Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Yikes!! Here it is , the second week of May, and I am finally writing a blog. . . .Lots of happenings since my last post (back in the Dark Ages, I think): The big Spring sale at the Farmers Market went well,the weekly sales at the Nursery are continuing ( great way to get great LOCALLY grown plants), and my veggie garden is doing great!
I can't emphasize the advantage of locally grown plants/shrubs enough. . . the plant is used to this climate, it has survived at least 2 years in this climate ( at least at Nature Trail Nursery), and is "toughened" to our growing environment. How long will that Big Box shrub ( that has been grown only God knows where) last in the heat of August and September? How long does the bloom last on that hydrangea you bought blooming in March, when it shouldn't even start blooming till May?
On to another soapbox. . . .
Have you noticed ( if you plant a garden, and if you aren't, you should be) that most places that sell seed are selling more and more hybrid seeds only, or at leaat less of the heirloom varieties? This is NOT a good thing. . . .Heirlooms are the dependable standards that produce true to ther parent plant, year after year. With hybrids, who knows what you get if you replant seed from what you grew this year.If we lose the heirlooms and are left with only hybrids, the safety and security of future seed resources is at risk. . . . which leads me to genetically modified vegetables, which is a topic for another day.
Remember, buy local, help the local economy, and use environmentally friendlier plants. . . .available at our Nursery.
We are still having sales on Saturdays through the first of June ( from 9AM till 1PM) See you there!