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 Spring Open House And Plant Sale

2011 Spring Open House and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
10:00am to 4:00pm
We are a small family farm. We grow 98% of our plants ourselves. Everything is organically grown and while we have some common varieties, we mostly concentrate on Unusual and Unique culinary herbs and HEIRLOOM and ethnic varieties of vegetable plants, especially Tomatoes and Peppers.
We also have Blueberry bushes and some other fruiting plants and perennials.
We have limited space and only grow a small amount of each of many varieties. We will have over 30 types of Heirloom, Ethnic and other Tomatoes; and over 75 types of sweet, mild to HOT peppers. We do take requests and deposits.

Antique Shop on the farm, with glass, china, vintage hats and jewelry +

Gift certificates AVAILABLE, for any amount.

Also the largest herd of Registered Morgan Horses in the south. Foals to senior citizens; stallions, mares, and geldings. Historic bloodlines in people-friendly, gorgeous, intelligent horses. Mostly Blacks and Bays, some Chestnuts, and a Palomino.
The Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Youth Group, Appalachian Riders, will be presenting some of the horses during the Open House.

House plants ON SALE NOW.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00 pm, year round.
The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane
2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325
Off Rte. 163-Bowater Road, Delano, TN, 37325
use either McMinn County Routes 969 or 970

WATCH FOR SIGNS

GPS N 35° 16.039’ W 084° 36.236’

423 263 0824 Farm 423 284 0899 Cellular

http://www.TheGreenhouseAtMorganLane.com
http://www.TheShopsAtMorganLane.com
http://www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com



In the flower beds.
March 2, 2011, 6:45 pm
Filed under: Flower bulbs, Perennials, Weather in Tennessee

Depending on exposure, daffodils are either just up, or blooming gloriously.

No matter where they are planted, their faces turn to the South.

Sometimes, you can find leftover daffodil bulbs sitting in the clearance section of garden shops and discount stores. If the bulbs are still firm, it is possible to plant them and still get some springtime blooms.

If you find, or have, leftover tulip bulbs, they need to be exposed to cold, either in a cold garage, or the refrigerator, prior to planting.

When you walk through your garden and view the clumps of flowering bulbs, mark any clumps that need to be divided after blooming. A small stick or piece of old tableware, like a knife or fork, looks decorative, and reminds you where to lift and divide clumps of bulbs after blooming.

Pansies and snapdragons will benefit from fertilizing with a light feeding of liquid fertilizer, such as fish fertilizer every couple weeks.

Violet flowers and snapdragon blooms can be picked and added to fruit salads, or spring dinner salads for bursts of colors. Make sure that they have not been touched by inorganic chemical lawn and garden fertilizers.  Pansies are in the violet family, but the big hybrid flowers are more beautiful in the garden than tasty in your meals.

If you didn’t get a sprinkling of hardy annual seeds spread out last autumn, it is not too late to do it this month. Seeds like calendula, cleome (spider plants), and bachelor buttons will be fine sprinkled in to a flower bed now, and will produce a floral display later in the spring and summer.



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.