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Time to Fill in the Gaps!

My garden is really starting to take shape and fill in nicely now that summer is here. By choosing early to late season perennial bloomers, I should have a continuous show of color from spring all the way through the fall. But, there are always a few gaps here and there that just need a little 'pop' of color. I am from the "no gaps allowed" school of gardening - which means that I use a lot of "filler" to complete my garden. I like my garden nice and full! Besides, the less soil I let show, the fewer weeds I have to worry about.

Annual flowers are a great way to fill in these gaps in my perennial gardens. They grow quickly making them perfect for providing color all season long. They are easy to care for and can really help beef up the garden especially those gardens that are just starting out. Annuals really earn their keep when perennials wane. And of course, I always use annual hanging baskets and container gardens to provide constant color and welcome guests at the both the front and side door. And now you can "fill the gaps" for less as annuals and hanging baskets are currently 30% off.

Current Specials:

  • Daylilies are 25% off regular price. If there's a "sure bet" perennial, it must be the daylily. They tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions, are not troubled by diseases or pests, and bloom faithfully for years with virtually no attention. The daylily's botanical name, Hemerocallis, means "beauty for a day", and indeed most daylily flowers open in the morning and die by nightfall. However, each flower stem typically has at least a dozen flower buds, so the plant stays in bloom for several weeks. We have many varieties available.

Just in time for summer planting, we are offering a great coupon for $10 off a $40 Perennial and Shrub purchase.  This coupon is good for perennials and shrubs only and is not valid with any other offer or coupon. 

We still have a terrific selection of healthy plants - annuals, perennials, shrubs and vegetables. And remember, your reward points keep accumulating with each purchase to use on your next visit! 

Join us this Saturday at 11am for our free class Bee Friendly Gardens to learn how you can make a big difference just by creating a bee-friendly space in your garden. (And it's not hard — bees are easy to please!) Bring a friend! 

Don't let a little construction at 1-94/Sprinkle keep you away! For those of you who haven't ventured in this year, it's still a breeze to get here - check out alternate routes here! 

Looking forward to seeing you in the store. Open 8am-8pm Monday - Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Laura Valence

Wenke Greenhouses

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