Growing plants from seed can be a fun and exciting project to jump-start the gardening season for the whole family. Growing seeds is a lot less difficult and time consuming than most people believe. Here are some basics to get you started: Supplies- -Containers – the most efficient, space-saving containers are the cell-based trays you will find at the garden center, generally 1″ x 1″ cells that make up a tray. Believe it or not, this is all the space…
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Posted by Sarah on October 20th 2014 in
The time you get to spend with family and friends on the weekend, or whatever your days off end up being, go quickly. We don’t want to be unrealistic about setting you up for hours upon hours of garden labor, but we want to save you time in the spring by offering some suggestions about what to do now to be successful. Quick tricks to get your yard prepared for…
Posted by Sarah on October 11th 2014 in
Come one, come all! The 6th annual Sunnyside Gardens Pumpkin Derby is sure to be a blast! Anyone can watch, but here’s how to participate… 1.Get a pumpkin (any size) and make it mobile by attaching wheels to it or IT to wheels. Note: The derby car cannot be motorized or electrically charged to move in a forward or backward direction. The derby car cannot be messy beyond the confines…
Posted by Sarah on September 15th 2014 in
I love all the elements of this foliage planter. Kale is not only trendy, but gorgeous too. We just decided to mix and match some complementary leaves and colors to accent the purples and blues of the kale. The croton looks electric! Your eye travels immediately toward the funky yellows and oranges. All those bold leaves have an airy backdrop of princess grass and tiger sticks..
Posted by Sarah on June 5th 2014 in
Sarah shows us what goes into her favorite planter at Sunnyside this week. She began by choosing plants that, while common separately, together create a truly exceptional summer planter. Using purple Fountain Grass, Pandanus Plant, New Guinea Impatiens, Echeveria, Wire Vine, trailing Alyssum, and lemon-lime Petunias, Sarah constructs a beautiful showpiece that will continue to evolve beautifully all summer long. With variations in height, color, texture, and placement – this…
Posted by Sarah on May 30th 2014 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on May 21st 2014 in
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…