The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane Blog


Landscaping Plants Available

Despite the tornado which destroyed the greenhouse, we do have some plants available this Spring.

Especially, perennial Herbs, Landscaping plants and Blueberry Bushes.  The Blueberry Bushes have been grown organically, as have all the other plants.

We are not open regular hours due to the extended illness of a family member(s); and the injuries to others; plus the storm damage that we are recovering from on the farm. If you wish to make an appointment to come out to see the plants, please call, or text: 423 284 0899 – Georgia’s Cellphone or Email: GLDenman@aol.com or DenmanFam@aol.com

Some of the plants that we have available include:

White Lilac bushes: wonderful old fashioned white with heady aroma. Stays under 8 feet tall. $7.50 and up.

Blueberry bushes: Jersey: 4-5 y/o plants that will produce this year: $36.00  Duke: 2-3 y/o plants, will most likely produce this year: $15.00 Raised organically.

Various landscaping plants: Ornamental Plums, with dark burgundy red foliage; English Yew bushes; Historic Lady Banks Roses, aka the Yellow Rose of Texas – not an actual Rose; and others: $7.50 and up.

Rosemary bushes – can be planted outside.

Various culinary herbs: raised organically. $4.00 and up

Bamboo: $35.00 a clump; Discounts for 3 or more.  Dig your own.

Tansy: Ant repellent historic plants. Small yellow decorative flower. Grow 4-5 feet high. $10.00 and up.

And some other plants are available.  I’ll list them as we go along cleaning up around the greenhouse area.

Thank you to all our friends and family who have assisted us during the illness and tornado damage.

Please also see the website for the horses at: www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

Registered Morgan Horses: Stallions, Mares and Geldings. All ages. At various levels of training. Trained to saddle and cart. $2,000.00 and up.

http://www.SanTheDog.com
San helps out at the organic greenhouse

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Closing The Shops At Morgan Lane
January 11, 2012, 3:40 am
Filed under: Culinary Herbs, Herb Lecture(s), In the Greenhouse, Produce, Recipes in General

Closing The Shops At Morgan Lane

As of Friday, December 23rd, 2011, I have closed Morgan Lane Enterprises, (The Shops At Morgan Lane, The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane, & Antiques At Morgan Lane) due to a family member’s extended illness and rehabilitation period.
We are suspending shop hours at The Shops, including the Antiques and the Organic Greenhouse for awhile, but will definitely open up by appointment. You may Call or Text: 423 284 0899.

I will still blog about various items and ideas – perhaps I’ll have more time to write. Thank you to all our customers and suppliers and friends. Please keep following the blogs. I promise I’ll find more things to chat about.
Happy New Year to all.
Georgia (& John) Denman and Family



2011 Heirloom Vegetable Plants

Hello,

Caitrin sent me a picture today from the greenhouse. The first of the tomato seeds have sprouted, and are sending tiny seedlings up from the trays.

She is busily planting mostly the Heirloom varieties of Tomato and Pepper plants at the moment.

Some of our most requested varieties are back this year.  Also, new varieties have made the list for this year.  We haven’t changed the website yet, but I’ve been working on the Lists of Plants.

If you just can’t wait to know what we are growing this year, come visit. Or, send me an email…and I’ll let you know some of the plans.  Keep watch here for more news about the plants that we’ll have available, and other organic gardening information. We do take requests and pre-orders. We only grow limited quantities of each variety.  So, if you have a special request get it to us early!   We’ll do our best to please.

Also, we’ll have some more recipes and herb use ideas on the website and here in my blog.

We also carry the complete line of Jim Long Herb books, with most always available. Jim has interesting historical herb books also.  Come see them in the Shop.  They are reasonably priced and are great to refer to over and over.  If you decide to order from their website, just tell them that Georgia at Morgan Lane sent you.  www.LongCreekHerbs.com

We have lots of reasonably priced items for Valentine’s Day, or just a special treat.

Also, I’ve been interviewed for a blog on how to incorporate old-time ideas in to modern living, especially the organic growing and the heirloom plant varieties.

Anne will probably be writing several different blogs from her visit to our farm.  Please check out her very interesting down-home blog.                                

www.floursackmama.blogspot.com

I am available for lectures on Herbs, Organic Growing, Antiques, or a variety of other topics.

We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Come spend a few minutes or a few hours. We are glad to see you, and there is always something new in the Shop, the fields, or the greenhouse.



Houseplants that we have ON SALE

We recently had a catastrophe at The Greenhouse.
We were able to save many plants, including the Christmas Cactus plants of various colors.
Some of the FAMILY/source plants were set back quite a bit, and we are carefully observing and nurturing them. But we lost quite a few plants also.
Some Houseplants really need to find a new home. They are not our primary focus at our organic greenhouse. We organically grow culinary herbs year-round; and Heirloom, Ethnic and some hybrid Tomatoes, Peppers, and other vegetables and edible flowers for Spring Gardening from seed.
The following Houseplants are significantly reduced FOR SALE:
Swedish Ivy hanging baskets
Tree philodendrons
Jade plants
”String o’ Pearls”/ “Donkey Tails”
Boston and Asparagus Ferns
Scented Geraniums
Strawberry Begonias
And a few others.
We will be writing about our Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers and other plants for 2011 soon…

Please look over the 2010 plant lists for the Tomatoes and Peppers and let us know your favorites…and requests for 2011.
We will be ordering our seeds soon! and starting the plantings!



