Tag: Suzie Stranik

Spring has Sprung at Thyme on the Boardwalk

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Suzie Stranik


Suzies StoreThyme on the Boardwalk Nursery is now open with sporadic hours for all your growing and gardening needs.  If you don’t catch me in the greenhouse, just ring the home doorbell, or give me a call on my mobile (907) 440-2213 to set up a time.

My seed rack is stocked, come in early for the best selection.

Wwoofers,Who Are They?

| September 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Suzie Stranik


“Wwoofer” Chuanji Chen

Last summer, our youngest daughter, Dakota, signed me up as a host with WWOOF USA, World wide opportunities on organic farms, wwoofusa.org.  When Dakota graduated from Cornell she decided to ride her bike across America, so she drug her bike across the sand, dipped her foot into the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island and began her journey to the Pacific Ocean.  She found her lodgings at the WWOOF site, emailing ahead to see if they could use some help, trading a days labor for room and board.  She fell in love with growing and had many amazing experiences along the way.


Will Revill from the Isle of Man

Last fall I hosted my first wwoofer, Eva from Norway who stayed with us for two weeks.  It is sort of like hosting an exchange student, they are here to experience Alaska, some have a background in growing and others are just willing to learn.

This summer we have hosted eleven wwoofers from France, Homer, Isle of Man, Connecticut, Continue Reading

Thyme on the Boardwalk – End of Summer Sale

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Suzie Stranik
ThymeOnTheBoardwalkBannerHi everyone, just to let you know I am having a one day storewide sale Saturday, Sept 14th from 10am to 5pm.   Everything at Thyme is 25% off!  Think ahead for Christmas or adding to your perennial garden.  After Sat I will be planting my nursery stock in the city gardens.

Hope to see you,   Suzie

Park and Garden Improvements

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Suzie Stranik


Thank you to Gordon Giles for pulling the mugo pine boughs and roots from Main Street Garden after the city had a tree trimmer cut the upright mugo members to open up visibility at the intersection of Jakolof Bay Road and Main Street.



Dean Lent and Charles Niemann lent a hand lassoing the root with Gordon’s chain.  We’re thankful that the city will haul the pile off to the dump.  Anyone want it for firewood?


Now the work begins to put the rock walls back together and remove the weeds.



I will be working Monday through Wednesday on the project, anyone that has time to help out would be greatly appreciated.

2nd Annual Garden Tour

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Suzie Stranik

17 participants met at the library for this year’s garden tour Sunday, Aug 11th clad in rain gear to visit 7 sites out the road.  These sites were:

  • Nancy & Preston Achilles’ vegetable garden at McDonald Spit

  • Neighbor Barb’s greenhouse

  • Artist Kristi McNeil’s studio on McDonald Spit

  • Glen Chartier’s organic vegetable garden & compost site

  • Phil Pachulski’s vegetable garden

  • Chris & Amy Lilo’s vegetable garden, deck plantings & chicken coop

  • The People’s Community Gardens


At the end of the day, 12 wet participants had persevered the cold wet day to see all the sites and were thrilled with the variety, expertise, and beauty of each gardener’s endeavor.   The tour serves to enlighten, inspire, and instruct new and experienced gardeners alike on what is possible.   The tour is sponsored by Thyme on the Boardwalk  and is part of the Seldovia Garden Club.   If you would like to be added to the mailing list of  gardening events, please contact Suzie Stranik at 440-2213.

Master Gardener Debbie Hinchey Speaking in Seldovia Thursday

| June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Suzie Stranik

Hi all, are you ready for some inspiring garden tips?  Debbie Hinchey is speaking at my home Thursday, June 27th at 7:30pm.  Put it on your calendar and bring all your garden questions.  Remember last summer when Dr. Bob Bors from Saskatchewan came and spoke about fruit varieties that are hardy for Alaska?  He showed us photos of his amazing “under the sea” breeding program with coleus.  I have just received a small order of these unusual coleus plants that are perfect for the garden or also make great house plants.  Come by and check them out.  I also have a nice selection of mineral specimens at Thyme, including citrine, amythist, jasper.  If you are having any aphid problems in your greenhouse I have one bag of lady bugs left.  The weather is turning fine again this week, it will be a pleasure to jump back in the garden after some busy music festival days.

Please RSVP to me at 234-2060 or 440-2213 if coming to the garden club meeting today.

Thanks,   Suzie