UPCOMING EVENTS 2017 ------------------------------ Lots of garden related stuff pots, plants, and more antique/vintage/rusty ---------------------------------- My Garden OPEN HOUSE 2017 TBA Email me for address FREE Event, bring friends ---------------------------------- Container/Fairy Garden Class in my garden (also available for your garden club or social group) Spring 2017 TBA 7 to 9 pm Handouts, Renee Seeds pkg $25 per person Container, plants, soil OR SET UP YOUR OWN CLASS WITH YOUR FRIENDS! CONTACT ME! _____________ SPRING 2017 Call ahead, email me day ahead or PM me on Facebook day ahead Plants $1-$8 available ----------------------------------- Neptune's Harvest Fertilizer always available in 32oz bottles$20 --------------------------------------- *Get 4 or more people together and pick your own date and time!* Fairy Garden/Container Classes for Tropical or Annuals, Perennials, Annuals, Succulents and more Other Topics: Herbs, Veggies, Perennials, Reseeders, Heirloom, basic gardening info, beginner-expert Demo, some supplies if you want to make one (plastic pot, soil, some cute items and plants available for sm cost. Handouts, free pkg of Renee Seeds for all, $25/ per person
Garden Presentations-garden clubs, social club
Landscape Designing or redesigning you garden
Plant Identification--bought a new house and wondering what's growing in it?
Perennials, Organic Herbs, Scented Geraniums (mosquito plant, citrus scent), Tropical Houseplants, Organic Vegetables for sale
Advice on how to fertilize your plants
House Sale/Buying preparation *landscape redesigning, make it welcoming
Going on Vacation? Plant watering/sitting outside only
Help starting your own veggie garden, herb garden, perennial garden or a pond
Garden Classes--private & groups, your home garden or mine
How to transplant house plants--at your home
Containers designed (you plant, I help)
We can go shopping together for plants at your local nursery
Gift Certificates available
GARDEN PRESENTATIONS: For your garden club, church or social group. $200 and up cost, plus travel expenses outside of 5 mile radius of Wakefield, handouts provided, PowerPoint for all presentations (I provide computer, projector, hands-on workshops. demos available, supplies extra if applicable, rebook discount. TOPICS: *TERRARIUMS workshop/demo/PowerPoint - dirt, plants, charcoal, rocks are provided except container and cute stuff, $20 per person, hands on demo, tropicals *DISH/FAIRY Gardens using tropicals, cactus, or succulents workshop, hands on demo *HOUSE PLANTS--tropicals, how to take care of them, cuttings, propagation, fertilizer, demo if you want *PELARGONIUMS--Scented Geraniums--cuttings demo included, history of (same presentation I did for Flower Show many times) *CONTAINER/FAIRY Gardens/Window Boxes--perennials, herbs, annuals, tropicals, succulents, demos and workshops available *PERENNIALS--how to split and propagation *OPENING the Gardens for Spring *CLOSING the Gardens for Winter *VEGGIES in the Organic Backyard Garden *HERBS in the Organic Backyard Garden to Delight the Senses (same one I did for the Boston Flower Show '15) *GARDENING 101--Organic Gardening More info on my presentation tab above.
BIO: *Retired business/technology teacher, BS, M.Ed. 25 years teaching *Grew up on a farm helping my Grandparents *Backyard gardening 37 years, annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies, ponds, rock walls, grass *Belong to garden clubs * MassHort, volunteer at NE Spring Flower Show *Presenter at the NE Spring Flower show for over 5 years *Presenter for social groups and garden clubs over *Teacher--Garden classes for the Wakefield Adult Ed and in my backyard *Published in the Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Observer articles, and Yankee Magazine a picture of my 3 headed sunflower *Garden Consultant *Garden Designer *Landscaping business *Organic Grower--perennials, herbs, rare annuals, heirlooms, reseeders, tropicals MISSION STATEMENT: As a gardener, one of my goals is to bring beauty into my life with flowers and friends. Another goal is to grow my own healthy food from my organic veggie and healthy herbs. And lastly, putting back into nature and our environment to replenish what I have taken out of it through composting. I recycle all kitchen scraps (no protein). Please recycle plastic, glass, and bring canvas bags to the grocery stores...please limit plastic bag use. Ask for paper bags and recycle your newspapers in them at the curb or bring to a recycling bin for newspapers/paper. Help your local schools recycle paper, bottles/cans, etc. THINK GREEN! Another one of my goals is to spread the word about the benefits of BACKYARD ORGANIC GARDENING using many different types of mediums--researching information on horticulture, growing plants, teaching garden classes, garden consulting, garden coaching, garden therapy, public speaking, and belonging to horticulture organizations.Grow Organic/Buy Organic! Check out my other pages above or click on the links on the above left.
**GARDEN GIFT CERTIFICATES** FOR BIRTHDAYS, HOUSE WARMING PRESENTS, SELLING OR PURCHASING A NEW HOUSE
Plant Sale 2017 OPEN firstname.lastname@example.org BUY LOCAL! Organic!
Contact me if you are interested in dropping by to pick up flowers, perennials, or herbs at another time! Costs are $3 a small pot and $5 a large pot. CASH ONLY
Email me for a coupon and to get on my Garden Update Email list during the growing season. Find out about special sales and more coupons.
Lots emerging everyday now!
Come dig daisy and other ground covers this spring!Fill a bag for $5
Tropical babies $3 are available late summer to fall
LIKE my page on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-Sense
Gardens are open April till end of Oct. - plants in pots, buy local, heirloom, organic
SEEDS from my gardens--Organic, non-GMO (no chemicals), leeks, garlic chives, angelica, black eye Susans, Datura-white & purple, Scarlet Runner Beans-original Jack in the Beanstock, seriously!, and more! $1-3 depends on seeds. Available all year.
RECYCLE your empty 4 or 6 inch size pots with me
NOTE: some of the proceeds from my plant sales have gone towards my Dad's Scholarship fund through the Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield http://www.csfofwakefield.org/ Here is the link if you would like to donate to our fund in his name Joseph N Longo Scholarship. Every year a local student received money from our fund now since we are over $6,000! This has been in the making for the past 10 years.
Other monies made from consultations and presentations goes towards upkeep and garden expenses in my organic gardens. I'm always adding more unique plants and use organic fertilizers and compost which is costly. This is my hobby!
I also donate every year plant baskets and gift certificates to the following organizations: Wakefield Lucius Beebe Memorial Library Blossoms at the Beebe event, the Hartshorne House breakfast, Wakefield Garden Club Floral Way, and other organizations in the area when asked.
Thank you for your support over the years.
GARDEN CONSULTING: *I can come to your garden and we can talk about your needs, wants, and what you can do--we work together to create a garden that you will be happy with! *Reasonable rates ($50 per hour --56 cents per mile to travel, beyond 5 miles--1 HR MIN). *Photos of past projects available. (Gift Certificates available)
Garden Therapy Classes:
Put together a group of 4 people or more and pick a night of your own, and topic
We meet for 2 hrs a night - beginner to advanced gardeners.
Cost is $25 per person
We meet in my backyard, handouts provided, demos, free package of Renee Seeds, discount on plants
Some TOPICS: container gardening, fairy gardens, veggies, herbs, annuals, perennials, water gardening and seed starting.