NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTER
Ornamental grasses should be cut down to about six inches from the ground. If this wasn't done in late winter, it should be done now, in early spring.
'Little Bunny' Fountain Grass Pennisetum
Do you start your plants from seed or do you buy starter plants? We have a great variety of seeds this year from Botanical Interests and Burpee. We also carry the Jiffy Greenhouses and pellets. Everything you need to get your garden growing! Stop in soon and we will give you a planting guide so you can plan your garden . . . . .
WDid you have trouble keeping your bacopa in bloom last summer? Bacopa falls into the category of 'acid loving' annuals. Most of the plants in this category, however, are prone to iron, boron and other micronutrient deficiencies.
Jack's Classic Petunia FeED was developed for plants that do not take up iron efficiently. It is rich in micronutrients.
All plants have a preferred pH range for the soil in which they are planted. The following annuals grow best in a more acidic soil (pH 5.4-6.0):
Bacopa, Begonias, Browalia, Calibrachoa, Lantana, Lobelia, Petunia, Scaevola, Torenia, Verbena, Vinca and Zinnia. (This list is not complete, just some of the more popular annuals in our area.)
By giving your plants what they need, you will be rewarded with full, healthy, flowering plants!
Happy Spring 2014! Thanks for stopping by and viewing our newsletter. As always if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us!
As you have probably already heard, there is a disease affecting Impatiens walleriana. If you had Impatiens Downy Mildew on your plants last year, it is recommended that you don't replant Impatiens for 1-2 years. We have added some great varieties of shade loving plants to replace the Impatiens. Fortunately, New Guinea Impatiens are not affected. Stop in to see our great selection of Coleus, Torenia, Begonias and more. We also have a wide variety of shade loving perennials. Click here for the UConn fact sheet on Impatiens Downy Mildew.
Please stop in for a copy of our Hydrangea Care Handout. It explains when to prune the different types of Hydrangeas. Did you know pruning at the wrong time can cause your plant to not flower? We don't want that to happen!