Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Tasting for March 29

Today we are bringing back a wine we introduced you to a few years ago. Twin Poms, pomegranate wine. Stop in between 4:00 and closing to enjoy a taste while seeing what's new in the nursery

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Double Clic Cosmo Mix

One of our bedding plant growers, Do Rights, just released a new Cosmo and we'll be having it on our tables this week hopefully. I love Cosmos for their simplicity with growing and the way they wave in the warm spring and summer breezes.

description from our sales rep: Jim
Big Blooms Perfect for Cutting!
Cut-and-Come-Again for 3 Months or More!
Well, here's the most exciting Cosmos to come along in many a year -- a lively, very large-flowered, long-blooming mix of white, pink, and rosy-red DOUBLE flowers. We don't know about double-clicking, but you'll certainly do a double take when these blooms begin opening above the airy, fern-like foliage on tall, well-branched plants!

With frazzled petals and a sunny yellow center, these flowers are crying out for use in vases -- they have all the charm of daisies with a more interesting form! And they appear so profusely that you'll still have plenty of color in the garden after you've picked your fill for indoor use. Besides, Cosmos is a cut-and-come-again bloomer, meaning that the sooner you cut the blooms, the quicker new buds will pop up to replace them! (And if you don't cut the flowers, be sure to deadhead them as soon as they fade, to stimulate new bud production.)

The flowers begin in Spring in most climates and continue right through mid-fall, soaking up the heat and sun in any well-drained garden soil. Cosmos is a fine choice for the vegetable patch, too; a member of the Aster family, it does a good job of repelling "bad bugs" and attracting beneficial insects and wasps to help your veggies grow and bloom their best.

Double Click comes to us from France, and we feel lucky indeed to be able to offer it to this season.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tiger's Tips for March

Tiger has been busy not just at the nursery but outside doing a pretty large landscape job downtown yet he still has time to give us his tips for the month.
This is a good month to pay attention to your houseplants. It may have been awhile since you've repotted them so be sure to check and see if now is the time. Also feed them and consider adding a systemic for houseplants to keep those pesky little critters in check.
With temperatures warming watch for slugs & snails on your new plantings, Sluggo is an organic way to control them.

Pick up shamrocks for your St. Patrick parties or office gifts.

If you've been thinking of raised bed gardening come in and see our garden boxes which we have planted up. We offer these boxes unassembled or for a minimal fee we can assemble and deliver them to your home.

Gift yourself a gift on the first day of spring, March 20th plant a new flower. One that I am beginning to enjoy more each year is the Arctotis, African Daisy. A native to South Africa and North Angola these showy perennial plants are noted for their bright colored blooms. They enjoy a dry spot in the gawith full sun and cool nights. These flowers really show their beauty in the sunlight, then as they begin to seed they will curve their flowerhead down. Once the seeds are ready to be blown away by the wind they will stand up straight and release big fluffy seeds into the air. During this month and again in the summer fertilize with EB Stone Ultra Bloom, you will be richly rewarded with beautiful blooms and lush growth plus birds and other wildlife will enrich your landscape.