Spring Letter from Craig

Dear Fellow Gardeners,
The time has finally come to announce the end of winter, thank God!

Surviving another very cold, heavily snowy season, our garden plants continually amaze me as they stoically withstand whatever is thrown at them. We, along with a selection of other migratory species, have the ability to ” breakup” the winter with a change of locale and temperature. Our dear flora, unless lucky enough to grow in a pot in a warm home for the winter, have to deal directly with all of the obvious changes in our climate; from the hottest to the coldest, the most humid to the most desiccating. Oh, the pleasures of gardening in the Midwest!

Spring Letter from Craig

Dear Friends,
I write this letter to you shortly after the vernal equinox, a day when many in human history have looked to the power of the sun for guidance. Since the time change, it has been so nice to see the sun in the late afternoons instead of the gloom of long nights. I have always treasured early spring and listening to the robins singing at dawn as if they were resident roosters. Our mild winter this year has revealed many an early sprout, including our lungworts (Pulmonarias) who seldom show their coral, white, or blue bells until early April. Emergent perennials in the borders are revealing that many delphiniums survived and the lavender didn’t freeze hard back to the ground for once.

Spring Letter from Craig

Dear Fellow Lovers of Spring,
Well, we’ve waited a long time for it, But Spring has finally arrived in the garden!

Craig’s Spring Letter

The word ‘vernal’ seems to encapsulate my feelings of late. Definitions include “appearing or occurring in spring”, from the 16th century ‘ver’, meaning spring, and “describing something youthful or fresh”. The light, the temperature variations in a day, the bird activity with high-spirited songs each morning: All are exuberantly telling us times are changing.

May Tent Event

Hello all, and thank you to everyone involved in making of our first annual Tent Event a success May 3rd thru 6th. This sale was quite the challenge long before we even opened our doors, but it was all worth it in the end.