Here we are in the very last week of the Natureworks year. And what a year it has been! We raised over 1000 monarch butterflies this summer AND taught hundreds of people how to do it too. We had a lovely, rainy spring and early
summer making the gardens grow to gigantic proportions. Our crews were busy right up until the snow fell, the longest season they have ever worked. And boy, did they install and care for some gorgeous gardens. We even designed and put together an educational garden all about native pollinators at the flower show last winter. And you were there right along with us, every week, by reading this email, following us on Facebook and Instagram, and visiting the store. THANK YOU! A business like this only exists for 34 years with the support of loyal customers- that would be YOU! We also made so many new friends this year, including many young families just learning to grow organic food and very committed to teaching their children about sustainability. Kid’s Day! I forgot about that, we had a blast at our first ever summer Kid’s Day. Yes, we will surely repeat that again in 2018.
So here it is, the week before Christmas, and my staff and I are STILL designing fresh arrangements of greenery and flowers, still welcoming customers to the shop and helping them to choose the perfect gifts and decorate their homes. And we will continue to do so until 5 pm on Saturday when we will officially close for the 2017 season. We will be open Thursday until 7 pm this Thursday– why not stop in when things are a bit quieter and enjoy some wine or hot cider while you shop? Thursday is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. After that, the days ever-so-slowly get longer. Can you think of a better reason to celebrate?!
Next year brings many things. We will once again be doing a teaching garden at the flower show in February (don’t forget to pick up your discount flower show tickets this week at Natureworks). This year it will be on one of our favorite subjects: Plants with a Purpose. Diane and I will also be speaking at
the flower show. We will be sure to post all of the details as the winter progresses. I will be helping to run the CT Horticultural Society seminar at the Mark Twain House in early February (see details below) which is going to be truly amazing. I hand-picked the speakers and I can’t wait. We will have a vendor booth at the seminar and will be selling seeds and lots of other goodies. Seedy Sunday is planned for February 11, 2018 and we already have our seeds ordered as well as our tender bulbs. Did somebody say “double the dahlia order?” We will be teaching classes so stay tuned for our Winter Class Brochure which is in the works.
But enough future talk. Let’s focus on NOW. So many people finish their shopping at Natureworks. Whether it’s Mole Hollow candles, fresh centerpieces and fireside baskets, fun ornaments, pretty houseplants, we have tons of thoughtful gifts and would love to help you with your selection. We are well stocked with our favorite tools such as the garden sickle and flame weeders . We have milkweed seeds and tool sharpeners for stocking stuffers, nature and gardening books for childrens and adults, and bulbs for forcing on your winter windowsills.
If you need any further convincing, let me share with you that Diane has decided to have LOTS of great sales thru Saturday, they are listed below.
And that’s not all…stay tuned for spur-of-the-moment Pop Up Sales every day until we close.
Please come in and raise a glass of cheer with us this week! Let’s celebrate the beauty of nature, the return of the light, and the wonders of this time of year together…
I’ll see you very soon…