Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The little flower that could

If you are not familiar with ranunculus then check them out, if you are familiar then you already know, these guys are fantastic. They have a great vase life, come in multiple brilliant colors such as red, orange, yellow, white, pink, etc. They start as a small tight bud and open up to look very similar to a rose. Needless to say, they really brighten up a room. We have these now and should have them through Easter, possibly a little longer.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March Madness

We are not talking basketball, although being in the heart of Tobacco Road with one half pulling for Duke and one half for UNC can lead to lively and interesting debates. The cats can't help break the deadlock as they all pull for the Clemson Tigers (go figure) and the poodle pulls for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Wolfpack was not really an option for the poodle as both the Duke/UNC members have thumbs and either one of us would take him the animal rescue shelter if he started any of those howling shenanigans and wolf finger puppets like they favor in the RBC Center.

Getting back to the topic, March Madness for us is 3+ days of above average temperatures (close to 80 deg) and all our tulips think it's summer. Not a great picture from my cell phone, but that is an 8ft table. About 3 inches deep in tulips across the 8ft span. The table was covered not once but 3 times in about 2 hours on Sat morning alone. Trying to harvest and process hundreds of tulips in an hour then get them in the cooler before they blow open is our version of March Madness.