We’ve started to freshen up the Gift Shop for Spring. Touches of pink, mint green and a cheerful yellow are appearing on the walls and seed starting supplies are on display now. The packaged seeds will arrive soon.
As of today, (January 10th) there are only 70 days left until spring!
Don’t forget– even though we’re officially closed until Spring, someone is usually around if you need something. Just give us a call before you make the trip. 740-546-4467.
Thanks to all of you who came out to support us and the other small business folks who were set up in our loft gift shop this past Saturday. It is good to see that so many of you realize that without community backing, small businesses have a tough time making it, especially in this tighter economy. Thanks for your support! It means a lot!
Today, November 19th, was our annual Holiday Open House. Did you make it? We had lots of fun, especially the visit from Santa. Gloria has been a good girl, how about you?
Next up, next Saturday (November 26th) we will be promoting Small Business Saturday. This is the day after “Black Friday,” the day we all get up really early and try to beat everyone else to the low-priced goodies at the Mall and the Big Box Stores. The next day is the traditional day to shop at small locally-owned businesses, including ours. We’ll also be providing spaces for local crafters and artists to sell their products. If you like the idea of having choices of where to shop, and you like the idea of keeping more of your dollars in your local economy, this day is for you!
We’ll have some specials in our shop, and some really unique gift items from local craftspersons. You won’t find anything like this at the Mall. Stop out and support your local economy.
Don’t forget our November events. On Saturday, November 19th, join us for our annual Holiday Open House from 9AM to 4PM. We’ll have a visit from Santa, a kids’ craft activity, and bow making demonstrations, as well as cookies and punch and lots of ideas for your holiday decorating and gifting. Call for exact times.
Then the next Saturday, November 26th, we’ll be participating in Small Business Saturday by having specials in the store as well as providing a place for small crafters and artists to offer their wares to you. The loft area of our gift shop will have tables set up for them that Saturday only, from 9AM to 4PM. Come and buy some unique gifts for those on your list, and support small businesses at the same time. A win-win idea, for sure!
Isn’t it great that the weather has moderated for a while? The heat and humidity was getting to me, and I’ll bet to you, too. Now that I can stand to be outside during the day, I’ve begun weeding again, and replacing mulch.
And don’t forget the next meeting of the Homesteaders group will take place on Saturday, August 27 at 11:00 AM here at the garden center. Don Feenerty will show us how to make a rain barrel (and one lucky attendee will take it home!) and we’ll be talking about how to use up the bumper crops we’re getting from our gardens about now.
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Our Garden Photo Contest has come to an end. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Della Kanopsic! She has won a $50 gift card from Ferda’s Garden Center for her photo skills. Thanks to all who entered.