Saturday, February 19, 2011

Time to start planting!

Spring might still be a month away, but as southern California starts to warm up - and we get needed rain like we have this past week - it's getting to be that time to start planting! And it is most definitely time to get your cool season plants into the ground: sweet peas, nasturtiums, early veggies and the like. We have all of them and more in stock right now!

And, as an added bonus, as part of Old Town Orange's Antique Affair Weekend, all plants are 10% Feb 19 - 21st! So you REALLY have to come in and see us!

Front display

Last week we also got some more plants from Annies Annuals, one of our favorite growers, in the shop. You'll find some great variety out there right now; in addition to the plants mentioned above, there are some succulents, California poppies and some really unusual annuals and perennials waiting to go home with you! Plus, some of plants we have started from seed this year, including some unusual sweet pea varieties, are just about ready to go as well.

California poppies


Canary Nasturtiums

New plants!


Our old truck

New plants

New plants


The rain is due to clear out later on today - making this weekend a PERFECT time to plant. Come in and see us!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma Johnnye!

Today would have been Grandma Johnnye's 84th birthday! Since she is the namesake of our little garden, we always like to give her a shout out on her big day.

Grandma Johnnye

My tradition is to remember her on her birthday by making a small donation in her name. This year, the donation went to support something close to her heart, wildflowers in her home state of Texas! The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a really cool resource for preserving native plants, run through the University of Texas; check it out!

Happy birthday Grandma! We'll be working in the garden today thinking of you!