Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year

Once again I would like to thank every one for supporting our business this year. It is always great to see our regulars and to meet new ones.

We will be closed from Dec 20th until Jan 19, 2010, reopening Wednesday Jan 20, 2010.

During that time if you are needing something out of the store, please give me a call. I will gladly open the store for you by appointment.

Thanks,

Judy

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holly and Evergreens are now available!

Finally with a break in the rain, the Holly and Evergreen boughs have been picked and are waiting for you to take them home. These are great for decorating a variety of ways from planters to doorways. I hope to get the store door done tomorrow. Also more new items in the Gift store. A wonderful sewer, Margaret, makes unique high quality kitchen accessories, from tea cosies to place mats and hand towels. Come have a look. You may be able to cross a few people off your list.
Hope to see you soon!
Judy

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas has arrived at our store!!

As always we have a wonderful assortment of handcrafted Christmas cards. These are created by Myself and a stamping friend, Cheryl.

We also have new one of a kind pieces. Here is a beautiful glass vase. Can you just see the fresh flower in this next year.
Christmas plates and bowls.

Here is a new artist. Poplar House Creations specializes in unique bark wood carvings. This is a close up of one of his pieces.

This is his collection.

I will soon be picking greenery for decoration. If you are wanting holly, green and variegated, or evergreen boughs, please give me a call.





Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dried Flowers Available

I am pleased to announce the we now have Dried Flowers in the store. Hydrangea bunches, peony bouquets, mixed flower bouquets and delphinium bunches are available. Bring a little bit of the garden indoors for the winter.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flower season is over!!

Well it finally happened, we got a frost last night. All the dahlias are done and the garden is closed for the winter.

Thanks to all our flower customers for another wonderful season. I so enjoyed getting to know all the new customers and of course seeing the regulars again.

The gift store is Open year round so don't forget about us for your Christmas shopping. I will keep everyone posted as new items come into the store. I will be busy over the next couple of weeks with Honey and Jams and Jellies.

Thanks,

Judy

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Thankgiving Weekend !!

I would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving weekend. We will be open all weekend so don't delay to get your flowers. There are still lots of dahlias blooming. I am pretty sure that this will be the last couple of days for the dahlias. The forecast is for lows of 2 C and 1C on Saturday and Sunday nights. This will mean that we will get a frost here. I am a little more prepared this year for the impending frost. All this weekend I will have buckets of Dahlias picked for you to take home. So whatever the weather does we will still have flowers for the weekend.

Judy

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gladiolus Pick of the week Oct 1

Its hard to believe it is Oct. Wow!! The pick of the week is Glads. Four colors to chose from, yellow, orange, pink and purple. They are just gorgeous. Below is one of my creations this week using the yellow and orange glads, dahlias and sedum. Buckets of Dahlias are still available. These have been very popular. Mixed color combination are available. If you would like a specific color combination, just let me know and I will have is picked and ready for you. This bucket is my fall color combo. They are hard to resist.
It looks like it is going to be great weather this weekend. Come out and pick.
Judy

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bucket of Dahlias - Pick of the Week Sept 3

I have exciting news. This week I am offering picked buckets of Dahlias all ready to go. Each bucket will be a mix of colors. Also very reasonably priced. This will go until September 12th or until supplies last! For those of you that have been following my posts, my bucket worries are over. I have finally found a steady supply of recycled pails. So I am now happy to say that I will be providing proper picking buckets from now on. So just come for a visit. The flowers are waiting.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Soraya Sunflower - Pick of the week August 25

Here is the pick of the week. A beautiful sunflower called Soraya. If you have not picked any sunflowers yet this year, do not put it off any longer. She will only be available for a couple more weeks. Also the Delphiniums are back in bloom. Look at all the colors.



I am also having a little bit of a bucket crisis. Please try to remember to bring one or better yet bring back the one you maybe used earlier this year.
As always, hope to see you this week.
Judy


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Arts in the Vines - Artisan Fair at Township 7 Winery

This Saturday I will be selling bouquets at the Artisan fair at Township 7 Winery.