Come by and say “Happy Birthday, Georgia”
November 2, 2010, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Birthdays, Culinary Herbs, Herbs, Houseplants, Perennials

It is my birthday today…come say “Happy Birthday, Georgia” and get a free plant of our choice.

We had a great deal of damage on the farm from the heavy winds/tornado last week.  Thankfully all people and critters survived.  Foxy, the golden retriever mix had a limp, but is doing better.

Her dog box that she shares with CL is extremely heavy.  The wind lifted it up and threw it up and over their fence, and into the driveway.  “Guess we aren’t in Kansas anymore Toto”  Luckily they were not in it…. John got it lifted up with the tractor and put back in their pen…because more bad weather was expected.

I don’t imagine that they’ll be too keen on getting in it any time in the future.

The shade area next to the greenhouse was somewhat knocked down; hanging racks were broken and multi-tiered plant stands broken.

Many of the plants were blown around.  We lost some; and some can be re-potted.  Poor Caitrin has been working alone on it, as I have had other projects going on that I could not abandon.

But there are some very nice house plants on sale. And some herbs that are truly windowsill plants.  It is not too late to plant perennial herbs in the ground.  And all the rain has the ground nice and moist.

Most of our plants are on sale, so come visit soon…there might even be some cake left.



AUTUMN PLANT SALE CONTINUED – LAST WEEK

This is the Final Week of our Autumn Plant SALE:

Tuesday, September 28 until Saturday, October 2nd, 10am until 4pm.

Our Autumn Sale on plants continues this week. Please see our previous blogs for details regarding the SALE.  Included are: Houseplants, Hanging Baskets, Perennials, Culinary Herbs, Pepper plants, and MORE.

Two perennial plants that we have on sale are two varieties of Echinacea, paradoxa and tennesseensis; and Shasta Daisies.

Echinaceas:

E. paradoxa is an Ozark native. This lovely plant is very sturdy, and unique, featuring yellow flowers, with wide petals. 24 – 36” tall.

E. tennesseensis is a native Tennessee perennial. It is listed on the US Fish and Wildlife Services’ list of endangered plants. Please do not dig it up in the wild! Or pick the flowers in the wild! We have nicely grown, reasonably priced plants from commercial seed. All our plants are grown organically too! The purple petals on this plant are narrow and upturned. 12 to 24” tall.

Shasta Daisies are another of our featured plants currently ready for Autumn planting. We have had enormous clumps form in a couple years of this happy looking, drought tolerant perennial. Shasta Daisies are white petaled with yellow centers. They bloom in early through mid-summer and provide a great neutral background and filler plant for mixed perennial borders. They are also great on a bank or in a terraced plan. 24-36” tall and wide.

Almost all of our plants are currently On SALE.

All the Muscovey Ducklings have been SOLD.  Thank You. Watch for news of more hatchings.

This week is the U S Route 411 Yard Sale, and there are Fall Festivals this coming weekend in Benton and Etowah.

While you are out for a drive, stop in and see us.

We’ll have SALES in the Antique Shop too.

Beautiful Morgan Horses; Gorgeous Scenery; & Organically Raised Plants.  Reasonable prices.



Autumn Plant SALE continued

Autumn is a wonderful time to be out in the garden; and our SALE on just about everything at the Greenhouse is going to be continued through the end of the month.

We specialize in Culinary Herbs, and Heirloom vegetable plants, as you can see on the main parts of the website and other “blog” postings.  Here are a few “NON-edible” plants that we raise and can recommend to Gardeners.

The Yellow Ginger is Blooming, and the fragrance is wonderful.  The plants are similar to a Canna, but with a pleasant fragrance, and more resistance to Japanese Beetles than a Canna.  They make a lovely specimen plant in a tub.  Or, they can be divided and planted at the back of a perennial garden, or border.  These NON-edible Ginger plants are from stock brought directly from Hawaii, and have been doing well here in Tennessee.  They are perennial, and drought tolerant, and the tubers can be left in the ground, if planted there, where they will winter-over and multiply.

They are ON Sale from $10.95 to $29.95 for an extra-large tub with plenty of stalks. The tubs are worth that alone!

We have tubs of Mexican Sage ON Sale also.  These Purple hued beauties dance in the breeze, and look spectacular in tubs placed near the Yellow Ginger.  The Mexican Sage is a NON-Edible, Tender Perennial, to be treated like an Annual.  You either need to let it die; or bring it inside prior to the killing Frost, for the Winter.  These tubs are $9.50 for a few smaller ones to $27.50 for extra-large, very full tubs.

A third NON-Edible plant that we have ON Sale at the moment is Zebra Grass.   These tall, wavy stalks are striped like a zebra, of course.  They make a nice year-round feature in a border or planting bed. We have good sized plants in pots ranging from $5.95 to $11.95, ON Sale.

Tuesday through Saturday, we will have a Daily Special also…

So, come see the Morgan Horses and the lovely scenery, and participate in the specials occurring in the Antique Shop too.