FLOWER FARM & NURSERY NEWS
August 14, 2015

 

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Flower Farm & Nursery News
The latest from the flower farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley…
 

  • What’s up at the Farm this Month?

  • Web Special

  • What’s Blooming?

  • Plant of the Month

  • Timely Tip

  • Manager’s Weekly Special


What’s up at the Farm this Month?

Can you believe it? Our pumpkin patch and corn maze are growing and it’s already time to talk fall veggies! We have the seeds and information you need to get started on your fall garden. Read on…
 

Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Labor Day Progressive Picnic on the Shenandoah School Rd Loop! We join with the wineries on our road for this fun day of snacking and winetasting at some of the best wineries in Amador County. Start at Wilderotter for a hotdog and some gourmet (home-cooked) beans then mosey on to Terra D’Oro, Cooper, the flower farm and Karmere. The fun starts at 11am! Details: HERE


Web Only Special

Double Down on Doubles!

Free shipping for this collection of superb double petaled daylilies! This collection includes 2 plants each of the pictured varieties. For each plant in the collection you will receive 2 fans for a total of 24 fans!

Between the discounted price and the free shipping, you'll save 24% on this collection! The price is $59.99 and includes free shipping within the contiguous US, a savings of $17! Details HERE

 
Bloom Report:
HERE is where you can go to see our most recent updates of the blooms at the farm. We’re open daily 9am-4pm.

 

Our Favorite Plant this Month
Aster novi-belgii ... Perennial Asters ... Fall Asters

Native plant of Eastern North America 

These plants are terrific favorites for autumn color in any garden.  Plants form bushy mounds, bearing loads of small daisy-like lilac blue flowers with a tiny golden button eye.  Pinch plants in late July to promote compact growth.  Plant in a full sun location (containers or garden beds).  They thrive in most neutral soils with adequate moisture and are listed as drought tolerant in some areas.

They bloom in late summer and early fall and are ideal as cut flowers.  In the garden they attract butterflies and are deer and rabbit resistant.  Divide clumps yearly in late fall or early spring and re-plant the vigorous young plants.

 An easy to grow perennial for Northern California gardens.  They are now available in #1 size containers for $7.99.

 

Timely Tip
Eat Your Spinach and carrots! Start Fall Veggies from Seed Now

Now’s the time to plant for fall/winter harvest. 
They include: 

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Head Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Spinach
  • Turnips


 
Sow seeds directly in the garden covering the seeds with a fine soil.  Keep them moist at all times until germination.  Varieties such as cabbage, lettuce, and spinach can be started in flats and transplanted into the garden once they are of size. Fall veggies do best in cooler temperatures (daytime temps 80 degrees or cooler and nighttime temps are 60 degrees or less).  To prolong harvest plant in succession every two weeks.

If you prefer to wait and plant veggies from starts we will have over 40 varieties available for sale beginning the week of August 31st.

Happy Gardening!

 

Stay Connected
If you’re ever wondering what’s happening at the farm in between these monthly newsletters, be sure and go to our website! The sales are all listed there- from our weekly specials to our latest monthly web special; you’ll find the links HERE



Manager’s Weekly Specials
You can see what this week’s “Manager’s Special” is HERE. The specials begin Monday mornings and last through Sundays at 4pm. There’s always a special at the farm!

                         
“Like” us on Facebook HERE  or on Twitter HERE where you can get quick updates more regularly.

 
Sorry but pets are not allowed at the flower farm.
Questions? Give us a call at (209)245-6660, send us a note at daylilies@daylilyfarm.com or visit our website: amadorflowerfarm.com.

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