Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Still haven't carved a pumpkin for your doorstep?

We're having a pumpkin sale!

small pumpkins $2
large pumpkins $4

Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Fest Success

Despite the rain we were so happy so many of you stopped by for our very fist Pumpkin Fest. Pumpkin painting and face painting were a big hit.

Everyone raved about "Doc" our tarot card reader, and we will definitely be having him back again next year.

We had some amazing entries for the squash-based baking contest, but the winner of the $100 gift certificate was a ginger pumpkin pie (made from fresh pumpkins!) entered by Cheryl Alloway.

Yay Cheryl!

Deb Martin performed live music and the scary tale of The Brave Woman and the Flying Head, kept the audience on the edges of their seats. Although she later lightened the mood with a rendition of I'm Being Eaten By a Boa Constrictor.

Thank you to everybody who made the day a success and so much fun.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Four Days 'til Pumpkin Fest

Only four days until Pumpkin Fest!
This is just a peek at our pumpkin displays.

Join us on Saturday for the food and festivities from 10 am to 4 pm.

Deb Martin will be performing from 12:30 to 2:30 with live music and storytelling.

We are featuring a tarot card reader and a face painter.

All of our decorated pumpkins will be for sale.
And all of our plants will be 50% off.

See you there!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Five days 'til Pumpkin Fest

Only five days left until Pumpkin Fest at Victoria Gardens!

Enter the baking contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Winter Rye Cover Crop for Your Vegetable Garden

Sowing a winter annual crop following the harvest of summer annual vegetables has long been recognized for its importance in conserving soil and water and maintaining or increasing soil organic matter levels. Winter Rye is regarded as one of the most suited small grains for winter cover crop use because of its wide adaptability, tolerance to extreme winter temperatures, and ease of establishment.

We highly recommended rye, because of its superior winter hardiness and the production of relatively large amounts of persistent mulch, as a cover crop for home vegetable gardens.

We have Winter Rye in stock as well as "Fall Magic" Grass seed for an autumn lawn reseeding