Vine at Edgewood Flower Farm
32 YEARS AND GROWING!
N E W S L E T T E R F O R T H E G A R D E N I N G E N T H U S I A S T
2017 Meridian Ave. East | Edgewood, WA 98371 | P h o n e 253.927.0817 | F a x 253.952.9051 | edgewoodflowerfarm.com
Garden Greetings from The Farm Fall is THE BEST time
We are so thankful for the changing seasons which bring such gorgeous to plant!
colors, textures and excitement to our gardens and landscapes. Don’t you The wise gardener will try to plant trees
love vibrant leaves ﬂuttering from the Autumn trees? We are fortunate and shrubs mostly in Autumn.The cool air, warm soil, and gentle
rains provide the best environment for root growth and survival
to live in the Paciﬁc Northwest where we can enjoy our gardens year- with the least amount of effort and watering.
round. Variety is indeed the spice of life! So ...even though Springtime is a favorite time to garden,we’d
The Edgewood Flower Farm staff has been busy bringing in new like to encourage you to reconsider. You’ll love the results!
treasures for gift-giving and décor, plants and essentials for your garden
lifestyle. Stop in often to see what’s happening as we prepare for the HUGE FALL NURSERY SALE
coming Holidays. Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Congratulations to Scott & Amanda! We are excited to announce the Sat. Sept. 16 thru Sat. Sept. 30
birth of our new grandchild, Elise Claire Robbert. 40% OFF most stock (limited to stock on hand)
May God Bless your families this coming year as we give thanks for
nature’s abundance, for those who serve in our military to protect us
End of summer—like a
and our liberty, and for you, our special customers!
peach turning to the sun, it is
—Donna and Bill O’Ravez
yellow, it is golden, it is
reddish, it is coral – a landscape
Please join us for our of nature’s fruitfulness.
AUTUMN DAYS CELEBRATION
Sat., October 7th – all day Plant bulbs now for great Spring color
15% off ALL regularly priced plants and merchandise Remember to plant them in groups for a big splash of color,
Pumpkins, Gourds, Mums, Pansies, Asters and even layer for a more interesting look. Our great selection
Fall Magic Annuals and Perennials of bulbs come with instruction for planting, and we have all
Hot Dogs, Chips, Cider, Door Prizes the ﬁxin’s you need to be successful—bulb planters, organic
Wonderful family Autumn soils and fertilizers, etc.
“photo ops” to treasure Plant a few pots of fragrant paperwhites or amaryllis to
cheer up winter’s dark days in-
doors. Stagger their plantings so
that you have blooms all winter!
Also available potted and ready
to brighten up any room.
Where acres of garden and home inspiration await you beyond the garden gate!
The History of The Farm
Since 1954, the Edgewood Flower Farm has Throughout the grounds of the nursery
been owned and operated by the O’Ravez you will stumble across old tools and imple-
Provide a “Garden of Eatin’” Family. Originally a fruit and berry opera- ments, wagons and cupboards that have
for the birds! tion, the business evolved into a destination been on the farm for years. The 1952 Farmall
The following trees and shrubs provide wonder- garden center and gift shop in the late 70s. Cub tractor was bought used by my father in
ful fruits and berries for your feathered friends in The original homestead consisted of 1954 for only $600.00! It has been restored
the autumn and winter: (to name a few!) the big white house which sits close to the to mint condition. That was the only tractor
• ‘Aronia’ (Chokecherry) road, and a small cabin that sat by the arbor used for many years to do our ﬁeld work and
• ‘Barberry’ –Rozy Glow, Bagatelle, Golden, etc. entryway – long since torn down. The large harvesting of the crops.
– so many varieties! barn was built in the early 1900s and like Many of you have asked what lies ahead
• ‘Callicarpa’ (Beautyberry) the Farm House, is in very good condition. for the Edgewood Flower Farm. In answer
• ‘Ilex Verticillata’ (Winterberry Holly) The center beam supporting the second to so many questions – NO, we have not
• ‘Malus’ (Crabapple) ﬂoor of the barn was cut from the woods sold The Farm, but the next chapter has yet
• ‘Nandina Domestica’ (Heavenly Bamboo) on the farm’s “back forty.” The second ﬂoor, to be written. Yes, we will be here as always
– several newer varieties, large & small. with its tongue and groove ﬁr boards, was through this Spring season . . .Yes, the house
• ‘Pyracantha’ originally used for hay storage, then roller and barn will remain . . .Yes, EFF will continue
Small yard? – Select from a variety of bird skating and basketball games by the kids in on in business. What will we look like? . . . you
feeders and houses available at The Farm, and the neighborhood. In the back parking lot is will have to wait and see!
