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January 1

Happy New Year. What are you looking forward to planting this year?

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Gardening Soul

Should I plant a Garden? 😊

I made a presentation to Manchester, NH Garden Club yesterday on "Exciting New Annuals." What a fun group of people (men included!)
This garden club is very active in their community and one woman has been a member for 50 years! I met another woman who just joined and was a new gardener.
You don't have to live in Manchester to participate. They meet monthly at the beautiful old Manchester Public Library and always have some interesting program and follow it up with a delightful luncheon.

This was a special occasion, celebrating the 85th birthday of the Manchester Garden Club! All members were recognized on lovely cards with their years of membership. -- Ara Lynn

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Ara Lynn from Amazing Flower Farm presents her slideshow
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Melissa French
· June 21, 2017
I had a great visit to Amazing Flower Farm. I had $30 and a mission - flowers for people who had done me favors. I left with a box full. It was raining but there's a nicely laid out greenhouse so that... was no bother. The employee was very helpful and knowledgeable. I told her I was looking for gifts and she knew what was hardy, what wouldn't mind not being repotted quickly or living in a container on a porch. Those flowers went to good homes. I am very pleased with my visit to Amazing Flower Farm. See More
Brittney Christiansen
· April 28, 2016
Went here this past weekend and it was a great experience. The owner was extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to help me with my lack of know how and we planted Even with the cold weather the plants are so far looking fabulous due to her recommendations. See More
Marti Warren
· June 8, 2017
The Amherst Garden Club always makes a trip to purchase plants. This year we loved all the different perennials and annuals. The staff is wonderful at helping. One of our favorite nurseries.
Kristin Lauri Readel
· July 11, 2016
So glad we left the beaten path and visited. Perfect stop with friends. We both went home with beauties to remember our visit by.
Jill Connolly
· June 24, 2016
Always the best plants around! Love to be able to shop local!
Hilda Wiggin
· June 3, 2014
Great plants, healthy and different from the norm. Staff are helpful and friendly.
Lola Wks
· June 21, 2014
Very good night
Amazing Flower Farm May 2017

Can't wait to see our flowers blooming for you.

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The Spruce

If this doesn't get you in the mood for spring, nothing will!

Have you tried kohlrabi? It is tasty raw or cooked.

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German Cooking

Kohlrabi Soup from my New Century German Cookbook. Coming eventually. I have about 50 recipes to go.

Kohlrabi Soup
mildly tastes between broccoli and parsnips


2 tbs butter
1 chopped onion
3 Kohlrabi bulbs - peeled and chopped
4 cups seasoned stock
milk optional
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste.

Sauté onion in butter ten minutes. Add kohlrabi. Add enough stock to cover kohlrabi. Save extra stock. Add bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for twenty minutes. Remove bay leaf. Use immersion blender to smoothly whiz. Add more stock or milk as need to get right consistency. If the soup looks too fiber-y for you - strain through sieve. Reheat and serve.

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Get your planter boxes ready. We are growing our flower seedlings in our nursery.

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Gardening Soul

DIY Cascading Flower Pallet Planter Box idea!

Amazing scientists at work.🌼🌸🌺

An international team of scientists from the United States and Indonesia has described a new species of flowering plant of the genus Rafflesia from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
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National Geographic

The Echinopsis cactus flower blooms overnight—and lasts only a day.

Here at Amazing Flower Farm we've been making our beds and next year we will have a cutting garden!
Now we have a use for all those cool flowers like cockscomb celosia, old-fashioned sweet peas, bells of ireland, etc. If you have any cut flower favorites, let us know because we're planning our plantings now.

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Fl extension services recommends squash to feed monarch caterpillars when flowers ars done on their milkweed. Did you see more caterpillars this year?

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David Arthur Austin to Central Florida Butterfly and Pollinator Club.

Linda Dubose took a picture of these monarchs eating butternut squash. Many of you may already know that the last caterpillar instar can survive and pupate on this squash. An option when your milkweed runs out. Thanks Linda for sharing!

Did you know why the tomato fruit is labled as a vegetable?

Botanically, it's a fruit. But legally it's not.

Don't panic! These "stink" bugs are really seed bugs that sneak through unsealed windows and doors to find a place to over winter.

The insects are harmless to humans, experts say, but they've generated a lot of calls to the UNH Cooperative Extension's education center and local pest management companies over the past few weeks.

Poppies reblooming--notice the fall color in the trees.

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I thought I saw an azalea blooming last month and dismissed it as my not identifying the shrub properly, but I've been noticing for about three weeks now that the old-fashioned forsythia is blooming again. I asked UNH extension staff what is going on, and one theory is that maybe drought conditions, then cooler weather, then back to hot... is triggering the rebloom. I've also got a second crop of both early and late raspberries. I hope they produce next spring!

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We are trying a few of these in our greenhouse. They need a long growing season.

Did you know that these sponges are made from a vegetable? Even better, you can grow them for cleaning and eating!