Friday, May 3, 2013

Growing flowers, selling flowers, music, Mothers Day

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We're going to open our studio on weekends in May. It feels like the old days...when we used to play shop at Saipua. The novelty of it is titillating. People bring us baked goods if we're lucky. We try to find the most ironic music to play in our sweet little storefront; usually gangstar rap if Deanna has anything to do with it, dearest Asheley has a penchant for R&B; divas in general.

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If I were at the musical helm this weekend in the shop it would no doubt be touture by Jon Secada. That's just where I am these days and I'm not shy about it. (Just Another Day?) But I'm working at the farm; so it's safe to visit Saipua this weekend if you choose; Saturday and Sunday noon-6pm.

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Up here in the Mohawk Valley things are starting to really bloom; although we're two weeks behind all of you down there in the city. Going back and forth between the city and the farm is like time traveling.

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Back in time at Worlds End our narcissus are just starting to peak. I'm waiting patiently for our double peach ones to open...the fritillaria melagris look stronger this year... hellebores starting to feel like real plants I can snip from a bit.

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For mothers day I'm going to bring these first flowers of the season down from Worlds End to make a limited series of mothers day arrangements inspired by all our blooming Narcissus. You can order one of these arrangements to be delivered in Manhattan or Brooklyn for $250 by calling our studio t:718.624.2929 (limited to 10) or you can stop in over the weekend to put together something special of your choosing.

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Lastly, I want to remind everyone that this Saturday not only is our second spring workday up a the farm, it is also World Naked Gardening Day. So, there you have it.

Happy Spring, Chickens!!!

P.S. Nicolette and I are going on our annual Little Flower School California Tour in a couple of weeks and we just posted a second class in OAKLAND, CA on May 21st.

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17 comments:

Erin said...

so good : )

Helen said...

I don't know what timezone they live in, but here with 10° C I am definitely not going gardening without my kit on. ;-))

Camille said...

Naked Gardening Day!!! Also my daughter's birthday. She is going to love this little factoid when she gets older--hell, she would probably love it now. I love that your music choices also surprise the bejeezus out of me....Jon Secada??

Tess said...

If you have time, we'd love to have you visit us at Blue Bottle Coffee in the rooftop sculpture garden of the SFMOMA- we'll feed you cake-tops! Let me know if you'd like to be put on the museum guest list!
-Tess

Rye said...

The Oakland workshop is within an hour of my home and on my birthday!
What I wouldn't give for 450 dollars....

D said...

The Wicker Man (1973). Naked gardening at its best.

jodi said...

Hey Sarah, I have a Q for you. I freaking LOVE my hellebores (like to the point of obsessively checking on them like a stalker) but whenever I snip any to bring inside they wilt within a day. Any tips? Thanks!

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melanie martin said...

any giveaways for mothers day? sorry couldn't resist asking i would love to enter if there is, love love your work.

Sarah Ryhanen said...

Jodi -- you have to leave them on the plant until the petals (which on a hellebore is the interior of the flower) fall off, leaving just the sepals (or what looks like the flower to us) see here for anatomy:http://www.hillkeep.ca/per%20helleborus.htm

jodi said...

Thanks for the info, Sarah. Now I'll really feel like a stalker -- checking out my hellebore's anatomy : )

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Thank You

AML said...

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