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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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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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