A Good Summer Start

Finally!  Beautiful summertime weather conditions in store for the next couple of weeks.  Remember the 90 degree days last June?  What a relief it has been this year to experience moderate temperatures.  And if it is relief to us, it certainly has been a relief for our flowerpots and landscape plants as well.

You have probably noticed a decrease in water demands from your plants.  This has been the perfect opportunity to allow your flower pots and new landscape plantings to dry out a little between irrigation applications.  Lower temperatures allow your plants to relax and actually grow rather than just survive the heat.  Allowing the soil to dry out a little bit encourages the root system to seek out water.  As the root system is more active, this encourages new growth of stems, leaves and new buds and flowers.

When it does warm up next week, get ready to step up the watering a notch.  Keep up with the Jack’s fertilizer applications as well. It will make all the difference in how your beautiful flowers are growing.

The Creek Side Container Garden and Hanging Basket selection is still very good.  Big, full, colorful flowers available to spruce up your porch or patio for that special occasion coming up at your home.  Also the perfect option if you are getting a late start due to being out of town or live at a higher elevation.  Grown Fresh plants in prime condition!

Enjoy BOGO savings this week on the 4.5” pots of annuals and 6 pack bedding plants.  Use these plants to fill in the last few bare spaces in your garden or planters.  Or use them to create brand new containers using the thriller, filler, spiller planting technique.  Ask your Green Team professional about it, we will show you how.

Early to mid-summer perennials and shrubs coming into bloom now along the Perennial Pathway and Woodland Walk.  Are you experiencing a little shortage of color in your landscape?  These would be the selections to help keep your landscape colorful at this time of the year.  Take a walk through our nursery to discover what you may be missing.

Perennials blooming now: Jupiters Beard, Daylilies, Scabiosa, Veronica, Yarrow, Catmint, Gaillardia, Coreopsis, Dwf Bee Balm

Shrubs blooming now: Potentilla, Spirea, Sweetspire, Barberry, Ninebark.  Shrubs looking great for late season: Burning Bush, Hydrangea, Hibiscus, Dogwood, Xeric selections.

Trees ready to offer shade and beauty to your landscape: Maple, Honeylocust, Gingko, Buckeye, Catalpa, Flowering Plums.