SEEDY SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 9TH!

SEEDY SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 9TH!

Isn’t it exciting to get an email from Natureworks? You know what this means… things are beginning to happen and we want you to know all about it! We are SO EXCITED to announce that our retail store will once again be open for one day this winter to celebrate Seedy Sunday on February 9th. If you are new to Natureworks, you are probably wondering what this means. It is a day to come in and celebrate with fellow gardeners. Consider it like “hump day” for the winter- 40 days will be behind us and only 39 remaining until the first day of spring when Natureworks reopens for our 37th year. We will be fully stocked with seeds, organic seed starting supplies, and all you need to get growing
We will have TONS of poppy seeds on our racks on Seedy Sunday. Grab them early and sow the seeds on frozen soil. This is ‘Black Swan’ growing in my courtyard garden among my pink ‘Invincibelle Spirit’ hydrangea. 
Right now, as I write this, my staff is hanging seed racks, unpacking seeds, and organizing the shop. We are talking walls and walls of seeds, mostly organic, all untreated. Veggies. Flowers. Herbs. Pollinator plants. All hand selected by us and all arranged to make planning your garden easy and fun. 
Stock up on organic seed starting supplies on Seedy Sunday and let us teach you what to start indoors ahead of time and when.
So many exciting things are happening this year. Two days after Seedy Sunday, on Tuesday evening, February 11th, I will be doing a free talk at the Northford Library explaining all about how our town is going to become a Pollinator Pathway. This is a very important movement and we are SO excited to participate. 
 
The following week is the Ct Flower and Garden Show. We will be there with our huge, double booth stuffed with seeds, books, and lots of other fun gardening things. I am speaking twice and Diane is speaking too. Click on the link below to see the lineup of workshops which are all included with your admission ticket. Speaking of flower show tickets, we will be selling discounted flower show tickets at the shop on Seedy Sunday. 
We sell seeds from many local seed companies. We hand select the seeds we think do the best in CT based on the combined gardening experience of our staff of 30 experienced gardeners.
Next, on March 7th, we are heading to Wesleyan University in Middletown to take part in the CT NOFA winter conference. I am giving a talk (for the first time in a LONG TIME) and we will also have a vendor booth. Details can be found below. 
2016 Flower Show standing room only at Nancy's lecture.
You can find Nancy, Diane, and Suzanne all teaching classes this winter. This is at the flower show where the classes are included with the price of your admission ticket. 
THEN there are the 2020 Natureworks Gardening Classes. We are so psyched to announce that our Class Brochure is ready and we are already taking signups. You can download it by clicking on the link below- feel free to bring in your registration form and register 

Learn why it is so important to reduce your lawn and replace it with pollinator friendly alternatives at our all day winter workshop on March 14th. This year we are on a MISSION!

in the shop on Seedy Sunday. You can also register on-line. Saturday, March 14th is probably the best deal in the world of gardening in CT- $50 for an all-day pass to The Natureworks Lawn Reduction Initiative for Any Size Yard. This is a day filled with 5 workshops about transforming your yard to support our pollinators, butterflies, wildlife, birds, people, and the planet. We will also be offering two more classes on Saturday, March 28th on Pruning and Designing a Native Plant Garden for Succession of Bloom.

 
In between, Suzanne and I will be speaking at local garden clubs and we will be at the Master Gardeners Symposium on Saturday, March 21st where I will give a talk and my staff will have a vendor booth. Whew!
Lettuce get together and celebrate Seedy Sunday- don’t miss this fun day at Natureworks! It will chase away the winter doldrums and get you super psyched for spring.  
So, if you think we are lounging on a tropical island, eating bon bons, and relaxing during the winter, nothing could be farther from the truth. My design team is already working on spring projects, I am working on some new pages on our website, the shop is getting a total makeover, we continue to hone our plant orders for spring, and our shipping and receiving porch is abuzz with activity as all of our new merchandise arrives and gets put out for sale. 
Go outside and look at your witch hazel plants- they are starting to open! Bring a few branches inside and they will burst into bloom and fill your home with their intoxicating fragrance in just a few days. 
The snowdrops are starting to blossom and I have a few Hellebore flowers blooming in my garden. My house is filled with the intoxicating scent of forced witch hazel branches. The birds outside my office door are so active I find it hard to write and pay attention. They are happy and I am happy that, so far, the winter has been mild. I have been able to get outside and do some pruning and cleaning up that, in other years, was impossible due to deep snow. 
So scroll down and look at all the events, mark your calendars, tell your friends, register for workshops and classes, and keep the faith. If you are getting an email from Natureworks, can spring be far behind?
 
Hope to see you on Seedy Sunday!
 
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