VaVa Bloom Garden Show & other delights
It’s a big weekend for gardening events in this area. At the Va-VaBloom show at Dickman Farms this weekend in Auburn, the number of the workshops and talks they’ll host rivals the recent Syracuse garden show’s. Our friend, Lucie Wellner, will be painting and showing her art along with other artists. I haven’t been to Dickman Farms yet, but any place that both supports artists and has been honored for sustainable practices is OK by me, and I’m looking forward to it (‘specially since it’s supposed to be 47F & raining here). Events are Sat. April 17th – 8am-6pm, and Sun. April 18th -10am-5pm. Click the logo for more details.
The Plantsmen opens this weekend! And I have a gift certificate…
The Cornell Orchard has buy-one get one free cider (Hmm, I wonder if it’s turning into hard cider) and are now selling seed packets of select vegetable squash, cucumbers, and muskmelon cultivars developed by Cornell’s breeding programs. “These cultivars are unique and delicious, they have resistance to common disease problems, and they produce high yields in upstate New York and beyond. Proceeds from sales of these special seeds benefit Synapsis, the graduate student organization of Cornell’s Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics.”
The rock garden society meeting is also this Saturday, where “internationally known” Rochester gardener Jerry Kral will speak on dwarf conifers in the gardens. Those will be the plant of the month, so I’m hoping to bring home something cool. It’s also the member seedling swap, but what I might have to bring seems meager. Seeds I winter sowed are only beginning to break through the soil. A few divisions I made last weekend and potted up look crummy right now, and I don’t have names for them. Something I do have are baby Eryngiums coming up in the ACTUAL garden from Mother Nature’s hand–my favorites, too, the ‘Rattlesnake Master.’ I don’t know if I have it in my heart to give away those first babies, but maybe one or two. Wouldn’t be right to go empty-handed.
Hope spring’s got plenty for you to do in and out of the garden this weekend!