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Saturday, May 23, 2015: The first day of summer….

When does summer start?  Astronomically, it starts this year on June 21 when the sun is directly over, at solar noon, The Tropic of Cancer, 23°26′14.2″ north of the Equator. Meteorologically, summer starts on June 1.  Economically it starts on Memorial Day.  The calendar date of the original Memorial Day, May 30, just happened to coincide with the star of meteorological summer.  This year it looks like summer will start today, May 23 since frost threats are extremely unlikely at least until sometime in late September.

Today we will have someone to help you down at the stand from 10AM to 5PM.

PLANTS! TREES! SHRUBS! FLOWERS! EDIBLES!  

Find trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants available in both the greenhouse to the left of the parking lot and in our new nursery space right to the left of the market building. Many plants we are selling are edible or produce edible fruit which makes them Bridge Card eligible. Besides the Bridge card and cash or check we are now accepting credit/debit cards.

We have realized that some may not own a large enough vehicle to transport large bushes or trees. Ask about local delivery!

Have plant or planting questions? We are always available to answer all your questions. Stop by at the stand, email, call, or leave a Facebook message.

What we are selling:

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Tree protectors and deer repellent soap for your fruit trees also available.

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing)

Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Slicing and cherry tomato plants

Sweet bell and Jalapeno pepper plants

Purple eggplant plants

Yellow and red sweet onion transplants

Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, Peppermint, Summer Savory, etc.

Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)

Ostrich ferns: They are large and beautiful right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes: They are about to bloom!

Hydrangea 2 yr. old seedlings of Pinky Winky

Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)

and MORE!

Sunset today May 23, 2015 is 9:09PM      Sunrise tomorrow is 6:10AM

Friday, May 22, 2015: Cool but sunny and nice today, humidity and warm air visits tomorrow and plans a long stay.

The chance of a frost looks a lot smaller today.  The big Canadian high pressure area sinking southward has weakened and warmed.  The trend is for much warmer and more humid air moving in starting tomorrow although today will be a delightful day with bright sun, light winds and comfortable temperatures.

Both today and tomorrow there will be somebody from 10AM to 5PM at the stand to help you. 

PLANTS! TREES! SHRUBS! FLOWERS! EDIBLES!  

Find trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants available in both the greenhouse to the left of the parking lot and in our new nursery space right to the left of the market building. Many plants we are selling are edible or produce edible fruit which makes them Bridge Card eligible. Besides the Bridge card and cash or check we are now accepting credit/debit cards.

We have realized that some may not own a large enough vehicle to transport large bushes or trees. Ask about local delivery!

Have plant or planting questions? We are always available to answer all your questions. Stop by at the stand, email, call, or leave a Facebook message.

What we are selling:

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Tree protectors and deer repellent soap for your fruit trees also available.

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing)

Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Slicing and cherry tomato plants

Sweet bell and Jalapeno pepper plants

Purple eggplant plants

Yellow and red sweet onion transplants

Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, Peppermint, Summer Savory, etc.

Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)

Ostrich ferns: They are large and beautiful right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes: They are about to bloom!

Hydrangea 2 yr. old seedlings of Pinky Winky

Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)

and MORE!

Sunset today May 22 is 9:08PM     Sunrise tomorrow is 6:11AM

Thursday, May 21, 2015: Beautiful day today! But is a frost in the cards for tonight or tomorrow night?!

Today looks to be beautiful with temperatures approaching 70F.  However, the weather maps are indicating a high pressure coming down from Canada, directly over Michigan, tomorrow which is a setup that brings frost to the area.  The only problem with this forecast is that the air from Canada isn’t really that cold and while a light frost is surely possible, even likely, tomorrow night it doesn’t look like we will experience a damaging frost.  Despite this optimistic look, we are putting off planting our tomatoes and peppers out in the field until Saturday.  If you have already planted any tender annuals out it would be wise to cover them!

PLANTS! TREES! SHRUBS! FLOWERS! EDIBLES!  

Find trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants available in both the greenhouse to the left of the parking lot and in our new nursery space right to the left of the market building. Many plants we are selling are edible or produce edible fruit which makes them Bridge Card eligible. Besides the Bridge card and cash or check we are now accepting credit/debit cards.

