Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sale continues till Saturday, Dec. 31st

All our holiday items are 40% off.  Later this month, starting Jan. 25th, we're running a furniture sale.  Items will be individually marked down. 

Just in today... fresh tropicals!  Beautiful blooming bulbs, begonias, and wonderful fresh foliage and larger plants.  Also we still have those yummy Moravian cookies and the ever-popular wish lanterns! Great for New Years parties!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thank you and Recipe

Thank you to all our customers that joined us last night for ladies nite! several people asked for the recipe for the coconut balls so here it is. And I hope to hear back from any of you about how to improve for our future events!

These are called 'Skillet Cookies' (i think they need a better name!)

1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 box or bag of chopped dates
1 cup pecans
2 cups rice krispies
1 tsp vanilla

Place butter, sugar,egg and chopped dates in a pan and cook for 5 minutes or until dates are dissolved. Remove from heat, add vanilla, rice crispies and pecans. When cool enough to handle, roll in coconut after shaping it into a small log shaped or round cookies.

Someone last nite said their grandmother had a similar recipe using powdered sugar, which i would to try. And someone said the wassail had too much rum(1/2 cup) and another said they could not taste the rum..... oh well! We did set off a wish lantern about 8 oclock, and they are so pretty when they go up, but gotta watch, don't do it when it's windy and make sure you hold onto it for a bit longer than you think necessary, then it will go up better.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Continuing the Celebration...


Our 5th year anniversary celebration kicked off big, at our annual Holiday Open House a couple weeks ago.  We are keeping the shop full of beautiful decorations and sweet gifts for just about anyone!  Congratulations to Jim Perry, winner of our $50 anniversary drawing!

Our next big event to celebrate our five years and the holidays, is Tues. December 6th.  We are calling it Women's Night Out, (everyone welcome of course!) and are staying open later, along with several local shops, and offering refreshments from 5-9pm.  The other shops are Common Ground, The Pink House, The Arch, Studio B, and Sanctuary of Stuff. Every shop will run their own specials; we will do the same 10% off as we do at our Open House. (Be sure to mention you saw this online or bring in your postcard if you couldn't make to the open house.)  We've gotten great feedback from our customers and are looking forward to a very festive evening!

Here's a few shots from the shop right now featuring some of our great gifts!


Miniature garden ornaments and locally made Hypertufa cottages
Locally made hypertufa candle holder
Amaryllis
Fireplace matches in decorative boxes


Fresh Magnolia, berries and other greens
Great new books

Danish Pixies and more!
Magnetic Noah's Ark set


Paperwhites
clip-on sparkle bird ornament




Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Open House 5 Years Celebration!

 We are celebrating our 5th anniversary today and tomorrow with our annual Holiday Open House.

To make it extra special this year, come by during the open house and enter our drawing with your purchase for a $50 gift certificate!  We will also be serving hot spiced cider and yummy Old Salem Bakery cookies which we now carry as well.  We have samples of the fresh wreaths and garlands to take orders for and a very sweet display of a miniature neighborhood, not to mention, our shop is packed with gorgeous new gifts, decorations and plants all ready for the holidays!


Keep us in mind for your holiday arrangements.  We're always happy to help you create the perfect gift or centerpiece.  Feel free to bring in a container you already have or pick out one of the many choices available here.


The Thymes Frasier Fir fragrance continues to be a be welcomed gift into any home.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Shots from around our shop

We have two areas of discounted items.  Come check it out !  
We're making room for  the Holidays!

Time to plant Spring-blooming bulbs!

Northern Wind Man


Solar-powered lanterns glow at night


Thymes Agave Nectar soap and lotions are a delightfully fresh twist on a citrus scent.
Cavallini calendars, papers and cards

An indoor arrangement in a John Lamos bowl

Edible arrangements for cool weather

Friday, September 23, 2011

We welcome Autumn!





Today marks the official first day of Autumn. We can feel it already in the cooler evenings and bright, crisp days. This is the best time of year to plant perennials and shrubs. The ground has been warmed all year and will continue to be just right for good root growth. The cooler temperatures help too; the break from the heat helps things perk up, plus the ground is not as quick to dry up. That said, of course, new plantings need water, so make sure you make note of the rain, and give long, slow drinks in dry periods.




Arrived fresh in our shop this week: 

 Lots of pansies, mums, red lettuce, red mustard, Redbor Kale, 'Citronelle' Heuchera, Lavender, Rosemary, and more. All of these make interesting fall and winter planted arrangements. We'll be adding more in the next few weeks, we also got some evergreen shrubs just the right size for arrangements, so we are ready to help you spruce up your planters for some fall color and interest.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Labor Day Sale

Sat. Sept. 3rd and Mon. Sept. 8th

Store-wide Sale 10% off. We also have a sale area with further discounts up to 50% off.

It's a great time to get an early start on Holiday shopping!

And... just in time for the sale... we are unpacking a new shipment of pottery, plant stands, and garden accessories! Come in and get the first choice of our exciting new selections.




Friday, August 5, 2011

New Arrival!


It has been a while since our last post, but that is because we have been busy getting in all sorts of new things. Now that you've likely gotten your plants in for the season, maybe it's time to do some sprucing up on the patio, porch, deck, etc. We have some new exciting lines of outdoor/indoor products to share with you.

These tabletops, bowls, saucers and more are one of the most exciting new products we've found in a while. They are all one-of-a-kind, all handmade by an artist named John Lamos. They are light-weight, yet durable for outside, and they can be planted or used as birdbaths, fountains, or just a centerpiece as they are, to a stunning effect.

