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Summer Savings & Sun-Loving Plants

Summer is in full-swing, and sun-loving plants are in their element. We have plenty of drought resistant plants that can take the sun! Stonecrops, whether creeping or upright, are a great option for hot, dry areas, and many are blooming this time of year. Daylilies are another excellent option for low maintenance summer beds and are available in more than just yellow. If you want to attract summer pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, try favorites like Agastache, Lavender, Tall Phlox, and Tickseed. In the woody nursery, sunny St. John’s Wort and fragrant Clethra are beginning to flower, and Hydrangea and Rose of Sharon are at their peak.

This July, save on select plant stock with summer savings. Buy one annual flat at $16.49 and get a second flat free while stock lasts. Save $1 on Quart Perennials, now $3.99, regularly $4.99. In our woody nursery, take half off all Rhododendrons, Azalea, and Weigela, buy one, get one free Deutzia and buy one, get one half off all remaining Fruit Trees.

We’re preparing for fall here at the greenhouse! It’s not too early to pick up fall favorites like Ornamental Millet, Amaranth, Ornamental Peppers, and fall combo planters. Our mum field is fully planted and growing, and the very early mums are beginning to bloom. Different varieties of mums vary in bloom time from July through October so are not just for fall.

Don’t forget to stop by for somelocal sweet corn, $0.50 an ear and $6.00 a dozen!

Air Plants!

It feels like summer at the greenhouse! Many summer classics such as Hydrangeas, Daylilies, Coneflower, and Rose of Sharon are in bloom. Our roses are looking especially beautiful, especially our Knock Out Roses, and many of our annual flats are in full bloom and will continue to bloom all summer long. Plus, a new selection of foliage plants and succulents in 2″ pots have arrived in our Glass House, ideal for terrariums or fairy gardens.

We just got in a new shipment of assorted air plants! Air plants or Tillandsia are actually a variety of bromeliad that grow attached to trees or cliff faces in their native habitats and draw most of their moisture from the air. Display your air plants in a spot that gets plenty of light! We water our air plants once every other week or so by fully submerging them in a bucket of water every and letting them soak for a few hours before removing them. Shake out any excess water to prevent rot and return the air plants to their display. With luck, your air plants will bloom! Like other bromeliads, air plants will eventually die after flowering… but not before producing “pups” which grow attached to the parent plant. You can either remove the pups from the mother once they’re big enough or leave them to form a growing cluster of air plants.