The schedule is a short one this week, due to the Thanksgiving holidays. I know the holidays are busy, but spending even a few minutes in your garden can give you a few minutes of peace in an otherwise hectic day. And with the beautiful weather we’ve had in the Southern Piedmont, that makes it all the more enjoyable. Today (Sunday) I spent a couple of hours in the Living Garden at Renfrow Farms, cutting some plants back, digging and dividing perennials, and simply enjoying myself. It was a gorgeous Fall day, I was by myself, and everything I did will make the garden more productive next spring.
Most perennial plants really respond to division, which is a type of plant propagation. Simply dig the entire root mass of the plant and using a shovel, spade, or even an axe to split the root mass, commonly called a “clump”, into pieces, or divisions. Usually splitting the mass into halves is sufficient, but for some plants you can get several divisions from a single clump. Just be sure to get roots, crown, and foliage in each division. Then replant each division wherever you gave a proper spot. Cut the foliage back hard to give the plants a chance to settle in.
Those of you that follow me on Facebook know I have a regular Gratitude practice. Seeing the Good in your Life helps you bring more Good into all you do. So I’m very Grateful for all of you who have learned from me how to enjoy your garden more, how to cultivate more profit from your farm or food business, or experience real abundance in your life through owning and operating your own business. My clients are a very diverse group, and I always learn something during every class or consultation.
I’m in Matthews, NC Monday and Tuesday working on the Farm. The rest of the week, I’ll be in Patrick County, VA. with family. If any of you would like to schedule a consultation, I’d love to do it. I’ve designed and installed all kinds of landscapes, from formal herb gardens to Permaculture homesteads. In an hour, I can solve problems, identify plants, show you some opportunities, and help you enjoy your garden even more! If you’re interested in a home landscape
consultation, contact me here.
I farmed and operated a plant nursery in NC for 15 years, and was an NC Cooperative Extension agent for 8 years. In that time, I learned a LOT about farm production and farm business
management. I can help you with organic certification, transition to organic practices, and marketing your farm and food products. To learn how to cultivate profit on your farm, contact me here.
In these times of great opportunity for small business owners, strategic planning is essential for success. I can help you write a business plan, construct enterprise and cash flow budgets, and do market research. Individual consultations and group trainings are options for getting the information you need to succeed! To take advantage of the opportunities that are available to small business owners, contact me here.
Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener! Hope to see you sometime this week. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Peace, Grace, & Love,