20 Nov Bountiful Beauty
With the deep, soaking rain that we all had on Monday, NOW is the perfect time to spray your evergreens with Wilt-Pruf. This is SO important, especially if we have another brutally cold, bitter winter. Applying Wilt-Pruf when there is plenty of water in the leaves is the goal. We want to keep that water in the leaves.
A little birdie told me that you have outdoor twig lights…
I am super excited this year to offer OUTDOOR twig lights. They come with brown or white stems and are available either plug in or battery operated. The battery operated version has a timer setting built into it which makes it so easy to use. Watch for them in our windowboxes and patio pots as well as indoor arrangements of greens and cut flowers. The minute we put these on display, customers started snapping them up. They are a high quality, very special item to light up these dark days.
- Melts ice to -16°F
- Does not become slippery when wet
- 20# bag covers 6,000 Square Feet!
- Safe for Pets
- Non-Toxic to fish, aquatic life and watersheds
- Does not promote algae blooms in rivers, lakes, bays and wetlands
- Does not harm lawns, vegetation, hardscapes or cured concrete when used as directed
My husband has refused to use any ice melt products on our property before this came along. Last year I took a bad tumble on our icy steps and was determined to find something he could agree to. Here it is! Natural Alternative Ice Melt comes in 20 lb bags and 9 lb shaker jugs. We are limiting everyone to 3 containers per customer as we only have one pallet available.
Another great way to deal with ice is to melt it with a flame weeder! Besides being the perfect organic weed killer, they can also be used to melt ice patches in the winter time. Flame weeders? Whaat??? These are hand held torches that use a small canister of propane gas. Ignite the switch and voila! You BURN your weeds. I have been using one for years. Think gravel pathways, ground ivy crawling into gardens, you get the idea. As Diane says: “Every woman that walks in here wants one.”There is a coupon in this email for $10 off our flame weeders. Why not give one as a gift? Perhaps this is not the most romantic gift, but it will melt ice, if not their hearts, when they see how much you care!
A dried wreath I made last Saturday
I am officially off the road (my crews are still cleaning up gardens) and if I am not in the office writing this email, you can find me at my design station in the kitchen. I am having so much fun putting on a different hat for a change, making dried wreaths, fresh arrangements, bows, and all sorts of evergreen creations. The shop is beginning to smell amazing, the real deal, that only living evergreen branches crushed underfoot can offer! I hope you can stop in this week and enjoy the beautiful bounty that surrounds us.
Have you planted your Amaryllis bulbs yet? Wehave some in bloom already and they are gorgeous!