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A family farm in Delano, Tennessee is having a Spring Open House and Plant Sale, Saturday, April 10th, 2010, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane, 2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325, is having its Second Annual Spring Open House, featuring culinary herb plants and over 30 types of Heirloom, Ethnic and other Tomato plants; and over 75 types of sweet, mild to HOT pepper plants.

The Denman Family has a small family farm, where they grow 98% of their plants themselves. Everything is organically grown and while they have some common varieties, the concentration is on unusual and unique culinary herbs and heirloom and ethnic varieties of vegetable plants, especially Tomatoes and Peppers. They have limited space and only grow a small amount of each of many varieties. There are also blueberry bushes and some other fruiting plants. Interesting, and drought tolerant perennials, will be available in addition to several types of house plants.

Georgia and John Denman own the farm, and are assisted by their three daughters and the rest of the immediate family, including Elizabeth, Michael, Amber and Kimberly McGee; Caitrin, Kaya and Tre Bayard; and Britta Denman. Caitrin is in charge of the greenhouse, which is part of The Shops At Morgan Lane.

There is an Antique Shop on the farm, with glass, china, unique home décor, vintage hats and jewelry +. It will be open during the festivities, and is open year long, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00 pm. Elizabeth has her photography business, ImagesnMemories, in the Shop. In front of the Antique Shop, the family has erected a quilt block, for the Appalachian Quilt Trail. The block, the first in SouthEast Tennessee, has been featured in local news.

The largest herd of Registered Morgan Horses in the south is also on the farm. Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm is home for foals to senior citizens; stallions, mares, and geldings. Most people think of Morgan horses as a draft breed. They are actually more like an Arabian in size, build and uses. Morgan horses have historic bloodlines in horses considered to be people-friendly, gorgeous, and intelligent. They are very willing to work hard for their people and are easy keepers. That is why they were the predominant cavalry horse for settling the West. Morgan horses are in the background bloodlines of many Southern horse breeds, such as the Tennessee Walker and the Saddlebred. Morgan horses do come in many coat colors. Sleipnir Morgans are mostly blacks and bays, some chestnuts, and a palomino. Elizabeth manages the horses, and the other animals, including chickens, ducks, geese, guinea hens, dogs and cats.

The Shops At Morgan Lane can be found off Rte. 163 (Bowater Road), Delano, TN, by using either McMinn County Routes 969 (Columbus Road) or 970 (Linsdale Road). The GPS co-ordinates are: N 35° 16.039’ W 084° 36.236’. The Shops at Morgan Lane are also listed under specialty shops in some navigation systems. There are signs posted along these roads.

For further information the phone number for the farm is: 423 263 0824.

 There are also websites for the businesses as follows:

www.TheShopsAtMorganLane.com

www.TheGreenhouseAtMorganLane.com

www.SleipnirMorganHorseFarm.com

 and

www.ImagesnMemories.com    (Elizabeth McGee, photographer)

Email can be sent to: DenmanFam@aol.com.

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