Hello gardeners! We have reached the end of our fall season and our retail greenhouse is now closed. Each year the specific date fluctuates, but it is always when we run out of our home grown mums and that time is now. We were joking recently that this fall season has been one of whiplash weather, with some wild swings in temperatures. I suppose that is true of every year, but this one seemed to be especially full of hills and valleys.
The greenhouses are filled with lush green poinsettias that will soon begin to show their beautiful colors. We will open for the next season on Monday, November 12, 2018. During that first week, we will be again hosting a Vintage Holiday Market. We did it for the first time in 2017 and it was just great. We had four vintage dealers who came here to Shady Hill with some really great Christmas treasures and all four will be back for this year. Additionally, Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory will be back with her absolutely delicious sweet treats. The Vintage Holiday Market will be Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 from 9 am until 4:30 pm, right here at Shady Hill Gardens.
Another holiday tradition that has been going on longer is our Poinsettia Glow. Each year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, we light hundreds of candles here in the greenhouse as the sun begins to set. We have some treats for our customers and friends to enjoy as they take in the beauty of all of the candles flickering among the thousands of poinsettias that we grow right here. This year, our Poinsettia Glow will be from 4 pm until 6 pm on Tuesday, November 27.
If you have any garden related questions, we are happy to answer those. Additionally, we are always interested in hearing about things that grew well for you or plants that didn’t quite cut it. We continually add and drop plants in order to give the largest number of home gardeners the most success. Hope to see you sometime soon.
Matt & Joe Heidgen
SHADY HILL GARDENS