FLOWER FARM & NURSERY NEWS
The latest from Amador Flower Farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley
What’s Up at the Farm this Month
Shop Small, Cyber Shopping, and Specials!
Our Favorite Plant of the Month
What’s up at the Farm?
Family gatherings, hot cider, cookies and gifts…all the fun of the holiday season!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Friends of the Farm! We couldn’t do what we love without you and we are thankful for and appreciate every one of you! We’re hoping this week finds you with many reasons to be grateful.
We’ll be closed on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate. Enjoy the day!
Visit with Santa at the farm on Sunday, December 13th! You and the kids or grandkids (sorry, no pets) will enjoy a ride on the Candy Cane Tram, check out the local wildlife, sip hot cider, and enjoy a gingerbread cookie.
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.
Santa will be here one day only, Sunday, December 13th, from 11am-3pm.
The Candy Cane Tram will be running on Sunday, Dec 13th ONLY (weather permitting).
NEW for 2015: Enjoy the Shenandoah Schoolhouse Cookie Run!
Wine pairings and sweet treats can be found at the flower farm and Cooper and Terra D’Oro wineries on December 13th from 11am-4pm. Taste some of the best of Amador County’s wines and stock up for the holidays!* Both wineries are our neighbors, located on our Shenandoah School Rd loop.
*Sorry, no wine at the flower farm, cookies only!
Bring your camera. There is no charge for taking photos with Santa at the farm and the food donation is voluntary. Don’t miss the Santa Sunday fun, December 13th!
CLOSED on Thanksgiving to join in celebrating with OUR families!
We’ll be open Friday through Sunday if you have friends and family in town and want to avoid the craziness of the city- come out to the valley for some wine tasting and shopping in the serenity of the foothills!
We’re open Thursday – Sunday, 9am-4pm through December.
Our event information is always available on our website HERE.
Shop Small, Cyber Shopping, and Specials!
It’s TRUE! When you do your shopping at a small business, you’re investing in your local economy, or the economy of another town in the US. Dare we say it’s patriotic to buy small and/or local?!?
Did you know that many of your favorite small businesses have shop-able websites- we do! Send a gift basket from your favorite small biz (HERE) or send a gift certificate (HERE). If you can’t get out or just prefer to shop online, spending your holiday gift dollars with small businesses online also supports families and communities and keeps folks working!
||We’ve created gift baskets that are fun, tasty mementos from the farm and they’re very affordable. Take a look, follow the links to our shop-able secure website and let our crew help you wrap up your holiday shopping!
|Gift certificates to Amador Flower Farm are the perfect gift! Daylilies grow everywhere - planters, pots, dry areas, even water gardens! They’re edible flowers so your foodie friends need them too. We ship all over the country. And, we do all the work- just order online HERE or give us a call (209)245-6660; we’ll send a catalog and SHIPPING IS FREE for gift certificates!
Let us do the work. We will gift-wrap, enclose your holiday message, and ship your gift directly to the recipient. Santa’s helpers are ready to help you with your holiday gift list. Take a look HERE. Call us Thu-Sun if you’d rather order by phone (209)245-6660.
For an idea of what’s been blooming in the gardens, take a look HERE. We've got some cold, freezing temperatures forecasted for overnight this week, so we'll update this page soon.
We’re open daily 9am-4pm through November.
Our winter schedule starts in December: Open Thursday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Timely Tip Holiday Reminder
The Do’s and Don’ts of Poinsettia Care
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.
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 selection of blooming Cyclamens available at Amador Flower Farm & Nursery in 4” pots for $5.99!
Manager’s Weekly Specials
You can see what this week’s “Manager’s Special” is HERE. The specials begin Thursday mornings and last through Sunday.
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