from the blog
Join us at the garden center for some of our special events!
Back by popular demand, we’ve scheduled five Planting Bar classes this fall (and we may add even more), all on Thursday nights from 5 to 7. You just bring your own pot – or buy one when you arrive – and we’ll guide you through the planting process. You pay only for the plants you use. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 25, and they tend to sell out fast, so register early. Refreshments will be served.
More houseplants croak during the winter months than any other season. But there are all kinds of ways to ensure their survival, and most involve things you shouldn’t rather than should do
Read the latest posts from Paul James and our Southwood crew:
Imagine being able to add something to your garden that makes plants far less susceptible to insects and diseases, provides essential nutrients and micronutrients, improves soil structure and water retention, activates beneficial soil microbes, and basically provides the perfect growing conditions for anything and everything you grow. Now imagine that “something” is free.
Yeah, you read that right. It’s time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. There’s really no point in waiting any longer. And there’s really no point in planting some now and some later. Why not just get the job done in one fell swoop?
Every year for the past 25 years or more, I’ve tried to convince my friends and fellow gardeners that now is the perfect time to plant all kinds of things. So here I go again.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about conifers, and it won’t be the last. My love affair with this amazing plant group began many years ago with a visit to Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery in Woodstock, Illinois. Owner Rich Eyres took me on a tour of his place, and as he described the plants in his considerable (as in $12-million) inventory, his passion oozed like sap from a fresh-cut spruce.