Wow, that day of warm weather was a welcome reminder of what is to come. Now, a few days of refreshing showers will do nothing but make everything around us even greener. It won’t be long at all until your home and neighborhood will turn those bright shades of green that only come around in the spring. The daffodils and tulips that have started to come up will have to wait a little bit now that it has cooled off, but nature always figures it out. Here at Shady Hill the plants are soaking up the light of the longer days and the greenhouse seems to get fuller each day. And that is both from new plants that we pot up, as well as everything already here that just keeps getting larger. Spring is indeed a time of rebirth and anticipation and that is always evident in a greenhouse. But, if Mother Nature teaches us anything, it is to wait. Well, that and learn to accept that you have no say it what she is going to do.
One of the hot topics at this time of the year is our Planting Workshops. In a nutshell, this is the opportunity for you to bring your planters here, plant them and leave them to grow until it is warm enough for them to go outside. We have done this for over 10 years and it continues to be popular. These are the details that you need to know.
At the Container Workshops, we fill your pots with fresh, nutrient rich soil and you choose potted, growing plants from the greenhouse to fill your containers. You are charged for the plants that you pick out and plant, as well as a Growing Fee. This fee covers the care and maintenance of your pots while they grow in the greenhouse, as well as the addition of some time release fertilizer and the soil to fill the pot. This is the fee:
Containers 12” across and less: $8.00 each
Containers over 12”and under 17” across: $10.00 each
Containers 17” across and over: $.80 per inch
We will care for your planters in the greenhouse until it is warm enough to move your containers outside. This is typically mid May in our area.
If you cannot make one of the workshops, you can do this same thing during any of the hours that we are open. We will be happy to give you as much or as little assistance as you want.
Daytime Container Workshops
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10 am
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10 am
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 am
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10 am
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 am
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1 pm
Evening Container Workshop
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 5 pm
If you want to attend one of these workshops, just e-mail Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get you on the list.
Now that we are open for the spring, we are here to answer any of your gardening questions. We will also post updates both here and on our Facebook page to keep you informed on how things are doing in the greenhouse. When spring rolls around, we will look forward to seeing all of you again as the greenhouse bursts into color.
Thanks again and we will see you in the spring.