Monday, September 07, 2009

Fall Approaches


Monday, September 7, 2009
Labor Day

Today is the last day our nursery is regularly open for the 2009 season. We're heading out on vacation soon and when we return we will be open by chance or appointment until all the fall work is finished. After a busy season, Gail and I figure it's our time to pick the hours we work. Many, many thanks to all who have visited, made purchases, and offered kind comments about our progress. Despite 15" of rain in July, the season has been a tremendous success and we are very thankful for your support.

Today we still have a nice assortment of bare root daylilies available for sale. They are 5 for $15 and Gail is forever tossing in something else to end the year and show appreciation. We always say we are open 9-5 but 99% of the time it's later than that. Today is the real McCoy so come early and plan on the gate closing at 5.

If you do stop by, take a look down at the new hosta garden I am working on. There are some large blocks of 25-35 daylilies, same daylily in each block, in between the maples. Among these is Tetrinas Daughter, now in bloom because they were planted mid summer. This is a very nice daylily, 42" tall, thick scape, lots of flowers, some fragrance. Although they are in the display garden, they are available for sale. The color is about gone from the daylily field because of the hot days for several weeks now but we are still digging some fine plants. Ask for some help with choices and you'll go home with some big plants guaranteed to grow and make you happy you stopped for a visit.

We're heading to Maine as we always do and we'll try to offer some flower updates along the way. The Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens in Boothbay is first on the list so keep in touch.

Good gardening wishes,

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener
Vermont Flower Farm Where gift certificates and nice plants grow with smiles!

3 comments:

itztru said...

Have a wonderful vacation! I so enjoy the email updates to your blog. Would you ever consider an "off season" talk for garden clubs or libraries?

lynn'sgarden said...

It's wonderful that you are taking time off for some R&R. Boothbay Harbor is a beautiful spot...one of these days, I'm going to make it to the Botanical garden, too!

George Africa said...

People ask about garden clubs and fraternal clubs and travel groups and I'll talk to about any group that wants to listen. It's "talk" only, no fancy PowerPoint shows, but based on the number of questions folks ask, what I have to say must entertain most. I ask for a donation for my time and travel which I always give to one of the autism support groups.

George
Now in Maine "on recouperation"