Plants have an uncanny knack for survival, but if you want the ones in your landscape, garden or containers to really thrive, fertilizer is key. These photos, from Greenhouse Grower magazine, show the results of a fertilizer study conducted at Cornell University in 2014. They give a stark illustration of what happens when plants are fed and when they are not. Researchers trialed five different fertilizers with differing results, but the result of no fertilizer at all was consistent, as the plants in the upper left corner of each picture shows. No feed- no growth. Just like with people and pets, good nutrition for plants– consistently and in moderation– is a major key to health and performance–and your gardening and landscaping success.
Our power pole bed at the nursery is looking pretty good considering how recently it was planted- as in the last couple of weeks. When we wait that late we have to use whatever is leftover, and any “plan” is actually more of a crapshoot. An unexpected and pleasant surprise is how nicely Coleus Redhead goes with pink Carolyn Whorton caladiums. Who knew?
Had a busy day getting ready for tonight’s cold weather. Lots of racks of plants moved back inside, and frostcloth over most of what’s left outside. We have 2 fully- loaded trucks in the heated production building ready to roll out first thing. Bring it, James Spann.
Southern baby’s breath– Euphorbia Stardust Super Flash doing its thing.
April showers have arrived right on schedule. We are ready for spring!
The fragrance of this Alyssum Lavender Stream is amazing! The white alyssum behind the lavender is Silver Stream. Both varieties will be moved outside the greenhouse to toughen up in the next couple of days. Coming soon to a garden center near you!
Our website is growing, too! As you can see, we’re currently updating our website and still have lots and lots of information about plant materials to add. We’re also in the process of making ordering easier and we’re almost there… But we wanted to go online with what we have now and let you watch our website grow along with our plants. Please bear with us as we hope to have everything online soon. We’ve gotten very busy lately with growing gorgeous spring flowers! Come see!
In the meantime, you can order as always, by downloading the current list of plant materials, and faxing your request to us. We will soon link this to a description and image of each plant. We appreciate your support and patience! Thanks!