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Crop 210 Pictures taken in February at the Flowering Shrub Farm in Voorheesville, NY 12186. We propagate and grow for retail sale many hard to obtain roses, lilacs, blueberry bushes, and report how we are doing to potential customers via monthly newsletters (larger plants are usually available for pickup during the plant sale). Click on the picture and it may open a larger version with more detail. 10:00

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In January, February and March we are propagating plants from divisions and root cuttings. A link to the newsletter I am working on this month is at newsletter above. The pictures below with comments I am rewriting this month are probably from previous years unless they have been recently over-written.

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Lots of snow that we shovel paths through so I can take pictures around the nursery. You can look at the coldframe at other times of the year by going back to my home page and scrolling down through those pictures.

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Here we are totaling sales for the year so we can pay our sales tax and preparing our expenditures for the year to present to our accountant.

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We open the cold boxes to check poison baits. Because we dont sell plants until they bloom, mice can quickly remove the flowering wood for next may and june impacting our sales. In July, August and September we stick cuttings inside this potting shed with the red door, then pass them through opened windows to place on the misting bench just outside.

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This Cabbage Rose; Rosa centifolia was planted in 2015 as an own root in a one gallon pot. We will see how long it takes to grow into a full sized shrub.

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Access to lower field is limited during those months when ice and snow make conditions hazardous.

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The apartments in this two family house are rented out but the front porch is a communal space where tenants or customers can sit and drink their coffee (my phone numbers are posted here for you to call if I'm out in the field somewhere or with another customer). Rose seed derived from specific varieties (painted on the side of the pot with a paint pen) is planted in one gallon pots and placed outdoors where they might germinate sometime next spring (they need at least 8 weeks of winter cold).

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In the past, lots of snow.

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People track what I am doing, how plants are growing and what's new by checking the pictures in my free picture-newsletter. I add new pictures of many of the crops of plants we are growing, closeups of flowers, fruit, fall foliage on plants for sale, and pictures of our Nursery Operation, to the current picture-newsletter frequently at newsletter linked below. Send me an email telling me what plants you are interested in and I will try to comment about those varieties with pictures in the newsletter.

January February March April May 6 to 16 May 20 to 31 June 4 to 7 June 8 to 9 June 11 to 13 June 16 to 25 July August September October November December

January February March April May 1 to 15 May 16 to 31 June 1 to 7 June 8 to 14 June 15 to 21 June 22 to 30 July August September October November December

Paid my server for hosting my web site on Feb 1.

floweringshrubfarm.com is mine until 2020 though I will no doubt extend that before then.

Annual sales tax year ends Feb 20. Have to pay state sales tax by March 20.

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