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August News

What a difference a day makes in Michigan, huh? I have been enjoying this little reprieve from the heat we are having today. Hopefully, you were able to get outside for a little bit. Maybe you even had a chance to catch up on some of those chores you've been putting off in the garden because of the heat and humidity. I know I did. I am sure this won't be the last of the hot weather so, if you haven't already, be sure to get outside and enjoy the day.

As the summer garden starts to wind down, it is time to think about fall planting. Lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard and herbs love the cool fall weather and will really thrive. If you plant these in containers that can be covered or moved under a covered porch during fear of frost, then you may be able to extend your growing season by many weeks if not a few months. I am getting ready to plant some romaine and spinach. Nothing’s easier or more rewarding to grow than lettuce or spinach since it can be harvested within weeks of planting.

There are even some vegetables that actually do better in the fall. The fall frosts improve the flavor of these vegetables and can even make them sweeter. These vegetables include beets, Brussels sprouts, kale, carrots and parsnips. Cool weather veggies are easy to grow even for the novice gardener making fall a great time to start.

Fall color has arrived in our store! We have mums, pansies, ornamental cabbage and kale as well as cool loving annuals perfect for fall decorating. Fall is a great time to plant and we still have a wide range of plants to create a perfect landscape in your yard. If your hanging baskets are starting to look weary, we have some beautiful, fresh hanging baskets available in the store to keep you home looking great all the way until first frost. 

Fall classes are being finalized right now. Look for those to be posted on our website next week.

Our Summer Sizzler Sale is still going on for a little while longer. Pottery is still 40% off, perennials and shrubs are 30% off and roses are 50% off. While supplies last. Hurry in for best selection.

Open Monday - Saturday 9 – 6.  Lots of reasons to stop in! Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with sales and events in the store

Laura Valence

Wenke Greenhouses

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All about Roses with Larry"The Rose Guy"

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” 

~ Alphonse Karr

Learn All About Roses from Larry Hill. Larry loves talking about roses and sharing his knowledge and love of roses with others.

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

This simple salad of fresh tomatoes and sweet corn will breathe new life into a summer dinner or backyard barbecue. 

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