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Spring’s first blooms at flower farm

FALLS VILLAGE — Tucked away on Kellogg Road is an oasis of calm, in the form of the Falls Village Flower Farm, where Roberta and Tom Scott have dozens of helleborus plants in pots waiting for buyers.“They’re native to the Caucasus Mountains,” explained Roberta Scott, a whirlwind of energy. “The Romans brought them to England, and so on.”Nice to look at, easy to care for, they get big and they establish well. Even an all-thumbs gardener (as opposed to a green thumb) should be able to handle a couple of these.They cost $20 and they’ll last 40 years, Scott said. And they’re one of the first plants to bloom after a long New England winter.Her husband and business partner, Tom Scott, was fiddling with some irrigation piping by a group of small trees and shrubs in pots. “They look like sticks now,” said Roberta Scott. “But by June they’ll be ready to go.”The farm had two “early open” days on April 1-2 and 8-9. It officially opens for the season April 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Scotts carry a full range of plants but are especially known for their perennials.Go online to www.fallsvillageflowerfarmct.com or call 860-824-0077 for more information.

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