Workshops and Farm Stays

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Hello to all the avid gardeners out there.  We are gearing up for the show and events in early spring and the 2019 growing season.  We hope you are as excited as we are.  We will be out in full force and we hope you will think about your potato orders for the shows as we only bring potatoes for those who preorder.

We will be in Calgary, Stony Plain and Edmonton again and probably Sherwood Park if Brandie can find a suitable space.  She is still looking so if you know of a suitable location that has cheaper rent and ample parking, please let her know or me and I will pass it on to her.  IT was a good show last year, but apparently she cannot rent it again this year and we would love the gardeners to have a chance to experience a good seed event.

We are looking to the future on the farm and would like to open up the farm to families that want to have a farm stay.  We are hoping to garner interest from people who want to experience life as it used to be on the farm, want to see wildlife in their natural state, and want to learn about self-sufficiency, gardening and growing their own food.  We offer courses in canning and preserving, wild food foraging and mushrooming, candle and soap making, raising livestock, wild herb use and tinctures, as well as group healing sessions and yoga and meditation.

I am also offering opportunities for novice gardeners to learn about greenhouse gardening and putting in your first garden plot.  We also offer seed saving and growing workshops, cleaning and harvesting seeds and night sky weekends, and electronics detox. weekends.  We offer a clean, wild, open landscape, free from the noise and pollution of city life, filled with wildlife and lakeside views.  We offer cabin space for those unaccustomed to camping or spots to park an RV and stay to learn.

Feel free to contact us directly about our courses, and you should know our email, but here it is smileyo

at

xplornet dot see eh

have a great day everyone!!

New Orders for 2018

Hi there;

I have been getting many excited emails about the new catalogue.  Unfortunately it is not quite ready yet.  But I have worked on a new order form that you can use for the old catalogue just fine.  Might want to check with me for availability though.  Here it is. I am working on the catalogue now and the new site, still.  So expect some great changes soon.

Thanks again.

Order form

potatoes

Hello;

With winter coming on soon, it is time to stock up on potatoes.  If you are thinking it would be nice to have some different varieties going into the fall in your pantry, perhaps ones you have never tried before, text me at 780  three  zero five 6377 and either you can come pick them up or we can meet sometime around Spruce Grove for delivery.  They are being dug today and there are many beautiful ones out there.

Thanks

Annual and Perennial Flowers

All offerings are $3.50 per packet

FL5.  Sweet William – 20-40 seeds.  Dark Pink and White.   Assorted colors of the perennial favorite of old country gardens.  Producing clustered heads in white with pink splashes, and variations therein.  Up to 18”

FL51.  Sweet William – Red Summer Heat.  Perennial favorite with a deep red color.  Up to 18”.

FL52.  Sweet William – 20-30 seeds Deep pink color. Up to 18”.

FL6.  Petunias – 50 seeds or more

a) Midnight Dreams type – deep purple, almost black.

b) Iced Salmon – salmon pink and slightly lighter shades.

c) Blue Frosted mix – purples with light edges.

d) Butter cream – yellowy white

e) White/Pink mix – some white, some pink, some mixed both

g) Plum blush – vibrant plum colors in deep shades

h) Pink mix – mix of all shades of pink.

i) Orchid daddy type – medium purple.

j) Peach Ice mix– light peach color and variations with white frost.

k) Electric plum – bold plum that is at once deep pink and blue. Hard to describe.  Very showy.

m) Tidal Wave silver – light purple almost silver, trailing wave type

q) Midnight frost – dark purple with white frilly edges

r) Frosty mix – mixture of purple and pink centers with white frilly edges.

FL8. Bunny Tail Grass – 45 seeds per pkg.  This fun grass is covered with fluffy, soft bunny tail seed heads that turn from green to light tan.  Good for containers or the back of the flower bed.  They are drought tolerant and ornamental for flower arrangements.  8-12” high.

FL16. Ice plant – red/orange – 25 seeds per pkg. Limited offering.  This succulent is one of my favorite plants, easy to grow and producing captivating flowers and foliage. Low spreading ground cover or pot plant.

FL 33. Snapdragons – red/yellow stripe – 50 seeds.  As others, 12-18” tall.  Showy and different.

FL 34. Snapdragons – Red Riot – Bright red flowers on tall spikes.  2’ average height.

FL 35. Snapdragons – Dark Red Wine – These flowers are a mix of deep purply red. Plants are 2’ high.

FL37.  Snapdragons – Sorbet Mix – mix of creamy pinks, with orange to yellow fringe. Nice for borders.

FL40.  Sunflowers – Edible seeded – 25 seeds.  Tall plants (over 3’)  with medium to large sized heads, grey striped seeds.  Flowers are yellow and showy, typical of edible seeded varieties.

FL42.  Sunflower – Beauty mix – 25 seeds.  A tall mixture of varying shades of sunflowers with blazes of burgundy throughout.  Stunning variety.

FL43.  Sunflower – Dark Red mix – 25 seeds.  5-6’ tall, dark green foliage with some striped with dark purple, flowers in shades of red, burgundy, deep brown and lighter variations with yellow.

FL44.  Sunflower – Amazing blend – 25 seeds.  5-6’tall, deep green foliage, producing heads 4-6” across.  Shades vary from bright yellow to yellow with red inside or on the outside of the petals, or striped along each petal.  Never know what you will get until they open.

FL 46.  Sunflower – Summertime Shine – 25 seeds.  Bright yellow to deep yellow blends with some variation with red and orange.

FL 47. Sunflower – Edible – Short Stuff – 70 days.  A shorter version of an edible seeded sunflower, traditional medium sized heads produce many edible oil seeds that can be enjoyed in the winter or set out for the birds.  Your choice.  25 seeds per package.

FL48. Sunflower – Deep Red.  25 seeds.  5-6 feet tall, dark green foliage, dark red flowers in almost burgundy tones.  Stunning.

FL49. Sunflower – Yellow Fields – 25 seeds.  5’ tall, medium green leaves, and medium sized sunny yellow heads with slight variations of orange and red hints.

FL50. Sunflowers – Rainbow Blend – 25 seeds.  5-6”, stunning blend of red, pink, burgundy, orange and yellow variations all mixed up in one flower sometimes.  Very interesting and showy.

FL53.  Sunflowers – Wedding Mix – 25 seeds.  5-6’, great mix for wedding bouquets, this mix is lighter colors in shades of cream to deep yellow.

FL45.  Love-Lies-Bleeding – Amaranth – 48 days.  Beautiful drooping pink and red flower sprays that contain tiny light yellow, round edible seeds.  Cook like quinoa or regular amaranth for a tasty treat or just enjoy the beauty of the plants.  Leaves and stems of this plant also contain active red and purple pigments.  Grow about 2.5 feet tall.

OTHER POPPIES

FL56. A Shirley Mix – mixed single colors

B  Ladybird – red and black dotted centers

C  Double Pink – Frilly Pink

D  Double Pink – Shelley Pompom

E  Large Pink Breadseed poppy

F  Venus mix – Large pink, white frill

FL 65. Hollyhock mix – Old fashioned single flowered blend of pink, white and fuschia flowers, growing up to 10’ tall.  Make a wonderful hedge.  Need some wind support.

FL66.  Pink Yarrow – like the wild variety, only with lovely pink flowers, cheery in the flowerbed.  These grow about 18” tall. In a mass of pink.  Perennial favorite.

FL67.  Calendula – Yellow and Orange favorites mix.

Queen Anne’s Lace, see herbs.

Mandy offering – Jacob’s Tears, White Seeded Sunflower, Small black seeded sunflower, and Shasta Daisy.