Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Spring Shows


Get In the Mood… For Spring

The first of the spring shows to put you in a better mood in this frigid winter is Adventures in Agriculture. February 8, 9 and 10.  The Palmer Park Mall in Easton will transform into a showplace for antiques, crafts, gardening, hobbies, 4-H projects, organically grown food and much more. There is something for everyone adults and children alike.
On March 8, 9, and 10  the Valley Flower,Garden, and Pool Show turns  Ag Hall at the fairgrounds in Allentown into a garden.  Always a winner this local show includes local nurseries, vendors and speakers.

Master Gardeners will hold the annual Spring Garden Series in Lehigh and Northampton County.
Topics will benefit novice and experienc ed gardener.  Offered in Lehigh County 3/19 and 4/2 and Northampton County 3/20 and 4/.3 Topics include Salsa Gardening, Culinary Herbs, Lasagna Gardening and Organic Gardening.
Click here for complete information and registration form.

Saturday, January 19, 2013



This is first time I’ve had 12 blooms at the same time. There are three flower stalks with 4 flowers each from 2 bulbs. Quite a spectacular display.

The blooms are also earlier this year than usual. I brought the bulbs in from outside the same time as usual – the end of August. But they were put in a cool room in front of a window instead of under a table. They were completely ignored until after Thanksgiving, as uaual, when they were watered and brought down to a warm room in front of a bright window. The old foliage was cut off and in a few days a shoot appeared. Other years they were left under the table and brought out after a shoot appeared. The little changes made a big difference.

The blooms will last about two weeks.