It’s not your Grandma’s Geranium

It’s not your Grandma’s Geranium

  It’s not your grandma’s geranium – Geraniums are tried and true for a reason. With all the new varieties that are available, they are the power punch of the garden. Geraniums are great for containers, baskets, or in the flower bed. They deliver a knock-out every time because of their hardiness and versatility. Here’s a breakdown of the types of geraniums that you can find with us: ZONAL: old fashion, big flower head, great in flower beds, containers, window boxes and the color selection is endless. Some of our favorites are: Fidelity Dark Red, Tango Neon, Classic Dark Salmon INTERSPECIFIC: the best of both worlds, a cross between a zonal and ivy geranium. These are so spectacular because they produce continuous blooms even if you do not deadhead! These geraniums also give you the upright and draping flower heads. Our most favorite of all is the Sarita Series (AWESOME), Calliope and Caliente geraniums are fabulous too! Never underestimate the power of a...
Some Like it Hot –  Hot Peppers That Is!

Some Like it Hot –  Hot Peppers That Is!

Some Like it Hot –  Hot Peppers That Is! Carolina Reaper  – known for its heat and taste. It is said to be the world’s hottest pepper. The fruity sweet hot aroma hits you when you cut one open. Chocolate Morouga – a dark brown pepper like Yellow Morouga – sweeter golf ball sized peppers Cowhorn – medium hot pepper when fully ripened ends of fruit curl up. This is a cayenne style pepper with 8-10” fruits. This plant can yield up to 10 lbs. of fruit! Fatali – 5 alarm habanero type pepper. Pungent citrusy & hot! Yellow Morouga – every bit as hot as Trinadad Scorpion but with a sweet side. Great for chile. Yellow 7 Pot – superhot, packed with heat – 1 million on the Scoville heat...
Tomatoes – A Marriage of Two Heirlooms

Tomatoes – A Marriage of Two Heirlooms

Two heirloom type tomatoes were combined to produce earlier fruit with higher yields resulting in better flavor and fewer blemishes. We have 3 great varieties to choose from: Cherokee Carbon – a cross between Cherokee and Carbon, this variety yields 10-12 oz. fruit in 75 days Jersey Boy – a cross between Brandywine and Rutgers, this variety yields 10-15 oz. fruit in 70 days Marzinera – a cross between San Marzano and Cream sausage, this variety yields 2-3 oz. fruit in 70 days. This is a Roma type tomato. We also have a huge selection of other tomatoes. Click on the Edible plants and see our whole...
Pretty, Pretty Petunias

Pretty, Pretty Petunias

Spreading petunias versus bedding petunias. A very common question especially for those looking for hanging baskets that pack a punch. Bedding petunias come in a variety of different colors and are meant for landscape beds. Bedding petunias are grown from seed and have large blossoms. Spreading petunias such as Supertunias, Surfinia, Sanguna come from a cutting are used in baskets and containers. With spreading petunias there is NO DEADHEADING! The key to great looking petunias is fertilizing. Petunias require a unique formula to keep them at their best and we recommend Jack’s Petunia...
Sunpatiens – The Cross Dresser of the Impatien World

Sunpatiens – The Cross Dresser of the Impatien World

Sunpatiens are truly a cross dress – they are a hybrid impatiens that will tolerate full sun or full shade. Vigorous plants produce large blooms like New Guinea Impatiens. Suited for containers or large landscape beds. Sunpatiens are disease resistant (no powdery mildew). There are compact and spreading varieties. Colors range from white, reds, pinks, lavender and...
BaDaBing Begonias

BaDaBing Begonias

Begonias…so many types…Fibrous verses Tuberous. We will look at tuberous begonias first. Tuberous begonias are grown from a tuber. These begonias are fabulous in hanging baskets and containers. They are sometimes referred to as hardy begonias. Tuberious begonias – some of our favorite varieties Unbelievable Series – this series has continuous blooming on sturdy plants with dark colored foliage. We carry Miss Montreal and Lucky Strike Illumination Series – large, cascading habit with 3” double blossoms all season long Nonstop Series – free flowering 8-10” tall plants with double/semi double 4” blossoms, will bloom continuously even in high temperatures Santa Cruz – extremely heat tolerant, profilic bloomer and best of all with thrive in the sun or...