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December 17, 2021
“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with great vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.” –
– Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States
However you celebrate this year, may yours be filled with plenty of love, peace, joy, and hope.
Thanks for Being Part of Our Bountiful Year
So many of us have found hope and comfort through uncertain times in our gardens that orders were booming from friends both new-found and long-standing. 2021 had its difficulties, ranging from pandemic precautions, changing weather patterns, crop failures and then unprecedented delays for our Dutch bulbs at the ports this fall, leading us to need to ship a season’s worth of orders in half the time. Thanks to Rita’s organizational wizardry and the dedication and flexibility of our seasonal crew (and life-partners) in working long days and weekends, we made it through. Our spirits were buoyed and our stress reduced as so many of you responded to bad news with grace, understanding and words of encouragement. Though we don’t know what surprises Spring 2022 has in store for us, we’re certain that our customers are the best!
Make Someone Happy with Our Gorgeous Gift Certificates and Bulbs
Warm someone you love all winter long with our unique, dream-inspiring gift certificates or bulbs to arrive at planting time this spring.
Holiday Gift Certificates – The holiday version of our gift certificate (pictured here) is merry and bright.
We’re mailing them every weekday until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 22, but since the post office is super-busy this year, PLEASE order well before then for delivery by Christmas.
Instant Gift Certificates – You can also email them instantly or print one out and deliver it in person. Simply click your choice in the Delivery Options section of our order form.
Bulbs for Spring Planting – Luxurious dahlias, perennial irises and daylilies, graceful little glads, fragrant lilies and tuberoses, easy samplers such as Intro to Heirlooms, and more, all delivered in April.
Our Spring/Fall 2022 Catalog is at the Printers!
We’ll be putting yours in the mail in January, so you can sit back, drink something warm and delicious, and dream of spring and summer days in the garden even while January winds blow outside your window.
But if you just can’t wait, SPRING-planted bulbs (for delivery in April) are up at our website now: oldhousegardens.com/Spring. We’ll be putting tulips, daffodils, and other fall-planted bulbs back for sale in January. Happy dreaming, and happy ordering!
Explore the Highlights and RHS Awards from the Chelsea Garden Show
For the first time, RHS Chelsea was held in the autumn this year, and was as usual full of world-class designs and exhibits. Photos abound here https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show/news/2021/highlights
and we encourage you to take a virtual vacation exploring exhibits from the large Show Gardens to the smaller Artisan and Sanctuary Gardens and even smaller ones focused on balconies and houseplants. There are delightful reminders of how any space can be brightened and enlivened with plants and of how much gardeners enrich the world through their work at whatever level.
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