Preparing for Spring at Farrand Farms
Updated: Mar 2, 2018
Contrary to popular misconception, the lights are on and everybody is home at the greenhouse and garden center! Here at Farrand Farms, we are preparing for the spring planting season. Even the word “spring”, fills us with giddy anticipation! Many people talk about us “taking a break over the winter” but actually we are busy, busy! There is so much to do!
Sabine and Chris are taking cuttings of the massive geraniums we keep in a greenhouse attached to the main building. These cuttings will be our small and mid-sized geranium offerings. Some places provide seed grown but ours are called zonal geraniums, so named because of the colored banding on the bigger leaves. These are taken from cuttings producing much sturdier plants with bold shatter-resistant double flowers. Seed grown geraniums have smaller single flowers on a diminutive plant.