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Join us at the garden center for some of our special events!
In this workshop you will create your very own piece of living art made of succulents and driftwood. We have a great selection of the cutest and most unique succulents for you to choose from. You will also get to pick the special piece of driftwood that speaks to you. Come prepared to have fun!
Piet Stuifbergen returns for an encore presentation on spring-flowering bulbs, and we couldn't be more excited. Piet is founder and president of Stuifbergen Bloembollen Export, and he's spent most of his life -- in his native Holland and here in the U.S. -- in the bulb business. Learn how to get the most out of spring-flowering bulbs in this free seminar.
Class is free. Registration is required.
Time to gather 'round with friends and enjoy refreshments at this year's Fall Planting Bar series. Bring your own pot or buy one here, and let our staff help you create your very own container masterpiece for the porch or patio or perhaps even a spot indoors. We supply the soil, fertilizer, and all the help you need. You pay only for the plants and pots you select. Class size is limited. Registration is required.
Staghorn ferns are having a moment right now, and we couldn't agree more! We love them! In this workshop, you will learn how to mount your own staghorn fern to create a charming new addition to your walls. You will also learn how to properly care for it to be sure it is successful. This workshop is taught by two of our favorite plant aficionados Alex and Emily. Come prepared to have fun!
FROM THE BLOG
Read posts from Paul James and our Southwood crew!
No other plant on the planet gives you more bang for your buck than a single, solitary, spring-flowering bulb, be it a daffodil or a hyacinth or a crocus or whatever. (Yes, I intentionally excluded tulips for the moment – more on them later.)Think about it: in most cases you shell out less than a buck for a gorgeous flower that will return year after year for decades. And in that time all the plant requires is an occasional drink and a light snack.
Fescue is originally from Europe. It didn’t actually arrive in this country until the mid-19th century, but it’s been happy here ever since, first as a pasture grass and later as a turf grass in lawns across America, including Alaska and Hawaii. It’s even planted on the South Lawn of the White House. And here in Green Country, fescue is the go-to turf for shady spots, where it thrives with a little fertilizer and regular watering.
Carrie and I bought our first home in 1979, and before we’d unpacked all the moving boxes I was busy preparing my first vegetable garden. Step one involved removing (by hand) roughly 400 square feet of Bermuda grass, which took two weekends. Step two involved rototilling the entire area. Problem was, I didn’t own a rototiller. Nor did I have a way to transport one.
The window between the end of summer and the beginning of fall is the perfect time to fertilize deciduous plants and turf grasses. And the reason is simple: Providing nutrients that have been depleted during the growing season will enable plants to enter the winter months with the food reserves they need to stay healthy and begin robust growth in spring.