Greenhouse is Open for 2014!

bacopaWell, it seems debatable whether or not spring is even here yet…woke up to another morning with a skiff of snow on the ground. Seriously?!?!

As I write this, it is a chilly -1C outside with a forecast high of +6C this afternoon. There is actually supposed to be some sun today!

Regardless, we are officially open today :-)

FYI it rained yesterday, making the roads a fair bit squishy. Please, if you come down today, take it slow, especially at the corner turning into the driveway.

If  you need directions to the greenhouse, click here. My lovely husband put up the beautiful signs my . . . → Read More: Greenhouse is Open for 2014!

Heirloom Varieties and One Little Question...

heirloom tomatoesThe definition of heirloom in terms of plant varieties is debated. Often, a fruit, veggie or flower plant variety that has been grown unchanged for at least 50 years is defined as a heirloom variety. Some consider 100 years the criteria. Some suggest varieties prior to commercial hybridization began, in the early 1950′s. Heirlooms are open pollinated varieties, but not all open pollinated varieties are heirloom. Regardless, by nature, many of these varieties are tried and true and valued for their traits.

It is said that many heirloom varieties either have become extinct or are at risk of extinction. Monocropping and the mechanization that is common in today’s agriculture, and . . . → Read More: Heirloom Varieties and One Little Question…