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It was a hell of a storm


The evening of May 4, 2018 an enormous storm moved through the area. Winds that sounded like a freight train. Thunder and lightening. Horizontal rain. And at the greenhouse, hail.  There were even reports of tornadoes in the area, very rare in Vermont. As I crested the hill on Oak Hill Road the morning after, […]

K. Reo's hanging basket

Hanging Basket Season


March 28, 2016 Yes, this is the time of year when we are busy planting up hanging baskets. No, it is not too early. Here are the reasons to order your hanging baskets now or return your empty ones for us to plant: It is much easier to plant a hanging basket right now when […]

Daffodils and hyacinths

Spring Has Arrived at the Vermont Flower Show!


For three glorious days Spring is here in Vermont. Come on over to the Champlain Valley Expo. Breathe deeply. Smell the hyacinths, lilacs and bark mulch. Be delighted by the ponds, pools and brooks. Visit your favorite vendors. Take in a seminar or two and learn something new. Watch a cooking demo. For kids and […]

Me green hat, facebook size

Being a farm woman


Peter Miller said, there is a humanity in the way farm women relate to other people through what they produce. Agriculture is more of a calling to these women than a way of making a living.” These words resonate with me. Yes, I am a farm woman. I do not grow food or milk cows […]

Colorful hats

Silly Hat Event


What do you do during a reluctant spring in Vermont? When your gardening attire involves a faux fur hat, waterproof jacket and boots? You host a Silly Hat Event in the greenhouse! It was the perfect antidote to a drizzly, chilly day. Laughter filled the greenhouse as we posed, sipped tea and snapped photos. Exactly […]

Echeveria, simply beautiful

Word of Mouth Advertising


True story, it happened today! A woman, I’ll call her M, stopped by the greenhouse. She is an avid gardener and usually has gorgeous, abundant gardens. This year, with all the rain and cool weather, she has not planted her veggie garden. Another women, I’ll call her J, has been driving by M’s gardens for […]




Well, we certainly have had an extended period of rain and chilly weather. The GOOD NEWS! Sunshine and Warmth are scheduled to arrive soon. To Celebrate We will be OPEN Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. AND Tuesday, May 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.    

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