What's Up at Amazing Flower Farm

Wreaths, Job Opening, Bubble-wrapping our Greenhouses & a special book sale

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We're trying out a new newsletter provider. Please let Ara Lynn know what you think.  This issue tells how you can get Chris's Holiday Wreaths, describes our new Job Opening and our exciting new Greenhouse Upgrades.  Please forward to anyone you think might be interested. Scroll on!

Holiday Wreaths November 26 at Craft Madness Holiday Fair (or order directly from Chris)

We will have a booth at Monadnock Crafter's Guild Holiday Fair on Saturday, November 26 from 10am - 3pm.  Chris will be selling her fabulous locally harvested, hand-made wreaths for $30 each.  We will also have some adorable, easy little cyclamen houseplants there for $5 and caocephalus (yup, another really cool, unique and drought-tolerant houseplant which you can paint, glitter, or adorn with teensy ornaments) for $6.

.  The fair is at

Peterborough Community Center

(across from the bowling alley)

25 Elm Street ~ Peterborough, NH

Chris will be making a limited number of wreaths for folks who can't make it to the fair.  Call her at (603) 554-7006 or email at jaysmomnh@yahoo.com to order yours.

We Need Help!

We have finally realized that we are simply so busy doing the physical work of growing plants that we cannot adequately maintain the various social media that our customers might like us to use.  We are looking for a tech/social media-savvy person who also enjoys plants to help us about one day a week to keep up our online presence.  If interested, please send an email with your information to lynn.ara@gmail.com

Oh No! Where's the Greenhouse?

Remember the little greenhouse (G2) on the right?  We need more space, so we are replacing it with a new G2.  Sure hope we get it done before winter hits!  New G2 will be as wide as our tomato high tunnel (yes, the green inside is still tomato plants)  in the photo above.

While we're at it, we're bubble-wrapping our greenhouses

We can't do all of them at once, so we're starting with the heated greenhouses.  The new covering is called Solawrap, and it is a very heavy duty bubble wrap developed in Germany.  The outside layer is 12 mil, the inner layer is 3 mil.  It has exceptional light quality, with 83% both light diffusion and light transmission, and the plants really respond well.  The high light diffusion reduces shadows so plants can photosynthesize more evenly, and also paradoxically feels cooler to people working inside on sunny days. 

Solawrap is very resistant to high winds and adverse weather like hail, and it should last a very long time (20-year-old installations in Europe seem like new).  It has an R-value of 1.72, which is decent for a greenhouse and certainly much better than our old coverings.  For us, it is a "once and done" project.  We no longer have to be disposing of humongous sheets of old, worn-out greenhouse plastic every 5 years.

We're marrying the Solawrap with an automated side-roll up ventilation system, which will also improve the environment for the plants while reducing our electric footprint (fewer noisy fans).  If we had the setup, we could run our roll ups on solar.  Combined with our existing use of wood pellet stoves and our watering and pest management methods, we truly are practicing sustainability.

The significant drawback to Solawrap is its cost.  So we're not just re-covering our greenhouses, we are investing in them.  You can help--just keep bringing us more new customers!

Dr. Alan Armitage Book Sale

Alan Armitage,  Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, UGA  is a nationally-known garden writer.  Just in case you had a Holiday wish-list or gift list, here is a first-time ever sale on his books and a gardening app.  We don't get any percentage, just passing on the info.  Enjoy!

Amazing Flower Farm

202 Poor Farm Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071

(603) 878-3552 winter phone