Rancho Alegre

One of my favorite local farms Racho Alegre is having an open house tomorrow August 28, 2010 8am- 12pm.  You will be able to pick  your own selection of fresh produce and the kiddos can enjoy a pony ride. 
Racho Alegre is also apart of the Dacula Buyers Club which offers Organic produce boxes for sell, the next pick up date is Saturday, September 11 from 8:30am – 12pm, orders and payments will need to be placed by noon on Wednesday, September  8th.  For more info click here
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Free What to do with my crops? seminar

The Family Treee Garden Center is hosting a free seminar Saturday, July 10th @10 am
Join Ines Beltran, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent of Gwinnett County Extnesion Service
Learn how to correctly preserve all the food you have been growing in your garden.  Ines will teach you how to freeze, can, and store your crops for maximun flavor and nutrional benefit.
For more details, click HERE
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The Family Tree Garden Center

The Family Tree is Offering some great sales this week, click here to check out this weeks flyer. Just to mention a few…Selected Ground Covers are $1, 3 1/2 Tomato and Pepper Plants Buy 1 Get !Free and Butterfly Bushes are 25% off.  If you spend $40 or more get a FREE Grean Leaf Japanese Maple. Just mention the “Email Special” to the cashier.  Happy Gardening!!!

Thank you The Family Tree Garden Center!!

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Look at my stawberries!!!!

I am so happy see how well my strawberries are growing.  We get to pick a few everyday, my daughter likes to be my special picker.  I can’t wait to start seeing my tomatos and other veggies to start growing.  Do you have anything growing in your garden?
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(New) Family Tree Garden Center (Snellville)

I know you think that I am crazy or probably OBSESSED, but I lovin this beautiful weather.  I just want to plant something on every inch of my yard.  I guess I should come up with a plan…anyways, I never thought I would enjoy doing yard work before in my life and now I can’t wait to get out of work everyday to water and sing to my veggies. (I know it sounds strange but I heard it makes for happier plants!!) 
 Today on my way to work I noticed the Family Tree Nursey was open because they are having their Grand Opening.  I instantly thought Grand Opening usually means something FREE, so I pulled in and jumped out of my car and a pretty girl at the front of the store handed my a coupon for a 1 gallon Encore Azalea.  I would have loved to do some more shopping but my time was extremely limited, so I grabed my beautiful Azelea and got back in my car with a feeling of great delight (from getting something for FREE) and big smile on my face.  I will probably go back tomorrow to see what else they’re going to be giving away. 
I did see that their annuals @ $.78 and a six pack of veggies is only $2.99.    This new place is definatly going to be my new favorite place to shop.   
I looked online to see if they a website but no luck but here is their info
  Family Tree Garden Center
(770) 972-2470
1983 Main St E, Snellville, GA 30078  
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Home Depot Garden club BOGO TREE

If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again,  you must sign up for the Home Depot Garden Club.  I just got an email and it included a coupon for a BOGO tree and $4 off any quart concentrate or Ready-to-spray concentrate Weed-B-Gon.   Just the other day, my son and I were talking about planting some fruit trees in the back  yard.  I suppose we will be planting some trees this weekend. 🙂
FYI: Lowes will accept these coupons, just in case you were wondering.
Thank you Home Depot!!
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Please excuse me disappearing for several days

I have been so crazy busy in working in my yard and getting my garden together.  Saturday was weed pulling and clearing.  I never realized how much yard work was an actual work out… Cardio and strengh training at the same time!!  I likie alot!!!  Sunday I actually planted my strawberries on the side of the house and my veggies in the back.  I also got to plant a blackberry bush  that I got as an early “birthday gift”.  I am so excited about all the wonderful food I am going to get this summer!!!  Yesterday when I got home from work, I quickly changed into my “play” clothes and my rain boots and started to watering my fruit and veggies.  I am loving this beautiful weather and hanging outside with the family.  Doing yard work has actually turned into a family affair.  “those that garden together, stay together!” 
(my strawberries)
Are you planting a garden?  If so, what are you growing?  Please share, I would love to know if you have any advice or stories to share….
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Home Depot Black Friday Sale

This weekend is a perfect weekend to be out and enjoying the weather in  your yard…

Today at Home Depot they are having a great Black Friday Sale
BOGO Seed packets
BOGO 6-PACK ANNUAL
BOGO Mulch
FREE Roundup Gallon refill when you buy and roundup pump n’ go

I personally need to buy something to kill all the ants. 
Are you growing a garden this year? If so, any advise for a newbie like me…

BOGO means buy one get one free

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