When you purchase plants from our greenhouse we want you to be successful. We have put together a variety of plant care information sheets to help get your plants to thrive.
Before coming to the greenhouse choose your site for you container whether a large pot for your deck, a window box or a hanging basket. In order to be successful choose a planter that matches the amount of sunlight it will receive. Read more.
Planting and Pruning Roses
Roses establish quickly and are more resistant to pests and diseases when planted in an ideal location. Roses require at least six hours of direct sunlight for optimal flowering and growth, though full sun is preferable. Choose a planting location that is not shaded by buildings or trees to maximize the amount of sunshine the plants receive. Avoid planting roses near trees and shrubs which will compete for moisture and nutrients. Make sure the site is open to allow for air movement. Also consider water drainage to or from the planting site. Roses grow best in well-drained soil. Read more.
Planting Trees and Shrubs
You may plant trees and shrubs at any time from spring to fall. As soon as the ground thaws, until a few weeks before freezing in the fall. Bare-root trees and shrubs should be planted in spring or early summer, as they require a longer period to establish roots to survive the winter. Read more.
Grower Tips for Berries
Growing strawberries can be one of the most rewarding gardening experiences you can try as a gardener. First select a recommended variety for the home garden. Strawberries should be planted in full sun 10 to 12” apart. All the plants energy is devoted to producing and developing strong plants the first year, so all the blossoms should be picked off the first year only. No fruit is harvested until the second year. Keep rows to a width of 18 to 24”. Read more.
Planting your own garden is an enjoyable experience, the whole family can participate. It is a great learning opportunity for children and adults alike. With our naturally rich Island soil, good quality seeds and plants, you can have a great garden, enjoying nature’s bounty as well as helping our environment by planting some of your own food. Read more.