If you missed Hugh Skinner in Grande Prairie there are a couple other events happening in the Peace worth mentioning in advance…
The Greenehouse in Farmington is having its seasonal opening on the weekend. Here’s Linda’s e-letter below with all the particulars:
Plus 22 degrees on Sunday?! Do we believe it when we see it? I’m sure I am like everyone else – enough winter, already…
But the plants don’t wait for the weather. The greenhouse is FULL of lovely baskets and bedding plants, and this Saturday and Sunday is our formal opening and Yard Sale weekend! Come out (wear your boots – the yard is still a bit wet) and see what’s new. There are some new gardening giftware and yard décor items as well as the yard sale bargains. The strawberry baskets are blooming, and the Martha Washington pelargoniums are gorgeous – in time for Mother’s Day on May 12. Pick up your seed potatoes now before they are sold out. And check out the popular FREE table!
Many of the perennials are still frozen (what a surprise) and my shrub order of Haskap, Goji, etc will be arriving sometime around May 7th. I do have some 1 gallon Haskap and Cherries for sale that have been started in the greenhouse and are ready to be hardened off outside (maybe by the weekend?!) If you are waiting for the weather to actually BE spring, plan to come out again – I have some other annuals started that will be ready at the end of May.
One other new item, for the Duck Dynasty and Swamp People fans – I have ordered a display of baseball caps that should be here by Father’s Day! They apparently are new in Canada and VERY popular, so the orders have been delayed. I had hoped they would be here new, but…I will send out another newsletter when they arrive.
I will be back at the Dawson Creek Farmer’s Market starting Saturday, May 11, so come down if you aren’t able to get out to our Yard Sale weekend. Feel free to pass on my newsletter, bring a friend, or call if you have any questions – 250-843-7244. Directions again – Mile 11 ½ Alaska Hiway, turn right onto Road 233, and there are signs!
On Sunday Doris Brocke of Rhubarb to Roses (located on the old Hart Highway just a couple miles west of Dawson Creek) will be launching her new book The ABC Musical Garden at the Dawson Creek Public Library at 2 pm. It looks beautiful; a perfect gift for gardeners and their children. Or grandchildren!