Our greenhouses are loaded with pots and flats of colorful flowers, as well as hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs. The outdoor lot has blooming trees and shade trees, and flowering shrubs and perennials. Come in now for a treat for your eyes and your soul! May we suggest a colorful pot of gerbera daisies? Lots of color with a small outlay of time and money.
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Tagged container gardening, Ferda's Garden Center, greenhouse, greenhouses, growing vegetables, hanging baskets, herbs, Mother's Day, spring, vegetables
Saturday, June 11th is the Herbfest Celebration this year at Ferda’s Garden Center. We have a kids’ activity (we’re making a terrarium– preregister, please, cost $2.00) at 11:00AM and an adult activity (which is filled already) at Noon.
There’s a talk on using herbs at 1:00 (still space in that one.)
We’ll be sampling herbal refreshments all day and we’ll give you some herbal recipes to try at home. We’ve got some fresh herb plants specially for this event.
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Tagged Ferda's Garden Center, food gardening,, Grow It Yourself, growing vegetables, herbs, vegetable gardening, vegetable gardens, vegetables
I got up this morning and put on my work-in-the-garden clothes, and then stuck my head out the door to see what the weather was like. Brrr! It’s cold! Maybe this will be a work-in-the-house day off.
Be sure to stop in this weekend for Herb Fest. We’ve put together some special herb combo pots that we think you will like. Container gardening at its best. And we’ll have some sampling going on in the gift shop. Now if it will only warm up!
Growing our own vegetables and herbs seems to bring a sense of control over our lives—Heaven knows there’s a lot we have no control over—at least we can control what and how we eat. Sure, there is an investment in time to get the growing area ready. Either we need to get an area (in full sun, if possible) dug up and ready to plant in, or we need to get some big patio pots or planters full of soil that are sited and ready for growing. And there is a learning curve if we’ve never done this before. How exactly do we grow onions and tomatoes and lettuce and peppers…
But once we’ve overcome these hurdles and learned a little bit, the results are just explosive! Fresh veggies from our own garden, grown organically if that is what matters to us. Safe from whatever chemicals or contaminates bother us. Fresh, fresh, fresh! And fresh air and exercise we don’t have to pay a membership fee for. Ah, the good stuff just keeps on a’comin’.