We have realized that some may not own a large enough vehicle to transport large bushes or trees. Ask about local delivery!

Have plant or planting questions? Just ask by email, phone, or Facebook. We will be happy to answer all your questions! NOTE: If you see the doors of the greenhouse closed please call or text this number as we are most likely out in the field: 231-303-0412. One of us will be there in just a few minutes to assist you.

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing)

Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, Peppermint, Summer Savory, etc.

Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)

Ostrich ferns: They are large and beautiful right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes: They are about to bloom!

Hydrangea 2 yr. old seedlings of Pinky Winky

Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)

and MORE!

Sunset today is 9:08PM    Sunrise tomorrow is 6:13AM

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015: Frost occured at farm, but did it do any damage?

It looks like we had a light frost at the farm.  We haven’t seen any damage yet, although we are still looking!  More on this tomorrow.

Today and the rest of the week right into Sunday looks to be very nice with lots of sun and mild temperatures warming up to warm by Saturday.

PLANTS! TREES! SHRUBS! FLOWERS! EDIBLES!  

Find trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants available in both the greenhouse to the left of the parking lot and in our new nursery space right to the left of the market building. Today, being on the cooler side, is an excellent time to plant any trees, shrubs or perennial plants! Have plant or planting questions? Just ask by email, phone, or Facebook. We will be happy to answer all your questions! NOTE: If you see the doors of the greenhouse closed please call or text this number as we are most likely out in the field: 231-303-0412. One of us will be there in just a few minutes to assist you.

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing)

Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, Peppermint, Summer Savory, etc.

Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)

Ostrich ferns: They are large right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes: They are about to bloom!

Hydrangea

Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)

and MORE!

Sunset today May 20 is 9:07PM    Sunrise tomorrow is 6:14AM

Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Frost tonight?

The National Weather Service has issued a frost warning for the chance of patchy frost tonight.  Unless you live close to a lake, I would recommend covering any tender vegetable plant or flower plant.  Typical tender vegetable plants include tomatoes and peppers and tender flower plants include geraniums and many other annuals.  I would estimate the chance of a damaging frost to be less than 50%.  Fruit trees should come thru tonight just fine since most can withstand an air temperature now of 28F.  Hopefully, this will be the last time this spring I will have to mention the chance of a frost on this blog!

Sunset today May 19 is 9:05PM – Sunrise tomorrow is 6:14AM

Strawberries are blooming!

Strawberries are blooming!

PLANTS! TREES! SHRUBS! FLOWERS! EDIBLES!  

Find trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants available in both the greenhouse to the left of the parking lot and in our new nursery space right to the left of the market building. Today, being on the cooler side, is an excellent time to plant any trees, shrubs or perennial plants! Have plant or planting questions? Just ask by email, phone, or Facebook. We will be happy to answer all your questions! NOTE: If you see the doors of the greenhouse closed please call or text this number as we are most likely out in the field: 231-303-0412. One of us will be there in just a few minutes to assist you.

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing)

Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, etc.

Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)

Ostrich ferns: They are large right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes: They are about to bloom!

Hydrangea

Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)

and MORE!

 

Monday, May 18, 2015: What’s happening at Magicland Farms

No rain over the weekend, which was good since we seem to have enough moisture for the present.  Frost is possible tomorrow night so we will hold back planting tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and other tender plants until Wednesday.  This week looks good for field work so we hope to get a lot accomplished.

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PLANTS! PLANTS! PLANTS!

This week we will have trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants available in both the greenhouse to the left of the parking lot and in our new nursery space right to the left of the market building.

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing)

Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, etc.

Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)

Ostrich ferns: They are large right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.

Redbud trees

Redbud Tree

Redbud Tree

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes: They are about to bloom!

Hydrangea

Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)

and MORE!

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Sunset today May 18 is 9:05PM   Sunrise tomorrow is 6:16AM

Saturday, May 16, 2015: Warm and humid today and tomorrow! Someone will be at stand all morning to help you!

Today will be warm and humid with some sun although there is a slight possibility of a brief shower.  Today we will have someone at the stand to help you all morning.  There seems to be a slight possibility of a shower today but if it happens it will be very brief and it will be warm.  Next week, including the early Memorial Day weekend, looks to be sunny with temperatures well into the 70s. There is a very slight possibility of a light frost Tuesday night so keep this in mind before planting tender plants like tomatoes out.

