Merry Christmas. Stop in at Trees Today Nursery for all your Christmas greenery needs. We have: Christmas trees, balsam garland, spruce tops, boughs, swags, wreaths, porch pots and red dogwood branches. Some items sell out fast, so if you want something in particular, we suggest you stop in soon. Our hours have changed so make sure you check out the new hours on our home page.
We have prepared a chart for you in hopes it may help you determine which perennials you should cut down before winter. If you still are uncertain, you can always “google” your perennial for more information.
Click on the “cut back perennials in fall or winter” below and the chart should appear.
The snow has been falling and so have the temperatures. This is a good time to remind us that small gestures of kindness can even be extended to our feathered friends. If you like to see birds, you need to provide shelter and food sources to keep them in your yard.
Planting trees, shrubs, and perennials that birds like to feed on and nest in will encourage them into your yard.
Trees and shrubs that produce berries will provide the birds with a source of fuel. Especially the migratory birds so they can make it to their destinations.
Serviceberry trees and Eastern Redbuds are great examples of trees the birds love. Junipers (including red cedar) produce berries that the birds will enjoy.
Red Oaks and Lindens are examples of canopy trees that will provide shelter and food for the birds.
Most of us know to feed the birds by putting out seeds in bird feeders, but they also need a source of hydration. So if you are feeding the birds, consider adding a water feature such as a birdbath. There are so many different styles to choose from and one will be perfect in your landscape. Make sure you keep the birdbath clean as dirty water can be a hazard to the birds. There are heated bird baths that are available to use during these cold winter months. The birds will love their fresh water!
“A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” -Maya Angelou
Cooler weather is coming and before you know it we will reach regular freezing temperatures. Just because it is time to put the garden hose away does not mean you can stop watering your plants. Although there may be fleeting blooms and leaves your trees, shrubs and perennials still require a sip of water every now and again.
A general rule of thumb would be to water your trees and shrubs about twice a week with the current temperatures we are seeing this late in October. As we progress into November and have colder temperatures that may be bumped down to once a week dependent upon conditions.
Are you seeking a solution to prevent moisture lost in your plants and Christmas decor? We have the solution for you. Wilt Pruf prevents moisture loss by forming a clear, protective layer over the plant’s foliage. This prevents your plant from experiencing severe wilting, shock, and even plant failure.
Wilt Pruf can be used on the following:
Stop in now to protect your plants and Christmas decor from moisture loss!
Grasses have become extremely popular in the last five years. They are easy to grow, interesting, low maintenance, and look spectactular in fall. There are just so many types of grasses; tall and short, bushy flumes or dainty seed heads, tan leaves or burgundy, warm season versus cool season. We carry a wide variety. Some of the favorites are pictured below.
If you found this past winter that your yard looked kind of blah, then plant this new variety of dogwood. In winter it provides dramatic color with striking bare red stems that will put that needed punch in your dull landscape. It gets about 24 – 30 inches tall and wide with a rounded shape. Foliage grows all the way to the bottom of this plant. It is great for erosion control and tolerates wet soil. Very hardy to Zone 3.
Stop In! Time to start decorating for the Christmas season. We now have garland, boughs, spruce tops, decorated pots, wreaths, dogwood and miscellaneous greenery for sale. Fresh cut Christmas trees will be for sale starting November 23rd. Check out our holiday hours.
Finally we have the Berry Poppins winterberry for sale at our nursery. We have tried for several years to get this shrub but it was never available so we are pretty thrilled that we now have it in stock. If you like winterberries, or a shrub with red berries in winter, this might just be the one for you! It has a height and spread of 3-4′ and you can use Jim Dandy (the male) as the pollinator. Read more about it by clicking on the following link.
For gardeners who are on the lookout for shrubs that provide winter interest after most flowers and leaves are gone, snowberries rate high on the list. Plump, candy-pink berries ripen in early fall, as the last of summer’s small pink flowers swell into pearls. As the leaves fall, each arching stem is adorned with decorative berries which remain on slender branches through winter. The perfect plant for the winter garden, these compact forms are suitable for a more prominent place in the front border. Snow Berries are especially beautiful with a light dusting of snow.