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 11th 2015 in
Time to designate your favorite sunny window for plants a plenty. Don’t be fooled by the sun and 80 degrees this weekend, the season that comes after fall starts with a ‘W’ and isn’t kind to anything leafy and tropical. For the best, most successful transfer of plants to the indoors consider planting your plants into new pots and adding some fresh soil. Most potting soils available have a light…
Posted by Sarah on September 29th 2015 in
What started out as an after hours employee soiree has become an, everyone’s invited, neighborhood pumpkin celebration. Combine your love for Fall and pumpkins with the need for speed! Join us October 10th and bring your entry for the Pumpkin Derby. Get creative and get fast. The rules are as follows: Your derby entry must: 1. include at least one real pumpkin (multiple pumpkins on one derby car is OK)…
Posted by Sarah on September 28th 2015 in
You may enjoy some solitary, peaceful down time in the yard, but those moments when you can get everyone involved feels really great too. The whole family working on a project together can be a fun endeavor and a bit of a learning experience for the little guys and gals. Before you get started it’s good to have a plan of attack and to define areas that are more conducive…
Posted by Sarah on September 19th 2015 in
ˈnāCHər noun noun: nature; plural noun: natures the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations. Anyone else get giddy over all the strange colors and shapes of gourds? I can’t choose a favorite and I bet you can’t either. It’s an exciting time here at the garden center as we…
Posted by Sarah on September 2nd 2015 in
Quick garden report from last night: Yellow. Grey. Brown. Tried that. Not so great any more. Do I have any more Miracle Gro food? Can I eat that? Is something eating that?- September 1 So, plants around my yard are tired looking–Not all, but some. I’m pretty excited for all the fall color, but not so excited for some of the Spring bloomers barely hanging on to life. Now that…
Posted by Sarah on August 16th 2015 in
The best plants have the best names. Echinacea ‘Maui Sunshine’ The name conjures up the cool, mellow, breezy warm of Maui. What’s in a name? Well, this showy yellow Echinacea is the most fragrant we have ever seen, or rather, smelled here at Sunnyside and seems to be the one the bees are most attracted to. It’s cool and classic with a vibrant spirit. Plant Category: Echinacea Plant Type: PRAIRIE…