Below are the plants that we have carried for Spring 2017. All plants are subject to availability. At this point in the season we are sold
out of a lot of varieties. But feel free to use this as a reference guide to next year planning!
Care of Concrete
Extreme and rapid changes in temperature and humidity affect all concrete adversely. Concrete has an inherent tendency to expand and contract with climatic conditions ( a phenomenon taken into account.. More...
Christmas Tree Care
For maximum beauty and safety, use a tree stand that holds 1 gallon of water. Refill daily. A fresh tree containing adequate moisture will NOT support a flame. Before placing tree in stand, cut at lea.. More...
Christmas Tree: Fraser Fir vs Balsam Fir
Fraser fir trees are a fragrant "Southern Balsam" featuring medium length needles, stiff branches and good needle retention. Balsam fir trees are the most fragrant of Christmas trees. It features sho.. More...
Deer be Gone
Sorry, Deer "I live in the northwoods and grow lots of flowers that the deer love to eat...until I tried this recipe. Not one single plant has been damaged since, and the deer don't even venture into .. More...
Differences in Roses
Hybrid Tea Roses These are the most popular class of roses. They carry their flowers on long stems suitable for cutting. Use these as featured plants in a mixed bed of fragrant roses. You will need to.. More...
When working with hostas it is best to divide or separate in early spring. The leaves and foliage can be cut off and cleaned up after a hard frost in the fall. Many people do not like the Hosta blooms.. More...
How to Plant a Tree so it Lives!
Many people have asked this question, so here's my best explanation! Always call Digger's Hotline before you begin so you don't hit any wires, pipes, and so on when digging! Digging the Hole It's very.. More...
How to Plant Potatoes
Cut a potato into 1.5"-2" cube. Each with one or two good eyes (buds). Allow cut surfaces to heal (dry), usually a few days. Plant the pieces eye up about 4" deep and 12" apart. Ten to twelve pounds w.. More...
Information on Hardy Fall Mums
PLANTING Plant young plants in sunny location (at least a half-day of sun).*Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Soils can be\ improved by adding compost, peat moss or other organic matter. *Flowering.. More...
Long Blooming Perennials
List of Long Blooming Perennials ACHILLEA- YARROW
ADENOPHORA confusa- LADYBELLS
ASCLEPIAS tuberosa- BUTTERFLY WEED
ASTER- Fall Blooming Types
Month by Month Maintenance
January -Take precautions on mulching.
-Put mulch on perennials to protect them from fluctuating temperature. Snow is a natural mulch, but it could melt.
-Evergreen branches act as a great mulchin.. More...
Part Shade and Shade Loving Perennials
List of Part Shade Perennials ACONITUM
ANEMONE (MANY SPECIES)
CAMPANULA (SOME SPECIE.. More...
Perennials are plants that come back year after year. They often increase in size. Gardeners should plant their garden depending on height, color, season of blooming, and whether it requires shade, pa.. More...
Moderately bright light is best, but poinsettias will tolerate low light. Moderately moist soil is preferred. Water throughly when soil surface fells dry to the touch. Drain excess water in saucer at .. More...
This question is asked a lot. We find a good rule of thumb is to trim after the bloom time of the shrub is done. For example, Rhododendron, Lilac, Forsythia, and Purple Sandcherry all bloom in spring... More...
Things to Consider Before Planting
When choosing plants for your yard there are a few things that you should consider before you start. 1. Think of the location for light that the plants will get. Sun? Shade? Part Shade? 2. Think of th.. More...
Water Plant Information
Water is a fascinating element in nature and in the designed landscape. It can be still and reflective, trickle quietly from a soothing fountain or cascade brightly down a waterfall. Water provides te.. More...