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The official start to the fall season is less than a day away, and down at Garden Supply, we are in full autumn mode. Not only is the Greenhouse bursting with fun fall and Halloween home decor and gift items, the Garden Center has also been fully loaded and re-stocked with glorious plants, just in time for your fall planting. It looks gorgeous down here. We’ve got all your fall favorites, whether it’s mums or pansies, ornamental grasses or cabbages. We’ve got trees and shrubs and perennial tables full of bloom. There are cold weather vegetables for those of you who like to grow your own. And we also have a wonderful selection of fall bulbs that are sure to fill your gardens with flowers come spring.

Spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils must be planted in the fall or early winter to bloom in spring because they require a long period of cool temperatures to spark the biochemical process that causes them to flower. In fall, it’s important to get them into the ground before the ground freezes. This will give them time to develop strong roots.

Planting times vary, depending upon the climate zone, but as a general rule, planting earlier is better than later. Bulbs need to establish strong root systems, before the frosts of winter set in and the bulbs enter a new cycle in preparation for spring blooming. Remember to plant bulbs in an area that drains well and water newly planted bulbs to help those roots get going!

When digging your holes for your bulbs, the general rule of thumb to follow is plant large bulbs 8 inches deep, and 6 inches apart and small bulbs 5 inches deep, 3 inches apart with all pointed ends up. Add fertilizer or bulb food before replacing soil. Top with 3 inches of mulch to retain moisture and protect the bulbs.

Come talk to our friendly experts about adding spring-blooming bulbs to your existing planting beds or pick up tips on naturalizing smaller bulbs directly in your sodded areas. Your efforts now will pay off with bounties of blossoms late next winter and well into spring.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.

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Good morning everyone!  Happy Monday!  Here’s wishing you a great beginning to a new week.  And it’s a very exciting week at Garden Supply.  Our annual Spring Garden Party begins in just 6 days, on Saturday  March 13th at 10 a.m.  Be sure and mark your calendars because you guys are not going to want to miss this!  We can’t wait to see you there.

And in the mean time, we have tons going on down at the garden center.  New plants are arriving daily and the Greenhouse is full to bursting with beautiful spring and Easter decor.  Take a look at this glorious shipment of Variegated Winter Daphne that has just come in.

This lovely plant is noted for its fragrance, which carries long distances and can often be smelled before you even see the plant in early spring.  The flower buds are purple and as they open will reveal an almost white center which is very beautiful.

It is an evergreen, so will keep its leaves year-round.  The leaves are decorative, as well, in dark green with white edges.  It is very dense and has a rounded form that will grow from 2 to 4 feet tall and about 2 to 4 feet wide.  This particular shrub is said to be one of the best of its kind.  With its smaller size it would work well around patios or in a small yard.  It is hardy to zones 6 to 9.  If you like fragrance, this would fit the bill!

If you’re looking for a burst of color and greenery, we’ve got you covered.  The Greenhouse is filled with a wide array of flowers and plants that are sure to please.  We’ve got pansies, orchids, begonias, tulips, hyacinths, hydrangeas, cyclamens, ranunculus, and primroses in full bloom.  It is absolutely magical in here.

While you’re in the Greenhouse, be sure to check out our collectible Penny McAllister figurines.  They are guaranteed to bring a spring smile to these last lingering days of winter.

Penny McAllister’s whimsical and sweet collections bring new charm to folk art.  The sewing bug bit Penny at the tender age of 5.  Nearly 50 years later, the former elementary school librarian has woven her passion for folk art into a dream occupation, making paper mache creations full of wit and whimsy.

“The chip on my nose, the worn paint on my clothes…they’re all supposed to be there! I was designed this way, lovingly aged” by Penny McAllister


As always, there is more to see and do at Garden Supply.  Stop by and pay us a visit!  We’d love to see you!  And be sure to check back here soon for more snippets from the garden.

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Good morning everyone!  We are starting off this day with some rather gloomy weather, but I have a remedy for that!  I have a sure-fire way to lighten and brighten these cloudy skies. Just take a peek at some of the glorious blooms that have arrived at Garden Supply.

We have a stunning array of beauties to brighten up your home.  Perk up your kitchen windows with primroses.  Arrange that perfect table centerpiece with our blooming tulips and hydrangeas. Pretty up your desk with hyacinths, ranunculus and begonias.  We’ve got them all.

Aren’t these cyclamens gorgeous?  They make wonderful houseplants, and with just a little bit of care, will flower for many years to come.  Your Cyclamen will bloom from December up until April if it is kept cool and happy. As the flower stalks and leaves die off they should be removed by giving them a sharp tug. New foliage and flowers will soon replace the old.
The corm of the Cyclamen plant will naturally go into dormancy sometime after April.  At that time, gradually reduce the water and keep the plant in a cool, darker place.  Cyclamen should be watered daily to keep the soil moist.  Because they prefer a humid atmosphere, misting is beneficial. You should never pour the water directly over the crown of the plant, as this can cause the corm to rot.

Primroses (Primula) provide you with early Spring blooms in almost every color of the rainbow.  They do well in the house when provided with cooler night temperatures, filtered sunlight, and moist soil.  When done blooming, you can transfer them to the garden, if desired, where they will flourish for years to come.

This is just a small sampling of our gorgeous blooming plants available in the Greenhouse.   Hope you’ll stop by and see what else we have up our sleeves.  As always, our helpful gardeners are here to answer all your questions.

See you soon!

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