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Plants to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Posted by on May 25th 2017 in blog

Grow a garden that brings all the butterflies to the yard! Having plants that butterflies love not only improves your landscape aesthetic – it also provides a bolstering ecosystem for these beautiful creatures (which is extremely important because the monarch population is decreasing). Improve your landscape design, beautify your garden with colorful plants all season long, and keep butterflies coming back for more with these highest-favored plants by butterflies: Asclepias…

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Lavender for your garden, for your senses.

Posted by on May 22nd 2017 in blog

Lavender is everywhere these days.  In the local grocery coop we see essential oils and lotions claiming to calm and soothe restless minds and bodies.  Natural lavender is scented in baby care items, it’s the main ingredient in potpourri sachets, a diffused oil is misted in yoga classes and crushed leaves are even used in cooking fine deserts. We like to grow lavender in our yards and containers.  Lavender has a unique…

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May Gardening Calendar

Posted by on May 16th 2017 in blog

There is MUCH on the garden to do list for May. May is for Mulch as well as planting flowers. May is a busy time in the garden center because it’s a busy time in your yard for everything that’s growing. You are planting, creating, and relaxing in your garden space. The season for bulbs is ending and perennials are rapidly taking their place. Weeds are also taking hold and…

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Container of the moment!

Posted by on May 9th 2017 in News

Always a favorite, this combo is sure to impress and it’s easy to care for.  The main ingredients are a colorful croton, a red leaf big begonia, trailing lysmachia, tall straight blue juncus, and a yellow edged coleus (we used trusty rusty). If you’re looking for a major statement piece and your pot is larger than 12″, consider using the lemon lace elderberry as the background plant. Plant in fresh…

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Spring Grass Care

Posted by on April 8th 2017 in blog

  Turf 101 To get started right away on a great looking lawn, lightly rake to loosen up dead grass and thatch from the previous year. Add soil and peat moss to low spots that need filling or add soil to dog spots to help amend the pH before seeding. The next step you take will determine what fertilizer you use.  Please fertilize your lawn!  If you put down grass…

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Spring Fever

Posted by on March 7th 2017 in blog

This crazy spring weather has us in t-shirts one day and sub zero gear the next.  It’s more mild out than usual and that means things like trees and shrubs have swollen buds, pussy willow are blooming and the dormant grass is totally visible. While we are incredibly excited to get things rolling, we must remain calm! After all, we are Minnesotans and we know spring weather can be fickle.…

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Christmas Tree Care

Posted by on December 1st 2016 in blog

Know how to care for your Christmas Tree. Once you’ve made the journey to the tree lot, walked up and down the rows sizing up the season’s best, twirled and danced the perfect tree around, consider the next couple steps the most important.  Remember to give your Sunnyside tree sales person the OK to cut 2″-3″ off the bottom.  This fresh cut will allow the exposure of fresh, unstuck capillaries that…

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Holiday Decorating

Posted by on November 21st 2016 in blog, News

I would like to introduce you to one of our favorite little doodads, a kissing ball!  Kissing balls are made of fir bough branches tucked into a sturdy core of floral foam.  They are intended for the outdoors and make lovely hanging porch decorations.  Some are decorated with cones and berries and some are just fluffy green.  The boughs of choice for these unique pieces come from Nobel trees and…

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Early Greens

Posted by on October 18th 2016 in blog

Early Spruce Top Care: Evergreen tree tops last and last.  Putting them in your containers this early can only mean that you should sprinkle a little water on the tops of them on the sunniest and warmest days.   Here at the garden center we use the watering hose to dash water across our greens every morning.  Another trick of the trade is to spritz your greens with a product…

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Bring your outdoor plants indoors.

Posted by on October 9th 2016 in blog

So, it’s time to think about saving plants from the cold.  Here at Sunnyside we track the daily temps, the lows in particular, this time of year with great care.  Tropical plants/House plants are sensitive to temps below 45 degrees.  BRING IN the plants you want to save from MN winter. At Sunnyside we encourage you all season long to use popular tropical houseplants as accents in your summer containers.  These…

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Derby Weekend

Posted by on October 4th 2016 in blog, News

Fun for all, trophies for some.  Do you have what it takes to be a Derby winner?  Anyone could be the 2016 winner for MOST CREATIVE, FURTHEST DISTANCE, or SHORTEST DISTANCE.  Gear up and give your pumpkin the thrill ride of it’s life this Saturday at Sunnyside Gardens. For starters, you need a pumpkin and dose of creativity to get that thing rolling on wheels.  Name your pumpkin, give it a…

