Announcing April Planting Workshops and Educational Gardening Seminars!

NEW Events_April 2017

Jump Start Spring with our new Gardening Workshops!

Microgreens and Sprouts

Microgreens and Sprouts

Northern Edibles…

Sat, March 22nd • 1pm

Explore the world of indoor edibles with us…

plant some Micro Greens and/or start some sprouts to grow indoors at home!

Cost if sprouting kits are used only.

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Wreaths!

Spring Wreaths!

Everlasting Spring Wreath-Making Workshop

Sat, March 29th • 6pm

Girls Night Out… Bring a Friend! Use natural materials to make your own wreath.

Red Twig Dogwood, Pussy Willow, Birch, Crabapple, Rose hips, and more!

Cost $24.99

 

 

 

 

Indoor Dish Gardens made Easy!

Let udishs help you create a beautiful indoor dish garden

to take home and brighten the blah’s away!

All materials provided. Cost is $19.99.

Saturday, April 5th 1 pm

 

 

 

 

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Sat, April 19th • 1pm

Just in time for Easter!

Perfect gift for your family or a friend!

Cost is for supplies only.

 

 

 

terrar Terrarium Workshop

Sat, April 26nd • 1pm

Hands on instruction on how to create a terrarium!

Many new glass containers to choose from.

Cost is for supplies only

Announcing the addition of J.T. ‘s Fruit Ranch at Westwood Gardens!

Announcing the addition of J.T. 's Fruit Ranch at Westwood Gardens!

We have a HUGE selection of Fruit Trees and edibles including 4 n1 Fruit Trees, Hazelnuts, Paw Paw Trees, Berries, Organic Vegetables and MORE… Let us help you “Grow Your Own” Healthy vegetables and Fruit.

Edible Gardening Eye Candy!

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It’s VEGGIE Time!

Now is the time when you can find just about every kind of Vegetable start imaginable at Westwood Gardens! Lots of Heirloom varieties and (2) racks of certified Organic Vegetables! Happy Gardening!

Cherokee Purple Tomato

Exciting new plants coming this week to Westwood Gardens!

We are so excited about all of the COOL, NEW plants on order and coming in this week, that we had to give you a sneak peek! Stop in and check out our HUGE selection of Every kind of plant you could want!  Westwood Gardens is the Candy  Store for Gardeners!

Happy Spring!

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Spring has Sprung at Westwood Gardens! We are fully stocked with all of your favorites and more! Come and see what is new this year…I will give you a hint, with out spoiling your fun, we have expanded and you won’t be disappointed!

Hope to see you soon!

Growing Vegetables Indoors…Can we get to a Harvest?

It is a fresh new year full of possibilities, so why am I doubting myself? I have never been very successful growing indoors, and now I have a plan to actually get my newly planted seeds to do their thing and actually live and produce something edible before my very eyes on our kitchen table. This may be wishful thinking, or it just seems wishful because I have never done it yet.

I pulled the Earthboxes out of storage yesterday. Unburied 3 bags of Organic potting Soil from the snow and brought them inside to thaw out. Today was the big day to plant! After soaking the seeds overnight, I seeded directly into the soil in the boxes. I saved some of the seeds in case these flop and I need to start them in mini greenhouse trays and then transplant them when they are bigger. I know some plants do not like to be transplanted so I figured I would try direct sowing first.

I planted quick-growing “Bloomsdale” Spinach(39 days), “Red Russian” Kale(60 days), “Bulls Blood” beets(60 days), and “Oregon Sugar Pod II” peas(62 days). The way I figure it we should be able to eat some spinach by Valentine’s Day and then be harvesting the rest by March 1st. I intend to juice any beet greens or Kale starts that I end up thinning out. I am sure I planted too thick to be sure I had enough seedings pop up to choose from.  Cross your fingers for me and I will keep you posted on this challenge weekly.

New Rain Barrels!

Stylish, New Rain Barrels now in stock!

With over 50 lakes in our neck of the woods, most people in North Idaho are not troubled by a lack of water! 

For some though, who get their water from an underground spring or shallow well, extra water for irrigating plants may be a challenge. Years ago before we drilled a well on our property, I remember conserving water by taking 5 min. showers and plugging up the drain so that I could bucket the water I had collected out to water my flower beds! ( Some people will do just about anything for their Gardens) In the middle of a heat wave we were always cautious to conserve water so that our spring would not dry up. I remember making many trips from the tub to the Garden!

When I saw these stylish Rainbarrels, I knew there must be some gardener out there, in my past situation, who could use one of these!

“Frost Proof” Flowers?

Pansies...The tuff guys in the Garden Center!

 People use the term “Pansy” when describing someone wimpy and weak…This strikes me funny because Pansies are the most durable flowers I have ever seen! Yesterday morning I came in after a night time low of 26 degrees and found them frozen solid! After they thawed in the sun as the day warmed, they looked as good as ever! Pansies are not at all wimpy!  They are the strongest little workhorses I have ever seen…They take a beating and keep on smiling with their cute little FACES!  If you want color NOW, in early Spring when it is still freezing at night, Pansies are your best bet!

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