This is a great event, featuring Local Artists, Artisans, Crafters, Children's Hands on "Fun area", Local Food Vendors & BBQ, Produce and Flower Vendors (that's me!!), Demonstrations, and Live Music. This will be my third year at this event. It is loads of Fun. So come out to see me and get some flowers.

The Farm is still open. There will be lots of bouquets in the cooler to chose from or if you have picked before, go and pick your own. Don't forget your clean bucket. I will have lots of buckets with me that day so please bring your own. My aunt, Vivian will be in the store.

Judy

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Zinnia Pick of the Week August 12

Zinnias are the pick of the week. What great colors from lime green, pink, purples, yellows, oranges and red.

Here is the Bouquet of the week with orange and green Zinnias, Bells of Ireland, snapdragons and status.
Hope to see you this week. Don't forget your pail.
Judy


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Snapdragons: Pick of the week August 5th

The pick of the week is Snapdragons. There is so much in bloom right know that I had a hard time deciding what to chose this week. The snapdragons are one of my favourite annuals. They are so beautiful with their rich colors and delicate scent. There are four colors to pick, red, yellow and bronze shown below and of course white. In a mixed bouquet or just on their own what a great flower.





Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pick of the Week July 29

The Pick of the week is Oriental Lilies. These are fragrant! There are three colors to chose from as show below. White, Pink and Blush.

Not everyone is appreciative of this flowers wonderful fragrance. So here is an idea, if it does not work to have these in the house, try them outside in a covered area. This is my outdoor vase. You get a wonderful scent everytime you walk past. Just make sure the vase does not get direct sunlight. I also put some decorative glass beads in the bottom of the vase to add a little color and also to weight it down, just in case the wind comes up. Judy.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Feature on the Blog

I have added a Today's Pick Column to the left side of the Blog. Check it out!!

This will let you know at any given time what we are picking. I will still do a Bouquet and Pick of the week.

I know it will be hot this coming week, but I still hope to see you out picking. Don't forget your pail and sunhat.

Just a quick note regarding pails. A lot of them left this week with flowers which is great. But we need them back soon!! Also a big thanks to all of you that have been bringing me buckets and jars for flowers. It is greatly appreciated.

Judy

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bouquet and Pick of the Week July 22

The sunflowers are ready to pick. These are the three that are available.
Prada Red Jocker

Panache
The Bouquet of the week is also these sunflowers. I have pick and wrapped bouquets of these three sunflowers ready to go home with you.
For all you dahlia lovers, there will be enough flowers to start picking this weekend. Grab you bucket and your sunhat and come for a visit.
Judy


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bouquet and Pick of the Week July 8th

Bouquet of the week. I love this combination, red and white. This bouquet had white asiatic lilies, lysimachia, crocosmium, and alstroemeria. Here is the pick of the week. Pink Asiatic lilies. Isn't this so pretty.
The garden is progressing fast. The snapdragons, zinnias, dahlias and sunflowers are all covered in buds. A few days of heat will bring these flowers on.
Hope to see you soon!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

We will be closed July 1st

Just to let everyone know, we will be closed for Canada Day, Wednesday July 1st.

Have a great day.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bouquet and Pick of the Week June 25th

Here is the Bouquet of the Week. This is with yellow Asiatic lilies, shades of pink yarrow, pink alstroemeria, and of course a blue delphinium. These yellow lilies are new this year. The variety is "Fata Morgana" which is stamen free and double. So if you love lilies but do not like to remove that stamens, this one is for you. There will also be a pink and orange which are stamen free. This is the special of the week. The delphiniums are at their peak, but because of the torrential down pour of rain, I have had to pick lots of stems. So for this week, Delphiniums will be bunched and ready to go in the cooler for you. At a great price too!! Bundles of 9 stems for $10.
Here is the pick of the week. This Asiatic lily is called"Black out". What a deep rich color. I can already see this in a fabulous bouquet of white and Burgundy. I must get busy and make one up today!
The sun is supposed to come out for the next couple of days, so perfect for picking.
Hope to see you soon!!
Judy


