Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Limited Supplies, Stop in Today!
Green Wellies will be Open this Holiday Season
Dec 26th - 28th - 10a to 5p
Dec 30th - 12n to 5p
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Young fashionistas love Owen Glass Earrings, you will be the best mom, aunt, grandmother, once a pair of these are given. (Perfect also for 30, 40 or 50 year old fashionistas).
Plain Jane is a line of Tabletop Ware that makes a great teacher or neighbor gift. It is a women's view of Christmas. It makes me laugh and so many of the sayings are oh so true!
Birdfeeders and Bird Seed make a wonderful gift for anyone. Young birders, shut ins, your great uncle Joe, Grandparents. Birdfeeders are available in many sizes, with windowsill feeders for apartment dwellers.
14 days left.....but who is counting.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
What I especially like about this painting is that it shows a pair of "Green Wellies". I receive many inquiries from our customers as to what Green Wellies are. That is if they are pronouncing it correctly, a good portion say Green Willies, yes, you heard me Willies. Willies , with an " i " . I try not to cringe. When I hear Green Willies, I immediately conjure a picture of a gentleman in coveralls, a straw hat, sucking on a corncob pipe, a few pieces of straw sticking out of his pockets, and farm implements, lots of farm implements. Yikes! Can you tell I this has been on my mind a few times? I apologize, back to Miggs and her lovely little painting.
Green Wellies or Green Wellingtons are English Gardening Boots. (see photo above) . Now doesn't the name of our shoppe make more sense?
Thank you Miggs , again for the heartfelt gift, and for giving me a easy way to explain the name of the shoppe.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
2. Fill to a depth of 3" with the potting soil.
3. Place bulb on soil and fill with remaining soil just up to the "hips" of the bulb.
4. Water well, but do not flood the pot.
5. Top dress with reindeer moss. This helps to keep in the moisture, and doesn't it just look pretty and finished this way. Place pot in a warm area, i.e. where you are comfortable .
In days you or the recipient will begin to see the bulb emerge from dormancy , and in a few short weeks blooms!Another lovely presentation is planting in glass pebbles. Children especially like this for as the bulb grows they can see the roots find their way through the pebbles. Make sure the vase is large enough to accommodate the swelling of the bulb. Place the bulb on the top of the pebbles.
Fill vase with water until it just tickles the bottom of the bulb. Keep the water consistently at this level. If the bulb itself sits in water it will rot. You may wish to change the water every few days to avoid a skunky smell (just tip out water, and refill).
Give Bulbs this Holiday Season. It's spot on!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
This coming Thursday, November 29th, the shoppe will be participating in our downtown's "Rekindle Your Christmas Spirit" Fesitival. This is a first time event with a many exiciting events planned.
The Southwest Michigan Symphony String Quartet will perform at the 1839 Courthouse, Lighting of the Memorial Park Christmas Tree, Horse and Carriage rides, and of course Mr. and Mrs Claus.
I am hoping it will bring a good crowd to our updated downtown.
Green Wellies will be open until 900pm with discounts on Christmas merchandise during the fesitival.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Then setting up new displays.
Stopping only long enough when Don our UPS Man brought us goodies. Don always brings us goodies. We love Don.
The goodies today were additional hooks for the slatwall. Probably not too exiciting for you, but look.....
At all the ornaments now hanging on the slatwall!
My favorite display of this season. Forced Hyacinth and Amaryllis Bulbs, what a perfect gift!
We made it! The shoppe is dressed, bejeweled, gussied up, whatever you want to call it, and Ready for the Holidays!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I would like to think it is my magnetic personality, but truly it is all the sparkly lights and thoughts of Santa that excite him.
What do you think?
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
The Trick or Treaters loved them.
We loved them.
p.s. It was such a successful evening that even the "new" police chief stopped to tell us just how nice the display was. Now let me tell you this is the first time in 10 years that I have had any comments from the local police chief. So it truly was a successful night
Friday, October 26, 2007
After the 1st hard frost, or just before Halloween (we need those pots for the Jack o' Lantern Totems) we dismantle the "Big Pots". And we save the Cannas for next year.
All those narly, twisty tubers are what we are after. They are comingled, after living together happily all summer. Treat them kindly they don't have much to look forward to during the long cold winter.
You gently begin to tug, pull and tease the tubers apart. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it. (the real reason we have employees - thank you Paula! )
Cut off all the remaining foliage
This is what we end up with, all these lovely little tubers, separated and ready to bed down peat moss. Place them in a single layer in cardboard box on a good bed of peat moss. Keep them in a cool place i.e. basement and check once a month, discard any tubers if they begin to spoil.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The real reason he is not sure exactly what variety we have here is that he grew over 10 mostly obscure squash varieties.
The man has no self control.