Take a look at a fresh floral arrangement ready to be delivered to one of our weekly delivery customers! A pop of color and fragrance could be just what your business or home needs every week! Contact Carolyn at LedgeviewGreenhouses@gmail.com or call us at (603) 783-4669 to set up your service!
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Things are moving on up here at Ledgeview Greenhouses as we get closer to opening day on April 22nd! Many of our 10″ and 12″ hanging baskets have started to fill out and taken their place on one of our rotating tracks in the upper part of the greenhouse.
Each plant is hand trimmed by one of our employees, then attached to it’s 3-stem plastic hanger, and individually lifted onto the track. Once they are on the track, we can use our built in watering system that hits each plant on both the top and bottom levels of the track with just enough water as the track continues to rotate. We have 8 rows that will be filled up by the time we open!
In a larger scale greenhouse like this one we benefit from this hanging basket system for a lot of reasons: having multiple rows with multiple levels helps us utilize the space we have to the fullest and leaves tables open for smaller pots below, we can ensure all baskets are getting the correct amount of water and fertilizer with each water that we do so they continue to grow big and beautiful, and when our customers come to pick out their baskets in a few weeks, they will get to see them hanging above with the large variety of colors so that they can choose exactly the ones they want!
Where are the flowers, you ask? We get this question a lot this time of year when we share photos. The truth is that we pick off almost every single flower in our greenhouse that bud up until right before we open. This is a sad job to do, but beautiful flowers take up a lot of plant energy, so we pick them off so the plants focus more on establishing a good root system before we let those beautiful colors take over. Have no fear, they always come back even more full and beautiful ready to go home with our customers!
Love is in there air this week as Valentine’s Day approaches, which feels like the perfect time to establish some new life in the greenhouse! This week while we are planting pots, we are also prepping part of the greenhouse specifically for seed growth. In this batch from Monday morning we sowed Morning Glory, Echinacea, a few sunflower varieties, and some other surprises!
These seed trays will go inside in one of our ‘greenhouses within the greenhouse’ called a Growing House. Inside this house, they will get a little extra love which includes the optimal amount of heat and moisture to sprout! Once they are a good size we can take them out of the growing house to get some air and establish their roots. Once they have the roots they need to continue to grow, we will transplant them to large pots for you and yours to bring home!
This is only one batch out of many other seeds we will be planting here at Ledgeview Greenhouses, we will be posting progress photos as these little babies and thousands of others come into their own so you can see how far they have come!
If you still need flowers for your valentine this Sunday, be sure to contact Flowers by Carolyn at Ledgeview Greenhouses to place your order! We offer pickup and delivery to surrounding towns. Call us today at 603.783.4669
This weekend was the first wedding for Flowers by Carolyn in 2016! This winter wedding took place at The Newfound Inn in NH for friends Katie and Chris.
Carolyn designed a variety of pieces for the event, including bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, and a mantle decoration.
The galleries for Flowers by Carolyn are available at her blog page. If you need flowers for your wedding or event, contact Carolyn at the greenhouse by calling 603.783.4669 today!