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 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…
Posted by Sarah on November 12th 2015 in
Can you leave ceramic pots, glazed or unglazed, out in the MN winter? Sunnyside Gardens recommends you not leave them out. If you have to keep them out because of size or because you decorate with them, for the former, I suggest you try to remove soil and/or let them get as dry as you can. I’ve seen some people cover them in plastic too. If you do get splits…
Posted by Sarah on November 1st 2015 in
Hey Minnesota gardeners! Anyone have this trouble after last winter? Seems as the snow gets higher, the rabbits snack further up on trees and shrubs in our yards. Start training your neighborhood rabbits to stay away by applying repellents to bottoms and surrounding low branches of your arborvitae. We recommend Liquid Fence, Shake Away and Bonide brand repellants. All are all natural, containing extracts of stinky plants, peppery…
Posted by Sarah on October 21st 2015 in
We are in the middle of a dry Fall, so I must advise everyone that you water your evergreens well this week! El niño-unseasonably warm fall weather and a warmer than usual winter on the horizon. Turn on the sprinkler and start watering those evergreens. Arborvitae, spruce, yews, and boxwood keep photosynthesizing even on the coldest days of winter and they need water now to keep them happy. Water your…