What a season for gardens! You might imagine there’s nothing left here at Amazing Flower Farm, but we have been busy planting and tending and of course we haven’t run out yet. Lots of perennials, still some herbs and a few vegetables, a selection of houseplants, and some of our new annuals are just starting to bloom!
We continue to adapt to changing circumstances.
Here’s an important one:
Hours: during the heat wave, our staff is now working mornings while it is still cool, and we are available then to help you select your plants. In the afternoon when it gets too hot for us, we water again and put out the self-pay setup. You are still welcome to shop during hot afternoons, but you may have to rely on the signs for assistance. Finally we’ve got all the current perennial signs installed! And if you want to browse our inventory from your home, those signs are now on this website, after a fashion.
We price our plants by the pot color and size. We have made signs to show the prices. If it is a larger pot and not on the sign, there should be a price label on the pot.
About that Covid stuff: We hope we can continue to avoid it. We are doing everything in our power to keep Amazing Flower Farm a safe place to shop and work. In light of new understandings that a large percentage of infections are without symptoms, and knowing that most of our staff and many of our customers are in the vulnerable “at risk” population, we ask you to please wear a mask while you are here. If you do not have a mask, we have purchased a supply and we will gladly give you one. We very much want to stay healthy so that we can continue to grow wonderful plants for you.
All of our hanging baskets are designed at Amazing Flower Farm, and are full of the good things we add to all our plants as a standard practice: slow-release fertilizer that should last most of the growing season, micro-organisms to prevent root rot, nematodes and other beneficials to control fungus gnats, thrips, and other insects. They are bursting with health!
We are delighted that so many people are turning to gardening this year. Gardening is so healthy! It is great exercise, it relieves stress, it gives you food and beauty, and a fundamental connection to life and the earth. And with gardening, you are always learning something new! Gardening is an amazing activity.
This season’s exceptional interest in gardening is keeping us so busy that we are having a hard time keeping up. So we have to modify the way we are doing drive-thru pickup. We can pull your order more efficiently and accurately if you bring your wish list of plants with you to Amazing Flower Farm. Our 2020 plant list of annuals & perennials, and herbs & vegetables, is now on our website so you can plan ahead if you want. While you sit in the car, we can gather and bring your plants to you, and if we have run out of something, you are right there so we can ask you immediately whether you want us to substitute something else or not. When we have tallied your order we can run your credit card and bring everything to you in your car.
What’s available now:
Chicken Gold! (manure), Spinach & Pea seeds, seed potatoes, vegetable starts, lots of flowers! Also Wall-O-Waters to jump start your growing season, and floating row cover (to protect vegetable plants from light frost and insects) are available at the farm now! Lots of annuals and perennials.
We are open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sunday 12-4
- You may shop in person, we encourage you to wear a mask & gloves, as we will be doing.
- We offer delivery for a fee based on mileage.
- You may bring your wish list of plants to the farm and sit in your car while we gather and bring your plants to you, and if we have run out of something, you are right there so we can ask you immediately whether you want us to substitute something else or not. When we have tallied your order we can run your credit card and bring everything to you in your car.
We are already meticulously well-trained in sanitizing because that has always been our first line of defense in keeping our plants so healthy.
The sanitizing products we normally use also kill COVID-19. We are adding the checkout counter, pens, the credit card machine, door and wagon handles, and other frequently-touched items to our sanitizing routine.
Since early spring we have been practicing “safe work,” social distancing and wearing gloves. We normally wear masks when doing dusty jobs and now wear masks all the time. We encourage you to wear a mask.
The big fans in our rebuilt greenhouse pull lots of fresh air through. Most perennials are outside in fresh air, and we will display a sample of our annuals outside in case you want to just point and have us (wearing gloves) pick out your order for you. We have a hand-sanitizer station you can use when you come in and leave if you wish to shop on your own. We also sell hospital-grade, alcohol-based hand sanitizer by the ounce in your own bottle. This is a liquid so you can put it in a spray bottle too, if you want. It is 50 cents per ounce, 40 cents per ounce when you also buy plants.
If you want plants (or Chicken Gold!) but are unable to come get them, WE WILL DELIVER.
Place your order by 3pm on Monday for delivery during that week. Pay by credit card over the phone, and we will leave your order outside your home at a place you designate. We have to charge for this service, as we are pulling staff away from the farm and we have to designate a vehicle for deliveries. We are skilled at packing plants and will make sure they arrive at your home in good condition.
The delivery fee is $15 within 10 miles of Amazing Flower Farm, and $1.50 for each additional mile. You can pool delivery with your neighbors for one drop-off point and one delivery charge. We can pack the orders in separate trays.
Remember, gardening and tending plants in and around your home is one of the healthiest lifestyles available!
Come get some fantastic perennials. They’ll keep blooming for years to come. In this new slideshow Devon tells you about some of them.
(We’ve just begun expanding into audio with our slideshows. Please address any complaints to In the Doghouse Department at Wonderful Husband Productions.)
If you missed Roger Swain’s visit on Saturday, July 13 2019, be sure to read the article we wrote about it. (Use the slider arrow on the right to see all the pages.)
A wide selection of healthy annuals, perennials, vegetable starter plants, and more grown on site in an environmentally responsible manner using natural controls instead of pesticides.
We specialize in unusual and hard-to-find plants. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff takes great pride in growing healthy plants using natural controls instead of pesticides. We use environmentally-friendly growing methods including raising our vegetables and vegetable starter plants organically in waste-free peat pots that return to the earth, heating our greenhouses with locally produced wood pellets instead of fossil fuels, using state-of-the-art greenhouse structures that minimize electric needs and plastic waste, and utilizing water conservation techniques. We work very hard to live up to our name!
We also produce and sell our own well-aged chicken manure that makes vegetable gardens happy and productive.
Amazing Flower Farm
202 Poor Farm Rd, off Rt 124
New Ipswich, NH, 03071 – USA
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