Thursday, March 25, 2010

Crazy Plant Lady needs your HELP!

CMN Potting Party
What ??
Come and help Crazy Plant Lady pot up the plants that will be sold to raise money for CMN/ Children's Hospital Boston
Because its good for the kids. The money raised goes in to the hospital's General Fund any provides fun activities for sick kids and can help un and under-insured kids get care!
It will be fun for us, Food,music,drinks(age appropriate!) friends and a little work!
April 24th 1pm till ???
256 Kirk Terrace Dighton MA 02764) you know you always wanted to see what Dighton looked like!)
Who: CrazyPlant Lady aka Michelle Tarver
774-273-0020 cell
508-386-0759 home

If you can not come but STILL want to help?

Here is how:
I need Potting soil,
Potting mix,
Pots of all sizes
I need people willing to help transport the plants to the store from my home.
I am also still in need of about 500 plants.
Are you dividing perennials you do not like? Do not have room for or have plants you love and want to share? Is you mom your friend your neighbor dividing or moving plants? Anything but poison ivy I'll take it and put it to good use

And I need people to help transport the plants to the store stating April 24th.
The Plant sale still needs some volunteers to work with the master Gardner's from Mass Horticulture .
They are donating their time to help provide “plant smart” people to man the tables. All you need to do is cashier,water and assist members find the plants
Call Michelle at 774-273-0020

Monday, March 15, 2010

Oh baby!! Sprouts I got SPROUTS!

Just EXCITED that crazy Wintersowing method I use to start seeds? Its working! The bachelor buttons have SPROUTS! yeeee  HAWWW.. and many others have slipped seed coats and radicles showing. If the rain EVER stops ( I thought I moved outta WA?!!)  I'll take a pic and show you.
Join me in the Happy seed sprouting dance!  

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The lilies are here!

In  50 lb boxes Each with mini pallets around them to protect them. (working at Costco I guess makes this notable and amusing. itty bitty pallets VS giant ankle crushing ones) .

They are outside and its too dark for a pic but I am hoping to get one tomorrow. Its an impressive packing job really..and should make beautiful plants! I am thinking 3 tubers per 4" pot all of same cultivar.. I have 2 kinds.
I am trying to help apply that rule of 3's for landscaping symmetry...and I think I can sell more plants that way .

This sale is shaping up to be FUN.  Boss Lady is making Jewelery! I can't wait to see it... Hey it's for a good cause!! And Chrissy is making "Toothfairy" pillows ... loosely alnog these lines.

I have to get off my butt and decide on Crafts and load up Heather B with the supplies.. Patrice is making phone calls to al the garden clubs and craft stores to see who can help. Sheree is calling the nurseries I need  SOIL for the real gardeners and PLANTS. Aaron is hitting up hardware stores for conduit so he can build me some mini hoop houses. Johnnys seed let me buy the coverings at 25% off.  OH and WICKED PISSA COOL.. a lady we will call by her online name "Garden weed" is sending me pots... and has mentioned she may have plants for 2011! Yep I said I am officially planning 2011 sale already! AND another internet stranger from WAAYYY UP north  (past you Muscles Mo') has volunteered to come to the end of the universe (aka Dighton MA) and help with the POT PARTY in April! How ya like them apples!! 

In the next few days I gota get those lilles potted, start tomitillos under lights,pinch all the plants I DO have under lights . It's heartbreaking at 1st but it makes a better plant you pinch off the big top growth to make the plant put on more so its stronger and fuller. And you can use the pinches to make new plants . But I have about 300 plants under lights.
So it's time consuming.
I need to start a bunch of Herbs and finish all the Winter sowing. Thankfully I am running out of WINTER! 56 days till plant sale and 32 days till SPRING!!  So its going all right need more dirt pots bodies and plants  but it is a controlled chaos... (do you really believe that?!)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy happy nerd dance... Books about PLANTS! shweet

Happy happy nerd dance... I had a garden friend recommend some books to me:

"The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques" by Tracy DiSabato-Aust

"American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques"

I have had both at one time or another from the library and loved them.  Now I have my very own copies to make notes in and get dirty!