It’s time for another Kids’ Planting Day. Bring the young ones in this Saturday and they’ll be able to create a container garden to take home or maybe give to their favorite Father. Drop by anytime from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Plants, container, supplies, and instructions included – $8 per container.
Kick off your summertime fun with a trip to a local park and some treasure hunting. Tangleboxing starts up again on June 16thand continues through September 23rd. If you’re new to tangleboxing, here’s a quick overview:
Follow the clues, find the boxes, record your discoveries and compete for prizes!
To find each Tanglebox, you just need to purchase an Official Passport (available here at Incahoots) to your Yamhill County Parks and follow the clues provided to the Tanglebox at each participating park. Once you find each Tanglebox, use the stamp in the Tanglebox to record your discovery. If you find all the Tangleboxes you 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.
I hope you can find a little time soon to stop by and wander around among our outdoor plants. It’s the time of year when there are so many things blooming and at their best that it’s a refreshing experience just to stroll around and enjoy the endless forms and colors that plants have to offer.
Janet suggested that I include a couple of plants that we don’t often see and they are profiled below.
P. S. We have another Kids’ Planting Day coming up on Saturday, June 16th. More details next week.
Hardy Gloxinia Incarvillea delavayi ‘Bees Pink’
For masses of large, exotic, trumpet-shaped flowers in late spring it’s hard to beat ‘Bees Pink’. The lush foliage looks somewhat like Acanthus (Bear’s Breeches) and they are even sometimes called ‘flowering fern’. Clusters of lovely pink flowers bloom in late spring and they will rebloom if cut back after flowering. As a bonus, they have a light, yet lovely fragrance. Plant this perennial in full sun and keep it evenly moist. Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
Dianthus ‘Green Ball’
The striking moss-like green balls of this unusual Dianthus make a fabulous focal point. It’s great to use in beds, borders, and cutting gardens and the unique texture of the ‘flowers’ adds a bit of fun to flower arrangements. It does best in full sun and well-drained soil. Stems will grow 10″ to 14″ tall and maybe even a bit taller.
If you’ve been over to our website recently, you’ll have noticed a “Tea of the Week” series of informative articles that Katie has been writing. Since June is National Iced Tea Month, I thought you might be interested in one of the best teas to try over ice. Here’s her article:
Snow Monkey Plum is a delicious black tea that makes a beautiful brew. While some people have remarked that this tea has a taste similar to bubblegum, the tea is predominantly plum flavored with no tastes of monkey (or snow).
This tasty smooth-bodied black tea makes a delicious iced beverage which is perfect for the hotter weather ahead. If you would like to try Snow Monkey Plum, you can come on down to Incahoots and we would be happy to brew you a pot for just $2.50, or you can buy it in bulk for $14 per pound!
There are many ways we can mark the change of seasons. For me it’s the annual events we are fortunate to help our customers celebrate. Spring isn’t over until we’ve made dozens of prom corsages, wrapped oodles of presentation flower bouquets for spring performances, decorated lecterns for middle school promotions, and inflated bunches of balloons for graduation parties. Only then can summer begin.
And one of the first events of summer is the McMinnville Garden Club’s Annual Garden Tour and Faire, entitled Scattering the Seeds of Kindness which is coming up on Sunday June 24th.
The five Gardens selected for the 2018 tour are enjoyable, charming, and beautiful in their own special ways. Each garden showcases the owner’s vision through the diversity of sizes, landscaping style, and purpose. (And yes, the picture is from one of the gardens you get to tour.)
Tickets are now available here at Incahoots, just $10 per person.
If you haven’t wandered to the soap and lotion corner of the store in a while, you are missing some amazing new scents of bath bars, bath bombs, lotions and travel candles.
The shelves are bursting with a colorful new line made by Nightingale Soapery. Handcrafted here in McMinnville, these feature swirls of glitter and vibrant hues. Bars of different sizes, with names like “Clean Cotton” and “Dragon’s Blood” are a treat for your senses. Bath bombs are large and packaged perfectly for gift-giving.
We are also pleased to carry products from Wild for Oregon, made by a local artisan in Yamhill. Formerly known as “Something Green,” you will notice that while the packaging has gotten a makeover, the scents are as wonderful as always. All of your favorites are back in stock, including: Lavender, Cedar, Tea Tree & Peppermint, and Patchouli & Sweet Orange. Treat yourself to some today – your nose and your skin will thank you!
We all have our ups and downs – and that includes our mechanical friends. Recently our hardworking espresso machine was blowing off more steam than necessary and needed a ride down to a Eugene repair shop and back up again. The travel time used up a good chunk of 2 days for me and so last week’s email just didn’t happen. Happily, the espresso machine is up for making drinks again and is working better than ever.
The McMinnville Garden Club’s 18th Annual Garden Tour and Faire, entitled Scattering the Seeds of Kindness is coming up on Sunday June 24th. You can get your tickets here at Incahoots now and I’ll share more information about the tour in upcoming emails.
Summer unofficially starts this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday. Incahoots will be closed on both Sunday and Monday, but until then, our fabulous florists with keep the bouquets fresh and the vases ready for your selection.
Some fun new copper wind chimes and wind spinners have come our way. Made just over the hill in Tillamook by Jerry Lawrence, each is unique and eye-catching (and also ear-catching in the case of the chimes). Bright and shiny now, they will develop a rich, warm patina over time.
It looks like the weather will be just peachy for our Kids’ Planting Day this Saturday. Bring the kids in to plant a container garden (great Mother’s Day gift! hint, hint) anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and they’ll be able to create a potted masterpiece. For just $8 per container, we’ll provide the container, plants, soil, instructions and advice – and even take care of the cleaning up.
And a quick note about new plant arrivals: In addition to all kinds of clematis, you’ll find fresh passion flower vines and golden hops. There are also begonias, gerberas, and some stunningly colorful cineraria. And of courses all types of hanging baskets.
Mother’s Day is almost here and one thing that we love to do is have kids drop by to plant a container garden (which they may even give to their mom). So on Saturday, May 12th bring the kids by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and they’ll be able to create a potted masterpiece. We’ll provide the container, plants, soil, instructions and advice – and even take care of the cleaning up. Cost is just $8 per container.