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Keith Farrand

Want to keep up on the latest things that are growing on at Farrand Farms? The man with the greenest thumb in Kansas City will help you with all his latest tips and share insight and info right here at Farrand's Notes. If you have some special questions or would like to suggest ideas for Keith to address just send him an email on the link under his picture.


Season's Greetings

Keith @ Monday, November 22, 2010

It is the prettiest time of the year right now at Farrand Farms. The color is awesome! No where else can you walk right in and see over 13,000 poinsettias in full glorious bloom. And you know what else? We grow them all right here.

The quality and color is spectacular this season. Our great October weather, with lots of warmth and sunshine, is rewarding us now with best poinsettia crop that we've raised in years. The poinsettias are available in many of your favorite colors and a variety of sizes. You better hurry though. Dulce and Ice Punch (see our What's New section) are going fast!

We have also grown a large number of 'Table Top' poinsettias. These large single bloom poinsettias are the perfect compliment to any table setting. They add just the right touch of color and are short enough to make dinner conversation easy. They are available in red, white or pink. For anyone on our e-mail list they are only $2.99 each (be sure to bring your coupon). Check out our 'What's New' tab to see a good look at our 'Table Tops'. That's a real bargain!

Fresh Christmas trees have arrived and are awaiting your review. Fresh wreaths, boughs and garland are here too. Because of all the rain up north this growing season, the fresh greens look better then they have in many seasons. You'll be pleased with what you see.

Please feel free to bring your camera. We've even set up a nice place for you to take a family picture. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, many families bring everyone by Farrand Farms to get that perfect picture to include in their Holiday cards. There is no cost to you and the background couldn't be more festive.

What about dormant grass seeding?
Right now is the perfect week to dormant seed the lawn. It can be done right up until Christmas, but the sooner you do it, the better. Don't forget the Hummert's 'Winterizer' either. This is the perfect time to get it done.

Come on over to Farrand Farms and get inspired!



The Holidays are near and water is dear!

Keith @ Monday, November 8, 2010

I don't ever recall a dryer Autumn season. It is essential for plants to have ample moisture going into Winter. Water NOW and continue to do so until early December. Plants will need an equivalent of 1" of water per week.
Without good moisture prior to dormancy, plants will suffer. Small shrubs, all perennials and even strawberries need your help to survive. High winds, unusually bright sunny days with average temperatures ranging up to 15 degrees above normal and no rain is doing your plants no favors. Water, water and water some more.

What's going on at Farrand Farms?

Sale to remain in effect.
All perennials and pottery are 50% off until Thanksgiving.

Poinsettias are the best yet!
The poinsettias are looking awesome. The bright sunny weather is helping them look better than ever. We think the 2010 crop is one of the best we have ever grown!
We always grow our own and we also have several new varieties and colors. 'Dulce' is a lovely pink that grows much like old fashioned varieties. 'Ice Punch' offers a nice touch with it's two tone color (red - pinkish white) and 'Tapestry' remains a favorite with its' variegated leaves. Check out our "What's New" tab to see them.

Picture Time!
We'll have a place set up for you to take family pictures for the Holidays by Nov. 22. Sitting among 13,000 poinsettias of all shapes and sizes makes an awesome statement. The background color is fantastic and family and friends will love your photos.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Sure we'll have our 'Tabletop' poinsettias available to compliment your feast. Choose from red, white or pink. They add just the right touch of color without dominating the table.

During Thanksgiving week, the Christmas greens, trees and wreaths will all be ready for your review. Bring the family and a fun holiday spirit!

One more thing . . .
While you are watering your perennials, take a moment to think about the value of buying LOCAL. Not only will you be keeping your dollars in the local community, but you will also be helping the farmers too. Let's join together this holiday season.