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You are a Kick Ball Field Maintenance Manager

Posted by on September 14th 2016 in blog, News

You have a yard, I have a yard. I like flowers and fruit just like you, while my family prefers we have more turf grass to play kick ball on. Being a homeowner means making compromises with your housemates whether they be 6 years old or 46 years old. For those of you who need to address some yard and garden issues, I have to tell you that fall is…

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‘Purple Prince’ Tulip

Posted by on September 7th 2016 in blog, News

Our feature fall planting bulb is a Tulip called ‘Purple Prince’.  Tulips are a gardener’s first sign of spring. Consider this a friendly reminder to plant all your spring blooming bulbs this fall! You’ll thank yourself in the early Spring as you take in the joy of this self made flower statement. **Our best new tip is to add repellex granular tablets to the planting hole to ward off hungry Spring rabbits. Tulipa…

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September’s Stars to Know

Posted by on September 1st 2016 in blog, News

We’re regularly looking to enhance our garden style repertoire, with the latest crop of up-and-coming perennials we can do just that. Here are five rising stars to get on your radar NOW for blooms into September and beyond. Anemone Robustissma- Grape Leaf Anemone Fall Perennial Asters- Purples, blues and pinks.  The flowers are fresh until Halloween! tall upright Sedums-Autumn Joy & Autumn Fire to name two of many!  Fall grasses-again, so many to choose…

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Salt Tolerant Blvd Garden

Posted by on August 28th 2016 in Ask the Expert, News

  Here’s a simple boulevard design to help you get started transforming your long grass patch into a practical, salt tolerant, weed proof garden. Start with a sod-free, clear area.  Turn the soil and amend with compost.  Set out your plants, per the design.  Take a pre planting pause to make sure you like the look of things and that you think the spacing is appropriate for plant growth.  Dig…

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Pothos-Houseplant Digest

Posted by on August 26th 2016 in blog, News

The easiest plants to care for in the human world are often the ones we remember seeing all through our childhood in friends’ homes, in businesses and doctor’s offices.  Easy care house plants have quietly been a part of our existence for so long partly because things haven’t changed a whole lot from the 1900s to now as far as ease of plant care.   We’ve selected one plant to…

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All plants need food. The ones we eat, look at & walk on.

Posted by on August 21st 2016 in blog

Feed your yard and garden; it’s hungry and would love for you to adopt a regular dinner schedule.  The thanks you get will be a green lawn, healthy garden plants and big healthy veggies. There’s never a wrong time to amend your garden soil. Amend=DinnerTime!  If you raise garden fresh veggies you know that turning in compost, manure, coffee grounds, bone meal or garden tone regularly is an easy way to…

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PINK POPCORN Blueberry!!

Posted by on August 7th 2016 in blog, News

Just arrived at sunnyside is a tasty blueberry that isn’t anything BLUE but is everything you want in a berry.  Sweet.  Hardy.  Self-Pollinating. Pink and plump.  Great fall color. The Pink Popcorn Blueberry will make your mouth come alive with each little chomp.  Creamy white/pink berries mature after a flush of spring white blossoms cover the plant.  Unlike other blueberries, this one doesn’t need to cross pollinate and will thrive…

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What’s Blooming Around Town

Posted by on August 3rd 2016 in blog, News

Sneak a peek at some of the great gardens in your neighborhood, keep in mind it might be your garden, and take note of the August bloomers.  Things we are seeing around town are hazy purple Smokebush, gazillions of Hydrangeas of all shapes and sizes, Rudbeckia blossoms big and small, white sprays of Baby’s Breath and orange pillows of Butterfly Weed. The ornamental grasses are growing tall, wide and thinking…

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Japanese Beatles

Posted by on July 20th 2016 in News

Theyyyy’re Baaaack!  Japanese beetles took a break the last few years from most gardens after suffering great decline in numbers from the COLD 2013-2014 winter.  These shimmery, shiny garden pests love to hang onto your vines, roses, apple trees and other garden tasty treats.  With a shake of a branch or a spray of a hose, Japanese beetles will drop to the ground, play dead and then go right back…

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