Jack’s Greenhouse

Saturday was a gorgeous day to be outdoors. Sunny, not too terribly hot, and a nice refreshing breeze. I spent the better part of the morning outside working in the garden with my mom. It’s that time of year… the time to tidy up the flower beds, do a little weeding, spread a little composted manure (yes, we did lots of this… and yes it makes me giggle to call it poo), and determine what might need to be added to make this year’s garden even more spectacular than last’s. Our initial assessment ended by lunch and we rewarded ourselves (along with my step-dad) with an afternoon excursion to Bucksfield, ME to visit Jack’s Greenhouse.

I’d never been to Jack’s, and was instantly taken by one greenhouse after another of every vegetable I could think of and some of the most breathtaking flowers I’ve ever seen. We went from one room to the next, taking in the sheer magnitude and trying our best to remember exactly what we were after and what could be found where. My objective? Two hanging plants and maybe something extra to put out on the porch for the summer. I left triumphant with a beautiful spray of yellow hanging flowers, a basket full of magenta violets, and 12 little Salvia plants, ready to find a new home. Photos of the happy little blossoms in their new habitat may be available next week, after I make my big move. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, I couldn’t help but share a few (yes, these are only a few!) of the photos I snapped while browsing the aisles. If you’ve got a spare Saturday and a budding green thumb, I would highly encourage you to take a visit.

Norman F & Anna Jack Farm‎

123 Earl Jack Road, Buckfield, ME 04220

(207) 336-2973‎

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Comments

  1. Barbara Grandolfo says:

    Yummy photos, all the lovely little darlings are doing well and anxiously awaiting their new home.

  2. Just went to Jack’s today. What an amazing experience! They had a wide variety to choose from and their plants were stunning. To top it off, their staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. It’s worth the drive!

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