Care for Hummingbirds for the remaining summer months is not tricky-
In nature, hummingbirds eat flower nectar for energy and bugs for protein. Flower nectar is 21-23% sucrose- regular table sugar- so it is very easy and inexpensive to make. But there are a few simple rules to follow in order to make things easier for you and your fast winged friends.
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Hydrangeas without blossoms are not uncommon- yet again this year
We are still having discussions with our regular customers, second homeowners and visitors about why the blossoms on the hydrangeas are so scarce. It is nothing we as gardeners have done. We are slaves to Mother Nature. Do you remember how warm March was? Do you remember loving the unseasonably warm conditions? Do you remember how cold and frigid April became?
March pushed the growth of many plants, then the frigid cold weather in April along with a hard frost caused major damage to landscape plants. Those that suffered the most were rhody’s, azaleas, magnolias, apples, peaches and of course hydrangeas.
There is nothing you can do. As long as your plants are healthy and green, do not worry. All we can do is hope for a better spring next year. We need our seasons to be what our seasons are suppose to be.
Controlling Whiteflies in your Garden
What is beginning to happen here in the garden center is exactly what customers are reporting is happening in their own gardens. A sudden die off of certain annuals that started when the humidity showed up. Whitefly seems to be the general consensus with most. after a brief description of the symptoms.
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Thirsty Thursday rescheduled
I apologize but Thirsty Thursday will be on July 28th instead of its regular Thursday night. I have a rehearsal dinner to attend. Please let your friends, family and coworkers know of the date change.
See you all on July 28th for some delicious, refreshing garden cocktails. Cucumber, basil and watermelon will surely be on the menu this month.
Perennial Sale- Buy 3 Get 1 Free
Yup we are at it again. We were quite busy Wednesday unloading two perennial trucks to refresh our tables with new stock. We never had so many perennials even in May! This is by far our best availability and most colorful. Everything from hummingbird/butterfly attractants, perennials for seashore and drought tolerant, deer & rabbit resistant, shade, fall bloomers and much more.
Our perennial sale runs now until Monday, July 11th this sale will be on.