Bring your little ones in to see the big guy in our magical winter wonderland greenhouse on Saturday December 3rd from 11 to 2. Don’t forget the camera to capture the moment. Our elves will be on hand with hot chocolate and cookies for the kids.
This week we anticipate the arrival of our fresh cut Idaho-grown Christmas trees. Live Christmas trees, wreaths, garland and poinsettias are all in house along with plenty of festive decorations, ornaments, lights and more!
Gift shop hours are 9-6 Monday through Saturday.
Thanksgiving is one week away and like it or not, it’s the beginning of party season! A small gift is a nice way to show thanks to your host. While a bottle of wine or a 6 pack of beer may do just fine, we’ve come up with some thoughtful ideas from our gift shop to set you apart from the pack:
-Dishtowels: Funny, holiday-themed or just plain cute, we have loads of choices to suit your host.
-Soaps: Chose from luscious botanical or holiday scents as a lovely gift for the home.
-Fresh flowers: Flowers are perfect for those hosts you don’t know well or for someone who ‘has it all’. We have pre-made bouquets or you can call our Flower Market ahead of time to have something arranged for you 208-354-8816 ext. 4020.
-Potted paper whites or amaryllis: These seasonal bulbs can be enjoyed for weeks.
-Accent pillows: Bring a touch of comfort and color to any home.
-Candles: Scented or not, the warming glow of a beautiful candle will be appreciated.
-Cocktail napkins: We have a fantastic variety of sassy or serious ones for the host.
-Gourmet Candy: All natural, quality chocolate from Sunridge Farms™ are packaged in pretty bags for an easy and delicious gift.
Cacti are one of the best choices for those with less-than-green thumbs. These plants are well acclimated to dry indoor air and require very little attention. A slow growth rate keeps them tidy and will fill a small space without overtaking it. Windowsills, kitchen counters or desktops are all prime locations for a mini desert oasis. Create one for your home, office or as a gift. Here’s how:
Select a container for your garden. Get creative! Try an old teapot, decorative box, cookie tin or keep it simple with a plain terracotta pot. Next, chose your mini cacti. Any combination is fine, but a mix of heights and textures always looks good. Fill your container partially with cactus mix. Cactus mix is a fast-draining soil specially formulated for cacti. Using gloves or tongs gently remove the cacti from their pots and arrange in your container. Carefully back fill with more cactus mix. Top with a light layer of gravel or decorative rock. Try adding some interesting rocks, a pretty shell, ornament or a small figurine to personalize your oasis. Water gently and place in a bright spot. Depending on your room temperature and the size of your container, cacti will need gentle watering every two to four weeks. Generally, the bigger the plant and container, the less frequent watering they will need.
Cacti (and most house plants) prefer less water and fertilizer during the winter months. Begin routine feeding with a houseplant fertilizer or a specific cactus fertilizer in the spring and summer months. Your desert oasis will perk up any indoor space and will last for years with very little effort.
Come and be inspired by our latest holiday displays, décor and abundant ornaments. Our annual Holiday Open House is Saturday November 12th from 9-6. Save 25% on holiday décor for one day only. We’ll have a drawing for door prizes throughout the day plus the first 25 customers of the day will receive a free gift. Take a break at Marigold Café above the gift shop for a well-deserved treat, coffee or lunch. Marigold Café will be open from 9-4.
These easy to grow indoor bulbs make a beautiful gift and add a festive touch to any holiday gathering. Paperwhites take about 3-5 weeks to bloom after planting and amaryllis take about 4-6 weeks.
For blooms by Christmas, plant amaryllis by November 6th and paperwhites by November 20th.