Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I lost a post on what Marlene and I planted. This is to recreate that list

Triple curled parsley
Italian parsley
Cat nip
german chamomile
winter thyme
lemon balm
sweeet marjoram
bouquet Dill
garlic chives
russian tarragon
lupin blue purple
giant parsley of Napoli
french rosemary
sedum autumn joy
centaurea montan blue
geum avens
lobelia cardinalis red flowers

I know there was more but I am not finding the seed packets and the jugs are under 10 inches of snow so I can't check ... I'll update this when i can find the jugs I know we totaled 56 jugs that day

Monday, January 20, 2014

more winter sowing here today today I sowed:

lobelia cardinalis red flowerd
lupin blue purple
campanula cup and saucer mix
playcodon grandiflora balloon flower
coneflower Tomato soup
coneflower Hot Lava
coneflower Hot papaya
monarda ruby red
gaillardia goblin

I received a seed donation from Baker Seeds in the mail this week!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

 Donations so far:

Baker Creek seed company: seeds
Ball Hort: seeds
F.M Shumacker: tree seeds

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I am planning a charity plant sale to benefit Children's Hospital Boston to be held this May 2014. I would like your assistance.
I have successfully facilitated this plant sale since May 2009. and raised $33,000.00 Costco in Avon donates the space for the sale
I hope to raise $15,000 in 2014. I am attempting to grow a great deal of the plants at my home without the benefit of a greenhouse.

This year's goal is going to take a lot more plants and I am looking forward to the challenge of growing them.
    I am asking for your support in donating
  • any plant material ,
  • propagation supplies (seeds,light carts,trays, plug cells, starting mix, plant tags,,fertilizer seed mats, etc., etc.)
  • Any staff that would like to spend a few hours sharing their knowledge of plants at the sale.( they will get a one day shopping pass to Costco Avon)
  • Any items or advice you think would be helpful in this endeavor.. would be welcome as well.
Costco Avon will provide one extra large Children s Miracle Network Balloon with your business information for any donation worth $500.00 at retail.
The 5 Costco locations in MA and NH partnering with the Children's Miracle Network raised over $140,000 for Boston Children 's Hospital in 2013. Please join us in helping a great cause that has a tremendous impact on the lives of so many Children and Families.

You may call Shannon Collins, Warehouse Manager, or Carlos Marketing Manager at 508-232-4000 to verify this request.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Michelle Tarver
508-386-0759 ( home)
774-273-0020 ( cell)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

So with the help of my right hand lady Marlene this past Saturday we planted 56 milk jugs of mainly herbs with a select few flowers thrown in . We had to be picky about what flowers to do with the few remaining jugs that were left after starting all the herbs.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Just stopping by to blow the dust off the blog.... WE WILL be having a plant sale for 2014. Come join the fun. pop by the facebook page and stay tuned for lots of updates