Farm Tour, Tues., SOLD OUT Sept 13, 5:30-7:30
Time for a September farm tour and the glamour girl dahlias and hydrangea are in full bloom! Roy always kicks off the tour with a bit of old farm story telling including tales from Civil War times and a bit of getting acquainted, and then it’s on to the dahlias! We started cutting a few dahlias the first of June and they keep on blooming through frost. Each of you will get to cut and fill your ball jar as Linda explains the whole dahlia process. There are other good summer bloomers around the Homeplace including the ever-present but oh-so-useful Poke weed and our favorite woody/shrub, Seven Sons. When we move on the the hoop house we’ll see the tail end of the lisianthus, a few sunflowers, celosia, amaranthus, basils, cosmos with a few other things coming or going. We talk about what will be planted in the hoop in November and discuss fall planting of hardy annuals (handout). You’ll learn how we flip the hoop house between cool season to warm season and back to cool crops over the course of the season. Then on to Aunt Willie’s house and so many woodies and perennials. We have four types of hydrangea at Aunt Willie’s and the limelight and tardiva are just about perfect right now. Linda will explain the difference between hydrangea that bloom on old wood and new wood. Our best foliage plants are here in abundance along with perennials like gooseneck, yarrow, echinacia, eryngium, phlox, mints, and oregano. The chicken coop turned flower studio is always fun to peek in and the cooler should have a few blooms cut and stored for upcoming events. Aunt Willie’s house is interesting to explore with all the vases/pitchers/glassware that are stored upstairs. Of course we’ll be talking flowers the whole way with lots of time for questions and friend-making as we go. If you’re not too tired and would like to hike up to the cabin in the woods, we’re glad to walk along with you and tell you how this sweet little spot came to be.
Join us if you can . . . . we love our farm tour visitors and all the interest and excitement they bring along with them to the farm! See below for payment and more details.
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