Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spring Sale!

More than a few benches at the garden center are bursting at the seams.
Come in this weekend for
special pricing on annuals.

Fancy dinner-plate dahlias will perk up your landscape.
Large pots of geraniums for five bucks.  
Get your Wave (petunias) on – buy one, get one free!

Also, it's NOT too late to put veggies in the garden.
All seedlings are now buy one, get one free.

And we know you've been wanting to add some roses
to your landscape, so we're taking five bucks off until June 10!

Whack it back!

This has been an outrageous growing season, with lots of rain and warm temperatures. Some plants just get carried away! So I say whack it back! Late-blooming plants need a shearing or they will topple over before they get their mojo going (full bloom).

I recommend cutting back at least a third of the vegetative growth for the following specimens:
  • garden phlox
  • Russian sage
  • sedum Autumn Joy
  • perennial sunflowers
  • asters
  • spireas- which promotes new red growth tips on Magic Carpet, Double Play or Gold Flame
  • flowering shrubs that have already bloomed