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Patio arrangements are our specialty! Sunnyside is known for color, come see for yourself.

Bee Balm

Monarda or Bee Balm is a great late summer perennial bloomer.

Rudbeckia flowers

Black Eyed Susans are the plant of the season!  Enjoy them as cut flowers or in a mass display in your garden.

Crassula capitella 'Red Dragon'

Hundreds of succulents in store.  Choose from individual pots or custom arrangements.

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What’s in that bag of soil?

Posted by on August 22nd 2017 in blog

Soils: Demystified Here at Sunnyside, we offer a variety of soils and soil amendments. The array of options to choose from can be daunting, but fear not! This quick guide is here to help. First, you need to know where you’re planting. Whether you’re planting in a container or in the ground makes a difference in the soil you choose. Planting in a Container If you’re planting in a container,…

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So many rabbits!

Posted by on August 15th 2017 in blog

At any given moment there are more rabbits in my yard than anyone could successfully shake a stick at. For me, the concern is winter season snacking, that time when shrubs and tree bark become buffet items for a host of hoppity creatures. Many of you are struggling with rabbits now or have been all season. They devour most anything in sight, even eat plants considered by most to be…

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Fertilizing Your Lawn and Garden

Posted by on August 15th 2017 in blog

To have the best looking lawn and garden, it is important to give them what they need. Just like humans, plants and grass are living things and need food to help them grow. Along with sunlight and water, plants gather several elements from the air and soil. Fertilizer gives them the extra elements that they are not able to gather. If you don’t feed them the necessary elements (such as…

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Seed Collecting & Vegetable Gardening

Posted by on August 9th 2017 in blog

Harvesting Vegetable Seeds Start next year’s plants from this year’s crop! Tomatoes, peppers, beans, and peas are all good candidates for harvesting seed. Cucumbers, melons, squash, and pumpkins generally do not grow true to type, meaning the plant you grow from seed will not be the same as the mother plant. When selecting plants to harvest seed from, look for open-pollinated or heirloom varieties as opposed to hybrids. Seeds from…

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Turn yard and kitchen waste into compost!

Posted by on August 3rd 2017 in blog

Composting isn’t rocket science – it can be as easy or as involved as you’d like it to be. It can be as simple as a pile of yard waste at the end of your lot or it could be a nice tumbler that you keep outside your garage. The method you choose for composting depends on how much material you have to compost, how involved you’d like to be,…

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44th and France, our Neighborhood!

Posted by on August 1st 2017 in blog

It is with great pride that we get to plant the neighborhood pots at 44th and France.  This unique neighborhood on the edge of Minneapolis and Edina boasts some top notch shops and businesses that we are excited to be a part of.  Our strong little community is thriving! Here’s a little peek at the flower candy we get to display in our hood!  In these large cement pots that…

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How to Propagate Succulents

Posted by on July 27th 2017 in blog

Turn one succulent plant into many! Succulent propagation is an easy and fun way to grow more succulents from the ones that you already have. Ready to make more plants? Follow these simple instructions to propagate succulents from leaves. 1. Remove the Leaf Remove the lower leaves of your succulent. Make sure you avoid ripping the leaf and leaving the base attached to the stem. You will need the entire…

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Japanese Beetles are here….now what?

Posted by on July 25th 2017 in blog

When I was in college a friend gave me a beautiful necklace with a preserved shiny green beetle as the pendant! How cool for a flower/biology nerd! Bugs and flowers go hand in hand, unless they’re not friendly with each other like a plague of locusts or that seemingly harmless Japanese Beetle. Now I know what’s up with that beautiful little beetle guy. It was indeed a Japanese Beetle, while…

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Cut Flower Gardening – Planting and Decorating

Posted by on July 20th 2017 in blog

Design simple, stunning bouquets with plants from your own garden.  A landscape can be more than just curb appeal and trees for shade.  Consider how you like to enjoy your beautiful home on the inside. You spend time arranging throw pillows, framed art, family photos, and cherished nik nacks.  When it comes time to celebrate in the indoors, you purchase flowers from the farmers market or grocery store to make…

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Mid-Summer Blooming Perennials for Your Minnesota Garden

Posted by on July 19th 2017 in blog

Summer is in full swing! How is your garden looking? By now, there should be many mid-summer blooms starting to appear! Learn more about ten mid-summer blooming perennials that have the most success in a Minnesota garden. 1. Garden Phlox – This perennial plant will definitely bring some color to your garden! Some varieties of garden phlox begin to bloom in mid-summer. Tall garden phlox can grow to be 2-3 feet…