WHAT WE ARE SELLING TODAY: (Newly added today are in bold and Italics at bottom of list.)

We will be having trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants including:

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham

Seedless Grapes: Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Pawpaw trees

Ostrich ferns

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes

Hydrangea

Hollyhocks: O’Hara, Chater’s Double, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (thornless houseplants)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs

Flowering Dogwood

AND MORE!

Any questions please call or text: 231-303-0412 or leave a message on Facebook.

Friday, May 15, 2015: Summer-like weekend

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Blooming Redbud

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Showers have ended for today although clouds remain.  Warm and humid this weekend and nice, sunny weather next week although there seems to be another slight chance of a frost Tuesday night, so keep this in mind when planting tender vegetable plants like tomatoes and peppers or some tender annual flower plants.  To me, it looks like the chance of frost has diminished somewhat for Newaygo County on Tuesday night.

Sunset today May 15 is 9:01PM  Sunrise tomorrow is 6:18AM

WHAT WE ARE SELLING TODAY: (Newly added today are in Italics at bottom of list.)

We will be having trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants including:

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham

Seedless Grapes: Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Pawpaw trees

Ostrich ferns

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes

Hydrangea

Hollyhocks: O’Hara, Chater’s Double, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (thornless houseplants)

Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White)

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus

Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs

Flowering Dogwood

AND MORE!

Any questions please call or text: 231-303-0412 or leave a message on Facebook.

Thursday, May 14, 2015: Another beautiful day today! The sun doesn’t set today until 9:00PM!

Click on photo to learn more about growing rhubarb!

Good News: No frost last night!  It didn’t even come close! 

Yesterday afternoon was beautiful–mild temperatures, bright sun and light winds!  Today is also starting out beautiful and is quickly warming up!  It looks like this weekend will feel more like the middle of July than the middle of May!  By the way, today the sun doesn’t set until 9:00PM and it will continue to set after 9PM until August 7th!

RHUBARB PLANT SALE TODAY!!

Buy 3 pots for only $20! (Originally $12 each!)

 

WHAT WE ARE SELLING TODAY:

We will be having trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants including:

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham

Seedless Grapes: Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria — SALE!! — 3 pots for $20 — SALE!!

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Pawpaw trees

Ostrich ferns

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes

Hydrangea

Hollyhocks: O’Hara, Chater’s Double, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (thornless houseplants)

Morning Glory

Angel Trumpets

Dianthus

AND MORE!

Sunset today May 14 is 9:00PM  Sunrise tomorrow is 6:20AM

Wednesday, May 13, 2015: SALE ON POTTED RHUBARB PLANTS!

rhubarb

Good News: No frost last night!

Yesterday was not a very nice day with less sun and more wind than expected.  The clouds and wind held up over night and was the reason that frost wasn’t reported across the area.  While this morning there has been a few peeks at the sun, there are still (at 8:57AM) more clouds than blue sky. However, according to the latest satellite imagery, mostly sunny skies should be here in an hour or two.

While yesterday was chilly, much warmer air will descend on Magicland Farms by tomorrow and this weekend will be summerlike.

2-DAY RHUBARB PLANT SALE STARTING TODAY!!

Buy 3 pots for only $20!

 

WHAT WE ARE SELLING TODAY:

We will be having trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual plants including:

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree, Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, etc.

Peach trees: Early Red Haven

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora

Red Raspberries: Latham

Seedless Grapes: Reliance

Rhubarb: Victoria – SALE!! — 3 pots for $20 — SALE!!

Everbearing strawberries: Fresca (white flowers), Frisan (pink flowers!)

Tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, yellow and red sweet onions

Pawpaw trees

Ostrich ferns

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes

Hydrangea

Hollyhocks: O’Hara, Chater’s Double, and Queeny Mix

Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

Sedum Groundcovers

Sempervivum

Vinca Minor

Cactus (thornless houseplants)

AND MORE!

 

Sunset today May 13 is 8:58PM  Sunrise tomorrow is 6:20AM