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Fantastic Fall Flowers

September 7, 2012

We have some lovely low growing evergreen (and evergold) shrubs in now.

We’ve finally moved beyond mums. Well not beyond, but we found them some accompaniments that are worth lauding. The blooms of spring and summer are fading quickly and the short days and cooler nights will soon be changing the profundity of your garden bed blooms. It may be just the right time to spruce them up and give them a boost of colorful flowers to wow annually and foliage to strike year round.

While Chrysanthemums are the standard bearer this time of year with their gorgeous full blossoms and mounding habits, avid gardeners are always on the look out for something a bit different. We are thrilled to have some great options this year in addition to all the colorful mums you are used to.

We have received some gorgeous shrubs and perennials in this weekend that are really striking in form and function. These plants are not only in prime time right now, but they are destined to repeat their performances year after year. So if you have a spot that really needs regular brightening this time of year, consider one of these to do the trick.

The cooler and wetter weather September usually delivers is perfect for transplanting in the yard, as plant stress is at a season long low and getting plants established is a little easier.

Stop in and check out some of our recent arrivals, including fully blooming pink hydrangea, rose-of-sharons, lavender, ageratum, coneflower, and sawgrass, plus much more.

These strawberry blonde Coneflower perennials will peek out in all your drier sunnier spots.

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Of quick note in the rest of the Farm this weekend: Needham’s The Center Cafe will be having another cooking demo in the Farmstand at 11 am on Saturday. Vanessa has been working on a dish that may or may not invoke the bounty of peppers we are experiencing right now. Stop in and see what she comes up with.

 

Speaking of bounties, the greenhouse has been pushing baby arugula out the door like mad, so chef Todd will be whipping it up into all sorts of dishes this weekend. Keep an eye out for a peppery green addition to this weekend’s sandwich, pasta and other specials.

In soon to be bountiful news, the fall broccoli crop looks like it is ready to blow. No more squealing by on the dinky side shoots of the early summer crop anymore, expect to see some large Homegrown heads on the stand by the end of the weekend, and what a beautiful crop this looks like it is going to be!

Also in season, pears! We rode out to FlathillOrchard in Lunenburg today to pick you  up a bin of local Bosc Pears. So if out dozen types of apples aren’t enough we’ve added the fun of pears to the mix. A few new apples are expected over the weekend as well, though I don’t have the specifics on them yet. You’ll know when I do!

Bosc Pears

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. paula silva permalink
    September 7, 2012 9:02 pm

    Thankyou Volante’s for FALL MAGIC…YOUR THE BEST!

  2. paula silva permalink
    September 7, 2012 9:04 pm

    Are you having yourapple pie contest? Thankyou Volante farm!

    • Ryan permalink
      September 7, 2012 9:08 pm

      We are, October 13th! Now the 14th Teri or I will post details in a few weeks and begin accepting contestants at that point. Time to start perfecting your crust, but more importantly the filling!

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