Summer Garden Tour Series

at Kelly Way Gardens

Gardener
June Flowers
Aerial of Gardens
Pumpkins at the Gardens
Fresh Produce from the Garden
Family under the Gourdwalk

Let our gardeners lead you down the path to enjoying and experiencing the best of living in tune with the land.  These garden appetizer classes will tour you through the seasonal sensations grown on our 3 acre organic market garden, Kelly Way Gardens.  

Saturdays, May 18th to September 21st
9:30 – 10:30am
Complimentary for Inn Guests, $10 for visitors, no reservations needed.

May 18th: - Seasonal Cut Flowers: A Blossom Ballet in May
Come and join us as we highlight late spring flowers to whet your appetite for season of beautiful bouquets.

May 25th - Planning & Planting for a Great Gardening Year
Kick of the summer season as we discuss our tricks of the trade to starting on the right root for a summer of bounty and beauty. 

June 1st  – A Tasty Terroir: Soil & Nutrient Density
Just like grapes for wine, all growing things have terroir.  Learn how we employ techniques to make our organic produce’s nutrition and health a cut above the rest.  And yes, it all begins with the soil.  

June 8th – Planting for Beneficial Insects & Pollinators
Learn how to create a symbiotic relationship in your beautiful garden to take advantage of all of the positively great insects that can live in the garden ecosystem - from native bees to pollinate your squashes to tiphia wasps to consume Japanese beetle larvae (I know, that’s awesome).

June 15th – Seasonal Cut Flowers: The Beautiful Blooms of June
We got the blues of June in our perennial cut flower garden.  Explore our favorite cool blossoms that start of the summer just right.

June 22nd  – Perennial Producers in the Culinary Garden
Explore the garden plants that give you great rewards for the table year after year. 

June 29th – The Frills of No Till: Productive & Efficient Garden Management
“What? I don’t have to till and it will create better garden environment and less weeding?”  Yes.  Let’s show you how.

July 6th - The Culinary Herbalist
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme… and twenty other great plants worth singing about.  Explore many of the most potent and valuable aspects of gardening – delicious fresh-picked herbs. 

July 13th - Seasonal Florist: The Petal Jedi of July
Summer is humming along with in force.  Before the majority of annual flowers start producing, learn what perennial flowers give us a new hope in beautiful local blooms. 

July 20th  - Edible Flowers & Great Garnishes
Greatness often comes from small things.  Learn what little delights can be grown in the garden to take that dish from ‘ho hum’ to ‘whiz bang!’

July 27th - How to Make a Great Garden Smoothie
We’re becoming smoothie pros with our Fender Blender bike and garden produce aplenty.  Join us as we whip up holistic summer smoothies and discuss tips on what great to grow to add to your daily health fix.  

August 3rd  - The Tasty Tisane: Herbal Teas from the Garden
From lemongrass to chamomile, we will guide you through our favorite plants growing in the garden this year that are great for making herbal teas.

August 10th – Seasonal Cut Flowers: Captivating Cuts in August
Our annual cut flowers are humming along in late summer.  Enjoy the garden as we walk you through our favorite varieties of the season. 

August 17th - It’s Tomato Time
It’s here.  Nirvana has arrived to the garden.  Join us as we explore summer in its best form as we walk and sample through our 55 varieties of tomatoes.

August 24th - How to Make a Great Garden Smoothie
We’re becoming smoothie pros with our Fender Blender bike and garden produce aplenty.  Join us as we whip up holistic summer smoothies and discuss tips on what great to grow to add to your daily health fix.  

August 31st  – The Fruits of Our Labor: Orchard Trees & Shrubs
Let us take you through our orchard to show you the incredible diversity possible in the world of cold hardy fruit trees and landscape plants. 

September 7th - Seasonal Florist: Flower Splendor in September  
This is the final push of the season!  Learn what great plant varieties can take you to the finish of a splendid summer season of locally grow flowers.

September 14th - Getting to the Root of the Matter: Fall Crops
From parsnips, turnips and rutabagas to horseradish, salsify and carrots, come learn about the powerhouses of cold season crops.

September 21st  - Pumpkins, Squashes & Gourds - Oh my!
Learn about and marvel at all of the wondrous strange coming out the pumpkin patch. We have 57 varieties this year!

September 28th: - Dried Flower Power
Enjoy flowers in the off season with these great varieties of plants that are perfect for creating long lasting beauty.