Loveland, Oh. - Because of the low sales during the rainy Harvest Celebration at Granny's Gardens on Sunday you can now order left-over biennial and perennial plants at sale prices. You can order on-line, Wednesday and Thursday and pick up your orders on Thursday afternoon between 3:30 and 6:30 PM.
Stop by the sale for other plants not listed on the order form. They will accept cash, checks and credit cards at the pick-up site.
A biennial is a plant that takes two years to complete it's life cycle. The first year, the seeds germinate and the plants stays close to the ground. Granny said, "They winter over outside then in the spring, around April, May, or June, depending on the variety and temperature, they send up stalks and leaves, then magnificent flowers." They are usually blooming just as spring bulbs are finishing and iris are beginning and many are fragrant. When their blooming season is over, the mother plant produces a large number of seeds which are dropped at her base, then she dies. The new seeds germinate and the process starts all over again.
Roberta Paolo (AKA Granny) said, "You won't want to miss the sucullents that everyone is talking about in the gardens - so many different shapes and super easy to grow." These are the plants for the person who does not like to water according to Palo. She says that if you put these plants in a sunny, dry spot they will thrive.
About Granny's Garden School
The Granny's Garden School program in Loveland, OH has set the standard for merging school gardens with the classroom. We collaborate with Loveland City Schools to offer hands-on learning opportunities that compliment the school's curriculum. We transformed the 24-acre shared campus of the Loveland Primary and Elementary Schools into more than 100 vegetable gardens, loads of flower gardens, a 3/4 mile nature trail and an apple orchard. We use these resources to provide standards aligned, plant-based environmental education to the nearly 1,700 first-fourth grade students that attend the two schools. The produce is enjoyed by the students as they work in the gardens, served in the cafeteria and shared with the community in various ways. Though based on school grounds, Granny's is not funded by the school district and provides all services free of charge to the district. We are a separate 501 (c)(3) non-profit organized funded by donations, grants and various fundraisers.