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Patio Vegetable Gardens

Posted by on May 30th 2014 in blog

Summer is here and patio season in Minnesota is officially on! Join Mike as he puts together vegetable planters for you to enjoy all season long. Perfect for healthy summer snacking, but keep these planters next to your grill! These big beef tomatoes are ideal for slicing up and putting on your burgers or veggie burgers. Or wrap the snap peas and baby carrots in some tin foil with a…

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Bee & Butterfly Boulevard Beds

Posted by on May 21st 2014 in blog

We’re creating Bee-friendly and Butterfly-attracting boulevard gardening options! An effective way to garden with a greater goal is to plant a boulevard bee & butterfly garden. Not only is this an efficient way to utilize that boulevard space with colors that dress it up all season long, but it keeps pollinators going for your plants and not your backyard barbecue food! Of course butterflies are fun to look at, but…

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Succulents at Sunnyside!

Posted by on May 14th 2014 in blog

Succulents are grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance. Also called “fat plants,” they store water in their fleshy leaves, giving them a strong shape and hardy disposition. This week, Mike is mixing favorites like Aloe and Jade in funky, seasonal succulent planters. Providing tips on arrangement to optimize growth and soil positioning, these easy-to-make mixed planters provide a low-maintenance, visually appealing addition to your plant…

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You Are Our Sunshine: Mothers & Mother Nature

Posted by on May 8th 2014 in blog

Mother’s Day is the unofficial kickoff to Minnesota outdoor season. We open our windows and let the sunshine in. Buds are popping left and right, and green is returning everywhere we look. It seems fitting to celebrate life-bringing weather on the day we celebrate those who did the same for us, our Mothers. This year we are excited to highlight some creative Mother’s Day ideas. Our moss planters shaped as…

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A Little Springspiration

Posted by on May 1st 2014 in blog

It’s Spring. If you weren’t sure, just take a look at the high schoolers in their shorts at the bus stop. These seemingly crazy kids have the ability to predict future weather patterns and display the information to us each morning. It’s true. There are a lot of things that Sunnyside specializes in. Seasonally, our inventory changes and we see our customers switch modes with the weather. Right now it’s Spring. Pansies,…

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Spring Sweet Spring

Posted by on April 25th 2014 in blog

Spring is arriving with her April showers this week. The challenging weather can make it hard to get out and enjoy your garden, but here at Sunnyside we kick off the early season with plants and gardening that you can do in any weather. Early season plants and planters are an essential part of bringing the happiness of spring to your front door or garden. Pansies and violas are by…

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Clean Up, Clean Up

Posted by on April 24th 2014 in blog

Spring is a great time to clean up the yard, garage, and/or anything that’s been buried in the snow for the past three months.  Garden care is easy this time of year.  Gently rake over your beds and around  perennials coming up to remove leaves left over from fall and any yuck (ie rabbit poo) that may have collected over winter.  Wear gloves and bag the debris for removal.  Once…

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Easter Lily

Easter Lilies only $7.99

Posted by on April 17th 2014 in blog, News

The magnificent white lily known as the Easter Lily has long stood as a symbol of purity, hope, innocence and peace. Also called the Bermuda lily, the Trumpet lily, and Jacob’s Tears, the Easter lily is a biblical flower commonly associated with the resurrection of Christ. In Christian tradition, the Easter lily signifies rebirth and a new beginning. It is said that beautiful white lilies sprang up in the Garden…

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Easter Baskets

Posted by on April 15th 2014 in blog, News

I wanted to share this latest creation from the potting team.  I bet you can use a delightful little centerpiece like this on your table.  Quantities are limited! Enjoy the weekend weather transition into Spring!!!

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When will the pansies arrive?

