Friday, 13 June 2014

june art crawl - sip a mojito, smell the peonies and watch your little pixie grapes flourish

they're here....

the peonies are finally here!

It is Friday morning and I am off to Niagara to load up the bevmobile with buckets and buckets of fresh peonies. White, blush, pale pink, bi-colour, coral... I can't wait.

How ready are we for summer, father's day and the june art crawl? 
We have a good stock of the mojito mint, we have pixie grapes, we have a dizzying selection of new ferns (including some exquisite staghorns to choose from), terrariums and succulents abundant. 

And, of course, peonies to feed your soul.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

all about food... and drink!

What a crazy season this spring has been - many of our regular greenhouse crops finished earlier than expected but many more are just plain late.

But - we now have the first pixie grapes in the shop!
pixie grapes
These are fabulous plants that will be happy indoors - or you can place them on a balcony, or plant them in your garden.
A dwarf version of Pinot Meunier grape - it may not provide you with a crop large enough to stock your wine cellar... but you can eat the grapes, and they are a beautiful, robust little plants.

Mojito mint
This weekend we will be back in stock with the popular mojito mint.

mojito mint
 Perfect for (what else) cocktails, but also the ideal, pure mint suited for salads and cooking.
be ready for summer with this mojito recipe 


In an 8 to 10 ounce glass, combine 10-15 rinsed fresh mint leaves and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar.
With a muddler or a wooden spoon, coarsely crush mint leaves with sugar in the bottom of the glass.
- 4 to 5 tablespoons light rum
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Mix well.
Fill glass with ice cubes and top off with chilled soda water.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Makes 1 serving.