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 be the “go to” for first time houseplant owners who…
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Posted by Sunny D on March 14th 2017 in
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…
Posted by Sarah on March 7th 2017 in
This crazy spring weather has us in t-shirts one day and sub zero gear the next. It’s more mild out than usual and that means things like trees and shrubs have swollen buds, pussy willow are blooming and the dormant grass is totally visible. While we are incredibly excited to get things rolling, we must remain calm! After all, we are Minnesotans and we know spring weather can be fickle.…
Posted by Sarah on December 1st 2016 in
Know how to care for your Christmas Tree. Once you’ve made the journey to the tree lot, walked up and down the rows sizing up the season’s best, twirled and danced the perfect tree around, consider the next couple steps the most important. Remember to give your Sunnyside tree sales person the OK to cut 2″-3″ off the bottom. This fresh cut will allow the exposure of fresh, unstuck capillaries that…
Posted by Sarah on November 21st 2016 in
I would like to introduce you to one of our favorite little doodads, a kissing ball! Kissing balls are made of fir bough branches tucked into a sturdy core of floral foam. They are intended for the outdoors and make lovely hanging porch decorations. Some are decorated with cones and berries and some are just fluffy green. The boughs of choice for these unique pieces come from Nobel trees and…
Posted by Sarah on October 18th 2016 in
Early Spruce Top Care: Evergreen tree tops last and last. Putting them in your containers this early can only mean that you should sprinkle a little water on the tops of them on the sunniest and warmest days. Here at the garden center we use the watering hose to dash water across our greens every morning. Another trick of the trade is to spritz your greens with a product…
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…