Here's a link about the Artist:

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Plant Sale

4th of July Weekend is here and it is time for our annual plant SALE. Today, through Sunday, our outdoor plants will be 50% off! We especially have some great perennials for your garden, sun or shade. While you're here you can check out the cool new items that have been arriving the last few weeks, or just enjoy all the blooming flowers in the garden behind the shop.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Plants of the Week

Julia Child Rose Bush

This is a stunning rose, scented with a sweet licorice fragrance that combines old-fashioned charm with disease resistance and blooming performance like the knock out types. They grow to a bit larger than knock-outs, about 5'x5'. 

Coleus

This is a favorite annual plant with a wide selection of varities.  Some prefer sun, some prefer shade, or a mix of both.  They are vigorous plants so if you're planting them in a container, be sure it is large enough to allow growth; although you can trim them back to keep them full and bushy.  They typically outlast most annuals into the late Autumn and you can enjoy them inside too, by taking cuttings and rooting them.





Friday, May 6, 2011

Plants of the Week

Meadow Sage with California Poppies
Perennial of the week:  Saliva.

There are several groups of Saliva that we carry, some that are hardy here and others that are grown as annuals in this climate.   The Meadow Sages are in full bloom right now in the garden. They are an excellent plant for a sunny cutting border where you want spiky clumps of dark purple to bright blues.  Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to them and you can remove faded blooms to encourage repeat flowering.  They are also drought tolerant, but can take our humid summers as well.

We also have several types of common sage, Salvia greggii or Autumn Sage as well as others like Mexican and Brazilian Sage, which are spectacular in late Summer into Autumn.


Annual of the week:  Tuberous Begonias

There are several types of tuberous begonias, but the favorites this time of the year are the double, non-stop varieties, that produce 2-4 inch blooms that are brightly colored.  Some varieties have ornamental leaves too, which make them attractive among other annuals in potted arrangements or window boxes.  They adaptable plants but perform the best in part-sun to shade.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Annual Spring Open House

Our annual Spring Open House will be April 30th-May1st. 9am-5pm

                                   


Come see our new covered outdoor studio for potting, activities and classes. We've gotten a great selection of gorgeous containers and pots, hanging baskets, annuals, perennials and beautiful potted arrangements.

The open house marks the official season of carrying extended amounts of plants and we are always pleased to help our customers find the right plant for the right place. We offer potting services too, either at your home or in the shop.

Here is an example of a custom potting job done last year with the client's own containers.



We look forward to see you this Spring!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Children's Activities and Workshops for Everyone



We are very excited to be offering children activities on Saturday mornings.  Drop by between 10-12o'clock and have 10-15min.of uninterrupted shopping while the kids make something fun to take home. There is a $5 fee to cover materials.  

Here is the schedule for April:

April 2nd:  Vermiculture- Make a wormery
April 9th:  Decorate pots and plant pansies or wheat grass
April 16th:  Decorate pots and plant sedum or seeds
April 23rd:  Seed art- make an Easter or Mother's Day card

April 30th:  Thyme in the Garden's 5th Annual Spring Open House
(no extra activities that day)   

Monday, March 7, 2011

Great New Gifts


We are very pleased to be carrying six fabulous scents for Bath & Body from Thymes.


We are carrying their bar soaps, candles, liquid hand wash and lotions and more, in the following scents:


Agave Nector, Eucalyptus, Kimono Rose, Naia, Olive Leaf, Lavender



They make elegant gifts for your scent loving friends and family and you'll be proud to give something that is as beautifully packaged as the scent itself. (You might just have to indulge and get one for yourself too!)











Monday, February 14, 2011

Big Valentine's SALE

Our Valentine's Sale ends Tuesday, with everything, store-wide, 20% off. Also, today through President's Day, Feb. 21st, all our Glazed pottery is 40% off!

We are making room for our shipment of pottery to arrive in early March, so now is the time to come in and find some pots for outside and in! Great prices!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In the Quietness of January


The snow has come again and for many of us life slows down and we enjoy the comforts of being indoors. Perhaps now we can relax after the busy holiday season, and/or catch up on some old project we had cast off for such a day. For many gardeners, winter is the time to plan for the growing season ahead, to go through our supplies of seeds, and seed catalogs, to get tempted with all sorts of new varieties or maybe we look back to the good ole tried and true.

In the quietness of Winter, it is common to want a little reminder that Spring will come again, and lead us into the wonder of watching our garden grow. In January and early Febuary it is delightful to have a continuous supply of bulbs to force. We watch them begin their push toward warmth and light, then stretch and open to bloom and scent our cozy living spaces. Perhaps we've enjoyed the brilliant reds and dark greens from our poinsettia and red lion amaryllis, and now we're ready for something softer, lighter, more reflective.
Amaryllis are just as elegant in white, lemon star, and apple blossom, and those colors offer a quiet beauty somehow appropriate for middle of winter. Of course, paperwhites are well known for their scent and long stems. Hyacinths are also highly scented, but it is a scent enjoyed more commonly than paperwhites. Hyacinths are more stalky, and don't grow so high as paperwhites, which makes them a little more versitle for which container you can force them in.

All these bulbs can be forced in a vase with just pebbles and water. Make sure the bulb itself is not sitting in water, just the roots. If the roots have not started growing, let the water just touch the root line of the bulb and be patient. In a warm room, the bulbs will start to grow usually in a matter of a couple weeks.

Have fun experimenting with different vases and objects around your home to force bulbs in. An old medicine jar, your child's first ceramic pot, the pewter cup your grandmother gave you, an old teapot, etc.

Forcing bulbs can be one way to refresh your home after the holidays, and savor the simplicity of watching something grow.