Wednesday, June 24, 2015: What’s happening today at Magicland Farms

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Thinning peaches yesterday and took a panoramic photo of the orchard.

Yesterday evening I sat out on my outdoor Lazy-Boy lawn chair in our yard.  What was interesting is that while I saw several toads, I DID NOT SEE A SINGLE MOSQUITO!  We don’t spray insecticides at our home or have any type of bug repeller!  That is odd, me thinks! Also, we have received plenty of rain this June so the lack of squitters is even more puzzling.  I do notice this year we hear bullfrogs all night long.  I think this is unusual.  The frogs get so loud and noisy that my oldest daughter complains about the noise!

Today looks to be sunny and beautiful!  The rain we had on Monday is gone–the ground is drier than just before the rain right now!  Not that we need rain because the soil seems to have enough for awhile.  We are about done thinning peaches–in February we really wondered if we would have a crop at all and we wound up having to thin them–who’d guess?  We all must keep in mind that the size of a crop is really unknown until after the harvest!  For instance, while we knew our strawberry crop would be significantly smaller than last year, we wound up not even having enough strawberries for our own needs!  This surprised even the most pessimistic in our family!

 

What we are having Today:

Freshly pulled sweet and mild red radishes

Garlic scapes, which can be chopped up and used in any dish where you want a mild garlic flavor.

Freshly dug RedGold potatoes (red skin with yellow flesh) and Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh)

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Red Norland potatoes

RedGold potatoes

RedGold potatoes

Freshly pulled baby Newaygo Newaygo sweet onions

Fruit trees and shrubs, perennial and annual flowers and ornamental plants, and veggie plants.

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Also, we have dried gourds for crafting and making birdhouses. Browse through our pile near the side of the greenhouse!

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Sunset today is 9:29PM    Sunrise tomorrow is 6:03AM

Notice as we near the summer solstice there is little change in sunset and sunrise times from day to day.

SALES GOING ON NOW:

Beautiful and fragrant Angel Trumpets are on sale. Pick up three pots for only $20!
Purchase two or more fruit trees and get a blueberry bush or raspberry plant (your choice) FREE!
Rhubarb plants are half price! That is only $6 a plant.
See $10 OFF coupon at bottom of post!

We have the following fruit and vegetable plants and trees for sale today:

Apple trees: Honeycrisp, Jonafree (Jonathan type), Jonagold, Liberty, Gala, LindaMac, etc. Starting at $25 a potted tree

Peach trees: Early Red Haven, $25 a potted tree

Tree protectors and deer repellent soap for your fruit trees also available.

Blueberries: Bluecrop, Jersey, Elliot, and Aurora Starting at $8 a potted plant

Red Raspberries: Latham (June-bearing) and Heritage (Fall-bearing) Starting at $8 a potted plant

Seedless Grapes: Red Reliance (The plants are large and vining well!)

Rhubarb: Victoria (at least 1.5′ tall) SALE! 1/2 OFF. Now only $6 a pot

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Everbearing strawberries: Frisan (pink flowers!)

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Red slicing, heirlooms and sweet cherry tomato plants

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Sweet bell pepper plants

Purple eggplant plants

Yellow and red sweet onion transplants

Potted Herbs: Thyme, Oregano, Parsley, Marjoram, Sage, Peppermint, Summer Savory, Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, etc.

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Winter Squash: Acorn and Butternut

Zucchini and yellow summer squash

Watermelon

Cucumbers

Pumpkins: Jack-O-Lantern and Giant Pumpkins

Savoy Cabbage

Pawpaw trees (AKA Michigan Banana)

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We also have lots of ornamental trees and shrubs and perennial and annual flower plants including

Bottle gourds: Grow your own gourds to craft with or make birdhouses!

Ostrich ferns: They are large and beautiful right now and would bring some instant texture and color to your landscaping.

Redbud trees

White pine trees

Lilac bushes

Beauty bushes

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Hydrangea 2 yr. old seedlings of Pinky Winky

Hollyhocks: O’Hara (a deep red, fully double Hollyhock), Chater’s Double Mix, and Queeny Mix

Malva: Gallon containers of both Zebrina and Mystic Merlin varieties

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Nasturtium: Available individually or in hanging baskets

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Foxglove: Excelsior

Coral Bells/Heuchera

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Sedum Groundcovers

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Sempervivum

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Vinca Minor

Houseplant Cactus (Christmas cactus and other thornless cacti)

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Morning Glory: Heavenly Blue and Shadow Dance (Deep Purple and Bright White) Available in 6″ pots with miniature wooden trellis.

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Angel Trumpets: Beautiful hybrids of large double blooms in purple, yellow, white and red. Extremely fragrant!

Balsam Impatiens (aka Touch Me Nots) Butterflies and hummingbirds love these flowers!

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Dianthus: Cheddars Pink, and Brilliant Red

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Echinacea or Purple Coneflower

Rose of Sharon shrubs (5 year old plants)

Alaska Shasta Daisies (reblooming white daisy-like flowers)

Chrysanthemums: Robinson Mix Single Flowers

Annual and Perennial Combo 6″ Pots with pink, red, lilac, and yellow flowers.

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Print, show, or mention this coupon when purchasing!

 

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