Weekly News, 5.27.20

Hi Friends,

I hope you’ve had some time to spend playing in the dirt recently. It seems that gardening is quite a popular activity right now, perhaps because people have more time to do it. It’s nice to see so many returning customers this season, and we are seeing many new gardeners itching to learn and grow too. 

How you are creating your “happy place” with plants this season? How are you seeing plants make others happy? Have you done any community service projects with plants and gardening? Or got any ideas of how we can help you to spread some gardening love out there? We’d love to see it, and then be able to report back the “good gardening news”. Let me know here.



Here’s the scoop this week–

  • deliveries in the past week to restock include Big Bob’s local honey, cocoa mulch, Bumper Crop Soil Builder, flats of perennial groundcover, tropical palms, Boston Fern hanging baskets, ornamental grasses, hostas, Itoh peonies,and liriope.
  • new arrivals include african violets, perennial ferns, sweet woodruff, gardenias, and bromeliads. 
  • coming soon are figs, assorted berries, rosemary trees, and mandarins (Thursday or Friday) and Bumper Crop potting soil (sometime next week they tell us).
  • we have sold out of many veggie plants, but have a second crop coming of cucumber and zucchini plants. 
  • the Online Shop for curbside pickup and delivery is back up for business. Some items that are low on inventory will be available for in-store shopping only. 
  • to make some room in the greenhouse, 10″ Fuchsia hanging baskets and 4″ Vinca Vine are Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! 
  • the Peach Truck Tour is making three visits this summer, but are pre-order only and with a location change to the Original Farmer’s Market in South Fayette. 
  • this Sunday is the last day for our Bridgeville Area Food Bank collections. We’ll deliver all of your donations to them next week.
  • our store hours will change on Monday, June 1 to 9-5pm daily.

Thank you for your business.
Take care,

Melanie


Plant Spotlight – Chocolate Shogun Astilbe
Exquisite and dramatic, the very dark purple-brown, serrated foliage and pale pinkish white plumes command attention in the landscape. A magnificent accent for moist areas, such as around pools and water features. More sun tolerant than other species of astilbe, but does best in a shaded to dappled shade setting. The best part? The deer don’t eat it!
Stella D’Oro, a type of Daylily, (hemerocallis), means “star of gold”.

Obedient plant, (physostegia), is so-named because the flower stems, if bent, will stay the shape you bent them.

Asparagus can grow up to 7″ in one day! Here’s the proof.
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