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Laugh along with the earth and revel in the bounty of fresh local produce, house plants and perennial favourites. Shelagh McGuinty and Heather Hansgen
Shelagh McGuinty and Heather Hansgen both have large perennial flower gardens in the Village of Lanark. They also both work on a massive family vegetable garden on the banks of the Mississippi just of the road to Ferguson Falls. Their gardens are organic.
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An Irish blessing today for all farmers: May the frost never afflict your spuds. May the leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms. May the crows never pick your haystack. If you inherit a donkey, may she be in foal.
We will miss this Saturday's Market in Almonte - Sorry! Off getting a music festival fix at Blues Skies. We will back on August 9 with plumper and tastier veggies than ever.
Our new cover photo shows some flowers in our herb bed- calendula, Nigella (black cumin) and volunteer poppies
The ground is covered with snow and the holiday market is over. It is time for the garden and the gardeners to have a rest and enjoy all of the carefully stocked away produce. But don't worry a bunch of seed catalogues arrived this week and we will be quite happy dreaming and planning about next year's garden.
Can you smell that? That is our new flavour of bath tea - Christmas Scentsation - with powdered milk, epsom salt, pine, orange zest and cinnamon. You can pick up some of these fragrant treats at the Almonte Farmers' Market this Saturday.
Sometimes the garden seasons just flow together.
Spice things up this winter. The last market of the season is this Saturday from 9 to 3 at the Almonte arena. Earth's Mirth will be there with a full assortment of dried herbs and spices. From mint for a pot of tea to sumac for your flatbread to herbes de provence which is delicious on a roast chicken.
Flower arrangements change with the seasons.
With everything from maple granola, house plants and spices to root vegetables and evergreen urns - we will be there.
There is always kale
Customers admiring our range of house plants at the Almonte Farmers' Market last week - and a sad reminder that this coming Saturday is the last market of the season. http://millstonenews.com/2016/10/gardening-in-almonte-more-signs-of-fall.html
It is sweater weather now but the garden is still producing at full capacity.