HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE NAKED IN THE SNOW?

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE NAKED IN THE SNOW?

SHRUB JACKETS ARE THE NEWEST TREND!!! Put a parka on your plants! Use a shrub jacket to protect your shrubs (like hydrangeas) from harsh winter winds, snow, sun scald, and browsing deer. These covers won’t break branches, they blend into the landscaping, and are easy to install. They are REUSABLE! See our...
Hungarian Wax Pepper Issue – 2017

Hungarian Wax Pepper Issue – 2017

Hungarian Wax Peppers To all of our loyal customers, we apologize for this unfortunate mix up with Hungarian wax peppers.  It appears as though our supplier packaged the wrong seeds.  We are not alone, this issue has impacted growers in the tri-state area.  We do not have any “real” Hungarian wax peppers left but would be happy to replace your mystery peppers with green peppers this year.  Please see the image of the letter from the seed...
WE NEED THE BEES PLEASE

WE NEED THE BEES PLEASE

Make sure while you are planting this growing season to give our pollinators a little extra love! You might be saying hmmm…what are pollinators? Our pollinators are bees, butterflies, birds and bats. These guys are facing issues due to lack of habitat and the use of pesticides and herbicides. We can help show them some love by planting species that will give them an extra boost (while helping us too – no bees no food!). Easy ways to do this are to plant these key species: Perennials: coneflower, milkweed, salvia, butterfly bush Annuals: cosmos, marigold, sunflowers, zinnias Herbs: basil (plant two – harvest one and let the other flower), lavender, oregano. If you would like to learn more check out this website – great article –...
PRETTY IT UP WITH PERENNIALS

PRETTY IT UP WITH PERENNIALS

People ask all the time about making a perennial garden. Here’s our tried and true recipe for greatness: Pick an early, mid and late bloomer for color from Spring to Frost Colors, leaf texture and heights Depending on who you ask at the Greenhouse, we all have our own favorites, but we all agree on these: Early to Late Spring Bloomers: Aquilegia, it’s a native with a showy bloom; Creeping Phlox, great blankets of color, Hellebore or Lenten Rose (Sue’s favorite), Iris – old fashion showy blooms, Peonies, so many varieties and colors that have been a staple in the garden for years due to the blossom and fragrance Early to Mid Bloomers: Coreopsis, long bloom time with varieties that have varying heights, leaf texture and come in yellows and reds, Astilbe, showy plume but great for rest of season due to foliage, Asiatic Lily, short bloom time but can’t beat the blossom, Hosta, blooms are small but they look great until the frost Mid to Late Bloomers: Platycodon, balloon flowers bloom till frost in blues, pinks and whites, Butterfly Bush, great shrub, good for the pollinators and wide range of colors, Lobelia, striking reds and blues, Tree Hibiscus, perennial, large showy blooms Late Bloomers: Rudbeckia, black eye Susan, excellent for fill and great for borders, Sedum, wide range of heights, unique foliage, small blossoms, Echinacea or Cone Flowers, long lasting blooms, nice heights and range of colors, Eupatorium or Joe Pye Weed, white blossom but really great for the dark...
 ASK ME HOW I FED MY FAMILY OF 5 – FRESH

 ASK ME HOW I FED MY FAMILY OF 5 – FRESH

No space, no time but want to eat fresh – a kitchen garden is for you! Kerry fed her family all summer long with a 4×6’ garden and containers. She planted 1 Big Mamma Tomato, 1 Campbell Tomato, 1 Big Bertha Tomato, 1 Sweet Banana Pepper, 1 Bush Crop Tomato (in a tomato cage), 2 rows of beans, 1 Zucchini, and 2 Basil in the 4×6” (YES THAT’S A LOT OF PLANTS). In containers, she planted in a 20” pot 1 Superbush Tomato with leaf lettuce around the base, 12” pot – 1 Red Robin Tomato, in hanging baskets on a shephard hook, and a pea plant. In a window box, she planted leaf lettuce that was placed on her patio. For space saving, she used tomato cages on all of the tomatoes. Harvesting is the key – Kerry picked from her garden until the end of September. KEYS TO MAKE IT WORK: Jack’s 20-20-20 1x week, especially the containers Sprinkled Preen on the 4×6’ before planting 1 bale of straw after plants are established for a moisture barrier and weed control Water faithfully, containers every day Water 4×6’ every other day by just laying the hose in garden, soaking the soil, this is a great way to conserve water- you’re not watering the leaves Harvest every morning while drinking a cup of coffee before work 5 to 10 minute daily...