Little Sprouts Kids Festival Saturday & Sunday Oct. 14th & 15th

Celebrate Autumn With Festivities For All Ages All Weekend Long! Create A Cauldron Halloween Garden! Cost: $19.99 + tax. Spooky, Friendly or Ghostly…what’s your style? Take home an adorable indoor centerpiece garden to decorate a child’s room, or dress up a table. All materials are provided including plants, embellishments, cauldron & accessories. Workstation open all weekend long during store hours. …

Bonsai for Beginners

“Bonsai is not a race, nor is it a destination. It is a never-ending journey.” Don’t let the fact that ‘bon-sai’ is an art studied and refined for many centuries scare you off, because you are perfectly capable to learn how to grow Bonsai trees without green thumbs. Make sure to pick the right tree species for your surroundings and …

Birds in the Garden: Creating a Haven for Colorful Birds in Your Yard

Birds bring many benefits to our lives. They fill our gardens with song, bring a spark of color and interest to our winter landscapes, and also eat many garden pests. Attracting birds to your landscape is fun. Their needs are easy to meet and just about everyone can achieve success by providing them with three basics things: shelter, water, and …

Six Steps to Renovating Your Lawn

Summer heat can take a toll on your lawns  The heat and dry conditions After a visit from the “lawn doctor” was the prognosis intensive care? Where is the green that lifts our spirits? The answer is in 6 easy steps to renovation your lawn. Maintaining a healthy turf is a great way to get outdoors. When you’re done, your …

Crazy Pumpkin Carving Ideas

We thought we would share some of the most elaborate and create approaches to creating pumpkin carving masterpieces. Enjoy!

October Tips

  Mulch in spring-planted trees and shrubs. Don’t permit them to get too dry; water them throughly and deeply Start amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus for holiday blooms. (Allow 5-6 weeks for paperwhites and 12 weeks for amaryllis). Apply fall lawn fertilizer at this time Apply lime to lawns to raise pH. A 50# bag of lime will raise lawn pH …

Great Looks for Fall Color

Fall is right around the corner and it is a glorious time.  The countryside is virtually exploding with oranges, reds, golds and yellows.  This is a great time of the year to enjoy the out-of-doors.  It is also a great time for fall gardens as autumn mums and perennials finish the season with a flourish. Most spring planted annuals get …

September Tips

Fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs, bareroot perennials and bulbs. Start pansy & viola seed for bloom next spring Watch your compost pile. This is a good time to add an activator for brown leaves & lawn trimmings Check your lawn for grub activity. Sure signs are brown patches of lawn with turf that you can peel …

Preparing Your Fall Garden Beds

Are you overloaded with new ideas for perennial beds and borders after visiting friends or public display gardens? Seen lots of unfamiliar and interesting new plants at the nursery? If so, fall is an excellent time to prepare fall garden beds for planting now or in the spring. The cooler temperatures, weaker sunlight and shorter days of fall mean less energy …

Window Box Color All Year Round

It’s always a shame that just when your window box has reached their peak of fullness and color, autumn sneaks in and nips at the foliage and flowers, signaling it’s time to clean them out. Or is it? This season, try extending the life of your window boxes, so you can appreciate their beauty year-round, each time you glance out your …