This Week at the Farm: BEEutiful color, veggies, and upcoming workshops
Our new queen entering her new hive

This Week at the Farm

We hope your week has been fabulous, ours has been superb! We are happy to announce we have a new queen for our beehive! Long live the QueThis Week: en!! 

Gorgeous tomato and pepper plants

There are several varieties of tomatoes and peppers which look amazing! A few of the lovely tomato varieties we have are Cherokee purples, green slicing, Arkansas traveler, speckled roman, and cherry tomatoes. Pepper plants are so fun to grow, and we’ve got you covered. We have bell peppers in green, yellow, and orange, jalapeño, ancho gigantea, Thai hot, Marconi, Serrano, and more. 

Double Impatiens have a rose-like appearance and do well in shade

Don’t forget the workshop on Edible Landscape is coming up on March 21st  at 10AM with Betsy Smith. Turn your yard into an edible food lover’s paradise. Creating an edible landscape is a combination of what looks good as well as what is the right plant for that spot. Come learn the ins and outs of how to mix fruit trees into your landscape. Betsy Smith is a talented landscape designer, well versed in what plants work well in our area. She’ll talk about what fruits make good hedges, specimen trees and ground covers as well as how to incorporate edibles into your existing landscape. Sign up to receive the class guides before hand, reduce waste and help save paper. We hope you’re able to attend – bring a chair with you if possible – sometimes we have a hard time finding seats for everyone. An alternate workshop date will be made in the event of rainy weather.

Sunpatiens offer gorgeous summer color

Let’s talk blooms and color! Impatiens. Impatiens are super easy annual to grow, and with an impatiens for almost every kind of light we’re sure to have something to please. Sunpatiens are splendid for sunny spots with dark shiny foliage or variegated leaves and colorful flower petals that glow in contrast. For shadier areas double impatiens have a magnificent double bloom with variegated petals which resemble a rose. New guinea impatiens will show success in sun or shaded locations. 


"Echinacea-purpurea-20060708-1" by Jacob Rus - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.
Echinacea-purpurea-20060708-1” by Jacob Rus – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Purple coneflower is attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds and provides you with beautiful flowers from summer to mid fall. This Florida native can be planted in part to full sun and reaches around 3′ in height. Our purple coneflower is a true long lived Florida native, not a hybrid. 

P.S. If you haven’t been able to fertilize just yet, it’s okay – it’s not too late! ~

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