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eNewsletter Issue 210 | June 1, 2011

Folks here on the south shore blessed to have a lilac bush know that the brighter days of spring and summer have really arrived---the Lilacs are in bloom.  There is no other shrub or bloom in the spring garden as delightfully fragrant as the lilac.  Their sweet perfume is taking over yards and roadways this week---roll down your car windows and take a sniff---Delightful!  Double digit temperatures the past few days are warming up the earth—so GO GO GO!!!  Stop in at the Market this week and catch a glimpse of the hottest growing trends, and get some advice on how to make up time on your veggie plantings.  Don’t forget to fill your cart with our bakery delights, including all your favourite Breads!

In This Issue:
SALE SALE SALE
PLANTING TIME
SPRING OPEN HOURS
TASTING GOOD
LOOKING GOOD
SPRINGTIME INSPIRATION

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SALE SALE SALE

20% Savings are yours this week when you choose Rhododendrons and Azaleas.  At the Market we offer more than 30 varieties—some for shade and some for sun.  Lots of variety in sizes, from large to small, and plenty of color choice.  Many of our varieties are showing their colors right now, so its easy to pick your favourite.  Popular t his year is the red shade, the Henry’s Red and Fantastica.  There’s a shade to suit every landscape, yellow, white, pink, purple and orange—and there are varying shades of these colors in each group.  Check them out.  20% off all week!! Selection is good right now, don’t delay.

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PLANTING TIME

Late spring weather has been holding folks back, but it’s time to get planting.  Here’s a tip---use Plant Starter Fertilizer—it provides higher amounts of phosphorous which gets the roots of the new transplants growing. We also encourage removing the blooms from plants or purchasing plants that are not fully bloomed. The plant needs energy to maintain the bloom and this takes away from getting the roots established.  As difficult as it is, please take them off, your resulting plant will bloom much longer and profusely if you take these steps.

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SPRING OPEN HOURS

We are open Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 8pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 9pm.

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TASTING GOOD

Wednesday we expect green onions and leaf lettuce from Valerie Jollimore in Laconia—stop in and pick up these fresh early season veggies from a local garden.

 

In our bakery, strawberry rhubarb crisps are as popular as ever.   If you haven’t tried it yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.

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LOOKING GOOD

At the top of our Looking Good list this week, Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

 

Potted Perennials

Last year we potted up some Hostas and other perennials in 14-16” planters and grew them all season and wintered them over in the pots.  Putting on a fantastic show right now they make a great planter for your deck or garden. Priced from $20 - $29 for pots of 3 perennials---great value for your perennial dollar and you’ll get plenty of impact in your garden.  Give it a try yourself—pot up some of your favourites from your own gardens.

 

Potted Dahlias

Plenty of color now in our greenhouses draws you to the beautiful selection of potted dahlias.  They are perfect in containers, planters, or directly in the garden as our grandmothers used to do!  These dahlias will repeat their bloom all summer, in contrast to traditional varieties that bloom in August and September.  Now that they’re dressed in full color, they’re disappearing out the door quickly—red, orange, pink and yellow!

 

Here they grow again—Veggie Transplants

From the earth to your table—if you prefer to “pick up” your dinner from your garden , now’s the time to get it planted. We have lots of veggies for transplanting, including cabbage, early and late; kale; broccoli; cauliflower; peppers-red, green, chili, and jalapeno; tomatoes, 30-40 varieties; lettuce; cukes; squash—butternut and buttercup; Howard Dill pumpkins, onions; herbs; celery; brussel sprouts.  We have been telling people it’s time, the ground has warmed up and if you are going to enjoy anything from your garden to your table, it’s time to get it planted.  We are happy to help if you are a beginner gardener---we have lots of tips and time.

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SPRINGTIME INSPIRATION

Along with the warm sunny weather come the black flies and rapidly growing weeds and grass, the signs of spring are all around us.  Your hours outside needn’t be all consumed with work.  Open your eyes and gaze up at the clear blue sky, seek out the vibrant purple of lilacs, and breathe deeply in the early evening as the scent of apple blossoms wafts on the wind.  Early risers may actually catch glowing sunrises, and at days end, spectacular sunsets!  Mother Nature is calling you—don’t let these moments pass you by!!

 

 

Happy Planting Everyone----Mary       

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