Subject: Kaipara Coast Photo Competition - March 26th 2009
From: "Kaipara Coast Plant Centre"
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 20:25:39 +1300
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Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens Newsletter  - March 26th 2009

 

PHOTOS FOR OUR WEBSITE:

Please help!  Over the last year we have put almost all of our plants up onto our website www.plantsnz.co.nz/shop, and have developed order on line facilities.

 

But – we need photos beside each plant- at the moment our website looks a very bare – we are amazed at how many different plants we grow!

 

Can you help? If you have a digital camera, send us photos of your plants. Please go onto our website, look for plants that don’t have pictures & if you have a nice example, please send us a photo.

If you have a plant that looks great, but don’t know its name, take a photo – we will identify it, and if it isn’t one we have, or if yours is a better photo than ours, we will use the photo.

 

We will pay you $5 (in the form of a Kaipara Coast Plant Voucher) for each photo that we use.  Plus - Each month we will choose the best photo(s) and send the photographer(s) a $25 plant voucher.

 

Send the photos in as large a format as you can (don’t reduce them or crop them) and we will edit them to make them fit. Also take them ‘Landscape’ (eg: don’t tilt the camera when you are taking them). Alternatively save them onto a CD and drop it off to the Plant Centre.

 

The email address to send these to is pics@plantsnz.co.nz, or just reply to this email.

BELOW: a sample of the missing photos:

ALMOND 'GARDEN PRINCE' - Click Image to Close

 

Samples of what we are looking for:

ACER PALMATUM DISSECTUM 'VIRIDIS'

 

             GORDONIA AXILLARIS

 

 

EASTER SALE OFFICIALLY STARTS FRIDAY 3rd APRIL

 

More details on this next week – Katrina, Sarah, John, Danie & Jade are packing the shop full of yellow label specials at present in preparation for our two week Easter sale.

 

The sale officially starts next Friday 3rd April and goes through to April 19th, but if you get in before the official start of the sale you will find plenty of yellow label specials already in store waiting for homes!.

 

More details next week.

 

Yellow Label 1a 480x360   Yellow Label a480x360

 

 

GARDENING JOBS WE ARE TRYING TO DO AT PRESENT:

 

·                    In our vege garden at present we are planting Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Silverbeet, Spinach, Lettuces, Celery, plus trying out a late potato variety.

·                    It is also bulb planting time, and we have plenty of fresh seasons bulbs to try.

·                    In our flower gardens we are trying to find time to deadhead and trim back the lavenders and flowering plants.

·                    We also have a number of plants sitting around waiting to be planted……and it is the ideal time to be planting them…..we just need the time! (volunteers welcome!)

·                    In an ideal world we would be giving our fruit trees a prune, however that probably won’t happen until winter.

 

              ACER PALMATUM 'OSAKAZUKI'

It is a great time to be planting autumn colour trees at present – check out our autumn tree range soon!

NYSSA SYLVATICA 'TUPELO' - Click Image to Close

Nyssa – one of the best early autumn colour trees.

 

 

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We look forward to seeing you at the Plant Centre soon,

 

From the team at Kaipara Coast Plant Centre – the best Garden Centre in the North Island! 

Ph 09 420 5655.