Pussy Willow Stems are made for the COLD! Pussy Willow stems are the plant of the week! We have all kinds of indoor plants here at the garden center, but when it comes to outdoor planting…well, we want you to wait a couple weeks at least! There are ways to upgrade your old winter tree top pot look before Easter. We suggest pulling out your brown, dry tree tops and replacing with a center bouquet of Pussy Willow stems. If…
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Posted by Sarah on March 15th 2018 in
Pussy Willow Stems are made for the COLD! Pussy Willow stems are the plant of the week! We have all kinds of indoor plants here at the garden center, but when it comes to outdoor planting…well, we want you to wait a couple weeks at least! There are ways to upgrade your old winter tree top pot look before Easter. We suggest pulling out your brown, dry tree tops and…
Posted by Sarah on March 7th 2018 in
Tips on caring for houseplants: I wanted to share some tips on houseplant care with everyone. This is the time of year when we get a lot of questions about houseplants at Sunnyside. We Minnesotans are coming out of a dark, cold, dry winter season and your plants may be showing signs of distress. Plants drop leaves over winter. They just don’t have the solar energy resources to keep all…
Posted by Sarah on February 26th 2018 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on November 28th 2017 in
Christmas Tree Holiday decorating at it’s best! The Christmas tree can be a unique expression of you and your family. Sentimental items hung from every branch. Your signature lights wrapped, dangled or clipped to the branches. Memories from Christmases past ignite story telling sessions with loved ones. What’s the best type of tree to choose? It’s different for everyone. Some families like to choose the same size and variety tree…
Posted by Sarah on November 11th 2017 in
Protecting Tender Plants Some plants aren’t as tough as others.This can be a grim fact to face for northern gardeners.We invest our sweat, lower backs and money into certain plants only to see them crumple and die by the cold hands of our Minnesota winter.Our topsy-turvy winters dish out unpredictable snow cover.Weaker plants that aren’t given added protection and do not have a substantial layer of snow pack can succumb…
Posted by Sarah on November 9th 2017 in
Scented Greens Delightfully scented, that is. This pre-holiday season, late fall is known as one of the more aromatic times of the year. Indoors, scents such as cinnamon baking and rosemary roasting make you feel all cozy and warm inside. The outdoor decorating pieces each are uniquely fragrant. Juniper and the pines tingle your nose, eucalyptus and cedar are rich with nasal opening side effects. It’s all so exciting to breeze by,…