The Ficus lyrata, commonly called the fiddle-leaf fig, is a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, and violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant. These plants are native to the tropics, where they thrive in very warm and wet conditions. This makes them somewhat more challenging for the home grower, who is likely to have trouble duplicating these steamy conditions, but they are fortunately relatively tough plants also that can withstand less-than-perfect conditions…
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Posted by Sarah on December 10th 2010 in
When You First Bring Your Poinsettia Home Information shared from about.com Light – Place it near a sunny window. South, east or west facing windows are preferable to a north facing window. Poinsettias are tropicals and will appreciate as much direct sunlight as you can provide. Heat – To keep the poinsettia in bloom as long as possible, maintain a temperature of 65 – 75 degrees F. during the day.…
Posted by Brigitte on November 22nd 2010 in
If you’re looking for a way to prevent your evergreens from becoming a winter salad bar for deer and rabbits, we recommend using Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent. This is an All Natural spray repellent that can be used year round and is rain (snow) resistant. Liquid Fence works on scent, creating a natural aversive smell for rabbits and deer. We like this product since it contains natural ingredients,…
Posted by Mike on November 2nd 2010 in
Yes, the Birch poles are here. But better than that, we’ve decided to offer a variety of sizes to suit all of your container design and doorway decorating needs. The Sunnyside Gardens staff is working like crazy in preparation for the winter decorating season. We are rejoicing in the warmth of the sun this first week of November and hoping that our customers are feeling inspired to do a little…
Posted by Sarah on October 17th 2010 in
Late October is a delightful time here at Sunnyside – we tuck our perennials in for their winter slumber, JR brings back his infamous Arnold Schwarzenegger impression, we help kids find their perfect Halloween pumpkin, and, of course, the fun, silly and much anticipated Pumpkin Derby. A tradition started years ago, the derby involved staff decorating pumpkins, figuring out how to attach wheels and racing them down a large ramp…
Posted by Sarah on October 7th 2010 in
Here are some useful tips for fall gardening in October. -Wrap all young trees with tree wrap -Tip tender garden roses by late October -Water all of your trees, shrubs, and evergreens thoroughly before the ground freezes -Prep your garden for next spring by adding peat, compost, and other soil amendments -Keep mowing your lawn to prevent snow mold next spring -Empty clay, terra cotta, and glazed pots to prevent…
Posted by Mike on September 20th 2010 in
Easy container recipe for fall. Decorate your doorstep with just a few basic components. Mike Hurley on YouTube once again!