Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time To Start Bulbs-Paperwhites for Christmas; Fresh Holiday Wreath Making Class

We have a Holiday Wreath Making Class scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, 2014-6-8:30pm.  All the greens, eucalyptus, olive tree branches, pine cones, Christmas decorations, bows, wreath forms are included in the $35.00 fee. PLUS, fabulous floral designer Lisa Hunter will be teaching the class.  Light refreshments and door prizes are provided.  Space is limited so please sign up early, pre-payment will be required.  Call 530-846-3344;Facebook, or email windmillfarm@sbcglobal.net us on Windmill Farm.  Our wreath making class last year was so fun and everyone went home with a completed wreath that lasted all through the holiday season.
Now is the time to start those bulbs that you want to bloom at Christmas and after.  There is nothing more heavenly than to walk into a room with fresh paperwhite bulbs blooming.  Most hardware and big box stores are carrying all types of bulbs to be forced indoors or to plant outside.
It is easy to start them.  I always use just a bit of dirt and then place bulbs in gravel, cover so that all but the top shows through.  Keep them watered but don't have too much water sitting in them for long periods of time or they will rot.
My friend is starting her bulbs in an old clear glass fish tank.  You can use just about any container.  Seeing the bulbs grow with their roots is interesting for children to see how nature happens.

The amaryllis bulbs are a little expensive but what a fabulous bloom you get in variations of red and white. One bulb can give you 1-3 blooms.
Don't forget to sign up for our Wreath Making Class scheduled for December 3rd.  Space is limited, we already filled up one class set for December 4th.  You won't want to miss this great class here at Windmill Farm.

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