Blooming Now! 05/04/2017

       We just had to share!
It’s Spring and it’s seems as if everything is bursting with flowers. Here are some of the prettiest blooming plants at our store
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Moonlight Scotch Broom $32.99

An abundance of softly glowing, fragrant, yellow flowers create the soft opulence of radiant moonlight. Pea-like blooms cover the densely branched mound in the spring. […]

Hello, Dear Flower Friends…

Finding the first flowers of Spring is as joyful as a reuniting with longtime friends. Our best buddies are just waking up from a long winter’s nap and they’re ready to meet new people and make new acquaintances.

Purple Phlox
These rock stars of springtime come in myriad shades of purple and pink. These charming perennials grow […]

How to Trim a Hydrangea in the Spring

Be careful when trimming your hydrangea bush! This tutorial shows you how to trim the winter die back off hydrangeas without losing this year’s blooms.

 

Flowers with Vegetables

The original idea of mixing vegetables and flowers was based not in prettiness, but in pest control.

The following are commonly used for this purpose and the petals of the Nasturtiums and Calendula also make a colorful & tasty addition to salads!  […]

Tips for Annual Selection & Care

Choose Well

To ensure attractive healthy annuals all season, choose full, well branched plants with good foliage color and – on flowering annuals – an abundance of buds. Don’t go for the biggest plants or most open blooms, these are more likely to be leggy and burned out too soon. If the latter is all you find, you can improve their appearance and longevity by pruning them back by about one third to encourage branching and fresh growth. […]

Lighten Up! Brightening and enlivening the shade garden

Hosta and ferns are standards for the perennial shade garden. They have similar growing condition requirements and the contrast of fine-textured fronds and broad Hosta leaves does bring dimension and quiet contrast. All well and good for a supremely serene retreat, but what if you’d like to energize your shadowy shade realm a bit? […]

Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Pruning of trees and shrubs can help them stay within a certain size limit to fit the confines and aesthetics of a garden space. More importantly, pruning encourages fuller plants – thus more foliage for photosynthesis, more blooms to attract pollinators, more fruits for you and any creatures you share them with. […]

Plants to Celebrate Spring’s Return

Late winter into early spring is when we crave fresh growth, a bit of color…some sign that spring is really returning!! Swelling buds on Pussy Willow and dainty Snowdrop blooms – which might be overlooked or scoffed at if amongst the lushness of summer plant life – bring excitement, praise and hope! These are soon followed […]

Beneficial Mulches Assist with Chemical-Free Garden Health

Benefits of Mulching

Long before modern day use as a purely decorative element, mulch had an established history of benefitting plants, soil and gardeners. This is still its highest calling. A good layer of beneficial mulch can reduce stress on plants by regulating soil temperatures and reducing moisture loss and competition from weeds. In the veggie […]

Helpful Garden Reference Links

Landscape Calculator for mulch, stones, plants, etc. created by professional landscape contractors.

Pest I.D. for Vegetables. Clear Insect photos, descriptions, damage details and management suggestions.

Plants best suited for Pollinators in your region. Zip code search tool courtesy of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign. Leads to full guidebooks for specific regions. Pollinators list on page 16 […]