Last updated Arpil 1, 2017
Spring Into ClemsonSat April 1 / 1pm - 8pm
We will have Willows and more at Spring Into Clemson. This is an exciting event , highlighting downtown Clemson as a college town, and a place where area residents can experience fun, food, art and family activities while supporting a good cause.
Strawberries Have Already Begun!We don't have Strawberries But Friends Do- Generally speaking, because of the very warm January, February and March, strawberry growers started picking very early. Mid march was devastating to many growers due to temperatures in the teens. See below for more.
Willows & Woody Florals
Staffed some Saturdays - See schedule to the right.
Bundles, Cuttings & Starter Plants
Also available by appointment.
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We don't have strawberries but we have friends that do!
Generally speaking, because of the very warm January, February and March (it takes generally 35 days from flower to fruit) strawberry growers started picking very early. Mid march was devastating to many growers due to temperatures in the teens in the area. One night (3-13/14) was a windy freeze and one night 3-14/15, the coldest, was without wind. Many did frost protect with varying degrees of success. There was also severe hail in the area that made a broad swipe in the region. Here's what I have heard.
Hunter farms near Dacusville will start April 8, The Berry Patch near Anderson is already picking. Similarly Beechwood farms in Marietta (under new family management) is picking but there telephone numbers are not answering and I have been unable to get any contact information. Fred and Sara Lynn north of Greenville is picking. I believe Callahan's orchard near Piedmont is also picking.
Blackberries - estimated May 25
Blueberries - estimated June 15
Our forecast for blackberries is May 25 and blueberries is June 15. It is our understanding that Georgia blueberries were hit very hard by the freeze discussed above and thus late May early June supplies may be limited. Florida blueberries, especially below I-4 are okay but they generally stop picking about late May. Further we understand that coastal SC blueberries have been severely damaged. North Carolina has been very quiet and there situation is unknown at this time. As time goes on We will give you an update.
See our April 1 newsletter for the detailed crop report.
The Willow Harvest is ON! Willows make great Easter decorations and gifts. We have bundles, cuttings and potted starter plants available. We will be staffed some Saturdays (see schedule to the right) and are always available by appointment. Call Walker 864-350-9345.
Red and yellow stick dogwood will be in short supply this year, not sold out but close. We will have plenty of red curly and of course, the "darling" of them all, the woolly & silver willows will be in good supply too. In addition, we are rooting two varieties of weeping willow since we have had many requests... but give us time to get them going.
Recently a friend shared a blog we found very interesting http://deborahsilver.com/blog/cut-branches-for-winter-pots. It is worth the visit for winter decorative ideas.
Frozen Blue- and Blackberries
We still have eggs and jams for sale on the porch. We have added this year frozen blueberries and blackberries in a small freezer on the porch. If you like this we could expand the volume for the winter of 2017. The prices are on the bags in the freezer. Purchases are on the honor system if we are not there.