June is bustin’ out all over again. And that means that school will be out (eventually) and time to round up the kids and hit the road – even if it’s just for a quick drive around the county.
The 2017 Tangleboxing season begins on June 16th and continues through September 25th. That should give you plenty of time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of our local area. Our family attempts to complete the Tanglebox Passport every year and many times we’ve succeeded. We were off to our best ever start last year, but somehow managed to get too busy towards the end of summer to finish. We did however, discover a new park in Newberg that we had no idea existed and that’s one of the benefits of the program.
If you’re new to Tangleboxing, here’s the scoop:
Tangleboxing is an outdoor summertime treasure hunt! Follow the clues, find the boxes, record your discoveries and compete for prizes! Beginning each June, Tangleboxes are hidden in local area parks and waiting to be discovered. Each box contains a rubber stamp, ink pad and guest book. To find each Tanglebox, participants need to purchase an Official Passport to your Yamhill County Parks and follow clues provided in the passport, to the Tanglebox at each participating park. Once participants find each Tanglebox, they will use the stamp in the Tanglebox to record their discovery. Participants who find all the Tangleboxes will be eligible for a prize drawing in September. Tangleboxing is great for all ages and an excellent opportunity for families to get outside and visit a wide selection of parks.
Passports are available now at Incahoots for $5 each.
It’s Spring at Incahoots and the plant benches are overflowing with gorgeous flowers and foliage. Janet and Jennifer have been busy unloading trucks, tagging plants and getting them displayed and ready for your perusal. The outdoor area has never looked better! But you don’t have to take my word for it – come see for yourself.
You’re going to love the new assortment of Tillandsias that have just arrived from sunny San Diego. Janet recently located a wonderful new grower that promises to keep us supplied with a wide variety of happy and healthy plants.
I’m sure you’re familiar with Aeranthos, Balbisiana, Brachycaulos, Bulbosa, Capitata, Chiapensis, Harrissi, and Ionantha varieties, but how often do you come across Mallemontii, Recurvata, Straminea or Stricta? Not often enough I bet!
There are even a couple varieties of Tillandsia Usneoides – more commonly known as Spanish Moss.
MarketSpice Cinnamon & Orange Tea has been a favorite of tea lovers since 1911 and is always one of the most popular teas here at Incahoots as well. Since many people try to avoid caffeine, we were on the lookout for a lower caffeine version and decided to try out their Red Bush tea.
The results were unanimous: it’s delicious! (Some even like it better than the original). And since it’s made with rooibos, it’s caffeine-free. You can now find it among our many tea offerings – it might even become your new favorite.
African red bush (rooibos…pronounced roy-boss) is a shrub with needle-like leaves grown only in South Africa. The bush is actually green, but oxidation after cutting causes the leaves to turn red. African red bush has a naturally sweet taste and is well-known for its high level of antioxidant properties.
The load of new pots arrived late last week and we are stocked up on both terra cotta and glazed pots in the most popular sizes. The glazed pots come in a range of colors – red, black, orange, blues, and my personal favorite, a mottled dark green that’s called wasabi.
The company we get these from is down in Gardena California and they have the best prices we’ve found. A great value and excellent quality.
P. S. There are still more larger-sized plant containers that we need to clear out and they on sale at up to 50% off!
There’s a load of new pots cruising down the highway and headed our way. We need to clear some space to put them, so we’ve gathered up a bunch of pots from what’s in stock and put them on sale. If you’ve been looking for some larger-sized plant containers, be sure to check out this special. You’ll save up to 50% off.
Be sure to drop by soon for a spirit-lifting stroll through the garden department. A couple more deliveries have just arrived with enormous quantities of gorgeous new plants.
One plant that arrived in a bit greater numbers than we had planned is Creeping Lily Turf (Liriope spicata). This member of the Asparagus family is fast spreading and helps control erosion. It’s evergreen, grows up to 1-1/2 feet tall and does well under shallow rooted trees and along streams and ponds. It even tolerates deer. And as a bonus, it sends up spikes of pale lavender flowers in late summer.
These plants are regularly priced at $8.99, but until their numbers thin out, when you buy one, we’ll give you a second absolutely free.
P. S. Liriope is pronounced luh-rahy-uh-pee and was named for the mythological Greek nymph who was the mother of Narcissus.
The genus Tillandsia is a unique group of plants. Often referred to as “Air Plants,” they are epiphytes of the American subtropics and tropics. In their natural habitat, they are found growing in trees, on rocks, bark, and mossy surfaces. They have little or no roots and absorb nearly all their nutrients through their leaves.
Tillandsia are easily grown in the house in bright filtered light and medium-warm conditions. Watering can be done by misting the plants 2 or 3 times a week or by submerging them in room temperature water for about 10 minutes each week.
You’ll find a new assortment of these little wonders in the indoor plant area happily awaiting your arrival.
This year we will be having the Parade of Fairies again! All ages are welcome to join us as we parade down to Hopscotch Toy Store and back. We will have lots of treats and fun for those that participate. Hope to see you there in your fairy outfits!