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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!
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)
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:
- 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.
Our herbs have just arrived! Come on in to see the great selection of over 40 varieties of different herbs we have available this spring. Herbs are a great addition to your spring and summer cooking, to flavour dishes without adding salt. They not only make your food enticing and tasty, they also have a lot of health benefits! If you don’t have a lot of room for a garden, herbs grow well in pots on the patio: a perfect addition to a small outdoor space.
In addition to all the common herbs we carry, here are a few of the special varieties we have for this season:
- Summer Savory
- Winter Savory (coming soon)
- Curry (coming soon)
- Lemon Basil (coming soon)
- Lime Basil (coming soon)
- Thai Basil (coming soon)
- Ginger Mint
- Mojito Mint (coming soon)
- Lemon Balm
- Lemon Grass
- Rosemary (BBQ)
- Stevia (coming soon)
(While quantities last)
DID YOU KNOW? (courtesy of Freeman Herbs)
BASIL – Put some sprigs of basil into a bowl of fruit or tomatoes and it will keep the flies away.
DILL – All parts of dill can be utilized: seeds, flowers and leaves. Dill also has been known as a cure for the hiccups!
MINT – If you place long stems of mint throughout problem areas of your home, it will help repel mice.
PARSLEY – Parsley has high levels of chlorophyll, which makes this herb a natural breath freshener.
SAGE – Sage was first used for a variety of random reasons. Greeks and Romans used sage to cure meat, enhance memory, stop bleeding, clean sores, and treat sore throats.