I went with some of the Dirty Dozen to Oglebay to see the tulip display today. We had super weather, just a little cool breeze, sunshine and the rain held off. The tulips were just past their prime, but the show was beautiful anyway. Why is it that many of us take Oglebay for granted and forget the wonderful asset that we have right in our back yard? People drive for hours to come here, and yet those of us who live a 25 minute drive away seldom just go to enjoy an afternoon or evening walk. This is the first time I’ve been to see the tulips in years. Shame on me!
Thanks to The Dirty Dozen for giving me the excuse I needed to get out and enjoy the tulips.
Written by Lynn on the slope of Teasel Hill where the rain is threatening (and would be very welcome.)
Our first ever Collectors’ Night has come and gone. The folks who attended seemed to have a good time, enjoyed the mild temperatures and full moon (thank you, Mother Nature!) and browsed and shopped with wine in hand. We’ll evaluate the results and decide whether we’ll try this again. If you participated and enjoyed it, or if you wanted to participate but couldn’t make it and would like to see us try it again, please let us know. Your input will add to the information we have for deciding whether this should be a yearly event.
Written by Lynn on the slope of Teasel Hill where the temperatures are still moderate at 11PM.
Well, we are getting ready for our first ever Collectors’ Night. We sent out invitations to those customers who have expressed an interest in new and unique plants in the past, and we’ve gathered food and wine to serve them while they browse. If the weather cooperates, I think we’ll have a good group and a lot of fun.
Among the items we’ll be featuring are the cast concrete statues, benches and faces from Cast Art Studio. They have a really unique look that you certainly won’t find in any other garden center in the area. They would add a distinctive look to your landscape. Stop in and check them out for yourself.
Bob and I took a road trip on Thursday to the Amish country and found a new-ish shop called Heini’s. It is a wine/cheese/food shop with a beautiful demonstration kitchen and a little eat-in area. They sell Ohio products almost exclusively, including a pretty darn good selection of Ohio wines. You can taste the wines you are interested in buying, and many of the cheeses.
Well, this was the Sunday I’ve been waiting for– sunny and 65 degrees! I worked in the yard, raking and weeding and pruning. The asparagus patch is ready, the veggie garden is ready (and the onions are planted!) and I replaced the dead rhubarb from last year. I sprayed Round-Up on the weeds in between the bricks in the patio, and Bob cut down the ornamental grasses so they are ready for new growth. The only big job not done is cleaning out the pond.
We had a busy weekend, with our Pansy Fling. We had hot dogs, cake, cookies and coffee while you shopped, and all the new great-looking plants were ready for sale. Lots of you took advantage of the early-bird special order program for fruit trees, and picked them up (and planted them?)