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Containers, Statuary, Fountains, Antique Roses, Fairy Garden Accessories, gifts and more

We plant containers. We deliver. We have container designers on staff who can work with you to find the containers for your property.

We are a family business since 1994.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Maintaining your Fountain

Fountains are very simple and very easy to enjoy. For disappearing fountains all you need is a container, a basin, a pump and some stones. (More on those later in the month.) Or there are many other kinds of fountains that bring the calmness of water to your garden making it a place to enjoy.

There are a few key maintainance points for fountains.
  • Remember you will have to clean this fountain a minimum of 2 times a year. Once in the spring and once in the late fall before winter.
  • Get a pump with more power. You can always turn the power down.
  • The basin should have a "door" so you can reach the pump.
  • We recommend turning off and draining your fountains before winter, so the pumps don't freeze.
  • When digging in the basin for a disappearing fountain, it should be leveled above the ground by 2 inches so the mulch or soil around it does not run into the fountain. Big mess when this happens!
  • When you go away, you should turn off your fountain. If the fountain runs out of water, the pump will burn up.
  • If you have green algae in your fountain, put a splash of white vinegar in your fountain to neutralize the water. It is safe for your birds and pets.

These warm days that we are having are great times to get your fountains working just in time for spring.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is finally here! We still have a few more days until the frost date (April 15). Enjoy your first days of spring.
Stop by the shoppe because we have basil, chives, cilantro, parsley, and sage. Also a wide assortment of vegetables. We EVEN have tomatoes!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just In! Pots Pots and More Pots!

Tall ones, short ones round ones too! We have pots how about you! Many varieties to choose from. Concrete and glazed.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Start your Seeds!

Start your seeds now. Remember some seed variety's need 4 to 6 weeks to start good plants. Paper egg containers, milk containers, juice boxes or small pots can be good containers to start your seeds in. You want to start them inside because you don't know what kind of weather we will be getting (Snow!?!) and some varieties birds and squirrels take a liking to. Let us know how you plant your seeds. More to come on plant seeds.

Botanical Interests has a terrific blog and website that discusses everything seeds. They take great pride in the botanical illustrations on the packaging and more importantly the SAFE SEED PLEDGE. They do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. With over 400 varieties, it is hard to choose! (We carry about 100 of them)

Our hours are still winter hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4pm.

Call us. 704-334-3764

Bonnie Plants are In!

It's time to plant some cold weather vegetables and herbs. We have started to carry Bonnie Plants with the 100% biodegradable containers. You know Bonnie plants for their tomatoes and vegetables, but they carry a nice variety of annuals and perennials as well.
But you say you don't have a vegetable garden or herb garden? Plant herbs under a rose shrub or create a space for a chard. Remember we carry planters and the newest hots thing is to grow your garden in containers.
Currently we have chives, collards, cabbage, rosemary, and strawberries. Selection will grow as the weather gets warmer.