It’s been a looonnnnngggg day! We started with a family photo session, which is always interesting and usually a bit stressful honestly. Something seems to go wrong, or we’re just not ready in time, or Ruth just. won’t. smile. She won’t even look at the photographer. Is it just me? I mean, just 20 minutes before the shoot both girls were crying their eyes out and screaming.
The girls wanted to have lunch with Grandma after pictures, so the highlight of the day was an impromptu lunch with Russ at Jackson’s in Southpointe. A delicious, relaxing meal ALONE where we can actually talk. Things were going much smoother now.
Then we came home to a power outage. So then came some impromptu waiting and relaxing while we waited for the power to go back on, (not such a bad thing), so that Hope could get to her remote schoolwork for the day, and I could work on this newsletter. Five, maybe six hours later, the power is on and Hope and I can get to work. Unfortunately it was 6:30pm by then.
I’m not complaining though. Just saying that I am ready to call it a day. So with that, let’s get right to it then!
Here’s what’s new and interesting this week:
Thank you again for your support and your feedback. If you caught it last week, I mentioned that I redesigned a landscape bed at home. Update on that– we did get almost everything planted and I’ll fill you in on my plant choices, hopefully next week, as long as the power doesn’t go out again and delay my computer time.
- our pumpkin and fall mum supply is looking oh so good. Probably the best selection and quality ever. Kudos to Erin, our Greenhouse Production Manager for growing amazing mums and Bob Bedner for all of his hard work with pumpkin varieties.
- there are some fresh perennials and shrubs being delivered this week, but with the chaos of the day I didn’t catch the list from our Nursery Manager. Stop by and take a look if you’re wanting to do some fall planting.
- much more of the class & workshop schedule for the rest of the season is up now. More will be added in the next couple of days. I’m really excited for so many new offerings! Our goal is to provide fun and educational options to get people together around a topic we all love– gardening and nature.
- we’re also hosting painting classes taught by local artist Becca Ward. You an find the schedule on our website, as well as check out some of her beautiful oil paintings on her facebook page here.
- we started picking fresh pickling cucumbers from the greenhouses and they are delicious! The beets, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and yellow squash are almost ready, and other crops will be close after that.
Wish you all a great October!