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It was nice to see everyone at The Philadelphia Flower Show last week, a grand way to start off the season. We will host our own segue into spring this weekend at Linden Hill with a Snowdrop Tea Party. We will have a celebration of snowdrops, featuring a special brewed tea and many varieties of galanthus to enjoy. You can also wander around the gardens to enjoy blooming snowdrops and other early risers- pulmonaria, hellebores and violas.

A few more upcoming events:

March 24th and 25th Hellebore Festival We will have an exciting selection of colors and varieties as well as blooming companion plants.

April 14th or 15th 10:30 am Trendy Terrariums Attend this fun informative workshop and create your own terrarium. Carole and I will be providing instruction and sharing our creative ideas. We will have many cloches, glass vessels and plants to choose from. The fee is $10 and includes the soil, pebbles and charcoal-plants and glass are extra. You can register by sending an email to info@lindenhillgardens.com

See us at Springle-a Pop Up Shop at the Chelsea Market in NYC from April 19-29!

If you missed Jerry Fritz’s appearance on March 1st on Martha Stewart, you can watch it here.

We look forward to your visit. We are open daily from 8-4.

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It’s time for our third annual Holiday Festival in the Barn at Linden Hill Gardens and we have a full house of talented vendors. Stop by this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am- 4 pm to shop for original handmade gifts by local artists, enjoy delicious food and socialize with friends.  

Vik’s Picks/Naturally Victoria All natural soap & homemade pickles

Chestnut Hill Farm Gourmet Foods Hot beverages and food, jams, jellies, gingerbread houses, cookie trays, gift baskets

Eye Candy Glass Art Gifts & jewelry

Breezy Meadows Farm Wool crafts made from their sheep: stockings, snowmen, santas, ornaments

Natalie Searl Photography Framed canvas and matted prints & notecards of Bucks County scenes

Easton Salsa Fresh and jarred salsa & hot sauce

Pipersville Frame and Art Art, prints, design and framing

Cottage Street Studio Pottery Jewelry and pottery

Linden Hill Gardens Seasonal plants, wreaths, birdhouses, tools and garden related gifts

Yafa’s Joy Sesame treats

Philading Organic cookies (regular and gluten-free), Scottish scones, vegan brownies, African veggie pies

Bhaktiveda Ayurvedic Products

Kelli Abdoney Photography

The Kitchen Potager Bucks Bounty Baskets, gifts, products by local artisans

Mainly Mushrooms Truffles, mushrooms, dry cured salami, smoked salmon

La Cire Candles Hand-poured soy candles

Winter Sun Farms CSA pick up on Dec. 3rd 9-11 am

Neil’s Sharpening Service

Church Hill Gardens All natural hand and body cream

Rocky Top Farm Handspun yarn, hand-knit items and kits

Emily’s Art Free-range eggs, jewelry, baked goods

Laurie’s Chocolates Original handcrafted confections including truffles, toffee, sea salt caramels, barks and hot cocoa mixes

The Primitive Posey Potpourri, florals, stovetop simmers

Woods Edge Wool Farm Alpaca/llama products, honey

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Fall is an ideal time for planting, and we are fully stocked with perennials and shrubs to add structure and beauty to your existing garden… or maybe you have been waiting through the summer heat and rain to plant a brand new garden. Either way, starting tomorrow, Friday, October 7th:

 All plants will be 50% off!

Also, This Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-4 pm stop in to the barn for our Fall Festival, featuring fine foods and talented artisans. We have many pumpkins and gourds for sale as well. It looks to be excellent weather both days, and, we hope to see you there!

We are open from 8 am to 4 pm daily, and Fridays until sundown for the Ottsville Farmers’ Market.

For weekly updates and news-visit us on Facebook

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Hellebore Festival

It may be cold outside, but, it’s SPRING at Linden Hill. The greenhouse is filled with blooms and bright colors!

Join us this Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th at Linden Hill Gardens, for our annual Hellebore Festival. We have many blooming hellebores, including selections from: the Gold Collection, Heronswood varieties, and the Winter Jewels series and more.We will have early blooming bulbs such as galanthus, scilla, narcissus, puschkinia and choice perennials. We are open from 8 am to 4 pm both days (and every day).

Also, new this season: we are carrying organic vegetable seeds from High Mowing Seeds

See you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today at Linden Hill, in the greenhouse, we have a little promise of and peek at spring: almost blooming galanthus nivalis!

Last fall, in preparation for the Philadelphia Flower Show, Luke, Jerry and I planted thousands of galanthus bulbs in several locations at the farm- many in the ground, and many more in aged terracotta pots.  We have been meticulously checking their progress and watering them (as snowdrops do not like to dry out). The galanthus are now in various stages of growth, from just poking out of the soil to blooming.

