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 April 19th 2016 in
It’s spring in Minnesota, which means we’re wearing a sweater one day, and flip flops the next. At the garden center, we are full-speed ahead preparing for the nice sunny days of May. Our greenhouses are full to the tippy-top with tropical plants, blooming annuals, potted succulents, and hanging baskets full of beautiful flowers! Our hanging baskets are some of the best in town, grown by local guys, and cared for by…
Posted by Sarah on April 14th 2016 in
If you’ve ever experienced Pansymonium, you know the view is beautiful! We encourage everyone to visit Sunnyside Gardens and get a first-hand look. Pansies come in almost every color available under the sun – from blues and purples to reds, yellows, and pinks. Our tables are filled with pansies, kale, lettuce, and a bouquet of cool accent plants and decorative sticks. If you aren’t feeling so creative, you can always…
Posted by Sarah on March 30th 2016 in
This cool weather, cottage garden style piece of art is available now at Sunnyside. Lenten Roses, or Hellebores bloom in early early spring showing off some of the most remarkable flower shapes and colors. Martha Stewart turned me on to Hellebores some years back and now I share her fascination with how the plant looks and how different the flowers can be. Come see for yourself. We have arrangements with…
Posted by Sarah on March 2nd 2016 in
Can you be a Sunnyside Gardens staffer? Each spring, before the ground thaws, we ask for the garden savvy to come out from hibernation and apply to work for us. We are interested in hiring those of you who deem yourself the hard working, fun loving type–who happen to also share a passion for flowers and foliage. Introduce yourself to us and show off your passion and talent. http://sunnyside-gardens.com/contact-location/employment-opportunities/
Posted by Sarah on December 22nd 2015 in
Thanks to REI for starting the Live Outdoors campaign. Winter is the best time to apply the live outdoors philosophy. Fresh air, even cold brisk air, can help change your mood and awaken your body and mind! As northern dwelling folk, in the winter we shuffle from inside spaces to inside spaces and barely stop to feel the elements. Dress warm, step outside, take a deep breath and count to…
Posted by Sarah on December 9th 2015 in
BCP-Balsam/Cedar/Pine This is the most popular garland that we sell at Sunnyside Gardens. The Balsam element is fluffy, fragrant and true green. The accent pieces of Cedar and Pine add texture and color dimension to the roping. All of our garland is sold in 25 foot rolls and can easily frame a standard doorway, single or double doors. The featured garland in the picture has added pieces of magnolia and…