Springtime Greetings from Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens

Posted in Community News, Gardens

April 1, 2015

Luckily, after some rain showers forecasted mid-week, Mother Nature is planning some sunshine for this weekend. So, put away that umbrella and instead, bring sunglasses and your favorite garden hat and join us for our opening weekend at our nursery and farm. Stroll about in the gardens, view some gorgeous tulips and hellebores, bring along a picnic lunch to share with family and friends, and play a game of bocce ball.

THIS WEEKEND:
We are hosting our annual SPRING OPEN HOUSE and GARDEN STROLL 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday April 4 and 5.

We’ll have NURSERY & GIFT SHOP SPECIALS along with our wacky SCAVENGER HUNT for the older “kids” to find EGG-STRA SAVINGS in our garden-themed gift shop, and yummy REFRESHMENTS to snack on in our retail greenhouse.

Bring along wee-ones and older ones to our second annual OLD-FASHIONED* EASTER EGG HUNT, 11 a.m t0 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday in our main display gardens. Parents will be asked to join in on the fun, too. *Stop by anytime during the event to hunt for eggs and catch sight of some of our garden creatures . . . win a trip to the Bug Jar and sit and draw a Spring Garden Scene to hang in our gift shop!

Saturday Afternoon: Bring a picnic lunch and your team of family and friends, and we’ll teach you how to play Bocce Ball on our crushed rock tournament court. This is an easy game to learn that the Egyptians passed to the Greeks who taught the Romans centuries ago.
Sunday Afternoon: Keep on your Easter best, bring along your camera, and we’ll be happy to take a family photo with our blooming tulips as a lovely background. Well behaved pets on leashes are also welcome to join in.

Lee is giving tours of his propagation greenhouse and in our display gardens to see what is starting to bud and bloom ~ bring along your camera, we have beautiful tulips of all shades scattered about the main garden.
And, he’ll be happy to share pointers on how to start your own spring garden cleanup – what to deadhead now and what to ignore a bit longer since we’re still having some cold nights.
As you’ll see, our own gardens are always a work in progress, transitioning and transforming with new transplants and additions.

Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens is located at 2319 Zylstra Road (at Ft Nugent Rd), Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-679-5044  www.hummingbirdfarmnursery.com

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