Thursday, March 26, 2009

First season flowers

Recently, many people have been calling in wondering when we will begin getting flowers. Well, the day has come; 101 Market will be receiving our first flowers of the season on March 26. Pansy pots will paint the greenhouse with their colorful petals and their spring essence. Hopefully, the presesnce of these annual beauties will mark the beginning of the sunny seasons. I know I’m not alone when I say, it’s time for the sun to break from the clouds and shed some warm rays across the frozen land we all call home. The first flowers are almost here, and hopefully the 70 degree days will follow shortly after.

By Amy Learn

Friday, March 20, 2009

The childish joy of Easter

It is official, Lent has begun and Easter is just around the corner. I can remember as a child Easter was such a compelling holiday, the imagination and excitement was like a second Christmas. Looking back on Easter morning, I would wake up surrounded by chocolate and candy eggs. Next, I would search for my hidden basket of candy and treasures. Reminiscing reminds me of how something so simple can be so fun. But just like all childish things, my Easter excitement somehow got away from me, and as I grew up, the simple youthful joy dwindled away.

As a new comer to the 101 Market staff, I am brought back to the joys of childhood as I walk through the store and see all of the wonderful brightly colored decorations, custom painted Austrian eggs, and stuffed bunnies and chickens.

I think maybe it’s not too late for us adults; maybe we still can let our inner child out during this religious holiday and go crazy with decoration, candies and toys. If you don’t want to spurge on yourself, splurge on others. Adults with children spoil them a bit and go Easter nuts, for in the end they will appreciate the memories. And as for the adults such as myself with no children, send a basket to a friend or family member, and remind them of the childish joy of receiving an Easter gift.

By Amy Learn

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Veggies, Veggies, Anyone?

I was called the other day by the Star News Newspaper, they were looking for trends in the "Going Green" and gardening. This left me thinking......I think I may try a vegetable garden this year. We have books and a new gardening stick, that is supposed to make gardening a snap. All the top soil and fertilizer I could ask for right at my finger tips..... So this will be the year!! I am known to have a black thumb so this should be interesting. Lucky for me I spend day in and day out with fantastic gardening minds out in the greenhouse. Maybe they can help me from killing everything. I will let you know how my garden fares, let me know how yours is going and if you have any tips for me. Lets eat better together.