Monday, January 25, 2010

Easy Potted Houseplants

If you brave the slippery walk to the greenhouses this time of the year, you will be rewarded with a plethora of obliviously blooming begonias.
These make great houseplants in most climates as they prefer bright indirect sun and regular watering and will bloom throughout the year. In our northern climate, sometimes they do best with a bit of direct sun through the winter months.

We currently have two different types of Begonia Fuchioides with flowers either in pink or red. These both look great in pots as they are upright in habit and can be prolific with blooms. You can see here why we like them so much. With there striking contrasting stem, bright green foliage, and abundant fuchsia-like blooms they are very appealing.

For something really striking we have Begonia 'Bandit'. This dark leaf variety has gorgeous red stems and undersides and tall white blooms that open to pink.


As if that weren't enough, we have another larger leaf variety called 'Art Hodes'. This one has wide green, grape-like, fuzzy foliage and contrasting tall white flowers.

Finally, here is a furiously blooming Begonia 'Ulmifolia' with it's white flowers against the bright green leaves reminding us spring is certainly on it's way.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mark Your Calendar!

Happy New Year!

Our resolution this year is to be better organized and to keep you better updated with our goings-on. So, while we work out the organizing business I thought I could give you a quick update on our seasonal New England garden show migration tour. Every spring we bring the plants to you by setting up a retail booth at a number of regional events.

Here's what we have on the calendar so far for 2010.

The Connecticut Flower & Garden Show will be held February 18-21 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Portland Flower Show is March 10-14 at the Portland Company Complex on Fore Street in Portland, Maine.

The Boston Flower & Garden Show is March 24-28 hosted by MassHort at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

We will also make our annual trek to the Trade Secrets Antiques and Garden Show in Sharon Connecticut hosted by Bunny Williams on May 15 2010.

I've included some pictures from one of our past shows to give you a taste of what we have in store for you.

Hope to see you in the near future!