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Dirt under fingernails = Good Health!

Memorial Day is right around the corner- the unofficial kick off of summer. This is the time when we collectively cross our fingers that frosty evenings are over so we can get outside and begin planting. So far the 10 day forecast looks nice and warm. I am really looking forward to spending some time in my garden. Just thinking about it makes me smile!

There is so much to love about gardening! Gardening is a great form of exercise that allows you to get out in the fresh air and sunshine. Gardening can ease stress, keep you limber, and even improve your mood. And even more great news - I just read an article about a recent study that shows regular gardening is as good as any other exercise in cutting heart attack and stroke risk as we age. Just further proof that dirt under your fingernails = good health!  So keep on digging!

Join us on Thursday May 29th at 6pm for our Terrarium Workshop. In this class, you will create a terrarium to take home while learning the basic techniques needed to make additional ones in the future. We will also explore the varieties of plants that thrive in this style garden. Cost is $40. Sign up on our website www.wenkegreenhouses.com.

We have some great deals going on right now just in time for summer planting:

  • All Roses 25% off  -  Great selection of OSO Easy, Knockout and David Austin Roses available

  • Wave petunias 4” pink pot Buy 3 Get 1 Free (reg $2.99 each) while supplies last

Thank you to all those who sacrificied their lives defending our rights and I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the many military veterans still living, and anyone actively serving in the Armed Forces. Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. We'll be open 8am-8pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on both Sunday and Monday (Memorial Day).

Laura Valence

Wenke Greenhouses

Where the Earth Laughs in Flowers



Ride the Wave

Wave® Petunias are perfect for your summer gardens. The abundant blooms will flower continuously all summer long in full sun. Wave® Petunias create a ground-hugging carpet of color and are perfect for flower beds, hanging baskets, containers and window boxes.

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Geraniums are a very popular plant and have been for many years. I can't speak for everyone, but I believe that they are a favorite not only because of their beauty but also because of their strength. Geraniums are able to thrive in hot, dry and sunny locations better than almost any other annual. Red is the color most people request but that should not deter anyone from noticing the beautiful salmons, purples, pinks and whites that are available.

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Grow a Mighty Mato this year!

Grow a Mighty Mato and you will be amazed at the results! Like superheroes, Mighty Mato grafted tomatoes are stronger, faster, and able to fend off foes better than regular tomato plants - and they will produce until frost! The plants have strong rootstock from one type of tomato grafted with an heirloom or hybrid variety 'top' - resulting in a super-strong plant that produces a bumper crop of large, great-tasting tomatoes, up to 3 weeks earlier than non-grafted plants!

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Grow your own herb garden with Papa Joe Herbs

Wenke Greenhouses carries their own line of herbs called Papa Joe Herbs. Herbs are used for health, flavor, or fragrance. Herbs can be used to make teas; perk up cooked foods such as meats, vegetables, sauces, and soups; or to add flavor to vinegars, butters, dips, or mustards. Many herbs are grown for their fragrance and are used in potpourris, sachets, and nosegays; or to scent bath water, candles, oils, or perfumes.

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SWMI Iris Society Competition and Show

Stop at Wenke Greenhouses on Saturday, May 31st between 1pm and 8pm to see the exhibit of exquisite iris flowers.  The Iris Society is having a contest that will be judged earlier in the day.  By 1, the flowers from the contest will be available for us to admire and enjoy.  See if you agree with the judges and select your favorites.  Members of the Iris Society will also be available to help answer questions about this wonderful perennial. Join us for the competition or just stop by to check out the beautiful blossoms entered in the Iris Society competition. The public is invited to take part in this contest. If you are interested in competing please bring your entries between 8 and 10am. 

Sat 5/31 Entry and judging 8am - 1pm
All entries on display from 1pm until close.

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