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Longfellow’s Annual Spring Open House  & 40th Anniversary ~ Saturday, April 29th through Sunday, April 30th.

Celebrate 40 Years of growing with Longfellow’s! Enjoy a weekend full of workshops, informative booths, raffles, specials, refreshments and more! Enter for your chance to win a $400 Longfellow Gift Card!

“Growing Highbush Blueberries” with David Handley ~ Saturday, April 29th at 10 am.

Blueberries are a great addition to most backyard gardens and landscapes. This workshop will review the proper techniques to create a successful blueberry planting in your yard. We’ll discuss site preparation, varieties, planting tips, pruning and pest management for this delightful crop. Registration not required.

 “Growing Strawberries” with David Handley ~ Saturday, April 29th at 12 pm. 

Join us for an in-depth look at how to grow strawberries as part of your garden, from selecting varieties through planting, renovating beds and dealing with pest problems. Registration not required.

“Plant a Pansy Basket” with Kerri Day ~ Saturday, April 29th at 2 pm.

Pansies are one of the first flowers of the spring and bring us much needed color after a very long and cold winter. Create a cheerful basket using colorful flowers and accent plants. Cost is $25. Please call 622-5965 to register.

“Container Gardening” with Alice Elliott ~ Sunday, April 30th at 11 am.

Up-size your gardening with containers! You too can have a great garden even if you lack a suitable space for a garden. Container gardening is growing in popularity and for a good reason. Discover why as Master Gardener Volunteer, Alice Elliott, shares tips for successfully growing vegetables, flowers and even shrubs and trees in containers.   Registration not required.

“Wicked Sharp Knives” ~ Sunday, April 30th ~ 12 pm to 3 pm.

Sharpen up for spring! Have your knives and tools sharpened at a very reasonable price. This service can sharpen kitchen knives, pocket and hunting knives, scissors and cutting tools. Registration not required. Please limit to 4 items.

“Backyard Birds and Plants to Attract Them” with Alice Elliott ~ Sunday, April 30th at 1 pm.

Backyard bird feeding can be a joy during cold winters. By choosing bird-friendly shrubs and plants, the right type of food and feeder, you can create a bird paradise in your own yard. 

“How to Grow Tasty, Beautiful Tomatoes” with Mark Hutton ~ Saturday, May 6th at 11 am.

Mark Hutton, Cooperative Extension, Vegetable and Fruit Specialist, will discuss how to produce tasty, beautiful tomatoes in your home garden. He will review starting seeds, growing and planting transplants, ground preparation, the use of mulching and proper pruning. He will also discuss ways to prevent common diseases and pests related to tomatoes. Registration not required.

Gardens of Southern Ireland ~ July 8th – July 15th, 2017.

Join Alice Longfellow and Anna Brown as they travel to Ireland to explore the southern countryside of this “Emerald Isle”. A wide selection of beautiful and historic gardens await in this exciting summer adventure!

For more information please stop by our retail store and pick up a brochure, or contact Anna Brown at 622-5965 ext. 207 or email