Thursday, May 12, 2022

Off To the Amish Greenhouse Today

 It's Good Afternoon already I see.  

   I got myself going early this morning as we have another very humid and mid 90 degree f day. I needed to empty the back of my suv of 4 large bags of garden soil and 2 large bags of black mulch-so I could get more.

  We had these large pieces of cardboard so thought perfect to slide these down the hill and up high where my suv is. I actually managed it pretty good, took me a little over an hour with a couple small breaks. I wanted to visit Zimmerman's Amish greenhouse and market for more herbs and flowers. I found this link that will take you to some photos. I had gone there early spring when it was still quite cold and all the plants were very tiny-wow what a change. It was glorious in there. She didn't have too many herbs left but I did pick up a few. I had lost my rosemary over the cold winter and my oregano too. She had a really pretty yellow oregano plant-the Amish young lad said this was their favorite oregano now.

  Here is what I brought home

    These petunias were so lovely I bought them even though they were more pricey-larger blooms and prettier colors


Impatients


This flat is full of herbs, snapdragons, a few perennials, lemongrass. I have never grown lemongrass before and in the back the light yellow is the oregano


  I also stopped in her new store which now is next to the greenhouse. She had fresh garden rhubarb and they always have their greenhouse tomatoes too-I picked up two large yellow tomatoes-love those. She also still had some of her garden sweet potatoes so grabbed some of those too.  I forgot my drink when I left home so was glad to see that she had a sugar free bottle of iced tea 

   On the way home I stopped at the Wal mart garden center and bought 6 more large bags of garden soil. I did forget to pick up a large bag of soil for pots though.

I dug out the large copper pot that Larry has had for over 50 years for sure. One of his family members had drilled holes in the bottom and around the sides-what a way to destroy a copper pot like this. It has a permanent spot now-I just filled it up with small rocks on the bottom. Allot of the petunias will go in here hmmm I can see now that this pot is tilting more than I thought it was-will see if I can fix that. This is sitting in front of one of the rock hills which is to the left of this area and the copper pot itself is sitting on a large slab of slate rock-which this house is also built on.



These are the flowers I bought over a month ago when it was still chilly, looking really nice.


These geraniums were blooming til some critter came by and ate them, lol I have another bloom sprouting though




 I have been really dragging the last few days as Monday I overdid working in the heat. Today I was determined to get something accomplished.  In the small town nearest us someone new bought the family grocery store which also has a greenhouse attached. I will go there tomorrow to see if they also sell soil, and pick up a few things.

  I put a small pork roast in the crock pot before I left, so need to figure out what else to serve with it.

Tomorrow we are to get some violent storms here but that will also cool us down hopefully.

  Happy Thursday Friends

36 comments:

  1. Your plants are so pretty. I can't wait to go to a greenhouse!

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    1. It is although I am not ready for mid 90's and high humidity

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  3. Nice to see you flowers kathy! I have a softspot for Petunias! I love them all but especially the purple ones called Sugar Daddy... I planted some yucca plants the other day and the wind keeps ripping them out of the ground!! I've replanted them twice now.. weighed them down with some rocks see it that helps.. They don't have much roots as the bulldozer next door ripped them out of the ground and i salvaged them.. Well maybe... we'll see.. The wind has just been crazy this year.. Be safe in your storms and may your garden GROW!! Hugs! deb

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    1. oh no so sorry about your yuca plants what a bummer-I would have bulldozer guy replace them for you so he damaged them
      thank you, I am hoping this garden soil will help allot-this area I am working in first has horrible soil

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    2. Yes it is hard not to buy too much, I knew I wanted a flat of petunias and the impatiens and some herbs so I did pretty good- prices have really gone up though over the years

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    1. Good morning, thank you a favorite of mine too

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    2. Happy Weekend. I saw a video today or yesterday and a girl took an old light I think it was, and filled it with dirt and seedlings. So neat what can be used. I just love the adventure and fun of it all. Cheers, Ivy.

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    3. very cool-amazing the different vessels people use for planters

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  5. How nice your planted spaces are looking! You did well with your selections. Summer time is definitely here, so your plants should do well. My little garden didn't do well during the long periods of cold and rain, but is starting to perk up now.