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Annabelle Hydrangeas

Posted by on July 12th 2017 in blog

From sunny locations to shady corners, this traditional shrub is a cottage garden essential.  The large white pompom flowers cover the plant from late June into August. The blossoms begin apple green, turn to white and then to brown. If the flowers are removed and the season is warm enough, the shoots will send out a second flower. Feed well once a year with an acid fertilizer. Cut back to…

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9 Houseplants That Clean the Air

Posted by on July 10th 2017 in blog

Decorate your home and benefit from clean air with houseplants! The NASA Clean Air Study found that many common indoor plants provide a natural way to remove toxins from the air, including benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene & more (chemicals often found in cleaners). Learn about nine plants that will make your home more attractive and give you cleaner air. Peace Lily – This beautiful houseplant is not only easy to care for – it…

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Enhance Your Curb Appeal with Hydrangea Trees

Posted by on July 5th 2017 in blog

Give your entrance, yard, or patio an extra burst of color with a dazzling hydrangea tree! Hydrangea trees, in particular ‘Limelight,’ Pink Diamond, and the stellar new Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea trees, are perfect for enhancing your home. This family of Panicle Hydrangeas has an impressive, long-blooming season and should be pruned in the fall after blooming. If you want larger (but fewer) flowers to add to your home aesthetic, you…

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How to Prevent & Treat Plant Fungus

Posted by on June 26th 2017 in blog

In mid to late summer, some plant problems, like fungus, can start to become noticeable. Fungal diseases can look ugly, but don’t worry – they are not fatal to your plants and won’t do too much damage. Plus, most fungus issues can even be prevented! If you do encounter fungus on your plants, just remember it can be treated and your plants will more than likely recover beautifully. Learn how to recognize powdery mildew…

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Top 9 Perennials You Can Use to Start a Perennial Garden

Posted by on June 22nd 2017 in blog

Looking to grow a garden but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Read about the top nine perennials you can start a perennial garden with. 1. Coral Bells Coral bells (Heuchera) come in a variety of foliage colors that will help your perennial garden stand out. These flowers bloom in late spring to early summer and are known for their tall, bell-shaped blooms. Coral bells are…

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When & How to Water Your Plants During Summer

Posted by on June 19th 2017 in blog

The grass doesn’t have to be greener on the other side! Proper watering can help your yard thrive, even in the summer heat. When it comes to watering, there aren’t set rules for all plants because it can depend on the plant type or weather. However, we do have some general watering best practices to help your plants flourish during a Minnesota summer. When to Water Your Plants Your plants should…

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Fertilizing Annual Plants

Posted by on June 14th 2017 in blog

Just like humans, your annual plants are living things that need food to help them grow. Along with sunlight and water, it is important that your plants are receiving the nutrients they need in order for you to have the best looking garden. Your annual plants gather several elements from the air and soil, but sometimes that isn’t enough. This is when fertilizer is useful, especially in the summer heat.…

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How to Successfully Grow Tomatoes

Posted by on June 7th 2017 in blog

Is your lack of green thumb affecting your tomato plants? We are here to tell you that you can have delicious, homegrown tomatoes – even if you’re not a master gardener! With our tips for proper care, planting and growing, you can enjoy a successful crop this summer and for summers to come. Here’s the what, where, when and how to getting the perfect tomatoes. Where (to plant): Tomatoes need…

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Why You Should Mulch Your Garden

Posted by on June 7th 2017 in blog

Let’s face it, many of us mulch specifically for curb appeal. It really is amazing to drive up to your home and see your freshly mulched landscape and garden. However, mulching is a little garden task that actually has more purpose than you’d think. There are many benefits to adding mulch to your yard beyond making your plants pop and giving your yard a quick makeover. Mulch Benefits Water Saver: Mulch…

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How to Grow Your Own Baby Cakes Blackberry Plant

Posted by on May 29th 2017 in blog

Baby Cakes, a dwarf and thornless blackberry plant, is the perfect fruit to plant this summer. Not only are these blackberries a delicious summer snack – they can be decorative and festive, too. The large berries present in firework-like displays of fruit… so get ready to show off this plant for the 4th of July!   Baby Cakes blackberries need full sun and must be watered regularly, or when the…

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