Posted by on March 25th 2014 in blog

You asked. We answered….Soon.  Really soon.  Each year we begin by saying that pansies will arrive in the first week of April that has a double digit date in it.  So for 2014 we are hoping for the week of the 7th.  It’s exciting because it’s an indicator that something can live outdoors in MN, giving us hope for our own delicate skin. Kids, go outside and play!  Parents, join…

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Still Trending-Succulents & Patio Caladium-Feature for 2014

Posted by on March 7th 2014 in News

You can keep them alive with little or no effort.  Put your succulents in sun and keep em warm.  Water them from time to time when the soil is dry. Cool assortments of succulents planted in everything from cups to baskets to wreath forms are all the rage.  Let me share a little of what inspires us. Patio Caladium Pots These hardy plants just need a little warm soil and…

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See you soon!

Posted by on December 23rd 2013 in News

See you in the Spring!! December 22nd marked the end of 2013 for the retail garden center. The Sunnyside staff are excited to have an opportunity to connect with our families and loved ones this holiday season. We are off the clock until March 1st (reachable by phone and scheduled visits only)! And while you see us every Sunnyside working day facing the outdoor elements, it’s going to be nice…

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Feeling festive!

Posted by on December 4th 2013 in News

Three inches of snow and more falling!  Are you feeling festive yet?  Holiday wreaths and garlands are looking great here with a little dusting of snow 😉  For some people it takes some wintery white to set the holiday mood.  Cue the holiday Elvis Presley, warm up the cider and dig the ornaments out of the attic. Christmas Trees What’s there to know about Christmas trees? There are long needle…

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Aromatic plants for your home.

Posted by on October 15th 2013 in blog, News

  Rosemary clay washpot and topiary. Kitchen table worthy!  We’re excited to share these with you. Lavender in clay wash pot. (breathe in, relax)   Gardening Made Simple If you’re feeling overwhelmed this time of year and the garden is the last thing on your mind, let us put you on the top of our TO DO list. You can focus on more important things while we take good care…

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Pumpkin Derby Gallery

Posted by on October 2nd 2013 in News

The 2013 Pumpkin Derby is October 12th.  Join us at 11am as we compete with pumpkins (on wheels!) for the best time your pumpkin has ever had.  Prizes given for Distance and Design.

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Recipe For Fall

Posted by on September 18th 2013 in blog, News

3 simple plants for a container design.  The same 3 simple plants repeated for a window box design. One 4 1/2″ or 6″ Garden Mum (red, pink or purple) One 4″ Kale One Heather Calluna (pink)

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Mammoth Mum

Mammoth Mums and Minnesota Mums

Posted by on September 4th 2013 in blog, News

We are all Ms around here! A truly perennial mum is one that can withstand temperatures as cold as -30°F! Just like us hearty and colorful Minnesotans! You’ll be amazed when you see hundreds of beautiful, brightly colored flowers that butterflies just love! Plant them in full sun to partial shade and then enjoy their spectacular fall beauty. They are so easy to take care of—no pinching, pruning or deadheading…

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Perennial of the week: Echinacea

Posted by on August 28th 2013 in News

Save 20% this week on all Echinacea! The perennial of the week at Sunnyside is Echinacea. The common name is Cone Flower and is best known to represent health and long life. The sturdy and colorful plants are blooming in the landscape right now.  The flower colors range from pinks to yellow and orange.  Each year new color introductions become available to the consumer, the product of Echinacea enthusiasts dabbling…

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Teaching Kids How to Garden

Posted by on July 23rd 2013 in blog

It starts with a joint effort to spend a little time at the garden center picking out plants to plant. Decide on a topic of interest and get your kids involved in the garden.  Help plant and water and take walks around your yard to discover together what is happening and how plants change from week to week. Are you most interested in color, attracting bees and butterflies, or planting…

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You can grow grapes in MN. Get started today!

Posted by on June 3rd 2013 in News

Tomatoes, apples, blueberries, raspberries and other tasty fruits are fun to plant and watch grow into treats for your dinner plate, but did you know Minnesotans can also grow grapes?  Local vineyards in and around Minneapolis and the St. Croix River Valley rely on varieties of grape vines that hard hardy to our climate.  There are many varieties to consider, but some we like include Frontinac, St. Croix, and Lacross.…

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