Want to give the outside of your home a truly one-of-a kind appearance and make a statement of your own personal taste and style? Then plant flowers to add splashes of color throughout the growing season. Our greenhouses can provide you with just the special touch for your yard for any season! We have almost anything that you can imagine to add make your yard stand out among the rest, including: annuals, perennials, roses, herbs, container gardens, hanging baskets, ground cover, and more! Our plants are homegrown, germinated, rooted, and nourished at our nursery which makes them acclimated to our climate. What makes us special? “HOMEGROWN, HEALTHY PLANTS” Plus, an abundance and variety beyond your imagination!
Before making your selection of our high quality plants, spend some time doing some planning and research before the purchase. Some factors need to be kept in mind when choosing the types of flowers you plan to grow.
What type of flower do you prefer?
Annuals grow from seeds, bloom the current year, then die.
Perennials establish from seeds the first year but won’t produce flowers until the following year, however they will re-grow and bloom for years to come. Ex: daylilies, asparagus and hosta, hellebores (Lenten rose), rosemary, lambs ear, peonies, ferns, dianthus and foxglove. Most perennials are non-woody. They have a season of dormancy, and a few are evergreen. They have a season of bloom, bloom length can vary from 2 weeks to 4 months
Biennials grow as small plants in the first year they are planted, bloom in the second year and then die.
Will your plants be in full sun, shade, or somewhere in-between?
The rules of thumb we go by are these:
Full Sun is 6 or more hours of direct sun a day
Partial Sun or Partial Shade is 4 to 6 hours of direct sun a day
Full Shade is less than 4 hours of direct sun a day
Consider the angle of the sun, as well. Northern exposures become much shadier in the winter and southern exposures get much more sun in summer
Full sun plants like bright sunny areas. Many full sun plants will be perfectly happy with sun 14 hours a day, every day, however will need to stay hydrated. Check out the tags and find those that say "heat or drought tolerated."
What is the difference in the terms "part shade" and "part sun?"
The two terms are fairly interchangeable. These plants prefer 4 to 6 hours of sun a day and would be happiest getting their sun mostly in the morning and/or evening with shade through the middle of the day. If a plant is called partial sun the emphasis is on making sure the plant gets at least 4 hours of sun a day. If a plant is called partial shade then greater emphasis is placed on the plant not getting more than 6 hours of direct sun.
You may also see the term Dappled Shade. Dappled shade refers to areas where there is a mixture of sun and shade, generally because a deciduous tree is nearby. Dappled shade is similar to partial shade. Plants in this category are often woodland plants and will do best with little full sun (even morning or evening sun). These plants thrive in sun that has been filtered by trees.
No matter your preference, we oversee every step of the growing process to ensure that the plants you select are of the very highest of standards. We offer an extensive selection of products and produce the very best plants!
It comes with great pride to see our plants thriving in your landscape and our community! Let our staff help you select the perfect flower for your specific needs. Success grows here and we love to share the beauty!