Welcome, and can I start by also saying Happy New Year! I hope that wherever you are, your holiday season was happy and healthy.
January, for me, has always been a time of reflection and renewal. That has been so much more apparent this year with the setting up of my nursery and launching the website. I have had to look very closely at how I manage my time, and also how I manage my growing spaces, it has all been great fun and an awesome learning curve! A big thanks goes out to all those people who have helped me along the way, even the smallest piece of advice can sometimes make the biggest impression and I value all your support immensely.
As I type this we are 16 days away from my first appearance at the Dunedin Stadium Market. I am spending a lot of time checking over my plants, urging them to grow faster, to flower prettier, and generally get big and strong in time for them to go off to their new homes! It will take some time to build up a steady flow of plants but I am happy with how we have begun.
Plants we will soon have available for sale:
We have to begin with; a few natives, some annual bedding plants, flowering perennials, a smattering of herbs, and the promise of many more lovely things to come!
My current favourite is the Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'. An herbaceous perennial that has been a bright spot in these overcast days, it generally enjoys much warmer drier conditions, but so far has been coping admirably with our less than stellar summer!
Another striking specimen is the tall and stately Lobelia 'Queen Victoria'. With dark burgundy foliage and bright scarlet flowers it definitely makes an impression!
For those of you that enjoy a softer look to your garden, we have Gypsopilla muralis Deep Gypsy Rose, some Aquilegia, or Felicia amelloides (a lovely bright blue daisy-like, flowering perennial that grows almost like a small shrub.
Herbs that are ready to go now include Rosemary, triple curled parsley, flat-leaf parsley, and in the next few weeks we shall hopefully have Basil (both red and green), Coriander, and Dill.
I have started some cooler season vegetables that will be coming along in due course - various brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages), some leafy greens (Spinach, Silverbeet), plus more varieties of herbs and flowering lovelies!
So do keep checking in to see us as we will be trialling all sorts of new things as we get our feet firmly planted in the market business.
Until next time - if you have any questions, concerns or special requests do drop me a line - our details are on the contact page, and we are also on Facebook!
Happy gardening and may you too live your Goodlife!
I'm Kimberley, and I live in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I am very passionate about growing strong healthy plants that enrich us and our environment. Welcome to my place - feel free to look around!