Leaves – Love them and Leave Them!

Leaves – Love them and Leave Them!

By Wilma R. Penland

As children along with our dogs we liked jumping into piles of leaves, crunching through them, or throwing handfuls in the air. My folks used them as bedding for farm animals…

Perennial Garden Design

Perennial Garden Design

July 12, 2022
There’s nothing like a perennial garden! Perennials come back every year getting a little fuller with each season, and they usually have a particular bloom time during the season. Some well-loved perennials are…

Hydrangeas – Summer Beauties

Hydrangeas – Summer Beauties

July 17, 2022
The genus Hydrangea contains a wide variety of species and cultivars (at least 75).  
Some of the most popular are those in the Hydrangea macrophylla (bigleaf) family. These bloom blue, pink, or shades in between depending upon soil ph…

Ladybugs Love Aphids

Ladybugs Love Aphids

June 6, 2022

Ladybugs can control pests naturally.

Did you know? Each ladybug will eat 50 or more aphids per day. If they lay eggs on your plant, when the eggs hatch their larva will eat aphids with great enthusiasm too!

For best success with ladybugs:
1) Refrigerate your ladybugs until you release them…

Our Beautiful Earth

Our Beautiful Earth

April 22, 2022

IT’S EARTH DAY and we are celebrating the beauty and wonder that plants bring to our planet and to our everyday lives!
 
Imagine a world without plants…that’s hard to do because we are surrounded by plants. Just look out the window and feast your eyes on something we usually take for granted…

Spring Pruning Tips

Spring Pruning Tips

March 11, 2022

Spring fever is here! Keep your seasonal enthusiasm in check and take the time to think through the timing of spring pruning. You don’t want to cut off the very flower buds you have been anticipating all winter.

Fall 40th Anniversary Celebration & Pollinator Garden Dedication

Fall 40th Anniversary Celebration & Pollinator Garden Dedication

Sept. 25, 2019

1 to 3 pm – We are still celebrating our 40th!

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1-3 pm for refreshments and to celebrate our 40th year in business. From our 1979 start in Wilma & Bill Penland’s front yard to our current Garden Center…it has been an exciting run….

September is Prime for Lawn Care

September is Prime for Lawn Care

Sept. 18, 2019

Plant Grass. September is the very best month to plant cool-season grasses. Whether you are seeding a new lawn or overseeding bare spots in your existing lawn, seeding in September…

Plant Now to Enjoy Fall & Winter Crops

Plant Now to Enjoy Fall & Winter Crops

Sept. 11, 2019

Despite summertime temperatures, it is time to plant your fall garden. Here is a quick to-do list:

Harvest existing crops and decide which crops you want to leave in the ground (peppers and tomatoes will grow until just before frost).
Clear out crop residues and weeds…

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