Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
We are lucky to live just a few blocks from the wonderful and always-evolving Greensgrow. When we first moved here, Greensgrow was a new venture that had taken over a former-superfund sight to grow some hydroponic stuff and administer a CSA. They were only open a couple days a week and their selection was tiny. Today, they are a full-fledged garden center, their CSA has expanded to include a winter option, and they also have a produce market. Plus, they are open all week long. Not only is their product well-cared for (compared to the wilty, brown mess that we saw at Home Depot, today), but their staff is also extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We have decided to plant our flowers in stages this year, but it's even more exciting because I'll be able to go back to Greensgrow again and again, all summer long!
Outdoor kitty friends inspecting the new flowers out front. Oreo is on the left and Harry is on the right.
We love these galvanized tins from Home Depot. We drill holes into the bottom and presto! Large, sleek, sturdy planters!
One of our eggplant starters didn't make it, so we replaced it with a strawberry plant!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Laura's talents extend beyond flowers, too. She and I have fantasized about starting an event planning business, specializing in bridal/baby showers, jack and jill parties, and engagement parties. A celebratory niche, if you will. Maybe some day we'll make it happen...