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Welcome to the Sunflowers Acres Blog! This is the best place to get updated information on what is happening on the farm as well as what is in season and on sale! We will also be providing seasonal tips and gardening advice as well as answering any questions you have. Please contact us with your questions and feedback. We love to hear from you!

From The Experts – April

From The Experts – April

Starting your garden from seed is one of the most gratifying and cost-effective horticultural processes. Going from seed packet to harvesting the vegetable or flower is something that you can brag about the whole year

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April Spotlight

April Spotlight

The countdown is over! Spring is here, and the days are getting longer. The world outside our windows is bursting with open buds and new life every day. The month of April is when you stop and smell the flowers – things are coming into bloom and leafing out so fast, if you don’t stop and look around you’ll miss it!

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December Spotlight

December Spotlight

Fall has come and gone. Wintery shades of dark-green conifers and deep-brown twigs are everywhere. Winter doesn’t have to be just green and brown, though; you can add many other wonderful colors to your garden this time of year.

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From The Experts – December

From The Experts – December

Although the weather outside has turned chilly and the ground may be frosty in the mornings, winter is the best time of year to prune most deciduous trees and shrubs* in your garden. Between now the end of February, most trees and shrubs have gone dormant, making it the perfect time to prune and shape safely – and often most easily.

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November Spotlight

November Spotlight

Fall has arrived. We’ve been blessed with another dry season in which the leaves fall on the ground, crisp up, and call for even the biggest kids-at-heart to rake them into a pile and jump on in. In the Willamette Valley, we are fortunate to be able to grow a wide variety of trees – from Acers to Zelkovas – that bring beauty and life all year, but really turn up when the temperatures cool down. In this month’s spotlight, you’ll find five of our favorite trees to add striking color to the street or garden.

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From the Experts – November

From the Experts – November

When we’re out in our garden all spring and summer, it’s easy to remember to keep the bird and squirrel feeders stocked for our wildlife friends. When winter rolls around, however, we tend to tuck the garden in and forget about it until spring, including filling the feeders.

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From The Experts – June

From The Experts – June

The month of June can be a transition time in the garden. The cold crops planted in early spring are finishing up while we are just beginning to approach warmer temps that call for planting all the warm crops such as peppers, squash, cucumber and pumpkins. This month in From the Experts, we offer some great tips for keeping the veggie garden from looking spent and tired and to providing fresh crops all summer long.

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June Spotlight

June Spotlight

With June’s arrival, it is time to enjoy all things summer in the garden, from berries ripening to flowers bursting with color all month long. June is a great month to enjoy the garden and still get a few more things done before the temperatures really start to rise.

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From The Experts – May

From The Experts – May

With their beauty and stature, tomatoes can easily be deemed the centerpiece of your vegetable garden. As with any centerpiece, you want it to shine. With a little planning and execution, you can grow abundant crops of tomatoes and enjoy a fruitful harvest. The various uses for tomatoes and items you can preserve with your garden tomatoes are endless.

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May Spotlight

May Spotlight

May oh May! What a wonderful month to get out and enjoy the garden and life around you.
Birds are singing wonderful songs, the cats and dogs are basking in the sunshine, and everywhere you look beauty abounds. Sweet scents fill the air with all of the wonderful plants in bloom. May is a great month to find the biggest and best selection at your local garden center. It’s also the perfect month to plant, because you still have a couple months for your new plantings to get established before the weather gets much warmer.

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PO Box 5843
Salem, OR 97304
Phone: 503-967-5902

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