Wacky Wednesday June 19, 2024

Exclusively for our Garden Reward MembersDon’t miss out!30% off ALL PLANTS* This sale is exclusively for our Garden Reward Customers and won’t be advertised in store  Sale includes all regular priced plants including:  Annuals  Vegetable Plants Fruit Herbs Perennials Houseplants Succulents Tropicals  Ground Cover  Perennial Climbing Vines  Perennial Ornamental Grass  Water Plants Pre-made Container Gardens  Wacky Wednesday pricing is not valid with any other offer or coupon. Wednesday June 19, 2024 only! *Sale valid on full priced plants only. Not …

Unveiling the Underground Wonders: The Incredible Benefits of Earthworms in Your Garden

Welcome to the hidden world beneath our feet, where tiny heroes don’t wear capes but play a crucial role in the health and vitality of our gardens. Enter the Earthworm – nature’s diligent gardeners that bring a plethora of benefits to your green haven. Let’s dig into the captivating story of how these wriggly wonders transform the soil into a thriving ecosystem. Aeration Maestros: Picture your garden soil as a bustling metropolis, and earthworms as expert urban planners. Their burrowing …

Beneficial Bugs

When the seasons change and spring arrives we can’t wait to get out of the house and start planting our gardens again. But we aren’t the only creature that enjoys the better weather; insects start to show themselves again and while the first sight of a butterfly is a joy to see, not all insects are welcome. The list of destructive pests that can plague a gardener’s hard work can be frightening! Aphids, mealybugs, thrips, and white flies are just …

Kalamazoo, Michigan | Main Streets

Television host John McGivern travels the Upper Midwest to celebrate the people who live there and the unique attractions, history and businesses of each community in a show called Main Streets. Last year, John made a stop in Kalamazoo. Have you seen this episode about our great city? Wenke president, Lisa Wenke Ambrosio, has the opportunity to talk about the greenhouse industry and how her family started as celery farmers here in Kalamazoo. Check it out!

Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control

Tired of unwelcome insect guests crashing your indoor garden party? Fear not! Bonide’s got your back with a secret weapon that sends bugs packing without breaking a sweat. Say “adios” to aphids, scale, mealybugs, and whiteflies – they won’t even know what hit ’em! BONIDE Systemic Houseplant Insect Control provides insect control for up to 8 weeks. Protects plants from aphids, whiteflies, and other listed insects. -Protect your plants from insect pests for up to 8 weeks-Protects from aphids, whiteflies, …

thrip, mealybugs and scale on houseplant leaves

Battling Common Houseplant Pests: A Guide to Identification and Control

Houseplants bring a touch of nature indoors, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of our living spaces. However, with the beauty they bring, houseplants can also attract unwanted guests—pests. Common houseplant pests can range from tiny insects to fungi and can wreak havoc on your indoor greenery if left unchecked. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the most prevalent pests that affect houseplants and discuss effective methods to get rid of them. Regular inspection and prompt action are essential to maintaining …

Keeping a Garden Journal

A garden journal serves as a valuable tool for documenting your horticultural adventures, learning from successes and challenges, and creating a legacy of your green haven.

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Winter To-do list

Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with a dream – Josephine Neuse

How to Cover Plants for Frost Protection

QUESTION: What is the best cover to use to protect outdoor plants from the cold air — fabric or plastic? Threat of frost usually occurs overnight when the temperature drops low enough to freeze the moisture on plant leaves and buds. To protect plants from frost, you will need to cover them to keep the moisture from freezing. While an unexpected frost can leave many gardeners scrambling to find anything to cover their tender plants; it is important to use the …

Fall is a GREAT time to plant

So, why is fall the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Not as much watering is needed Young plants need plenty of water. It is best to give good, long soakings rather than frequent, light watering. A typical rule of thumb is to provide at least 1 inch of irrigation per week. Summertime planting requires close attention to moisture levels and much of it can evaporate with the heat of the day. Autumn’s cooler temperatures and shorter days may …