Spring is here

March 24, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Tiarella Sugar & Spice Pictured here is Tiarella ‘Sugar and Spice’

This great little perennial needs Part Shade-Full Shade.  It is one of the very best Tiarellas out. What dainty little flowers for the spring.  It gets 8″ tall and 12″ high.

These will be ready to sell around the middle to end of April.  If you would like to prepurchase, we will tag and take care of them for you until they are ready.

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Hypertufa Class

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Classes & Special Events, General Information | By

Looking for something to do next weekend? Carol Dale is hosting Hypertufa planter class Saturday March 28 at 10:00 a.m. There are still a few spots left. If you would like to participate, please call to reserve your spot. Cost $25.00

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New Gift Shop Items

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

We have new items added to our inventory.  We have added mixing bowls, pie plates, and prep crocks.  They come from one of our pottery supply companies and are a great addition to our store.  These would make wonderful Christmas Gifts, Wedding Gifts, or House Warming Gifts.  Beth says to make a pie in the pie plate and give the entire package to the recipient.  Who wouldn’t like that?

kitchen burley coffee bean pie plate coffee bean bowl blueberry bowl

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Annual Pine Needle Drop

October 2, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

We’ve had many questions on this occurrence.  So we wanted to get it out there what is going on.

I found this information at University of Illinois Extension website.

Autumn is the time of year when mature white pines annually drop older needles.

All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually, producing new leaves in the spring of the year and shedding old leaves in the fall. The leaves of deciduous plants such as maples and oaks live for one growing season and then fall off, usually in a blaze of color.

Despite the name, evergreen foliage does not live forever. Actually evergreen foliage lives from one to several years, depending on the species. As new growth emerges in the spring, last year’s growth becomes shaded and is no longer the plant’s primary food. During fall, this inner or older foliage dies and falls away.

In some species like white pine and arborvitae, this fall browning takes place rather suddenly. The older needles turn a bright gold-yellow and remain attached for about 7 to 10 days depending on the weather. If we have strong autumn winds and heavy rains, these needles fall quickly. Sometimes, this natural occurrence is hardly noticed. But every few years it is very noticeable, and people become concerned.

This natural foliage drop may be distinguished from cases of severe foliage damage due to disease or stress by its uniform appearance over the whole tree and its common occurrence on neighboring trees of the same kind. It is also confined to the innermost or oldest needles. White pines bear needles in bundles of five and the needles remain together when they drop.

http://web.extension.illinois.edu

Carol

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Micheala’s Sale

September 3, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Micheala is having a sale on Watering Cans this week.  Stop by and pick up a new watering can for a gift or yourself.  They are 20% off.Perennial Plants 2014 078 (Medium)

 

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