy foot and the Gardeners gift bags would make a wonderful gift for "Mother's Day."

I have added her website link to the left side of this website. Go on line to check out the products or come for a visit.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New items in Country Store

We are pleased to annouce a new artisan to the Country Store.

Ralph Roberts is a well known local watercolor artist. We are carrying his complete line of matted prints, art cards and gift cards.

His prints are professionally matted ready for framing in a variety of matt colors and shapes.

The art cards come in singles, packs of 6 or 8. The packs each feature two or three card designs.

Ralph's art also adorns the country store. He painted the garage doors for us.

Come bring a little bit of the garden into your home.