This fourth of July weekend will feel like a typical fourth of July weekend with very warm temperatures and bright sun. The weather pattern has shifted the last few days indicating now that July may turn out to be a real scorcher–this is different than the weather models were indicating just four days ago. Looking at the weather maps one can easily pick out the major shift. Taking a look back on 1936, where Michigan experienced many July days over a hundred with temperatures topping out above 110F in some places, there are many similarities here. One thing was that the plain states, where temperatures and lack of rain caused many cattle and people deaths and shrived crops, started the year with perhaps the coldest weather of the 20th century. This year, the cold–especially the February cold–was most intense in the Great Lakes region to the Atlantic coast.
What we are having for sale Today:
Young and tender green beans
Freshly pulled radishes: Crunchy Crimson red radishes that are sweet and mildly spicy and White Pearl radishes that are very tender and mild.
Garlic scapes, which can be chopped up and used in any dish where you want a mild garlic flavor or roasted with just a little olive oil and salt to taste.
Freshly dug RedGold potatoes (red skin with yellow flesh) and Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh).
Freshly pulled sweet and mild Newaygo Newaygo sweet onions with tops.
Fruit trees and shrubs, perennial and annual flowers and ornamental plants and many kinds of herbs!
Also, we have lots dried gourds for crafting and making birdhouses! Browse through our pile near the side of the greenhouse!
SALES GOING ON NOW:
All apple trees are on sale this week including Honeycrisp! $20 a 5-gallon pot.
Beautiful and fragrant Angel Trumpets are on sale. Pick up three pots for only $20!
Rhubarb plants are half price! That is only $6 a plant.
We have the following fruit and vegetable plants and trees for sale today:
Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree (Jonathan type), Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc. $20 a potted tree
Peach trees: Early Red Haven, $20 a potted tree
Tree protectors and deer repellent soap for your fruit trees also available.
Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora Starting at $8 a potted plant
Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing) Starting at $8 a potted plant
Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance (The plants are large and vining well!)
Rhubarb: Victoria (at least 1.5′ tall) SALE! 1/2 OFF. Now only $6 a pot
Everbearing strawberries: Frisan (pink flowers!)
Red slicing, heirlooms and sweet cherry tomato plants
Sweet bell pepper plants
Purple eggplant plants
Yellow and red sweet onion transplants
Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, Peppermint, Summer Savory, Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, etc.
Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)
We also have lots of ornamental trees and shrubs and perennial and annual flower plants including
Bottle gourds: Grow your own gourds to craft with or make birdhouses!
Ostrich ferns: They are large and beautiful right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.
White pine trees
Hydrangea 2 yr. old seedlings of Pinky Winky
Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix
Malva: Gallon containers of both Zebrina and Mystic Merlin varieties
Nasturtium: Available individually or in hanging baskets
Houseplant Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)
Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White) Available in 6″ pots with miniature wooden trellis.
Angel Trumpets: Beautiful hybrids of large double blooms in purple, yellow, white and red. Extremely fragrant! SALE going on now!
Balsam Impatiens (aka Touch Me Nots) Butterflies and hummingbirds love these flowers!
Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red
Echinacea or Purple Coneflower
Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)
Alaska Shasta Daisies (reblooming white daisy-like flowers)
Chrysanthemums: Robinson Mix Single Flowers
Annual and Perennial Combo 6″ and 4″ pots with pink, red, lilac, and yellow flowers.
Hardy red Poppies
Sunset tonight 9:28PM Sunrise tomorrow 6:08AM