FLOWER FARM & NURSERY NEWS
November 21, 2014

FLOWER FARM & NURSERY NEWS
The latest from Amador Flower Farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley
 
In this issue:

  • What’s up at the Farm? Plaid Friday!

  • Web Special

  • Vote for Amador Flower Farm & Nursery

  • What’s Blooming?

  • Timely Tip

  • Poinsettias

  • Plant of the Month

  • Manager’s Weekly Special



What’s up at the Farm for the Holidays?

We’re loving the fall color and planning for Thanksgiving with our friends and families! (We’re closed that day). If you need them, we have pumpkins and gourds available for holiday baking and decorating. We're closed for Thanksgiving and are open Friday through Sunday- if you have friends and family visiting- come see us!

Shop Small and PLAID!

We love our customers for SHOPPING SMALL on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to show their support for small businesses! 

This year’s date is November 29th. Join us for hot cider, free gift wrapping, and AWESOME customer service!

Local friends! Skip the mall and wear something PLAID on Friday, November 28th from 9am to 4pm and shop to your heart’s content enjoying “Plaid Only” discounts and promotions all over Amador County.Wear plaid to the flower farm on the 28th and receive a 10% discount on your total purchase!
The dozens of local Amador businesses and restaurants that have Plaid Friday specials are listed HERE

For December we have Santa, hot cider, and unique gifts…all the fun of the holiday season! Avoid the mall Santa and head for the hills… Visit with Santa at the farm on Sunday, December 14th! You and the kids (or grandkids) will enjoy a ride on the Candy Cane Tram, check out the local wildlife, sip hot cider and shop in the serenity of the foothills. Grab a can of soup from the pantry for the kids to donate to our annual food drive for the Interfaith Food Bank. We’ll be collecting non-perishable food throughout the month.

Bring your camera. There is no charge for this event and the food donation is voluntary.
 
Santa will be here one day only, Sunday, December 14th, from 11am-3pm.The Candy Cane Tram will be running on Sunday, Dec 14th ONLY (weather permitting).

Our event calendar is always HERE. Don’t miss the fun!



Winter Hours start December 1st:
 We’re open Thursday through Sunday, 9am-4pm, closed Monday through Wednesday. Questions? (209)245-6660



Amador Flower Farm
Gourmet Goodies!

Web Special
Gourmet Food Gift Baskets!
 
Let us help create gourmet gift baskets for your co-workers, friends and family members near and far! Send them a memento from the flower farm. We have a popular selection of gourmet jams, salsas, dressings, sauces and dips. You can choose a 3pk or 5pk at these great prices and you can specify which 3 jars or we’ll save you the hassle and do that for you!

Sweet Tooth 3 pack $21.99 or 5 pack $31.99
Gourmet Sauces 3 pack $29.99 or 5 pack $44.99
Gourmet Dressings 3 pack $24.99 or 5 pack $36.99
Salsas & Relish 3 pack $21.99 or 5 pack $31.99
Dips 2 pack $19.99

The good news? No additional fee for shipping or taxes! The prices you see are the prices you pay. Period. Follow the links to shop and learn more! HERE


Have we earned your vote?
 
Sierra Lodestar is in the midst of their “Best of the Mother Lode” contest and we would love to be your choice for Best Nursery, Best Business, Best Picnic Spot…whichever you think we’ve earned!

Thanks to our loyal “Friends of the Farm”, last year we were named Best Nursery and Best Place to take a Friend in Amador! Vote: Ballot

What’s Blooming?
 
Use our website’s Bloom Page to stay informed of blooms and events and if you live close enough- we recommend more than one visit each year! HERE


Poinsettias arrive Tuesday!

 
Poinsettias say "Christmas"!  These are gorgeous plants and we’re offering several new varieties. We’ll have these varieties available at the gift shop: Electric Fire, Jingle Bells, Monet, Ice Punch, and Strawberries and Cream.
 
Timely Tip Holiday Reminder
The Do’s and Don’ts of Poinsettia Care

  • DO place your plant in indirect sunlight for at least six hours per day. If direct sun can’t be avoided, diffuse the light with a shade or sheer curtain.

  • DO provide room temperatures between 68-70 degrees F. Generally speaking, if you are comfortable, so is your poinsettia.

  • DO water your plant when the soil feels dry to the touch.

  • DO use a large roomy shopping bag to protect your plant when transporting it. 

  • DO fertilize your plant after the blooming season with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer. 

  • DON’T place plants near cold drafts or excessive heat. Avoid placing plants near appliances, fireplaces or ventilating ducts. DON’T expose plants to temperatures below 50 degrees F. Poinsettias are sensitive to cold, so avoid placing them outside during the winter months. 

  • DON’T overwater your plant or allow it to sit in standing water. Always remove a plant from any decorative container before watering and allow the water to drain completely.

  • DON’T expose your plant to chilling winds when transporting it.

  • DON’T fertilize your plant when it is in bloom.


We have Anthuriums available in the gift shop at the farm!

Plant of the Month
Anthurium – Becoming a Holiday Favorite!
 
Anthuriums are native to the tropics.  They prefer potting mediums rich in organic matter such as Peat or Sphagnum moss.  Keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy, and avoid letting them sit in a saucer filled with water. Locate them in a brightly lit location without direct sun, and avoid drafts.  They’ll thrive in a room with higher humidity such as a bathroom, with temperatures never less than 50 degrees (65 degrees and above are ideal).  Set the plant on a tray with pebbles or Perlite to help increase humidity.
 
Anthuriums have beautiful glossy green oblong shaped leaves.  They produce heart shaped flower bracts in shades of pink, coral, and red.  The flowers last up to six weeks and are also good as cut flowers.  It’s common to see five or more blooms on a plant at any one time.  You’ll not be disappointed with this houseplant favorite.
 
 

Manager’s Weekly Specials
You can see what this week’s “Manager’s Special” is HERE. The specials begin Monday mornings and last through Sunday.

   

“Like” us on Facebook HERE or on Twitter HERE where you can get quick updates more regularly
We’re also having fun with Instagram- follow us! You can see our photos and show us yours!

 

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