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Tough enough to plant pink event

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Pink tulips

Crosscut Solutions Greenhouse at E5763 County  Rd B, just outside Manawa,  is having a “Plant Pink” event, I participated in this event last year and what a great time.  Planting flowers, which in my humble opinion is way more fun than weeding! I was able to meet and visit with people that I don’t get the opportunity very often to meet and visit with, and owner Amy Starr is always ready with a friendly smile, and that this is an event that benefits breast cancer research is a bonus.  So give Amy a call at Crosscut Solutions at 920-596-2330 and sign up, it will give you a chance to take a breather and make yourself or someone you love a beautiful pot of flowers, and you get your name in a drawing for a hanging basket, what’s not to love about that!

Sign up now to support breast cancer research and go home with a pot of pink flowers!!

June 2nd & 9th.  9am – 5pm.

Your $20.00 pre-registration includes:

  • assortment of flowers
  • HOPE Garden Gloves
  • a spot at the planting table
  • a 10″ pot filled with potting soil
  • entry to win a free hanging basket

 

Get “hands-on” at Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Tulips

 

How would you like to trade some work for a 2 night stay with all the perks of a paying guest?  It’s spring time in Central Wisconsin and it’s “project time” around here.  There are flower beds to be spruced up and cleaned out, weeds to be pulled, plants to be moved.  Even a few “light repair” type projects can be had.  What is your expertise?  Perhaps we have a project that is suited to your expertise, or to get your hands dirty doing something a bit different.  Either way, it’s a wonderful time to be working outside and a beautiful time in Central Wisconsin, especially for a 2 night stay!  Enjoy working for your 4 hour time slot, and then the rest of your time is your own.  There will be a snack each afternoon for you to partake at your leisure, and a full breakfast each morning, and access to the coffee bar just outside your bedroom door 24/7.  Call today to arrange your “Gardening Getaway”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gardening away the hours

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

When the flowers bloomSpring is here…or so they keep saying.  We are all wanting to be out in the yard and in our flower beds enjoying the feel of the dirt between our fingers. There really are people who love to work in the garden … you know who you are. If you would like to come and help shape the outside space by collaborating and  working outside with me for 8 hours, you are welcome to stay for 2 nights at no charge. Evening snacks are included as well as morning beverage service outside your door and 2 full gourmet breakfasts as well. This is up to a $238 value.

Waupaca Garden Walk

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Garden Walk & Art Stroll

The Waupaca Area Garden Walk & Art Stroll will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, 221 S. Main St., Waupaca; or at the gardens on Saturday.

The accidental gardener

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

On my most recent post, I talked about our new flower bed.  I am pleased and proud to say that the mulch went on today.  It was a day of firsts for me.  My first time hooking (and unhooking) a trailer to our Tahoe, it may not seem like a big deal to anyone, however each first I tackle is really exciting.  I was thinking back to when I realized my friend Pat was and is quite the gardener.  I remember thinking that could never be me, it’s true, I loved seeing beautiful things growing in yards, it never dawned on me that I could have a hand in that, and that it could be my own yard.  Well over the years, with Pat’s and many other friends along the way, I have become “the accidental gardener”.  Make no mistake, I have no time for plants that need a lot of tending and can’t stand on their own merit, so to speak….however hardy, no nonsense plants I can really appreciate.  So to that end, today was mulching day for the new flower bed, and I am proud to say it is finished.  Although having done this for awhile either on purpose or by accident I know that a gardeners work/enjoyment is never done. 

Gardening Triumphs

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Tonight I finished getting the grass out of the flower bed by the driveway that we started a mere….4 weeks ago.  With weather and devoted time, it has been challenging to say the least.  So to the beat of the music coming from the Triangle Park Concert,  I forged ahead to finish pulling out the grass and weeds that were left.  I am very happy to report that it has the plants which I got from a neighbor down the street, back in April,  now in the ground, watered and getting used to their new home.  So tomorrow, onward and upward, I am going to pick up mulch for that flower bed and then that portion will be done.  To say I am proud is an understatement.  I am looking forward to seeing the flowers grow and change our landscape…for the better.

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