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 9th 2016 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on October 4th 2016 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on September 14th 2016 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on September 7th 2016 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on September 1st 2016 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on August 26th 2016 in
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…