Monday, January 23, 2012

Ardith's Jottings

Garrett's Flower Shop's  new owners are celebrating their  expanded and remodeled premises.  They will not only be offering great floral designs for all occasions but works by local potters, locally made soy candles, Debbie Roos' greeting cards and lots of other items to tickle your fancy.  Refreshments, door prizes, discounts will be offered.  It is rumored each lady attending will receive a free rose!

Jim and Robert, the new owners, also operate Carol's Good Earth Farm.  They have a great array of interesting and unusual blooms during the season.  The vase life of their flowers is far beyond expected. Lilies would frequently last 2-3 weeks.   I met them when I purchased their flowers at the Chatham Mill Farmer's Market in Pittsboro,NC.  Jim has a good eye for color and design.  He will help you select what is right for the occasion and the exact spot you want to place your flowers.  Robert is usually in the fields working with the flowers.  Together they will meet your floral needs.  
( I admit I am biased.  They spoiled me with their flowers at Chatham Mill Farmer's Market. )

If you want to do something different, see something new, attend the OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, January 28, 2012.

Winterfest, Blowing Rock, NC

Looking for an out of town getaway?  Blowing Rock is holding its annual Winterfest.  Something for everyone is available--Chili Challenge,Great Shopping, Wine Auction and Tasting, Ice Carving Competition, Winter Paws dog show, etc.  Check the website.  As gardeners we value each season for what it gives us, Celebrate Winter at the Blowing Rock, NC Winterfest!


The Carolina Chocolate Festival is being held February 4-5, 2012 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.   Chocolate specialists from NC and outside the state will be there to seduce our tastebuds, to lure us into temptation.  Chocolate in all its shapes and forms will be available.  Cakes, tortes, ice cream and chocolate bars will be there for our delectation. A Chocolate Challenge open to profession and amateur bakers.

This event benefits Cateret County non-profit groups.  So come out, experience the anti-oxidants benefits of this tasty tree and have fun while benefitting some deserving charities.  Remember medical science now approves of the daily intake of chocolate.

We garden clubbers are a creative group.  Our creativity is not just limited to our gardens or flower arranging.  Many of us are also interested in the Needle Arts So I thought I would tell you that a Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza is being held  this weekend, January 27th and 28th in Statesville, NC at the Statesville Civic Center.  So if you are looking for fabric, new ideas, a new art form or just something to get you looking at those incomplete projects scattered about your home with new eyes, check out this event.

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