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    1. Good morning, this space is beginning to look like a garden for sure with these big storms coming in tonight I may bring these flats indoors til its over

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  6. Beautiful flowers! I love that 50-year-old copper planter :-) Enjoy the spring and the gardening, Kathy.

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    1. thank you, I love this big pot too, we have brought it along with our home moves each time.

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  7. Ohhh! I still always need to google, but yipeee, you´re in summer!
    Thank you for the link! Interesting shop, I like it, no plastic and stuff and so neat!
    I plan on planting this weekend, too!
    Oh, I love storms (as long as not dangerous, of course!).
    Don´t overdo and and have a nice day, hugs

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    1. A bit too much into summer this week- the 90's f with humidity is a but much. your welcome they just recently built this new greenhouse and shop. awesome-have fun planting. storms are cool especially over the lake, but hoping no tornadoes etc. hugs

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  8. This is my fourth time trying to leave a comment. I was about to give up. Your lemongrass is SO much nicer than what I purchased. I will wait to see if mine grows like yours, but I'm sure you got a MUCH better deal than I got.

    No flowers for me, but I planted a few seeds. Love yours, though. Some will look lovely in that copper pot that is to die for!

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    1. so sorry Elizabeth-glad you kept trying to comment. her plants were all gorgeous I was good and stuck with my list though. her herbs were large and lovely were all 2.00 each so I think that was a bargain. I did pay allot for the petunias but these have huge blooms so I think the butterflies should like them. I love this copper pot too. Larry was so upset that someone drilled holes in it but I told him I would make it a flower pot

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  9. Forgot to mention. Yesterday it was 102 F at 1 pm. That's the real temp.

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    1. wow that is extreme-I won't complain about mid 90's then. are you humid too? that's what me sick on monday the air is very thick here-storms coming in late today and tomorrow-so will wait til tomorrow to plant my new plants

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  10. Wow, so many beautiful flowers! Your garden is agoung to look so amazing this year 😀. I love that copper pot too - gorgeous! That pork roast sounds delicious and I hope you decided what to serve it with ok. Wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Hugs Jo x

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    1. thanks Jo, it was so pretty in the greenhouse everything blooming. I will fill up the copper pot tomorrow after the storms.
      The roast was falling apart so I shredded it and added mild hot yellow peppers to it-we ate it over left over rice- today we'll make sandwiches with it. Happy weekend-hugs

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  11. Kathy I caught up with your blog posts. Loved seeing your birds. The grosbeaks are just gorgeous. The vegetarian casserole looks good - probably could make it with a gluten free crust. How healthy that would be!! Wow friend you have really been busy gardening. Love your petunias. They are not something I grow because of living in the woods. Hope you don't get bad storms...seems like when the weather gets too warm too soon it causes unsettled weather. Take care and have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Hi those grosbeaks were a joy to see-they must have moved on as we haven't seen them the last couple of days. I was thinking that too a gluten free crust for the pie.
      as of right now they keep changing the weather-so we may just miss the worst of this-thank goodness. Happy weekend hugs

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  12. Hi Kathy. Just replying to your comment on my bee post. I did let the company know, and the woman at the PO was marking the shipment as damaged and also contacting Manchester about how they shipped it to my town. I don't blame her. As she mentioned there are people with bee sting allergies, and I saw a few flying bees in their back room where I picked up the box. And you mentioned colored hives. If I had many hives I wouldn't paint them, but having only 2 and being into art, what else would I do? Smile. Plus it makes it easy to tell which one I am talking about to other people, since most everyone I know doesn't know anyone with bees except me, but all seem very interested. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday. And thanks for all your advice to date. I will probably need more at some point because there's so much to know that I don't know. hugs-Erika

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    1. looks like google just ate my comment haha
      Love reading about your bees, especially since back in the 90's we raised bees and had a couple hives-that were stacked pretty tall. Loved the honey from it. I couldn't be out helping, even though I had a bee suit the bees knew I was afraid of them so not good-and Larry is allergic to bees but he always had the cure handy.
      Happy weekend

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  13. Lots of work you've done. I hope you get your rest and don't over do it. Browsing in a greenhouse is better than shoe shopping. :)

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    1. Hi I have never been much into shoe shopping at all, when I need a pair I buy online now haha

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  14. Your flowers look great. Anne

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  15. Your flowers look great. Anne

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