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With the weather warming up, we've been getting a lot of questions about watering, especially about hanging baskets, so I thought I would share a couple of tips ...



  • When watering containers, hanging baskets especially, water until the basket feels heavy with water weight and water runs freely from the drainage hole. If water comes out right away, then the basket is more than likely so dry that the soil has pulled away from the sides of pot and has created a tunnel where the water runs through immediately. In this case, you should water well but then return to water again, deeply and thoroughly, after about ten minutes. In that time the soil will have expanded and be able to absorb the water, which then will feed the roots. 

  • It’s best to water in the morning, when it’s still cool. 

  • Be sure to try to water only the soil, not the leaves. Wet leaves invite sun damage and disease. 

  • Water just enough. Overwatering is a bad thing, but so is underwatering. Never let your plants dry out to the point they wilt. If you do, they’ll take weeks to rebound. That might mean watering more than once a day during hot spells, particularly if the basket is small or in a windy or sunny spot.


We have a few specials going on just in time for summer planting...



We invite you to join us next Thursday at 6pm for our free class on Herb Gardening This is a great time to learn how to grow, harvest, preserve and cook with herbs. Feel free to bring a friend! 


We have finally set a date for our Famous Cart Sale. The cart sale will begin on June 28th, 2016.  Fill your cart (without stacking) and pay one flat price of $50 including tax. Bring a friend and share a cart if that's too many plants for you. If you're not familiar with this annual tradition, you need to know what a terrific opportunity it is to get great deals on annuals.  


We invite you to stop in and check out our 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!


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Happy Father's Day to all you amazing Dads out there!


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

~ Alphonse Karr


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