Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Busting Out All Over



Yes, it is Spring…that glorious time of year when everything that grows seems just ready to burst at any moment into a riot of color and excitement. And so it is at the Plant Barn…where, truth be told, Spring can be found at any time of the year.

Now for a serious moment or two. Yes, there will be more classes this season; just not quite yet. With the Chief Flower Floozy on crutches after a much needed foot repair, classes would be a real strain for the two Floozies remaining on duty at this busy time of year. But, the classes will return and in the meantime, the 'Chief' is busy planning and ordering for the best growing season ever! There will be more gifts and a wider variety…she always listens to your suggestions.

So check back here now and then and you will see a notice for a class…we promise! Or better yet, stop by the Plant Barn, in person, and see what has already arrived for the new year.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Here it is…




Coming soon. Very soon! Veggies 101. How and what to plant for putting food on your table and creating a beautiful garden at the same time. Now that makes sense! You can learn which seeds to plant and when. Also which vegetables should be grown together. Learn how to grow vegetables with flowers; flowers that do double duty as insect repellants! And it's easier than you think. Do you have a 4'x8' spot in your backyard that isn't being used? How about a raised bed planter? Learn all about this and more on February 22nd at the Plant Barn. 2 PM. All questions will welcomed and answered. Guaranteed.


Oops! Almost forgot. Herbs are food too. And so easy to grow. Surely you have room for a small herb garden?


Call 345-3121 to reserve a space in the class, or drop by and do it in person…at the Plant Barn! 406 Entler Avenue. Chico, of course.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Roses are red…and yellow and white and orange and purple and…

And if you want to know even more about roses, you will need to come to the Plant Barn on January 25th at 2 pm. Angela Handy has agreed to teach a rose class. Yes, it's that Angela Handy, the Queen of Roses, Past and Future Rose Society President, a flower floozy that knows her roses! She will talk about all thing rosy; pruning, propagating and planting. Trust us, she can answer your question. Such as, are there any green roses? (Tip: the answer is yes)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I Got Mine!

Found it at the Plant Barn of course. All locally grown and sold.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Weather Or Not!



Don't let the weather stop you! The forecast says there's a chance of rain for the weekend but… there is an even better chance for bargains and a good time at the Plant Barn this Saturday. And the plants will be at their best in this kind of weather. You're not a plant, so hot drinks will be available to keep the chill away if needed.

Read on for more details…

Monday, December 8, 2008





Mark your calendar! And then, on December 13th (That's a Saturday) join the Plant Barn Flower Floozies for a full day of fun at our Holiday Saleabration! We will open at 10 and later in the day we'll have appetizers and then wine tasting 4-8 p.m. Steve and Creasia Gale of Gale Vineyard will be here to share their wine...from grapes locally grown right down the road in Durham. Festivities include music and yummy food, a showing by a local artist, artisan made jewelry and of course random sales happening all day long. Stock up on Specialty Poinsettias. And you have to see these Poinsettias to believe them! So many varieties! Calling them simply colorful is not adequate. Must be seen to be believed! Locally grown of course…

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Open and Ready



We stopped by the other day to see the Poinsettia House. Awesome. Denise has outdone herself this year and the Poinsettias' are beautiful looking. Fresh from the adjoining greenhouses and a delight for the eye. Fantastic colors! Of course there are all sorts of new Christmas gift selections as well…drop by, you'll be glad you did.

Locally grown Poinsettias'… guaranteed fresh!

PS… Don't forget the Plant Barn Open House next Saturday. December 13th. Come early! Open at 9…

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Math

It's all very simple and we'll start with Division. Dividing Perennials! The Plant Barn wants to hold a class on the hows' the whys' and the why nots!!! Call today...345-3121. We need a minimum sized class to hold it, and with your help, we'll do it this Sunday at 3 pm... At the Plant Barn!

Did I mention that by Dividing your perennials', you are actually Multiplying them? Yep. It's New Math!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Breaking News!

Rebecca, one of the original Flower Floozies has made it to the 'Big Time' with a column in the ER.

