Memorial Day weekend has always seemed to me like the unofficial beginning to the summer. I know the kids are still in school because of snow days, and summer doesn’t officially start for another three weeks. But most of us are planning on dragging out the grill for a cookout and having some friends or family over for a burger or a dog, aren’t we? So let the summer season begin!
And don’t forget to remember. The reason we celebrate this holiday is to honor and remember those who have gone before us, especially the veterans who died to keep us free.
We’re open this weekend if your plans include some planting. Friday and Saturday we’re here from 9 to 7, and Sunday and Monday we’ll be open from noon until 5. (And to answer the question I know you’ll think of next: Yes, we still have vegetable plants.)
Bob gave a talk tonight at 7PM at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz, about Deer resistant plants and gardening tactics for areas with high deer populations. If you have more questions about this topic, please contact Bob at email@example.com or by phone at 740-546-4467 or toll free 800-844-5944.
…over 30 varieties, including heirlooms. And we have peppers, both sweet and hot, including a few Ghost Peppers, which are the hottest peppers available (hotter than pepper spray that the police use!) And there are still some cabbage family plants and other cool season vegetables. Come in soon to get yours so you’ll be ready to plant when the rain stops.
This Saturday, at 11:00 AM, we’ll be holding the next in our series of seminars. In this one you’ll learn how to choose plants that will encourage the presence of birds and butterflies in your garden. Please sign up ahead so we’ll know how many guests to expect.
Except for a brief time when it rained on Saturday, this Mother’s Day weekend was sunny and warm, with just a bit of a breeze. Just what we were waiting for. We hope you did something fun! Lots of you took advantage of the day and shopped with us (Thank you!) and chatted with old friends and neighbors that you ran into among the flowers.
Now that the hectic weekend is over, we’re taking note of what we’ve sold and what we need to restock. More flowers will be coming in before the weekend, so if you didn’t find what you were looking for this past weekend, it’ll soon be time to try again.
And, don’t forget our chicken workshop on Saturday May 14th at 11:00. FREE, but space is limited, so please let us know ahead of time that you are coming.
Thursday was sunny and pleasant. A little cool, but a refreshing change from what we’ve been experiencing. Folks were out in the greenhouses shopping for Mom.
But don’t panic! We still have a nice selection of hanging baskets and of vegetable plants (we get asked that a LOT!) We’re open Friday and Saturday from 9 until 7, and Sunday (Mother’s Day) from Noon until 5PM. So get your shop on this weekend at Ferda’s!
Day 1 of Mother’s Day week and it’s rainy again! Let’s hope it clears up this week to give you the opportunity to shop for Mom in some nice weather. But even if it doesn’t, remember that the greenhouses are always dry even when it is raining. And they are loaded with colorful hanging baskets and pots of flowers that Mom would just love!
Have you ever thought you’d like to have a few chickens but don’t know where to start? Ferda’s Garden Center is hosting a Workshop on Keeping Backyard Poultry. Learn the basics of keeping Chickens, Quail and Ducks.
May 14 at 11:00
No charge for this seminar, but space is limited– please call ahead to reserve your seat.