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If it GROWS, it GOES! 50% off

A host of golden daffodils...
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

~William Wordsworth

Many of my early spring memories evolve around neat little gardens filled with hyacinth, tulips and daffodils. One of our neighbors while growing up prided herself on her selection of bulbs: one tulip, one daffodil and one hyacinth planted at 10 inch intervals along her walkway. I couldn’t wait to see those flowers bloom every spring.

Times have changed and now I like to plant my bulbs in groupings, 9-15 at a time and then let them slowly naturalize for full enjoyment. I love planting snowdrops and crocus under a tree… and purple alliums really add that WOW factor to my garden! Most people don’t even know what an allium is and will stop to see if they are real. One guy even told me they looked like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Try planting a few Giganteum Allium – they are about the size of a softball and are simply stunning. (Bonus:Since they are in the onion family, they are also naturally deer & rodent resistant.)

One of the first bulbs to come up in my garden are the giant crocus. The cheery yellow and/or purple gives me hope that Winter is on its way out. These would be beautiful planted underneath a Red Twig Dogwood and the contrast would be amazing. Then come the daffodils…starting with early bloomers and continuing throughout Spring with many varieties and colors. Everyone loves to see these sunny yellow or white flowers. Daffodils can really stand up to the cold and are deer & rodent resistant. Have you ever felt that you simply can’t wait for spring? Tête-á-Tête daffodils shares your sentiments, and will burst into flower as soon as it possibly can. These miniature daffodils only get about 8” tall and their early bloom time will prove to you that spring is truly on the way. These would also be perfect to plant in a pot or window box.

Now is a great time to start planting bulbs. Rule of thumb, dig a hole three times the height of the bulb. Try to plant the bulbs before a rainy day, that way they will be nestled in nicely. If not rainy, then water them in thoroughly. I like treating myself to a new bulb variety each year – it gives me something to look forward to every year!  All remaining bulbs are now 50% off and planting bulbs is now even easier with the Easy Bloom Pads: dig, drop, done! These are also 50% off right now! While supplies last.

Be sure to stop in during these next 2 weeks and check out our amazing prices on all remaining plant material. Basically, if it GROWS, it GOES! All plants are now 50% off regular price. Yes, this includes mums, pansies, ornamental cabbage and kale, tropical, perennials, shrubs, roses and trees.  We still have a great selection and there is still time to plant!

Don’t forget to plant some pansies this month. Depending on the weather, these little beauties could continue to bloom in your garden into early December. When temperatures go below freezing, pansies will stop growing and blooming but will come back in full force in early spring and bloom their hearts out until hot weather stifles them in the summer. And if you plant now, you won't have to freeze your fingers planting in the early spring. 

You can still get wonderful fall decorations from us including corn stalks, ornamental colored corn, gourds and pumpkins, both for baking and jack-o-lantern carving. 

Join us next Thursday, Oct 20th, at 6pm for our free quick class Winterizing your Garden. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the ways to winterize your gardens while taking into consideration spotless vs. pollinator/bird friendly clean up. 

Stop in and see us! Open Monday - Saturday 9am -6pm until we close for the season on October 29th. Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up with sales and events in the store.

Also - be sure to check out our clearance section of hardgoods at the back of the store! Lots of goodies being added every day!

Laura Valence

Wenke Greenhouses

Where the Earth Laughs in Flowers

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Winterizing Your Garden, Part Two

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Allium is an easy to grow, absolutely amazing plant.  It's best when you plant it from a bulb in the fall and then it blooms well into spring. 

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