Check it out here...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Facebook Fans

How about it? Are you a Facebook fan? Well now you can be a Plant Barn Fan on Facebook and keep up with all of the latest happenings... Go here

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

October, November and then...

I know it's gonna 85 degrees today, but...

Poinsettia time is right around the corner. Do we have your Poinsettia order yet? Our Poinsettias are Locally Grown right here on the premises...(Come take a look) Decorate your home or office. Plus, great gifts for your employees or special customers. Custom wrapping and delivery is always available...bulk discounts too. Talk to us. Better yet, come on over and let us show you what we can do.

Important Stuff!

It's been too quiet around here lately, so perhaps it's time for some excitement. And we have it for you!

We are having a container class THIS Sunday (9/28) and an encore of that class on October 12th. It's Container Gardening 101...bring your own fun container to fill...or you can buy one at the Plant Barn...if it holds soil and it drains, let's plant it up!!! Bring creative containers or let us give you some ideas. As always, instruction is free...materials will cost. Make a Fall arrangement that will go into the winter too...Call us today to be on the list. Or drop by and add your name in person.

Friday, August 1, 2008

We're OFF!

The Floozies have soirée'd and now need to rest and get things done around the barn and get ready for fall planting! And maybe; just maybe, a little bit of vacation. And to make it interesting for you, the reader; what if we let you guess where that vacation will be? Guess correctly and get 10% off your next purchase. Is it Tahiti? Paris? Hawai'i? Fresno?

Vacation is August 4th through the 10th

That should be enough time to get to Fresno? and back... see you on the 11th!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Coming Soon

Claude of Geffray's Gardens who specializes in cactus and succulents will be joining us to share his wisdom and wit about these fabulous plants!!! Learn about making a succulent and/or cactus combo container. Learn about the soil needs and Claude will even bring his own special soil available for purchase. Following the lesson we will have an opportunity to create our own cacti/succulent masterpiece...learn from the master!!! Did I mention that Claude is from France? (another bonus of the class...listening to Claude speak!) Oui-oui!

Sign up today!!! The date is July 30th and the time is 6:30 PM.

Lesson and camaraderie (That's French) are free! There is a materials fee for making your own combo. We might even have some semi-french cuisine!! (No snails! Remember, this is a nursery!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Radio Star!

7:34 am sat and 8:34 am Sunday

If you listen to KCHO, Saturday or Sunday, you can hear Denise being interviewed for the North State Garden show. Very cool! I came up with this link for those who want to listen on-line.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Xeriscape is Here

Would you like to have a beautiful garden and conserve water at the same time? You can if you xeriscape your yard. Curious? Join us June 23rd at 6:30 PM. Learn what plants use less water, provide colorful blooms and attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Bring your questions, ideas and your water bottle! (people can't be xeriscaped.)

Want to know how to say this pesky word just like a pro? Go here and click on the speaker icon.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Container Class

Did someone say 'Container class'? Yes, the ever popular class is back on Tuesday, the 22nd of April and will be held at 6:30 promptly! Your own container or a new one from the Barn, we provide the instruction and the fun. Materials, can be purchased from the great selections that are always found the Barn.

Call or e-mail soon, the class will fill up quickly!

Now, let's see if I can find a picture in the files that will demonstrate some possibilities in containers and container planting...Hmm? I like the small black pot, but the plant within it needs some help. Got an idea? (You will! After the class)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pot Pots Pots

Exciting things happening! Lots of pots are being unloaded and placed in the garden. Come and take a look...

Here's a link to see all of the photos we took the other day.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Getting Closer

Everyday brings us a little bit closer to completing the new fence project. But it never really ends, there's always something new going on at the Plant Barn. Check it out!

Something New

Making New from Old.

Propagating is the word for that and the Plant Barn will host a class to demonstrate the process. Simple Propagation. (That’s the clue…it’s easy!) Put 2 PM on March 30th on your calendar. The talented Sally Greenwood of Chico Propagators will guide you through the basics of plant propagation, assisted by Rebecca Yarrow of the Plant Barn. Sure, it’s free!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dream Garden Class

It’s cold and wintry still…let’s work on a miniature Dream Garden…Using a terra cotta saucer we will be creating a little indoor garden area. Denise has one already made and it is soooo cute. Combining indoor plants, a tchotchke or two, we will create a garden for your indoors while you dream about the outdoors. Materials fee based on plants used. Bring your own tchotchkes or small special rocks…we will have some but feel free to add whatever!!!

