“Spring of New Beginnings” – Pics!

If you drove by Burnett’s Country Gardens last weekend, you would have noticed something different. Guess what it was? The parking lot was full! Our “Spring of New Beginnings” event was a huge success thanks to all of you who came out to visit us. The greenhouse was loaded with blooming plants, baby animals were everywhere, and kids got to play of fun scavenger hunt of I Spy.

Here are some pics of the day…

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This was the first of many events that we have planned for family fun this year. “Like” us on facebook to keep up with what’s going on.

Many thanks to Six Paca Farm, Cedars of Lebanon, and Blissville Bunnies for bringing the animals out for this event!

Plant – Bloom – Smile.

The BCG Staff

Spring Flowering Bulbs: Tulips

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There are so many markers of spring, but none so graceful as the tulip. Have you ever noticed how often home magazines photograph huge vases of tulips on beautiful table settings? There is just something about them that says elegance. Now-a-days you can get cut tulips just about year round at florists to grace your table. But even better – why not buy potted ones to plant in your yard after you’ve enjoyed them on your table?

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Did you know that the tulip belongs to the same family as lilies? They are also relatives of the family that includes onions.  Tulips require vernalization in order to bloom. That means that they require prolonged cool temperatures in order to bloom. Tulips are a great reason to withstand cold New England winters!

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At BCG, we’ve got lots of tulips to choose from right now! After making your selection, stop by our custom foiling station to pick out foil to ‘pretty’ up the pot for your Easter table. Enjoy your tulips as long as you’d like indoors, watering as necessary to keep them from getting dry. Tulips will ‘blow out’, or open fully to the point of going by, very quickly in normal indoor temperatures. Enjoy them while they’re blooming and then plant them outside in your garden.

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A common question we get asked is, “When can I cut the stalks of my tulips to the ground?”. The answer is: patience. Be patient and let the stalks yellow completely before you cut them back. This natural die back takes the energy into the bulb to provide beautiful blooms for next year.

Plant potted tulips now, or plant tulip bulbs directly in your garden in the fall.

Plant – Bloom – Smile.

The BCG Staff

 

Doors Are Finally Open!

It was not an easy task to accomplish all that needed to be done to open the doors at BCG last Saturday. Months of cleaning, repairing, and building, with very little time off for our hard working staff. The weather didn’t exactly make it easy with what seemed like endless days of freezing weather, and the Blizzard of 2013 dumping a ton of snow on us. Even at the time of this post, spring weather is still eluding us. No problem though. We’re  NOW ready when spring finally does its thing!

Here are some photos of our first day in case you missed it –

A ribbon cutting ceremony to mark this event.

A ribbon cutting ceremony to mark this event.

 

Three minutes after the doors opened, it was time to have cake. That's just how we roll...

Three minutes after the doors opened, it was time to have cake. That’s just how we roll…

Did you miss out on cake? No worries! There’s more cake on the way. This was just our ‘soft opening’. Grand Opening Weekend is May 4th and 5th. Mark your calendars!

New and cool name tags handmade by Meghan Burnett.

New and cool name tags handmade by Meghan Burnett.

 

The tropical greenhouse filled with spectacular color!

 

Lots of unique pottery.

Lots of unique pottery.

 

More pottery and gazing globes.

More pottery and gazing globes.

 

Cold hardy pansies that you can plant right now!

Cold hardy pansies that you can plant right now!

 

All of this activity has made some of us just dog-tired.

All of this activity has made some of us just
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Check out this video!

The dust has settled and now it’s time to get down to the kind of work we’ve all been wating for – preparing YOU for a spectacular gardening year! Let us know what’s on your mind – leave a comment.

Plant – Bloom – Smile.

The BCG Staff

 

 

 

Doors Open March 23, 2013!

Even though our Grand Opening Celebration is still over a month away (May 4 & 5), the doors will open at 9AM Saturday, March 23rd. We are soooo excited to see all of our past customers and meet new ones too. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting to get your hands dirty, you’re going to love Burnett’s Country Gardens.

Here is just a small sneak preview of what you’ll see when you visit…

Hope to see you Saturday!

The BCG Staff