Thursday, June 14, 2012
Nursing the nursery
So out they went. Oh look. There were a couple of primrose behind them. Hmmm. Now they are going to be in blasting sun. I'll have to relocate them.
There. I like the iris not being there.
There again. I like having more terra cotta colored pots in the bed.
Some of you sharp-eyed followers may have also noticed that the Golden Jubilee agastache has had a preemptive hair cut. Last year what with all the rain, those plants topped out near 60". They were messy, tended to blow over, and totally blocked my view of the arbor bed from the deck.
This year they will (WILL!!) stay at the 2-foot mark.
Now, regards to the post title:
There is a little owner-operated corner nursery that sell annuals, perennials, occasional trees & shrubs and mulch. They also have a selection of local produce (the strawberries are in and they are heavenly!).
Thing is, Nancy (who's had the place for 33 years) is trying to run the place by herself! Waiting on customers, scheduling mulch orders, buying, maintaining the premises, watering. She's about at the end of her rope, since her daughter no longer wants to help her out.
A while ago, when Mom and I stopped to get her some annuals, I insisted on helping the owner. It was blasting hot and the wind was dry, so I got the hose and just started watering. I got about half the tables when her grandson came to help. Nancy loved the way I watered and asked if I'd show her grandson what I was doing. So I did. I also left my name and number with the owner if she needed any kind of help. Nancy tried to sell out last year, but the a$$hat she was dealing with left her high and dry with no final response, setting her back on getting things ordered for THIS season.
Anyway, the place is the FOUR SEASONs NURSERY just south of the intersection of Market Ave N. and Easton in North Canton. She's right across from the Market Ave. N. driveway into Walsh College parking lot. If you need some late plants, good produce, or some mulch, stop by and give Nancy your custom. She could sure use some visitors. Just not all at once. LOL She's spread pretty thin.
To that effect, even though I start all my own plants, I stopped at the nursery Wednesday and loaded up on a tray of annuals. (All 25% off right now.)
So, rather than planting up the new pots in the crabapple bed with my own Thumbelina zinnias, I just potted up from my new annuals. There. I've got three combo pots in the crab bed while the rest were planted around the birdbath.
Maybe I'll bump into you sometime. ;-D