One of Jerry Fritz’s passions and favorite plants are Galanthus (Snowdrops). ‘Galanthus mania’ began when he first saw the wonderous and stunning masses of them at the Royal Horticultural Society in England. He has now started a dedicated club: The Galanthus Group of the Delaware Valley, to discuss and enjoy all things galanthus.

Galanthus (snowdrops) look spectacular when planted with eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite) and helleborus.

A few of the varieties growing at Linden Hill are:

Galanthus nivalis, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ & ‘Sam Arnott’ & ‘Viridapice’, Galanthus ikariae, Galanthus elwesii, Galanthus ‘White Dream’

If you are interested in joining The Galanthus Group of the Delaware Valley or in pre-ordering snowdrops, send an email to info@lindenhillgardens.com

More Upcoming Events at Linden Hill Gardens

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A Horticultural Chat Room- Saturday, February 5th at 10:00 am in the office at Linden Hill Gardens

  

GALANTHUS

If you are thinking/dreaming of spring like us, we invite you to a fun, informal and social event to talk about great new plants and projects at Linden Hill Gardens. We will have the 2011 schedule of  our weekend plant events and would love to see our fellow gardeners and friends. Refreshments will be provided, and if you arrive early, you can stop in at the Ottsville Indoor Farmers’ Market, a new and wonderful winter event at Linden Hill.

 
Other upcoming events:
March 6-13 We will be at the Philadelphia Flower Show
March 26 & 27 Our annual Hellebore Festival, featuring hellebores and companion plants

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The perfect holiday gift

A terrarium makes a unique holiday gift for plant lovers during the winter months. These small, living worlds are enjoyable and easy to care for. We have several ready-made terrariums available at Linden Hill Gardens, and, are also happy to create a custom one for you, or anyone on your holiday list. You can also add to these terrariums to personalize them, such as including a little figurine or keepsake. Click here for more photos.

Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Display

 

Announcing:  The Ottsville Indoor Farmers’ Market

Here at Linden Hill Gardens, we are getting ready to convert our Holiday display into an indoor Farmers’ Market space…

Join us this winter every Saturday from 9-noon, (Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26) in our heated greenhouse.

 

Holiday Display and Indoor Market Space

The Ottsville Indoor Farmers’ Market will feature great local farmers and artisans, winter-themed weekly activities including toasting marshmallows, sledding, ice-skating and food demonstrations.–Look forward to Saturday mornings full of delicious food, quality wares, and family fun!

If you would like to suggest ideas or make requests, please contact us at info@lindenhillgardens.com

Happy Holidays from all of us at Linden Hill Gardens!

 

 

 

 

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Happy Holidays from Linden Hill

The Ottsville Holiday Festival last weekend was great fun! All of the vendors brought gorgeous wares and gifts, and there was a huge array of delicious food and thank goodness- Hot drinks! Click here to view photos of the event and also to link to each participant’s website.
 
Stop by Linden Hill this weekend to pick up a jazzy mixed greens wreath or pine roping to decorate outside, and beautify your indoor space with festive plants such as amaryllis, topiary poinsettias, hellebores (Christmas rose), cyclamen, paperwhites, begonias and herbs (rosemary makes a pretty tabletop centerpiece).–These plants make superb gifts as well.  Other gift items available at Linden Hill for gardeners and nature-lovers include: handmade birdhouses, terrariums, Sneeboer hand-forged tools, Campo de Fiori pottery, gardening books and  gift certificates in any amount.
  
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all of us at Linden Hill Gardens!

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Iris 'Gerald Darby'

The first monochromatic planting at Linden Hill is complete: The Blue Garden is situated on the right side of the entry drive amongst five Dawn Redwoods, and features a walking path.  We planted every blue/purple- blooming perennial at the nursery, beginning with several varieties of Salvia, Nepeta and Veronica. Other plants include Aster, Camassia, Thalictrum, Campanula, Iris, Kalimeris and those with blue foliage such as Sorghastrum nutans and Rosa glauca. We invite you this spring to enjoy the many different hues and variations within the spectrum of “Blue”.

 The critters are hungry!….This week, We have been occupied cutting back perennials in the gardens..the mice and voles have been eating, nesting and tunneling more than ever this year. Their first choice was Iris ensata ‘Variegata’ in the front beds. (Thank goodness we had divided and potted up several in the summer!). We have been cutting the remaining iris down to the ground level, as well as most other perennials – hopefully, this will deter the critters. It is an important  time in the season to spray deer repellent, too -our top choices are Neptune’s Harvest Fish Fertilizer or Liquid Fence.

 

We encourage you to come over to Linden Hill and make a terrarium to enjoy over the winter, or to give as a holiday present to a friend or family member. We have all of the supplies- beautiful cloches and vessels, super plants and an ample and comfortable work space in our greenhouse. Read an article about our terrarium workshop last month in The Bucks County Herald on page 22. 

 

Three upcoming events of note:

 Keep in touch! info@lindenhillgardens.com

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