The Garden Journal
August - The Month of Bounty
Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, August 20
$150 per person
No pets allowed Smoking of any kind is strictly prohibited on property.
I recently alluded to a new series of posts, about helping you out with your garden plans, and what plants make great cuts for different color schemes, etc.
I plan to start this series in the Fall, and I would love any feedback, comments, questions, etc. to help move the series in a direction that is helpful for you.
I had a request for a Bulb planting class, and love to hear if that’s of general interest. This would be an in-person class, on the farm, at the right time for you to plant bulbs, so you can go home from the class, and plant out your gardens. Once I know specifics on when our bulbs will land in the Garden Shop, I will set the date for that.
We have also done Pruning workshops in the past, and they’ve been well-received. This would be a demonstration in the garden, followed by hands on practice. This would be scheduled in late winter.
Farm to Table Dinner
Planning to come to our Farm to Table Dinner - we can’t wait to eat dinner with you in the garden, under the stars! This is our return dinner after a 2-year Covid hiatus, and we have an amazing evening planned. If you haven’t secured your tickets yet, they can be purchased here: (Click Here For Tickets)
Tickets will be sold until Wednesday, August 17, the last opportunity to join us this year. Menu information can be found here, on our website: (Click Here For Menu)
We are hoping to make this a seasonal event, and provide more opportunities like this, so stay tuned if you can’t make it this month.
We will have peony roots available in The Garden Shop in the fall, just in time for planting.
2 Varieties will be presold via our website, for pick up only. These will be dug in the fall to be picked up as bare root. Your payment will reserve a 2-3 year old plant for your garden.
Silver Dawn and Rubra Plena are available, and we will likely have 1-2 Kansas also.
Dahlia Bouquet Workshop
We scheduled a Dahlia Bouquet workshop for this Saturday, August 13th, from 10am-12pm. We will teach you the mechanics of building a beautiful bouquet from any flowers you have, along with tips and tricks for keeping your bouquets fresher, longer.
All product will be freshly harvested from Laughing Goat’s cutting gardens, and will feature dahlias, hydrangeas, lisianthus - these are high dollar flowers in the floral market!
The class will include all florals, greenery, a new pair of floral snips, and some light refreshments. You bring your own vase, or you may purchase one of ours in the Garden Shop. Cost of workshop is $100 per person, and you can get your tickets until Friday, August 12:
The Garden Shop
The Garden Shop will be open only twice in the month of August, for limited hours:
Saturday, August 13th from 12pm-2pm, after our Dahlia Bouquet workshop.
Saturday, August 20th from 3pm-5:30pm, prior to our Farm to Table Dinner.
We will be releasing any holiday shops in a future Garden Journal. We do have some scheduling challenges, so this may be the last opportunity this year to shop in person, and grab those garden goods for fall projects. Some of our English garden tools are too large for shipping, so only available in person.
- Harvest vegetables and enjoy the bounty!
- Start drying and pressing flowers for winter projects.
- Start collecting seed heads from plants/flowers you’d like to save from.
- Make garden list of things you’d like to grow again next year (taking notes helps with ordering!)
- Make sure dahlias are tagged properly so you can label them in storage!
- Monitor plants for any fungal issues that need to be treated.
- Start canning those tomatoes if you have a bounty
- Enjoy your Garden - this is when the bounty of the PNW starts. Find recipes using your produce.
- Rose Care: Watch for Blight, and take appropriate measures
Stay Tuned for Upcoming Events
- BOLD ITEMS are ON-SITE Events
- Flower Workshop - August 13
- Farm to Table Dinner - AUGUST 20
- Very Special Workshops planned for 2023!
- Classes & Workshops will be announced via the website, with sign-ups there, along with Garden Shop hours.