February 24, 2:30 Call for sign ups or email us!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Construction Zone

Good things are happening. The Plant Barn is getting a new look and new space is being added. Sunny space! A place for the roses to really shine.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Here's Some

Here are the two roses we bought... I doubt that the photos will do them justice.

Hot Cocoa

And the second one...I couldn't find a link on the Weeks page, so here's another link. Austrian Copper

You may want to hurry down to the Plant Barn. With weather like this, I think a lot of bare root roses will be going in the ground.

Roses and More

Jeekers! So many roses...the Weeks roses shipment has arrived and you need to look at them. Soon. And I have to get some pictures posted here so that you can be truly motivated to come and look for yourself. Denise has done a great job of selecting varieties...

(I couldn't help myself. I should know better. But we saw at least two roses that we had to have. They are sitting in a bucket of water right now and will be planted this afternoon, if we can find the proper spot for them.)

And other bare root offerings are in as well. Weeping Cherry; fantastic! Bada Bing Cherry; another beauty! And of course some dwarf peaches to go along with the cherries. I bought both of those last year and they are doing great. Do I need more?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Roses 101

I know we said we would be open on the 5th and if you came by, you might have been disappointed to see the lights off and the gate closed. A 'little' storm happened along and changed the schedule. Luckily, damage was minimal and we're open again and just in time, because...

Bareroot roses are here and it's time for a new class...Roses 101.

You can learn all about Rose Pruning! And choosing varieties;

  1. Floribunda
  2. Grandiflora
  3. Climbers
  4. Hybrid Teas

Meet this years new varieties and learn all about planting bare root.

Class will meet at the Plant Barn on Sunday, January 20th at 2 PM.

Give them a call and get yourself enrolled. (530) 345-3121

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

And a Happy New Year!

All is quiet in the barn. And will be till the 5th of January. Stay tuned for news of the New Year in gifts and plants.

ps. To the customers; Thank you so much for the wonderful year past. Couldn't do it without you!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

What Time is it?

It's Poinsettia time! The Poinsettia's are back and the Plant Barn has THOUSANDS of them... OK, maybe just many, many hundreds. And, they are all healthy and beautiful. And in a wide variety of colors and sizes.

Here's the owner of the Plant Barn, Denise, in one of the greenhouses devoted to growing these lovely holiday flowers.
If you're looking for gifts, the Plant Barn has a large assortment and there's always something new.
Be sure and stop in at the Poinsettia House, located right behind the barn, for just the right gift and the perfect the Plant Barn!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Class Time

Rose, the nursery cat... says that there will be a wreath making class at the Plant Barn on December 2nd. From 3 to 5 PM. stop by and sign up or write the Flower Floozie for information.

Rose says, Wreese? Wat, no cheezbrgrz?

Friday, November 2, 2007


Have you seen the fountains?
This one of my favorites, although we are adding a new fountain to the Poinsettia House and that will be in operation soon. Come and take a look - at the Plant Barn.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Wife and friends were in the kitchen this morning, busy making cards for the church bazaar this weekend and I happened to notice that dried pansies were being used. OK, I don't know why, but the pansy is my favorite flower. I think it may have to do with my mother cutting them fresh from the garden and then floating the blossoms in a large, almost flat bowl. The bowl was glazed in a dark blue and the bright colors of the pansies shone! (Where is that bowl?)
A great flower to cut, to dry, or just to look at. And the Plant Barn has some for you...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Signs of the Times

How would this look in your garden? Or living room? The Plant Barn has plenty of different ones for you to choose from...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Here they are!

Have you seen some of the Animals at the Plant barn?
All quite friendly!

Wreath Making

Look here for some information about a holiday wreath making class very soon. As usual; all will be welcome! Call the Plant Barn at 345-3121 for more info and to sign up... Sure; it's free!

(or e-mail