Growing Asparagus in Michigan

Growing Asparagus in Michigan If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting started. Even with the best of care, an asparagus bed won’t hit its stride for several years. But once that happens, the bed will produce an abundant crop of spears spring after spring for at least the next 15 to 20 years. Fresh from the garden, asparagus is the very essence of spring. The sweet, slender spears can be steamed, sautéed, …

New! Begonia ‘Canary Wing’

Plant Canary Wing Begonias for a stylish and exciting shady container. We are excited to introduce Canary Wing Begonias! Canary Wings offers a unique look on a plant that has become a staple in gardens around the world! Canary Wings has bright foliage that changes from yellow to bright chartreuse throughout the season on a plant that continues to perform all Summer long. A great option for shade/early morning sun baskets. A little bit of morning sun brightens the foliage. …

NEW! FlameThrower™ Salsa Roja Coleus

 Solenostemon scutellarioides You Can’t Beat Coleus for all Summer Color If you love coleus, you will absolutely love the new variety,Flame Thrower ™ Coleus, with it’s bold, deep burgundy-red foliage! The dramatic rich tone of this annual works well in the garden as well as containers as the distinctive leaves will add texture to any design.  Hardy until frost and thrives in the heat! Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn Plant Habit: Upright Characteristics: Shade Tolerant Water: Heavy Fertilize: Once a month …

New! SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus

Helianthus x annuus  1000 ways to get happy! Who doesn’t love a sunny yellow sunflower? Well, how about one with extraordinary summer color with large, vibrant blooms. This heat tolerant, sterile annual produces over 1,000 flowers in a single season, throughout summer until first frost. Sunny yellow petals with a dash of rich red surround the large brown center of each sensational flower. Excellent in borders and containers. It’s super easy to grow and will bounce right back if you …

New! ‘Big Blue’ Salvia

Salvia longispicata x farinacea Low Maintenance, Super Showy and Beautiful Blue Color ‘Big Blue’ shows off with breathtaking clear blue blooms towering above bright green foliage. A generous host to hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Annual. Vigorous, robust, heat-tolerant, drought-tolerant; needs no deadheading. Struts its stuff in full sun yet tolerates dappled shade or partial sun. Simple, low maintenance and always a top performer! Perfect for their back-of-border plantings (It’s gonna get big!), sending out blue spires continuously from July to first frost …

New! Vinca ‘Tatoo Series’

Catharanthus roseus ‘Tattoo’ Series Tattoo is without a doubt, the most unique vinca on the market today! Vinca (annual) are well known for their durable flowering, knockout color and exceptional heat tolerance, both in the landscape as well as containers. Tattoo is a bold and head-turning twist on traditional vinca and a series, with high impact bold color, that plant-lovers have been looking for. Tattoo makes the art of plants come to life with every bloom—each petal looks like it’s …

Now Accepting Applications SEASONAL RETAIL TEAM MEMBERS

Our team members strive to make our garden center the benchmark of customer satisfaction. Whether the customer is an avid gardener or a first time trowel holder, our team members make them feel special by providing an inviting and knowledgeable place for their shopping experience. Most importantly, we are looking for quality, dependable employees. WORK LOCATION is at the retail store which is located at 5071 Market St.

Pruning Shrubs in the Dormant Season

Most people think of landscape maintenance as exclusively a warm-weather activity. It’s an understandable assumption as it’s easy to see what needs to be done when you are outdoors, enjoying the beauty of your landscape. However, when cooler temperatures bring you indoors, out of sight should not mean out of mind when it comes to your shrubs because the best time to prune many of them is actually in the dormant season, when plants are not growing.     Why? …

Reading a Plant Tag

Plant tags are your key to success when choosing and growing plants. If you don’t understand all the things you see on a label, you’re not alone. Unravel the mystery of plant label lingo – and take the guesswork out of selecting and placing plants in your yard. Plant labels may be different, but often they contain similar information. Here are some of the common words you’ll see on plant labels – and what they mean to you. When shopping …