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SALE: Cedar Mulch*

May 21, 2015



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*May 20 – May 27, 2015

CEDAR MULCH is on sale this week.  Choose from natural, brown, black, or red mulch in 2 cu ft bags. $4.49 each or 5 for $19.99.

A mulch ground cover acts as a weed suppressant and is the finishing touch to a landscaped garden.

SALE: Emerald Cedars $19.99*

May 13, 2015



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May14_emerald cedar

*May 13-18, 2015

All 4 ft Emerald Cedars are $19.99 from now until May 18!  They are grown right here at Paterno’s.  Limited quantities are available, so make sure you get here early!

YES! We are open on VICTORIA DAY: Monday, May 18 8am-4pm. Come on in!

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2015



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Happy Mother's Day!

Haven’t found that perfect gift for mom yet?  Give her the gift that grows! Come on by and pick up a beautiful hanging basket or planter for your mama, or even a flowering shrub for her garden (like a hydrangea or weigelia!).  If you aren’t exactly sure of what she would like, you can give her a gift certificate in any denomination.

See the post below for our Mother’s Day Sale, which ends today!


To all the mothers out there (present, future, and those with a mother’s heart):

We love you, we appreciate you, we cherish every moment with you. Thank you for your kind heart, your sacrifice, your joy, your strength, and how you love so deeply.  We hope that you are honoured today!

Mother’s Day Sale!

May 6, 2015



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Beautiful Hanging Basket

Give mom the gift that grows! All hanging baskets are 20% off.*

(May 6-10, 2015)*

Or if you know that mom has specific taste, gift certificates are available for purchase.  Here are some other great mother’s day ideas:

  • A pot of herbs for her patio
  • A planter of annuals (we do custom planters as well!)
  • A beautiful flowering shrub (like hydrangeas, spireas, or roses)

Spring Pruning Tips

May 4, 2015



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If you haven’t already begun to think about gardening, now is the time! Pruning is a very important step in maintaining the health and shape of your plants, and encouraging growth, aeration, and fruit/flowers.

Visit our Growing Tips page for general information on pruning shrubs and evergreens (including direction on when to prune different plants).

Right now (spring) is a great time to prune your roses. Here are some important tips and steps to consider for spring pruning of roses:

Pruning Roses

  • Before you begin to prune your rose bush, make sure you have a sharp pair of hand sheers.
  • First cut away any dead wood and remove any canes that are broken or damaged. Make your cuts at a 45 degree angle, and about 1/4 inch above a bud that is facing towards the outside of the plant.
  • It is also important to get rid of suckers that are growing from the ground.
  • Floribundas, hybrid teas, and grandifloras bloom on new growth, so it is important to prune them back to 1/2 to 2/3 the plant’s height. Remove interior canes to promote good air circulation.
  • For climbing roses, prune to remove winter damage and dead wood.