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Check us out in Lakes Region Weddings 2016!

Check out the ad for Flowers by Carolyn located in Lakes Region Weddings 2016, published by the Laconia Daily Sun. The ad features some of Carolyn’s 2015 pieces and our beautiful bride Whitney!

Be sure to pass the word along to anyone you know who is getting married in NH, we are experienced in the Lakes Region and beyond for all of your wedding floral needs!

Flowers by Carolyn can be reached by emailing the greenhouse at LedgeviewGreenhouses@gmail.com or by phone at 603.783.4669

Living the High Life

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.Hangers hung up

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!

Ready to go!

 

seedlings

Look at those beautiful roots!

Starting from Scratch

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 Seedsspecifically 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

 

Potting Palooza

Happy Monday everyone! Now that our soil has warmed up from outside, it’s time to fire up the potting machine and get all the pots ready to be planted!

Hands in SoilPotting hundreds of plants each day can get pretty dirty. From mixing the soil together to moving the full pots around, no article of clothing or skin is safe from a little dirt at the end of the day. Needless to say we aren’t wearing our Sunday best this week!

Sometimes it can be easy to take things like soil for granted. Think about how many hands have had to touch every piece of soil that ends up in your house plants or gardens! Unless you till your own land, your potted plants can contain natural ingredients from at least 3 different states at once, and have been handled by 5-10 workers, including those at your local greenhouse, before it ends up on your porch! Every flower and vegetable needs a good source of nutrients in their soil to become the beautiful and nutritious results we enjoy every year — it brings new meaning to the phrase ‘it takes a village’!

Katie & Chris – Our First Wedding of 2016

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!

 

The View from the Ledge

Ledgeview Greenhouses in Loudon New Hampshire is gearing up for their 2016 season! We are weeks away from the first delivery and 2 months away from opening to the public.

Check back here for all the info you need on this year’s updates on plants, retail items, lots of photos, and even some savings opportunities this year!

greenery

We are only a few weeks away from a full greenhouse for 2016!

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