FLOWER FARM & NURSERY NEWS
July 10, 2014

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

  • What’s up at the Farm?

  • Bloom Report

  • Web Special

  • Plant of the Month

  • Timely Tip

  • Manager’s Weekly Special

  • Green Thumb Thursdays

What’s up at the Farm this Month?
 

Color, Color, Color
Yep! There are still hundreds of daylily varieties in bloom at the farm! Daylilies are identified as Extra Early, Early, Mid, Late Season and Reblooming. Many are a combination- for example Early, Mid AND Reblooming. Thus, we have blooms for many months- come see!


 
Need a Vacation from your Vacation? Time to Recharge?
If you can manage a getaway for a morning or an afternoon, we think you’ll enjoy recharging your emotional batteries at the farm. Bring your camera, a snack and maybe even a book. Wander the gardens and relax under our 300+ year old stately oaks. Bring a friend or get away from it all by yourself- heavenly! Mid, late and re-blooming daylilies can be found blooming in the gardens alongside perennials too numerous to list (see Bloom Report below) and the nursery and gift shop offer lots of goodies that delight!
 

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.



Web-Only Special 
Moonlit Magic Collection – Near-white Daylilies!
 
Enjoying time on your deck or patio at day's end when the cool air overtakes the heat of the summer day? These lovely near-white daylilies will catch the moonlight and add some sparkle to your night!

This affordable daylily collection includes 2 fans of five named variety daylilies for just $19.99+shipping. This is a new near-white collection- never offered before. At this price you can afford 2 or more collections to make a real statement in your garden! Details HERE


Do you know this plant?


Our Favorite Plant of the Month
Do you know this plant?
 
It is a shade loving perennial that can grow 3’ to 7’ high.  It has deep bronze purplish-black dissected leaves forming a dense upright clump.  It produces fragrant bottlebrush shaped pink-to-white flowers up to a foot long.  The three most popular varieties are “Chocoholic”, “Hillside Black Beauty”, and our favorite “James Compton”.
 
If you guessed
CIMICIFUGA RAMOSA or ACTAEA, (also known as Black Snakeroot), you’d be right.
 
We have ‘James Compton’ available in 1 gallon pots for $12.99 if you’re in the mood to try something new!



Timely Tip
Houseplants Need a Vacation Too
 
Summer is the perfect time to give your indoor plants a change of scenery.  Plants that have been inside for long periods accumulate layers of dust on the foliage and a buildup of salts and minerals in the soil.  Move your plants outdoors under a covered porch or patio being sure to avoid any direct sunlight, intense heat, and strong winds. 
 
Use a garden hose to spray the tops and undersides of the leaves to wash off dust and pesky insects such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale.  Flush the soil repeatedly with water to dissolve harmful salt and mineral build-ups.  Apply a horticultural leaf polish such as “GreenGlo” to plants with glossy leaves.  This will help repel dust once you move your plants back indoors.
 
This is also a great opportunity to replace the existing potting soil around the plant’s roots.  Potting soil will decompose with time and needs to be replaced.  Carefully remove the plant from the pot and remove as much of the old soil as possible without damaging the roots.  Replace with a quality potting soil. We like and recommend Gardner & Bloome (available here in 2 cu ft bags for $9.99).
 
If your plant appears to be root bound (a mass of roots growing in a circular pattern) this would be the best time to choose a larger pot.  The rule of thumb is to select a pot that is 2 inches larger in diameter than the existing planter.  Be sure that the pot has a drainage hole that is adequate in size.  Untangle the root mass gently before repotting into the new pot.  Finally, apply a good time-release fertilizer such as Osmocote and water well.
 
Your plants will thank you….
We have a beautiful collection of houseplants in stock- stop by any time!
Happy Gardening!

 

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.

Green Thumb Thursdays
Check every week HERE or stop by! Thursday specials continue spring through fall.
Stuck at work Thursdays? Call and order by phone during the sale; come pick up your specials over the weekend! 209 245-6660

Sale items are subject to stock on hand, no special orders. You can always see the current Green Thumb special online HERE and the Weekly Special HERE.
Bookmark the pages and visit every week!

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

We’re having fun with Instagram- follow us! You can see our photos and show us yours!
 

 

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