ﬁll with Wild Delight® gourmet bird seed. Watch an old caretaker’s cottage which has become Thank you for your faithful support for
the fanciful birds gather and sing “thank you”! our general ofﬁces. over 50 years!
—Bill and Donna O’Ravez
Edgewood Flower Farm Cordially Invites You
Annual Christmas Gift
and Décor Open House
Friday, Nov. 10th, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 11th, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
15% OFF ALL REGULARLY PRICED MERCHANDISE!
Specialty selections that lift the spirit and enhance the home:
Gifts and Incredible Treasures • Ornaments • Holiday Décor
25 Decorated Trees!
Refreshments, Live Music, Door Prizes
Remember, Shop Early, Shop Often . . .
You don’t want to miss anything good!
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We bough to your every Holiday wish!
Staff favorites: New items:
• Robbie loves the Olive Leaf® body care collec- • Winward and Sullivan® silks – now carrying a • Toucan® Hats – accessorize with distinctive
tion by Thymes®. great selection of the ﬁnest quality. hats, scarves or gloves.
• Beaded garlands – so many shapes, colors and • Jewelry – lovely pieces by local artist Kristin • Hot Apple Cider Tea by Republic of Tea®.
textures to embellish your home. Ford. • Table linens in many colors, styles, sizes and
• Tyler® candles, jars and votives – new scents • Garden Gear® jackets – in luminous colors price points.
coming. Cozy up your home with these and for Fall. • Our ribbon selection this holiday season will be
many other elegant candles we offer. better than ever!
• Oakforest® glittering beeswax candles – for a
touch of elegance.
Staff Favorite Items and Plants: New Items and Plants:
• Winter-proof your year-round container and browse through the catalog – we take • Bionic Gloves® – Here’s a new technology
gardens! Even in small spaces, gardeners can special orders! that improves grip strength, torque strength
brighten their patios, decks, porches and even • Copper torches – Turn your outdoor space into and pinch strength, and reduces pressure and
empty spots in the landscape with subtle or an intimate gathering spot with the beckoning friction on your bones. The result is a custom
colorful containers. Alone or filled with an ﬂicker of torch light. Also copper votive holders fit that maximizes comfort, dexterity and
assortment of perennials, seasonal color spots for smaller spaces. performance. Once you put them on, you will
and small shrubs or trees, they can brighten • Paul Strauch® lighted doorbells – Unique feel the impressive difference. If it doesn’t
up and add life to those welcoming places bronze works of art. say Bionic, your hands will be missing out on
during the colder months. Our talented de- • Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ – Red ﬂowers in technology like no other. Awarded Arthritis
signers would love to help you select the right late Fall. Foundation Ease of-Use Commendation. Two
plants—for you to plant, or we would be most • Cornus alba – Red and yellow twig dogwoods styles – rose and garden.
happy to. Purchase your new container from – Stems add winter color to garden. • Duro Craft® bronze outdoor gauges and clocks
us (min. $40.00) and there will be no planting • ‘Euonymous Alatus’ (Burning Bush) – the name – A collection of wall-mount clocks made to
charge. Check out our ever-expanding selec- speaks for itself! withstand outdoor weather conditions, but
tion of pots, or bring in your own empty pots • Fothergilla gardenia and ‘Mount Airy’ – Vibrant work great indoors as well.
for replanting! Fall foliage and fragrant ﬂowers in Spring. • Great selection of wind chimes – Autumn and
• Enjoy the warm glow of an open ﬁre around • Hamamelis (Witch Hazel) – ‘Arnold’s Promise’, Winter music to the ears!
the California Fire Pit®. Friends and family ‘Diane’, ‘Pallida’ – Fall foliage of reds, yellows, • Abelia ‘Kaleidocope’ – New evergreen small
will be drawn to the charm and utility of this and oranges, plus fragrant flowers in late shrub – its foliage changes color throughout
garden favorite. Perfect for get-togethers or Winter. the year. It has variegated foliage with white
just to unwind, the California Fire Pit offer the • Itea (Sweetspire) – Red Fall color through most ﬂowers in Spring and Summer.
function of a BBQ with the experience only an of Winter, and fragrant white blooms in early • Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer Blushing Bride’
open ﬁre can provide. Summer. – Another endless Summer that blooms and
• Garden at Home® decorative house numbers in • Maples, Maples, Maples – need we say more blooms!
black and copper. for Fall Color? • Sambucus ‘Black Lace’ – Elderberry – Every
• Muck Shoes® – Keep your feet warm and dry. garden must have one!
