The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane Blog


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

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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!



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.



Autumn Plant Sale – almost every plant ON SALE

We are having a Fall Greenhouse Sale at our Organic greenhouse. Come enjoy the fresh air, gorgeous scenery, and see the beautiful Morgan Horses.

We have quality, farm raised, organically grown plants at reasonable prices all year round.

During this Autumn sale, almost every plant will be on sale.

Houseplants, including hanging baskets of ferns, table and window plants, including philodendrons are all ½ off. Plants previously $9.95 are just $5.00; plants previously $4.95 are just $2.50. Rarer Eyelash Begonias are $1.00 off. Christmas cacti are $1.00 off.

GET THEM NOW!!!

Almost all the plants are raised right here on the farm.

Even the houseplants are organically grown.

Drought tolerant perennials are $1.00 off any size.

Did you know that pepper plants can be brought in as houseplants to enjoy this Autumn, and perhaps Winter over? We have gorgeous shapes of peppers, in Autumn and Winter colors, from MILD to SEARINGLY HOT.

Peppers are actually a Tender Perennial. This means that they can be treated as an annual, and left to die in the first frost, or kept in a pot as a houseplant. If kept in a pot, they can come inside for the Winter, and will keep producing peppers.

Depending on your care of them, they will live through Autumn, or will make it through to start a fresh early crop in the Spring.

They may lose some leaves during the transition. But they will perk back up.

Keep them in a sunny window, but not touching the glass in the cold weather.

Regularly $1.50 to $2.50 depending on the size of the plant and/or rarity, all the peppers, including the very edible ornamentals, are on sale: $1.50 pots are on sale for 5 for $5.00. $2.50 pots are on sale at 3 for $5.00. You may mix and match varieties.

We have over 75 different varieties of pepper plants that we grow. Not all are available all the time. Please see our 2010 list of pepper plants for their descriptions.

We have never had a sale on our culinary herbs. Most of them are drought tolerant and perennial. They are also on sale at $1.00 off of whatever size pot. Many can be brought inside for use as Kitchen Window plants.

We also specialize in berry bushes. We will have some For Sale, but not on sale. We also have some flowering, and non-flowering, shrubs For Sale.

Our Muscovey Ducks have hatched ducklings; and some of our chickens have hatched baby chicks….They will also be available for view and purchase.

The Antique Shop will also be Open during regular hours, with10 % off in the Shop, this Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Gift Certificates available for any amount.



It is not too late to plant in your garden

7/21/2010:

It’s time for a second garden.

If your zucchini has withered and your beans have played out, it is not too late to plant at least one more garden!

We stagger plantings here on the farm from Spring through Autumn, tucking plants in here or there and adding another row, or set of containers.  But if you garden in just a certain space, and you now have rows that need to be pulled up, it isn’t too late to add something new.

We have a few heirloom tomato plants for a late garden.  Also some containers of patio, or cherry type, tomatoes.

There are many varieties of peppers…compact, ornamentals from child-safe to EXTREMELY HOT; tall varieties and shorter garden plants from Bells to searing HEAT.

We have some Coneflowers (Echinaceas) to give you a start on your Autumn flower beds; Very Fragrant yellow non-edible Ginger plants that are more bug resistant than Cannas; and, naturally, we have many many culinary herbs!

We have sage, thyme, oregano, and other useful kitchen garden herbs.

Everything is organically grown and safe to eat.