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bouquet and Pick of the Week June 18th

Here is the bouquet of the week. This has got be me my favourite color combination, pink and purple. This bouquet has light purple delphiniums, pink peonies, pink yarrow, white daisies and of course a little bit of ladies mantle. Pick of the Week is Delphiniums. Colors range from indigo blue to pale lavender to white, with either black or white centers. Truly a site to behold in full bloom.
Get your bucket and come picking. For those of you that love lilies, the asiatics are starting to color up. May even be able to pick a few this weekend. I have seven different asiatic to pick this year and three orientals.
Judy

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bouquet and Pick of the Week June 10th

Pick of the Week is Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'. This is my favourite peony. Beautiful pink with a splash of dark pink and lightly scented. The flower also dries beautifully. Here is the bouquet of the week. A darker pink peony (not sure of the name), pink astrantia, and pink and yellow alstroemeria.
Other plants that are starting to bloom are Delphiniums and yarrow. Grab your picking buckets and come for a visit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bouquet and Pick of the Week June 3rd

Pick of the week of course are Peonies. Are they not just beautiful. Colors available at this time are Dark red, dark pink, medium pink and white with a red fleck. The pink and white are lightly scented. Due to the heat I have prepicked alot for the cooler. Come and get yourself some. The bouquet of the week is a combination of pinks. The medium pink peony with pink alstroemeria and of course some lady's mantle.
Hope to see you soon!


Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Garden to open June 3rd for Picking!!

The Garden will be open for picking starting Wednesday June 3rd, with Peonies, Delphiniums, Iris, Astrantia and More.
Here are a few of my Peony Bouquets that are available in the cooler.
This one is Dark red and Light pink. This one has blue delphiniums, dark pink alstreomaria and dark red peonies.
This one is very colorful with Yellow, pink and red.
Here is one of the Irises that is available in the cutting garden. Looks smashing with the yellow and orange alstromaria. That bouquet sold before I took a picture of it.
Hope to see you for flower this coming week. Don't forget to bring a pail.
Judy



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dahlia cages

I hope everyone enjoyed our beautiful weekend weather. Hopefully this weekend will be just as nice. I am getting ready to plant my Dahlia tubers and other assorted annuals for the picking garden. Below is a picture of the plant cages a use for lots of my cutting plants. In particular, Dahlias, Delphiniums and Peonies. I cut them in half for the Peonies.
They are a must have for anyone growing Dahlias, especially if your plants get as large as mine. We have made up some extra this year, so I have them available to purchase. They are $5 each and well worth the investment to keep your Dahlias in Prime picking condition. This week we are still picking Lilac. Garden bouquets are on hold for a few days until I get some more flowers ready to pick. My plan is to open the cutting garden for May 27th.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

We finally have some flowers. Yeah!! Here are two bouquets that are in the cooler ready to find a new home. One is Purple, White and Green using Purple and Green Tulips, Purple columbine, white alstromeria, and Solamen's Seal. This one is a classic color combination of Blue, Pink and Yellow with Blue Bells, Bleeding hearts, alstromeria, and laurel.
Also available in the Cooler are Lilac stems. This is our early purple. I will be picking the white this week as well. We will also have a dark purple and striped purple by next week.

Hope to see you this weekend.
Judy


Saturday, May 2, 2009

More Mother's Day Items

Here are some more wonderful gifts for Mother's Day. Luscious hanging baskets. The picture does not do them justice. Sun or Shade baskets to chose from. Fertilized with slow release to last the whole season. All you have to do is water. Maybe a cute potted Gerber would be perfect for Mom. Complete with
gift-wrapping and tag. There are also some Gerber Baskets to chose from.
These are such cheery flowers.
And YES!! We will have some Garden Bouquets. I will start picking Lilacs Tuesday or Wednesday. They will be available in the cooler to buy by the stem or in a Mixed Garden Bouquet.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Judy