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A Year In My Greenhouse

A year in my greenhouse ... Every month in the greenhouse is brings on something new, with lots of changes. 

January ... Baby, it's cold outside.... 

But, all is tranquil, warm, and toasty within. The calm before the storm.    

February ... and so it begins. 
Greenhouse workshops have begun.  The greenhouse is still fairly empty of plants and seedlings 
... room for folks to come on in and play...  
Is the beginning of seeding, cuttings, and potting up time.  
March... things are starting to get a bit crazy!  Seeding is in full swing, plus transplanting hundreds of little seedlings into their own pots. 

The greenhouse is full to the brim with plants, and more plants.  They are everywhere... on the floor, on the tables, even stacked upon each other.
No more room for people or in-greenhouse workshops. 

April... is quite honestly, just a bit insane!  Doing tons and tons of transplanting. 

Whew, just a couple of weeks later...  ...the transplanting is done, hanging basket workshops have begun!  Yay, what…

December Garden Ramblings

This month is more about holiday prep than actual work in the potager. Other than harvesting for dinner, there's not a lot of chores that need doing in the garden ; )

The Garden Shop is ready for the holidays Our weather has been a bit all over the place this month. We had several super dense and foggy days, kinda like Stephen King's 'The Mist'. I was just waiting for the other-worldly creatures to arrive.

The fog was followed by gorgeous, sunny days with a bit of a nip in the air, and now rain is forecast for the weekend. I absolutely love those mild, drizzly winter days, grey though they may be. Perfect weather for doing just about anything.

The veggies are thriving, doing just fine out in the garden, not bothered by light frosts or heavy rains.

We are currently harvesting parsnips, carrots, spinach, celery, kohlrabi, and arugula. The spinach tastes fantastic at this time of year! Something to be said for lots of rain and cool temps ; )

Oh, and I have kale, of course,…

The December Greenhouse - Ramblings

My normally quiet winter greenhouse has been very busy this year, with a lovely Christmas Pop-up Market and two wreath making workshops. Hustle, bustle, and holiday cheer ensued.

Here are some handy yuletide tips and tricks to make your holidays jolly and bright.  

Christmas flowers...  Poinsettias - This popular, traditional Christmas flower adds an instant feeling of holidays and festivities.  - Pick up as your last purchase on the way home, place in a warm car, drive straight home so that it does not get too chilly. - Prefers to be on the dry side, will not fare well if sitting in water. When watering, remove the pot cover (festive party hat), place in sink, water thoroughly, let excess water drain out, place back in party hat, good to go for another week.   - Keep away from drafts, both hot and cold. Do not place near heating vents, fireplaces, or in doorways.  - Likes a bright location that is cool-ish in temperature. 

 Amaryllis... These beautiful flowers take from 4 to 8 weeks to…