FLOWER FARM & NURSERY NEWS
The latest from Amador Flower Farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley
- What’s Up at the Farm this Month
- One Day Only Plant Sale Saturday November 1st 9am-4pm
- Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
- What’s Bloomin’?
- Web-Only Special
- Vote for Amador Flower Farm!
- Our Favorite Plant of the Month
- Timely Tip
- Manager’s Special
What’s up at the Farm this Month?
One Day Only Plant Sale
Saturday November 1st 9am-4pm
Special Door Buster Prices!!!
All Fruit Trees $10, regularly $29.99- $49.99
Olives $10, regularly $24.99 (8 varieties!)
Blueberries $7, regularly $14.99 (10 varieties!)
Table Grapes $3, regularly $6.99 (3 varieties)
Roses $10, regularly $22.99
All other plants in 1 gallon pots and larger 50% OFF regular price!
We have trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, perennials, deer resistant, water-wise, cold hardy…you name it!
Limited to stock on hand, no special orders, daylilies excluded. No phone orders, no pre-sales, must take plants day of sale (Saturday Nov. 1st.) Questions? (209)245-6660
Fall at the Flower Farm
This is a great time to visit to witness the transformation of "Plain Jane" green foliage into a kaleidoscope of fall colors here at the Farm. Our demonstration gardens have many proven performers such as "October Glory" Maple, Redbud (Cercis), Chinese Pistache (Pistacia), Barberry (Berberis), Spiraea, Smokebush (Cotinus), Boston Ivy and Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus), Euonymus, and more.
In our nursery you can find beautiful fall color in useful/edible plants such as blueberries and pomegranates!
In the Gift Shop - Don’t forget us when you’re “shopping small” this holiday season! We’re open all year and our gift shop offers Thanksgiving décor and hostess gifts and we’ll be setting up for the Christmas season in the next few weeks!
Starting November 1st we welcome you to visit the farm and shop in the serenity of the Sierra foothills with a cup of hot cider (and a cookie too!)
Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Open through Oct 31st, 9am-4pm.
Come visit our farm animals and enjoy free tram ride tours of the farm – the last weekend is upon us already! Tram tours are “weather permitting” but we have faith in the sun- everyone think SUNSHINE!
The pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily with no admission fee. We hope you’ll have a great time here and choose to buy your pumpkins and gourds from us - we have a GREAT selection!
Don’t forget to visit the gift shop for your spooky, creepy, silly Halloween décor ALL HALF OFF regular price! (Does not include pumpkin patch items.)
Our event schedule is always available HERE. Questions? (209)245-6660
HERE is where to go to check on the blooms at the farm. Flowers AND fall color grace the stage this month!
Web Only Special
Late Blooming Daylilies for $3.15!
Been noticing a dearth of flowers in your garden lately? Treat yourself to a more colorful 2015 by planting these late blooming daylilies now!
Choose from 28 different varieties. For each ONE you order, you receive TWO fans. Plant now so they’ll have a head start in spring and will perform beautifully for you next year. Check out the gorgeous flowers HERE
Order no later than November 12th, 2014.
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
Plant of the Month
Florist’s Cyclamen: Cyclamen Persicum
Are you familiar with this plant? Whether grown outdoors in mild climates or as a houseplant anywhere, there are few plants that offer a more prolific bloom period. Beginning in October and ending in March, Cyclamens put on a non-stop flower show. There are many hybrid varieties from which to choose ranging in flower colors of white, pink, rose, red, maroon, and purple. The marbled variegated foliage also adds interest. They are an easy to grow plant following the tips listed below.
Location: Outdoors in mild climates (nighttime temps above 40 degrees) in dappled shade or partial sun. Indoors place them in a bright (indirect light) area in a cool room. Keep them out of direct drafts.
Soil: Use a commercial potting soil rich in organic matter that is light and drains well.
Watering: They like to be moist but never soggy. Use tepid water and avoid getting water on the crown of the plant.
Fertilizing: Use a mild, balanced liquid indoor plant food such as “Schultz” or”VF-11” during the growing season.
Deadheading: Removing spent flowers will dramatically increase bloom amount and length. When removing the spent flowers you should always twist then pull so as to remove the entire flower stem.
Dormancy: As the temperatures increase and the days lengthen the plant will begin to go dormant for the summer. If you want to keep the plant for the next season store the tuber in a cool dry place Re-pot the tubers in fresh potting soil in September and begin watering for the next cycle of growth and blooms.
We have a large selection of blooming Cyclamens available at Amador Flower Farm & Nursery in 4” pots!
Fall Irrigation is Crucial for your Garden!
Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and lawns but it is also the season when many plants die needlessly. As daytime temperatures cool we often assume that plants don’t need to be watered. Until significant rainfall arrives be sure to irrigate all plants as needed.
If you have a sprinkler or drip system now is a great time to confirm that heads and emitters are working properly. You can shorten watering times and reduce intervals because the cool days and cold nights reduce evaporation. Once the rainy season begins in earnest don’t forget to turn off timers for the winter.
Proper fall watering will ensure healthy plants and gardening success!
Reminder: Special Order Fruit Trees
Last chance to order bare root fruit trees for spring 2015. We’re offering over 225 varieties of fruit and nut trees that you can order now. Give us a call (209) 245-6660 and we’ll mail you a price list and order form. The minimum order is just one tree and by ordering now you’ll save 25% off of the regular price. When they arrive in January we’ll give you a call for pick up.
Order deadline is Monday, November 3rd. Call (209)245-6660.
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.