What a wonderful winter we have had so far, right? No big snow storms. I hope I don’t jinx myself by typing this – but wow, it feels like spring on some days, although I did work outdoors for 3 hours on Sunday and it was very cold, brrr! I had overalls on, two shirts, a hat pulled over my ears, a neck warmer, thick gloves, a warm coat, and big snow boots to stay comfortable.
But, only one day later, I was outside without a coat unloading my truck from Sunday’s work in warm temps that felt more spring than winter. It seems the daily weather is fluctuating this year, and I would guess that most of us in Connecticut agree, it has been a mild winter. Thus, this gets us into thinking spring sooner, don’t you think? I do.
PURSE AND PLANT PARTY
To kick off the ‘think ahead spring’ season, I am holding a collab with a friend (and she is my cousin too), called “Purse and Plant Party!” It will be held next week, Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 3 pm to 7 pm at a local restaurant, called Elizabeth’s Bar and Restaurant in East Windsor, CT.
Stop in any time to see the wonderful line of purses and accessories by Sales Rep, Maryse Kettle, of Buxton Co. There will be many colors and styles available for purchase. And, I will be offering succulent plants, plant gifts, seeds, and houseplants for sale. It will be held in the banquet room next to the bar area. We hope you can pop by. Please take note – checks and cash are preferred.
SEED SOWING DEMO
Two days after, I will be offering a demo at the Ellington Winter Farmers Market. The winter market is held at the YMCA and there is a large side room for demonstrations – find me there starting my talk at 2:00 pm, shortly after the market opens. I will talk about seed sowing for tomato and pepper plants primarily. There will be a hands-on opportunity for anyone wanting to start a 6 pack cell tray, and will have seeds for sale and seed planting kits. This is THE PERFECT date to get it all started. My demo is focused, as you know, if you are a follower, on planting in container gardens and patio pots. The talk is free to attend, the hands-on portion has a small fee, or you may purchase kits or seed packets. Now is the time my gardening friends. This is held in Ellington, CT. See link above. Again, cash or check preferred.
Ok! I admit it – I need to really blog some topics on here soon on plants and not just events. I have so many topics on my mind, it is not easy to find the time to sit down and write it all out – but I promise I will soon. If there is a particular topic you would like to hear about, please let me know.
WHAT I DO AND OFFER
I think now is a good time to remind everyone, in addition to holding plant related workshops and demonstrations, I also make custom plant gifts and install container gardens and patio pots for homes and businesses. I actually have 3 sites. This one, called Container Crazy CT, and one specific to workshops called WORKSHOPSCT.com. And my container install site is called, ContainerGardensCT.com. CT for Connecticut or for my initials, Cathy Testa. I am also on Instagram and have a gallery on SmugMug.
Well, I gotta go – today is one of the days leaning towards warmth and sunshine, expected to be 55-61 this afternoon – yahoooooo! Love that – especially when in the greenhouse making items for my upcoming events.
Thank you for visiting today,