Special events Schedule 2016

Thanks for all the great Facebook fans who kindly offered ideas for special events! There were many great ideas, some of which we plan for this year, some we will plan on for next year.

Check out the line-up of Dill’iciously Herbs, Gallery On The Go, Perfect Perennials and Jazz Up Junk!

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Call now to sign up!

Sneak Peak

Our first shipments of garden accessories have arrived! And there are some very nice things. Judy has her dibs on the giant green frog. Soni kinda likes the horses.

There are now angels among us! St Francis is nearly 30 inches tall and soooo nice!

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We have big frogs and little frogs.

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Vases and tea lights to decorate your patio.

And wall art with horses in mind!

We open for the 2016 Spring season April 11!

It’s coming!

It may be white and snowy out there, but spring is right around the corner! Growing up the in the florist industry, I was conditioned that as soon as the last Valentine’s arrangement went out the door, we switched gears and started thinking about seeding peppers,

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planting up geraniums,

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taking cuttings, making sure the furnaces are in working order.

Snow outside coldframe (2)Generators, too! March has the most unstable weather of the year, I swear!

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Soon this winter flag for a hydrangea will be snipped away and green, hardy foliage will emerge, tiny buds will push up and new, bright green and creamy white blossoms will replace this tired reminder of last summer.

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The butterfly weed seeds which scattered from these perfect pods will germinate in the moist soil and create new food for monarch butterflies.

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These scrawny, sorry hanging baskets…….

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will bring a smile to the faces of anyone driving down Highway 5 mid-summer (except, of course, those poor guys who take such good care of them!)

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Fall planted bulbs will peek out their brave little faces, only to take a hit from winter. The flowers always win, though!

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And, of course, spring brings Container workshops and Dirty Dining!

We are also in the process of adding new events, such as a Gallery on the Go painting evening, classes on herbs, succulents and more.

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I just can’t wait!!!!!!!!

Valentine’s Day 2016

Join us February 12 & 13 from 5-8 for dinner with your Valentine!

Nibbler Platter – Bistro Bacon, Caprese Kabobs and wings

Prime Rib

Tenderloin

Ribeye

Sirloin

Ribs

Sirloin and Jumbo Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp

Halibut

Grilled Chicken Breast

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Caramel Pecan cheesecake

Trio of Truffles (tentative)

Pavlova (tentative)

Call 701-756-6441 for reservations. Bring your own adult beverages.

New Year’s Eve 2015

Join us for New Year’s Eve dinner Thursday from 5-8 pm! Prime Rib while it lasts, ribeye, sirloin, shrimp, halibut.

Don’t forget Bistro Bacon and more!

Call for reservations: 701-756-6441.

And bring your own adult beverages, as usual!

Dog Days of Summer Dinner 2015

Join us August 7&8 from 5 to 8 pm for dinner at The Prairie Bistro! Full menu including Prime Rib and Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast while they last! Remember to bring your own adult beverages. Reservations appreciated. 701-756-6441.

Entrees

Includes Roll, Fresh Salad, Potato, & Vegetable

Prime Rib (while it lasts)

14 ounces   $25 

Ribeye

12 ounces   $20 

Certified Angus Sirloin

8 ounce   $17 

St. Louis Style Ribs

Whole Rack $27

Half Rack $20 

Shrimp & Sirloin 8 oz

$23 

Jumbo Shrimp

5 large $20 

Halibut

8 ounce $22 

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

While it lasts!

$17 

Grilled Chicken

2-5 ounce breasts

$14 

Hamburger

5 ounce $12  

Sweets

Prairie Parfait $6

Cheesecake $6

Ice Cream $4

 Add on Shrimp     Each $3

Split Plate Charge $5

Includes second serving of sides

Whole rack of Ribs excluded

 

Bedding Plant Sale

It’s time for our annual Bedding Plant sale! We had a great Spring 2015, but are tired of watering, so now it’s your turn!

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Hanging Baskets and Planters are 20% off!

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Most other annuals are Buy one Get one Free! The only exception to that is 20% off Dinner Plate Dahlias, Caladium, Callas and Elephant Ears.

Join us for Lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 to 1:30 through June 27. We will be closed June 28 through July 5 for R&R, then re-opening the week of July 6-11 for our Annual Garden Party!

Lunch Time!

What’s your favorite soup? Panini? Salad? It’s time to indulge again!

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The Prairie Bistro opens for lunches on Monday, April 13, from 11 am to 1:30 pm Monday through Saturday until the end of June. We’ve got all the old favorites-Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup, Tuscan Panini, Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad- and are toying with a few new items. And don’t forget dessert!

It’s Officially Spring!

Well, the calendar says it is spring. And the last ten days felt like spring. Today, not so much. And have you seen the forecast?!? I heard a nasty rumor of 4-8 inches of snow by Wednesday.

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But don’t tell the geraniums!

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They are doing their level best to grow and thrive. See those tiny little white roots poking through? Sometimes it’s like watching a pot of water come to a boil. You watch and look and look and watch and wait for the first sight of pure white hair-like roots making their way to the edge of the pot. Then, all of a sudden, there they are! And we get so excited! Just like getting to open the first gift at Christmas. Or seeing the first foal hit the ground each year. More little miracles. It’s what this growing stuff is all about.

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A few of the liners are blooming. Crazytunia Black Mamba is always one of the first to show off.

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And even though winter is going to hang on a bit longer, the geese have been noisily making their way north. They are a sure sign that a few more flakes a snow mean nothing. Spring is really here!

Things are looking up! But don’t get too excited.

What a difference a week makes in the greenhouse! While the first week in March was so frustrating, mostly due to the weather, the second week felt much more bright and cheery. 🙂

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Last week I also worried about whether Mabel would root out. Look at those tiny little roots!

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And this Mabel Grey is really anxious to get growing!

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She didn’t even lose much foliage. Can’t you smell that wonderful lemon scent? Makes my mouth water just looking at this picture!

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We finally got enough liners in to plant up the city hanging baskets. Kinda hard to believe that this….

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will be this in a few short months!

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I took a quick stroll through the display bed on Sunday. This optimistic daffodil is starting to peek through the mulch. The first break of dormancy always makes me smile!

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Snow Angel heuchera is an evergreen perennial, but I’m always excited to see she made it through another winter.

As excited as I am to see these sure signs of spring, I had to pull myself up short and remember that it really is only the middle of March. It is way too early to do clean-up work in the perennial beds. I itch to cut back dead foliage, rake up the debris. As nice as our forecast is, we will still suffer from some pretty cold nights. A severe drop in temperature after perennials think summer is coming can be fatal. More perennials die from a late killing frost than from very cold January! So I am trying to be content with watching and waiting. Sigh.