Flower Farm & Nursery News
The latest from the flower farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley…
What’s up at the Farm this Month?
Major Plant Sale Saturday July 25th – Sunday August 2nd
All outdoor plants 1 GALLON AND LARGER 30% OFF regular prices! Looking to swap out some of your water hogging landscape plants? Need some spots of color here and there around the yard or patio? This sale includes ALL annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, vines, grasses, and succulents in 1 gallon pots and larger. It does NOT include our daylilies and the sale is limited to stock on hand.
Questions? Give us a call (209)245-6660.
Amador County Fair-July 23-26 2015
Come see the “SUN GARDEN” at the Amador County Fair. Amador Flower Farm is pleased to have donated everything that was needed to create this colorful garden gem. This exhibit was created to show patrons what can be planted and still look attractive while conserving water. (Yes, there are a number of annuals that can withstand water restrictions! Take a look at this article from SF Gate)
“My Fair Ladies” Kathy Ralston, Virginia Blake, Sybil Griffith, and Judy Long (all volunteers) took on this project to help educate the public about being responsible about conserving water. The goal is to save water, plant a beautiful garden, and demonstrate tips that can be used in any garden.
Check out the Amador County Fair website for all the info you’ll need for a perfect visit this year HERE
The fair is in Plymouth, just 4.5 miles from us. Why not pop out to the farm before your visit to the fair? We’d love to see you!
New at the Farm – T-Shirts!
Show your love for the flower farm by wearing our daylilies! Our new pink T's, adorned with photos of our very own flowers, are available now online! The shirts come in sizes small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large and are made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton. Available at the farm for $18.99 or we’ll ship to you for $23.99. Questions? (209)245-6660 .Order HERE
Web Only Special
Late Blooming Daylily Special Collection!
Free shipping on this special collection of daylilies that bloom when most of your other flowers are done for the season! Spring in most gardens is the pinnacle of color. With these later blooming daylilies, you can add a blast of color to late summer’s lull. The price is $40 and includes free shipping within the contiguous US, a savings of $15! Details HERE
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
Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’
If you have a shady spot in your garden, this plant is a ‘must have’ addition! This shade-loving perennial grows to a height of 12-15 inches and produces a light blue flower from spring into summer that is similar to Forget-me-nots.
Its stunning appearance comes from silver heart shaped leaves with prominent green veins. Brunnera is one of the showiest and most garden worthy plants to come along in a decade. It’s been awarded ‘Perennial Plant of the Year’ and the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Award of Garden Merit’.
Brunnera is an ideal under-planting around spring flowering shrubs and trees. It thrives in containers and is a great contrast plant to dark leafed Coral Bells (Heuchera) or Black Snakeroot (Cimicifuga).
Here at Amador Flower Farm & Nursery we have ‘Jack Frost’ and ‘Emerald Mist’ available in 1 gallon pots for $9.99.
Shady Is Good
Some gardeners look at the shady spots in their gardens as less than desirable compared to bright sunny locations. There is a misconception that plants are difficult to grow in the shade and that they perform poorly. In our hot summertime climate, shady spots can be a real asset in the garden. They offer a cool spot to sit and ponder the world. Many gardeners will install a water feature and seating to enhance their garden oasis.
Areas that are adjacent to north facing walls, areas below large trees (dappled shade), or spots that only receive morning sun are suitable for shade loving plants. You can check plant informational labels to determine sun or shade, and most independent retail nurseries will display all shade loving plants in a specific area to help you make the appropriate plant selections.
Shade loving plants aren’t just the old trio of Azaleas, Camellias, and Rhododendrons. There is a huge choice of shrubs, vines, bulbs, perennials, annuals, and even some small trees to choose from. If you have a shady spot that needs planting or renovating- come see us! We’re ready to give you suggestions!
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!
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Sorry but pets are not allowed at the flower farm.
Questions? Give us a call at (209)245-6660, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: amadorflowerfarm.com.