• Woodard® outdoor patio furniture – Genera-
tions of outdoor enthusiasts have enjoyed the
quality, exquisite styles and integrity of these
tables, chairs, benches, sofas, umbrellas and
chaise lounges.Come on in and see our displays,
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Winners of Favorite Gardening Tips—Thanks for the advice!
Each winner will receive a $30 Edgewood Flower they can be re-used, but I usually consider them not to damage the new growth. The ferns then
Farm Gift Certiﬁcate! expendable as my dry cleaner is a continuous look fantastic all year long.
1. Tom Cashman: When suddenly faced with source of supply. 4. Melanie Bell: Get rid of ants the safe way
the need to protect against overnight frost or rain 2. David G. Unrau: To get grass seed to germi- by sprinkling corn meal in and around their hill
and protection is desired—for instance, for my nate faster, put the seed in a freezer for 24 hours, and in areas they frequent such as between brick
tomato plants—I use clear polyethelyne bags then sow it. Freezing helps fracture the hull, pathways and patios. The ants eat the cornmeal
that come from the dry cleaners with my shirts. allowing the seeds to germinate earlier. and die, then the birds eat the ants, leaving no
These already have a good-sized hole at the top 3.Vera L. DeRosa: For beautiful sword ferns, cut mess. This nontoxic alternative to poison is per-
that ﬁt nicely over a stake, plus provides some old fronds to the ground in March, just as new fectly safe around children and animals.
venting against temperature buildup. With care fronds are swelling and before they unfold, so as
Edgewood Flower Farm Special Coupon Edgewood Flower Farm Special Coupon
Buy 3 Christmas Tree Ornaments 15% OFF regularly priced
and get the 4th one FREE plants and merchandise!
Offer valid the month of January 2007 only
(of equal or lesser value)
One coupon per customer, please. Not to be combined with any other discounts.
One coupon per customer, please. Offer valid the month of December 2006
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F A L L / W I N T E R T O -DO L I S T
September November December January
• Sit back and enjoy the fruits of • Finish planting Spring-ﬂowering • SAVE THE DATE! POINSETTIA • Entire month of January—HUGE
your summer labor! bulbs. KICK-OFF Sat. & Sun. Dec. 2nd & WINTER CLEARANCE SALE! Come
• Dead-head annual and perennial • Rake and bag Fall leaves, or add 3rd, both days 15% off all our Farm in often to see our new merchan-
spent ﬂowers. to your compost pile. fresh poinsettias , door prizes, treats, dise arriving. Great time to give
• Cover tomatoes and peppers to • Prune damaged and broken photo ops! See page 4 for details. your home a facelift! Check our gift
enhance heat and extend ripening. branches off trees and shrubs. • Sat., Dec. 2nd 10:30 to 12:00 shop for home décor ideas and our
• Pull out spent annuals and replace • Finish garden clean-up and weed- – Holiday Decorating Seminar (See garden center for exciting indoor
with Fall color and texture –pan- ing—leave some seeds on ﬂowers invite on page 4) plants to give your rooms a breath
sies, cabbage and kale, mums, Fall- for the birds! • Check out our wonderful selection of fresh air!
blooming perennials and grasses, • Mulch roses. Black Forest® Organ- of small trees, shrubs, year-round • Prune ornamental trees and ap-
heucheras, etc. ic Compost is our favorite! DO NOT perennials and grasses to refresh ply second application of dormant
• Reduce watering to trees & shrubs. prune till early Spring. DO remove your permanent plantings. spray to your fruit and ornamental
• Mid Sept. thru Oct. is THE BEST spotted leaves and dead wood. • Continue protecting your roses. trees.
TIME TO PLANT TREES, SHRUBS AND • Mulch all garden areas 2 to Do not prune until late Feb. or early • Reapply Cloud Cover® to cold-
PERENNIALS! 3 inches deep after weeding to March. sensitive plants.
