Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Garden Party

Here are some shots from the garden party that was held at Calgo this past Sunday. It was a beautiful day! If you are looking for a location for a special event keep us in mind! Our farmhouse, patio and nursery make a perfect backdrop to ensure a memorable occasion!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Barn

I have to dedicate a post to the Barn at Calgo Gardens. I have been posting about the garden center and plants that surround Calgo but the Barn is the heart and soul of the business.

It is a garden gift shop that is an eclectic world of whimsical and functional art—jewelry, furnishings, clocks, mirrors, terrariums, birdhouses and more...

that is made from earthly elements of glass, wood, metal and stone.

everywhere you look you will smile.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Simple Hand-tied Bouquet

 We planted our first cutting garden this season!  Here is a photo that was taken in June a couple weeks after planting.

We are happy to announce that it is producing flowers!
I headed into the garden because I wanted to put together some hand-tied bouquets.
We purchased some seed this winter, this is one of the many cool things we planted... cut flower Kale.
Some other things we planted... statice, celosia cockscomb, cosmos, gomphrena, zinnia, dahlia and sunflowers.
The first step in assembling a hand-tied bouquet is remove all of the foliage that would be submerged in water.
Next take your first two stems and and cross one over the other.
Continue adding flowers and crossing them over the last.
Rotate the grouping to get to a spot without flowers and keep adding to the bouquet.  Continue to rotate and fill until the bouquet is complete.
I like to use raffia to tie bouquets together.  It has a clean but rustic look...very pretty.
Make a knot right at the bottom of the leaves.  Be careful not to tie to tight or too high.  I like a simple firm knot.
Take into consideration the size of your bouquet when cutting the stems.  My bouquet is small so I am cutting them fairly short.
Snip ends off in a clean cut.  Watch out for sleeping pugs below!!
There is something about a bouquet of fresh cut flowers in the summer that I love love!  It is a perfect little gift to give to someone...
Place your bouquet in a container of water and enjoy!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Terrarium Workshop

Create a garden under glass—a one of a kind terrarium using our selection of plants and glass jars.
Sign up now! Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 11am  $15

Fee includes one 3 liter jar w/clamped lid and planting medium.Other plants and alternate vessels will be available for purchase.

get growing....

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Here we are!

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by our blog!
We hope it will inspire you, in more ways than one.. Whatever it may be...
We share a passion with you—the desire to bring harmony to your home, garden and life.

 Our love of nature and garden living is the inspiration behind every landscaping project we create, every plant & product in our 7-acre nursery and every happy item in our gifted shop. 
get growing...