Winter at the Greenhouse
Many of our customers ask us, “What do you do all winter?” Or, “Where are you heading for the winter?” And while we wish we could put our feet up on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, we are here prepping for spring. (Truth be told, we actually do get a tan on sunny days inside the glass greenhouses.)
In fact, we began prepping for this spring before the holidays even began. We started our geraniums in November, and in mid-December we started our pansy and viola seeds. We also have our vinca vine and ivy cuttings growing and getting ready to be transplanted, and our Mexican heather pots and fuchsia hanging baskets planted already.
As the weeks progress, we will sow seeds and transplant bedding annuals, like dianthus and petunias, vegetables, like peppers and tomatoes, and a few perennials, all in preparation for the season to come.
We are open to the public year round, so when the greys of winter get you down, stop in for a dose of spring. Take home a kalanchoe or cyclamen for a little bit of color in your home. Or stop in for one of our workshops that take place over the winter. This year, keep a lookout for our English Garden Basket Workshop and a Bonsai Workshop taking place in February and March.
Plants for sale during the winter months include:
• Houseplants like Ferns, Ivy, Mother-in-Law Tongue, Diffenbachia, Jade, Philodendrons, Pothos, Palms, Peace Lillies, Spider Plant, Hoya, Cactus, Anthurium, Shefflera, Croton & Norfolk Island Pine
• Flowers like Kalanchoe, Azalea, African Violets & Cyclamen
• Beautiful English Garden Baskets
•Bonsai Trees, soil & fertilizer
•Seeds will be available in late February. Check our Facebook page for their arrival.
Our winter hours are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed Sundays. Also, to kick off the spring season, we will be having our Second Annual Flower Happy Hour on Friday, April 20 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on what we’re planting and dates for our events and workshops.
Enjoy the winter and we hope you’ll stop in and see us!