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It’s Not Too Late To Mulch

Is it too late to talk about mulch? No, indeed! We’re coming up on the hottest part of the year when mulch can help keep roots cool and growing (remember – grow the roots, the rest of the plant will take care of itself) and when we need to conserve moisture.
Everyone asks how much mulch […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Blog, Spring Tips|Comments Off on It’s Not Too Late To Mulch

Keeping Them Lush and Blooming

Fertilizing plants can be a bit bewildering, but to get the most out of your plants, especially container plants, it is essential.  Have you ever wondered why some people and places seem to have larger, fuller plants?  The likely answer is regular fertilization and correct watering.  While many plants will do OK with little or […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Blog, Spring Tips|Comments Off on Keeping Them Lush and Blooming

The Easy Way To Grow Roses

Until recently, many gardeners saw roses as too frustrating or time consuming for average people. Further, the amount of fungicides and insecticides required were not ecologically or economically friendly.
Fortunately, advances in rose breeding have changed all this, making roses something any gardener can enjoy. Often called shrub or landscape roses, these are bred for resistance […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Blog, Spring Tips|Comments Off on The Easy Way To Grow Roses

Pizza Planter

They say the way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach, so why not say Happy Father’s day this year with a ‘Pizza Planter’? It is a fun and playful way to tell all the Dads out there how much you care – plus who can resist pizza? The key to this planter is combining […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Blog, Spring Tips|Comments Off on Pizza Planter

Ring in Spring With a Touch of Purple and Pink

Color, texture, height…this mix of plants has it all!

COURTESY PROVEN WINNERS

By |May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Garden Blog|Comments Off on Ring in Spring With a Touch of Purple and Pink

Planting Tomatoes

For most of the country, May is tomato-planting time. There’s really no reason to rush to plant your tomatoes in spring. It is important to wait until the soil warms and dries and to take the time to build up fertility for this fast-growing veggie. Here are some tips to help you grow the best tomatoes this year: […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Garden Blog, Spring|Comments Off on Planting Tomatoes

Get Beautiful Garden Color Fast!

You’ve decided to add color to your garden. And you’d like to do it now. But where to begin?
A good first step in choosing a garden’s color palette is to establish mood and emotion. Do you envision it as a serene and peaceful haven, where you and your family can be rejuvenated and unwind? Or does a lively and energizing space for entertaining and outdoor activities have more appeal? Do your tastes lean to the traditional, or are you more attracted to modern, trendy environments? Whatever you see as your ideal garden space, give initial attention to how you want yourself and others to feel when they are in it. You can create a desired emotional response just with color! Hot hues – reds, oranges and yellows – are dramatic, stimulating and energizing, and lift the spirits on cloudy days. Cool tones – blues, aquas, greens and purples, as well as most pastels – are soothing and relaxing. […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Garden Blog, Spring|Comments Off on Get Beautiful Garden Color Fast!

Caring For Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets make a wonderful gift for Mom on Mother’s Day, or any occasion really! Container gardening is easier than you think, and hanging baskets make a lovely addition to any porch or patio. Whether you plant your own from the start, or simply purchase a ready-to-go basket, there are some simple guidelines you can follow to keep your hanging baskets blooming all spring and summer long. […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Garden Blog, Spring|Comments Off on Caring For Hanging Baskets

How to care for Christmas Cactus

Advice for Christmas cactus care tells us that it performs well under average home conditions with moderate care. The Christmas cactus will adapt to low light conditions, but the plant will produce blooms more readily if exposed to brighter light. That being said, too much direct sunlight can burn its leaves, so keep the Christmas cactus […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Blog, Holiday, Tips, Winter Tips|Comments Off on How to care for Christmas Cactus

Plant A Garden of Herbal Delights Workshop!!

Saturday May 28th at 1:00 pm

Presented by Valeris Phipps ACNP

 

FEE: $20.00 which includes 4 herb plants of your choice, a container with potting soil and instructions for care:

At this workshop you will:

Plant your “own theme” herb planter
Acquire new herbal knowledge
Sample some yummy herb treats
Enjoy some herbal lore […]

By |May 4th, 2016|Events|0 Comments