The Garden Center is open and ready for the Spring. A fresh stock of healthy, hardy, attractive house plants; 2017 seeds and all the supplies you need to start them; fertilizers, pottery and so much more. Welcome back.
The main cause of winter damage to trees and shrubs is through dessication, or drying out. When the ground freezes, plants are unable to take up water from the soil, so they quickly begin to use up all the water stored in their leaves and stems. Anti-dessicants are products that can be applied to evergreen trees and shrubs to help hold in moisture through the winter. Wilt Pruf is one such product that should be applied now.
Winter Rye is an excellent cover crop because it rapidly produces a ground cover that holds soil in place against the forces of wind and water. Rye’s deep roots help prevent compaction of tilled fields and gardens. After cutting in the Spring and tilled into the soil it adds nutrients and organic matter. This is why cover crops are called green manures because they do the same job that manure does in soil. Perfect for vegetable gardens and perennial beds.
Flowering bulbs are the surest signs that spring has arrived. If you want to welcome spring with a burst of color, these bulbs need to be planted in the fall. Now is the perfect time–you’ll be glad in the spring!
We offer many varieties of Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinth, Muscari, Crocus, Snowdrops and Fritillaria.
It’s time to throw out those weathered annuals and replace your garden and containers with some colorful Mums, Kale, Ornamental Peppers, Asters and Grasses. These plants will last you right through fall.
The very end of August and beginning of September is considered the perfect time for seeding your lawn. The warm days and cool nights along with more reliable rainfall is perfect for germination.
Disappointed to find your plum red tomatoes have a brownish-black scab on the bottom? This is due to a lack of calcium. Treat with “Tomato Maker” or any good tomato fertilizer high in calcium.
Beautiful Colorful Portulaca-Heat and Drought Resistant-Perfect Shore Plant
New arrivals include:
- Annuals–Sunflowers, Sunpatiens, Rudbeckia, Vinca, Marigolds, Grasses
- Perennials–Day Lilies, Red Lobelia, Penstemon, Lavender, Rudbeckia
- Herbs–Large Basil Plants, Rosemary, Mint
- And More!
Be nice to your roses–keep them deep watered and dead-headed for optimum flowering. Use a 3 in 1 systemic product to fertilize, control insects and ward off disease.
Your lawn will welcome the upcoming rain. Give it a boost with a slow release organic fertilizer.
Water your plants in the morning, the soil not the plants. Fertilize once a week after watering. Deadhead and prune.