UPCOMING EVENTS 2019 PRESENTATIONS CLASSES, WORKSHOPS ------------------------------ Lots of garden related stuff pots, plants, and local honey available and more!!! ---------------------------------- Annual Seed Swap Free Event, Wed, March 25, 6:30 -8 pm Sponsored by North Star Realtors Held: 10 Richardson Ave, Wakefield Bring seeds to swap, share, split costs ------------------------------------------- My Garden OPEN HOUSE 2019 TBD 6:30 pm to 8 pm Tour, snacks FREE Event, bring friends! Raindate: TBD ---------------------------------- Neptune's Harvest Organic Fertilizer 32oz bottles$20 _________________________ Raw, Local Honey From my Beekeeper $7 half lb, $12 lb, $20 2 lb, $44 5 lb -----------------------------------------------
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, library, assisted living facility, business or social group. $200 to $300 cost, plus travel expenses outside of a half hr drive radius of Wakefield, handouts provided, PowerPoint for all presentations (I provide computer, projector), hands-on demos available, supplies extra if applicable. TOPICS: *TERRARIUMS demo/PowerPoint - history of, hands on demo, tropicals info *DISH/FAIRY Gardens using tropicals, cactus, or succulents, 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, demo *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 40 years, annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies, ponds, rock walls, grass *Belong to garden clubs in the area * MassHort, volunteer at NE Spring Flower Show *Presenter at the NE Spring Flower show *Presenter for social groups and garden clubs *Teacher--Garden classes for the Wakefield Adult Ed and in my backyard *Published in the Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Observer, and Yankee Magazine a picture of my 3 headed sunflower *Garden Consultant *Garden Designer *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 2019 OPEN Apr-Nov 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. Misc plants $1-$8 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 from Apr to Oct
Come dig daisy and other ground covers this spring!Fill a bag for $5
Tropical babies $3 are available, cuttings $1 each
LIKE my Garden-Sense page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/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! $3 package. 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!
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 have also donated 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 10 miles--1 HR MIN). *Gift Certificates available
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, one night or more...
Cost is $25 per person (min. 4 people)
We meet in my backyard, handouts provided, demos, free package of Seeds, discount on plants
Some TOPICS: container gardening, fairy gardens, veggies, herbs, annuals, perennials, water gardening and seed starting.
Plant Nights with project included:
Schedule a Plant Night with your friends...make a terrarium, dish garden, fairy garden, or herb garden. Min 5 attendees to run. $35 per person includes 3 plants, soil, rocks, charcoal (if needed). You supply container. BYOC Bring your own container if a terrarium, other projects include container unless you want to supply one of your choice. Night is 2 hours, garden tour, talk about plants and then build your project.