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There is Hope!

Hello Gardening Friends!

Usually I start my first newsletter of the season with ‘Happy Spring Greetings’ or some such phrase. However, this year, Spring seems to be ‘on hold’ and as I sit here writing and looking out the window, it feels more like January or February than mid April! So I thought I would send you all some assurance that Spring is on its way. It may be crazy outside, but inside the greenhouses all is good. Everything is on track and doing well. Our staff have been working away every day since the end of February planting and caring for the crops. Plants are starting to fill out and flower. This weekend, I took some quick shots of the greenhouses which I thought I would share with you to give you some hope! Enjoy!

Here's hoping!

Petunias

We are proud to announce that this is our 25th year in business and we are planning to celebrate in style on the 5th May. We hope you will mark your calendars and plan to attend. We have plenty on the go for our 25th year, including 25 Special Peony Varieties (more on that soon) and our 25th Birthday Hanging Basket Challenge (see below). Thank you, dear customers for helping us make it to this milestone mark. Without you, we would not be here, doing what we love!

This season we are growing 25 unusual and special Peony varieties for our 25th Birthday!

Peony varieties

Plants are starting to fill out and flower!

Plants are starting to fill out and flower!

One of our beautiful new annuals for this season - Illumination Begonia Golden Picotee

Illumination Begonia

Mixed hanging baskets - love this combo!

Mixed hanging baskets - love this combo!

New Guinea Impatiens Sunpatiens

New Guinea Impatiens Sunpatiens

Mixed hanging baskets

Illumination Begonia

2018 Opening Times

We're open daily April 27 to June 17
9am to 5pm


Visa, Mastercard, Interac, Cash or Cheque accepted
Gift certificates available – great idea for your favourite gardener!

See us at the Creemore Farmers Market
Saturday mornings from May 19 to June 16

25th Birthday Celebration

You are invited to help us celebrate our
 
25th Birthday Party

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon at the farm as we kick off our 25th season in business!

Saturday May 5
2pm to 5pm

Birthday cake, coffee and lemonade
Door Prizes
Vote in our Hanging Basket Challenge
Check out our 25 Peony varieties
Meet and mingle with our family, staff and animals
Share memories of our early days!

25th Birthday Party

 

25th Birthday Hanging Basket Challenge

Vote for a chance to win!

To help celebrate our 25th Birthday this year I have issued a fun challenge to our employees. Here’s how it works:

At the beginning of March, our employees designed and planted a 14” hanging basket each, using no more than 6 plants. Baskets are now growing well and will be full and beautiful very soon. All are different plant combinations and colours and maybe tell you something about each designer’s tastes?

Starting at our Birthday event on Saturday 5 May, visitors to the farm will pay to vote for their favourite basket, with each vote being a chance to win the basket. There will be some free ballots given away at our birthday event. We will continue the voting until Sunday 27 May when the votes will be tallied and the winning design and each basket’s new owner will be announced. The winning basket designer will have bragging rights and also will choose a charity for the proceeds to be donated to. Our employees are really getting into the spirit of the contest and are pretty excited about the challenge. The 7 contestants are: Kieron, Dan, Kelly, Val, Cathy, Ben and Chris. Hope you will participate in voting!

Hanging Basket Challenge – Newly planted baskets

Hanging Basket Challenge
 

See you at the flower farm

So, please mark May 5th your calendar! I hope you enjoy the photos. See more photos and regular growing updates on our Facebook page. Take care on the roads! I’ll be back in touch really soon…

Katie Dawson
Cut and Dried Flower Farm
(705) 424 9319
Map and Directions

Katie Dawson

Cut and Dried Flower Farm
8530 Concession 3, Box 9, Glencairn, Ontario, L0M 1K0 Canada
Phone/Fax 705-424-9319
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