If you, like many folks this season, had one or a few too many plants struggle with this season’s drought or you want to prepare your new plants for winter, then you may want to look at applying Wilt Pruf to your plants.
Wilt Pruf can keep plants healthy year-round, providing multiple layers of protection against transplant stress, seasonal drought, and winter burn. A few items that Wilt Pruf can be applied to include boxwood, rhododendrons, and evergreens. It can also be used on your holiday decorations too! Extend the life of your garland, wreaths, porch pots, and Christmas Tree!
Wilt Pruf should be applied to the point of run off and allowed to dry outdoors in daylight for 3 to 4 hours. One application will last three to four months.
Make a plan to stop at the garden center and pick up a bottle of Wilt Pruf for year-round protection for your plants.
Fall is in full swing. As you begin to check off your fall to-do lists around the yard, don’t forget to protect your trees for winter. What exactly are you protecting your trees from you may ask?
Young trees benefit from having their trunks protected with either a trunk guard or tree wrap. This protective covering keeps deer from rubbing their horns and tearing the bark during rut and rabbits from potentially girdling your trees.
Another benefit of protecting your trees is reducing the risk of sun scald. Sun scald occurs during winter when the sun’s heat reflects off the snow, warming the bark, and the trunk freezes overnight. This repeated thaw and freeze can cause a crack to form and the bark peels away from the tree. This result does not threaten the tree but is typically an eyesore.
We can help you cross off this task from your list! We have both tree wrap and guards in stock.
The breathable fabric tree wrap comes as a 3″x50′ roll and the corrugated tree guards come in sizes of 2″ diameter up to 4″ diameter to fit a large assortment of trees.
Stop at the garden center and let our staff assist you in protecting your trees for fall and winter.
There are many reasons. The soil is still warm enough to encourage roots to grow whereas in spring the soil is still warming up from the winter. Due to the fact that the plant no longer produces many flowers or foliage, the plant is able to spend a lot of its energy building roots. There is less shock and stress to the plant as it is about to go into dormancy. Planting in fall gives your plant a 6 month head start against spring plantings. Your plants will have less insects to deal with. Then there are the benefits of less weeds and less watering.
Fall is also a time to divide some perennials. Some perennials that benefit from dividing in fall are asters, native coneflowers, monardas (bee balms), day lilies, liatris, peonies, black eyed susans, garden phlox and creeping phox, siberian iris, bearded iris and veronica. This is not an all inclusive list but tries to list the most common perennials. If you are unsure if your plant should be divided in fall, google the plant or talk to a knowledgeable person.
Fall planting is not just for perennials, but shrubs and trees also benefit from fall planting.
Our nursery still has lots of perennials in stock available for immediate planting. Stop in before fall turns into winter.
Did you know that there are cool season ornamental grasses and warm season ornamental grasses? Following are some warm and cool season grasses. The ornamental grasses we carry are all clump forming meaning that every few years they should be divided to prevent no grass growing in the middle of the clump.
Cool Season Ornamental Grasses: These grasses start growing in early spring, usually erupting from the ground in May. They generally are shorter then the warm season grasses. When the weather becomes very hot and dry they will go dormant. Cool season grasses generally start blooming late June or early July. Some cool season grasses that we carry and are in stock are:
We have a new weigela in stock. My Monet Purple Effect Weigela gets abundant pink flowers in late spring. Its’ neat variegated leaves start off green with white edges and eventually takes on purple tones as the growing season progresses. This plant is great for borders, mass plantings and containers as it only grows to about a foot and half in height and two feet wide. Click here for more information on this plant.
Hydrangeas are perhaps the most showy, prolific and easy growing shrub around.They come in many sizes, colors and appropriateness for different soils.The shrubs are long living and extremely vigorous. The mopheads offer up some astonishing huge blooms that you can see from some distance. Some want only morning sun whereas others want full sun.They make great foundation plants or look terrific in pots.Some of the types of hydrangeas that grow in our area are the big leaf mophead (Endless summer), the smooth (Annabelle), and the panicle (the woody type like Limelight).Because there are so many varieties we recommend you talk to a staff person who can direct you to the right hydrangea to plant for your conditions. The following plants are some of the hydrangeas that we have carried. These plants may or may not be in stock.
Our staff is very talented with putting together flowers and shrubs that go together. If you need help, they are here to help guide you to choose plants that go together not only in appearance, but plants that have the same requirements for water, soil and light. They are more then happy to assist you. Below are two designs they did. They are very conscience in determining how colors blend together.
Display features Congo Line sedum, Russian sage, Scotch moss and Evolution Fiesta coneflower.
Fountain, Scotch moss, Pandora ligularia and Younique silvery pink astilbe.
Good news. Our perennial tables are full again with a variety of perennials and our shrubs and trees have been replenished. Plus, we are getting another truck load of plants in this week, the week of June 18th. We should now have your favorites in stock, from grasses to cone flowers, from dogwood to oak trees and everything in between. We still have a good selection of annuals at 50% off. Stop in before our selections become limited.
Do your roses look as good or better then the following pictures? If not, perhaps next year, or even this year yet, give them a scoop or two of Fertilome Rose & Flower Food. I was always skeptical about using fertilizer, except for Miracle Grow, as a waste of money. Well this spring when it was time to prune my roses, I put two scoops of this fertilizer by each rose bush and what a difference! My roses, and I have about 15, all look wonderful this year and as of today, June 5th, they have started blooming. I also used this same fertilizer around many of my perennials and they, too, are looking fantastic. At first I was wondering why everything looks so good this year, then I remembered that I used this fertilizer. Well from now on I am a believer and will be using this every spring and whenever else I think a flower needs a boost. It is recommended to reapply every 30 days. Stop in at Trees Today and pick up a bag of this fertilizer. It is a systemic, meaning that it is taken up by the roots of the plant, PLUS it is an insecticide.
Have you seen the new Itoh peonies yet? They are a cross between the tree peony and the common herbaceous peony. The main differences are that the Itoh stems are much sturdier, the Itoh’s bloom for 3-4 weeks and can have 30-60 blossoms per plant and up to 6″ wide, depending on the variety. Itoh blossoms are exquisite, coming in more colors like yellow, apricot, coral, purples and then the usual array of pinks. If Itoh flowers are protected from the hot afternoon sun, they can last as long as 14 days in your garden. They are very fast growing, maturing to about 3 ft tall by 3-1/2 ft wide. Planting in the morning sun is preferable although they can be planted in filtered to full sun. The lush mound of Itoh foliage is another plus as it makes a nice looking shrub and often turn color in fall. Deer generally avoid them. It is recommended that for a real WOW, plant 3-5 in a cluster although one single specimen alone, or in a pot puts on quite the show also. The downside is that they are more expensive then the herbaceous peonies, but once established they viturally are carefree and can last up to 50 years. Consider them an investment.
This hardier succulent is perfect for higher elevations and more northernly areas of the western US. An excellent, waterwise, flowering groundcover, with softs shades of pink, yellow, and apricot. A 2016 Plant Select® Winner. Evergreen.