If forecasts show temperatures dipping into the lower 30’s, it’s best to go ahead and protect your plants while you can. If unsure of what is frost-tolerant, it is better to go ahead and cover or bring it indoors rather than risk it freezing. You can use a light sheet, a frost blanket or a […]
First, prepare the soil that your transplants will be transferred into. One should have already amended the soil, weeded and loosened it enough for easy placement and planting. The soil should be loosened to a depth that will satisfy the root system of your transplant and allow the roots easy access to water and nutrients. […]
We hope you are ready to kick off the outdoor gardening season!
-Sow seeds directly into your garden. This includes annual flowers such as zinnias, marigolds and cosmos.
-Harden off vegetable transplants to prepare them for the outdoors. Be sure to wait until the danger of frost has passed before planting any heat-loving plants like beans, tomatoes […]
Planting a butterfly garden can be very rewarding. It will supply you with beautiful flowering perennials all summer long and will supply your winged visitors with a food and roosting source. The key to a successful butterfly garden is to meet the needs of both the adult butterfly and her young caterpillars. Female butterflies will […]
Butterfly gardens provide food and sanctuary for many vibrant species of Lepidoptera. This type of garden can be planted in even the busiest urban location. Offering even a small habitat can help support the butterfly population in your area. A container garden consisting of a few carefully selected bushes and flowering plants may be all […]
Fragrant gardens are becoming very popular with home owners. Human beings are very sensitive to smells, both pleasant ones and unpleasant ones. We use all kinds of means to dispel the smells from our bathrooms from using spray scents to deodorants to ceiling exhaust fans. At the same time, the number of fragrances available in […]
Right now we are fully stocked on greenhouse plants. We have a wide variety of geraniums, petunias, calibrachoa, verbena, potato vine, dahlias, daisies, bacopa, nemesia, and many more in the annual greenhouse! On the perennial side we have a large selection of coneflowers, daylily, hosta, grasses and many more. We will soon have vegetables available […]
Make an effort to celebrate Earth Day this year by learning more about the environment and getting in touch with nature. One great way to celebrate Earth Day is by planting a tree for yourself, future generations and many other organisms to benefit from! Trees help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions & pollution by absorbing […]
To Do in April
April is one of our busiest growing months and the home gardener has a long list of to-do’s as well! Start now if you are hoping for a successful and productive year of growth in your landscape and gardens.
Pull early emerging weeds now while their root systems are shallow and […]