Since Argentina is playing in the World Cup quarter-finals this Saturday, you know we’re not going to be at the La Canada Farmers Market!! Sooo, it seemed like a good idea to have a
4th of July Sale
this Friday…4 hours on the 4th!!!
We often get calls on the legal holidays from folks asking ifwe’regoing to be open…makes sense… So before you fire upthe grill or head out to someone else’s BBQ, why not come by the Nursery and get 10% off everything you’ll need to make this a Happy Holiday/Gardening Weekend!!
We’ll be open from 10am until 2pm… Everything will be 10% off, including Certified Organic Plants, Soils, EarthBoxes and Smart Pots, and all Fruit Trees and Blueberry Bushes (YES, they're back!!) The Two Dog Organic Nursery is located at our home:
It really is time to get your Pumpkins in for Halloween, and those Heirloom Tomatoes which will carry you through the Fall and beyond…. We’ve been planting lots of “second rounds” here in our own Garden: Corn, Beans, Lettuce, Cucumbers and Tomatoes…it’s a very long season!! We hope you plan to join us, and bring a friend!
We’re ready to plant our 3rd round of Corn this week, too. The Sugar Pearl White Corn is nearly all harvested, and I must say, everyone who ate it SWOONED!
EarthBox Three Sisters…
Our Glass Gem Popcorn is going to produce tassels any day now. We decided to experiment with a Three Sisters in the EarthBox this season. We planted 6 Corn seedlings in each of 3 EarthBoxes, spaced in a “block”; then we planted one Pole Bean seedling next to each Corn, and one Butternut Squash in each EarthBox. So far, so good!!! The corn is tall, the beans are climbing, and the squash is beginning to vine out. Can’t wait to see how it all comes out! If you’re doing a Three Sisters, we’d love to see your photos!!
At the end of May, we bid a Nursery farewell to our friend/fan/employee, Nitzia (on the right), who, way back in the early days, took not one, but two, of my EarthBox Classes, then never missed a Sale, and then one day offered her volunteer services (at the beginning of Spring, last year, when yours truly was about to tear out all her hair)…I’m not a big fan of free labor, so we hired her instead. Supremely organized, Nitzia helped me so much this Spring keeping production on track for Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants (the Big Three, which take so much more work than any of the other veggies!) She also completely re-worked our many, many Seed Boxes and the ever-expanding Sign Library. We miss you already, Nitzia!! (and I’m secretly working on a way to have you back next Spring!!!)
Wedding Bells for our Syd!!
Sydney Latimer, aka Mrs. Dalton, has been my beloved Assistant for more than 4 years. She’s a superb Seed Sower, my right hand at all things Administrative, a true believer in the Two Dog Mission, AND the very talented artisan who constructs our monthly Newsletter (I just write ‘em, she makes ‘em a work of art)!!. On June 21st she married her sweetheart of 3 years, Anthony, in a beautiful, intimate ceremony which we were so happy to be part of.
Many of you have met Syd here at the Nursery, and we’re sure you join with us in wishing her and her new hubby much happiness and love as they begin their new life together. Isn’t she beautiful?