• Huge Tree, Shrub and Peren- amend the soil and to reduce winter • If temperatures go below mid-20s, • Amend your beds with rich, or-
nial Sale, Sept. 16th–Sept. 30th weeds. Black Forest® Organic Com- protect your semi-hardy plants ganic soil enhancer. Looks beautiful
– 40% off! See page 1 for details. post and Bumper Crop® make your with frost cloth, or move the con- AND keeps the weeds down!
tainer plants under eaves or in an • Our new crop of seeds is in! Ed
October garden look fresh and clean.
• Fri. Nov. 10th, 9AM–8PM and Sat. unheated garage or shed until the Hume®, Renee’s Garden®, Ter-
• Continue to plant and transplant Nov.11th,9AM–6PM,Annual Christ- weather warms. Be sure to check ritorial®, Botanical Interest®, and
trees, shrubs and perennials—THE mas Gift and Décor Open House. occasionally for water. Spray cold- New Dimension Asian Seeds®.
BEST TIME TO PLANT! Both days, 15% off EVERYTHING, sensitive plants in your garden Plan your flower and vegetable
• Plant your Spring-flowering door prizes, special music, treats! with Cloud Cover®—also terriﬁc gardens now!
bulbs now. Check out our great See page 2 for details. to preserve your fresh-cut greens
selection. • Thurs. Nov. 23rd,Thanksgiving and wreaths.
• Sat. Oct. 7th – Autumn Days Cel- Day! We are so thankful for family, • Apply ﬁrst of 3 applications of
ebration – 15% off EVERYTHING friends, customers, and the privi- dormant spray to your fruit and
FARM-WIDE! Hot dogs, chips, hot lege to live in this great nation of ornamental trees. Bonide® oil,
apple cider, door prizes, special mu- freedom and bounty. We pray for lime and sulfur spray, or Bonide
sic, pumpkins and more! All manner our President, leaders and service- liquid copper fungicide and Lily
of plants and fall decorations for men and women as they work and Miller® Spray Aid are available in
garden and home. sacriﬁce for us. the garden center.
• Renew your lawn with Edgewood • Wishing you and your family a
Flower Farm’s own grass seed! Listen . . .
• Remember to clip your land- • Dec. 26th—HUGE WINTER With faint dry sound,
scape’s greens, stems, ﬂowers and CLEARANCE SALE BEGINS! like steps of passing ghosts,
berries and bring inside for a fresh the leaves, frost crisp’d,
break from the trees and fall.
• Every Saturday in October, bring in
your child(ren) up to age 12 to carve — Adelaide Crapsey
and plant a little pumpkin with a
pansy for your fall décor! 10:00AM–
4:00PM. Complimentary—but one
per child, please!
May Your Autumn Harvest Be Fruitful!
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Sept. 16th-30th – Huge Tree, Shrub and Perennial Sale
—40% OFF most stock (limited to stock on hand)
Sat. Oct. 7th – Autumn Days Celebration
Pumpkins, Gourds, Mums, Food, Fun, Prizes,
Autumn Décor – 15% off EVERYTHING!
Fri. and Sat. Nov. 10th and 11th –
Annual Christmas Gift and Décor Open House
Sat. and Sun., December 2nd and 3rd
Edgewood Flower Farm Poinsettia Kick-Off!
(See details for all events inside)
Design and Décor Classes Landscape Design Consultation Referrals
Would your garden club or women’s group like a class cus- Book a consultation or a design session with one of these two
tom-tailored to your interests? Call Donna at 253-927-0817 great landscape designers and receive 15% off on all landscape
to arrange! and container garden plants and pots from Edgewood Flower
Farm for a full year!
EFF Community Giving Tree Susan Stroh Lore Peachey
Each year the gifts, food and money donated help ﬁll the needs Killarny Cove Landscape Design Landscape Design
of our community’s children and their families. Local school 253-874-4840 253-209-1824
counselors, churches and food banks select from the array of
bounty you so generously contribute—THANK YOU!
Place your wrapped gift (with a note ﬁrmly attached indicat-
ing gift description and age, size, and gender appropriateness) Super Gift Idea
under the Giving Tree here at The Farm. Can’t think of the perfect gift for a favorite
gardener? Our Edgewood Flower Farm Gift
We make a living by Certiﬁcate will be sure to please!
what we get. We make
a life by what we give.
— Sir Winston Churchill
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