Plant Care
On this page, you will find a list of many of the plants we sell and the proper care for each one. If you have any questions for require any additional information, please contact us – we’re here and happy to help! * please note – every effort is made to keep this list up to date and accurate; however, it may not always be representative of our current stock. If you’re interested in something you don’t see below, just ask! 

 


Ageratum
Height - 6” to 12”
Attracts bees, butterflies, and birds.
Water regularly. Do not over water.
Half-hardy annual. Occasional deadheading
is required. Will tolerate light shade.
Ground needs to be fully warm before planting,
tolerates no frost. Needs good air circulation.
Full Sun - Part Sun/Part Shade


Begonia
Height - 8 ” to 12 ”
Preferred soil is very friable
Potting Mix should be 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 sand and 1/3 garden loam.
Part Sun/Part Shade
 
 


Bougainvillea Trees
During the resting phase (winter) be careful not to let them get cold and/or damp. Only give them water during the growing periods.
Keep indoors and above 45F.
Repot every 2-4 years. Water sparingly. May be necessary to withhold water for up to a week at the beginning of summer, to encourage flowering. During the flowering period, they need an increased amount of water.
Full Sun


Chrysanthemum
Height - 12" to 18"
Prefers full sun but will tolerate light shade. Chrysanthemums prefer moist, well drained soil. During hot periods they may need extra watering. Deep, infrequent (one to two times a week) watering will encourage the roots to grow deeper, thereby helping the plant to withstand periods of drought better.
Full Sun


Coleus
Height - 12" to 24"
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Full Sun - Part Sun/Part Shade - Full Shade
 
 


Daffodils
Daffodil care is very simple as there are few pests that bother this plant. Given it is poisonous, no animal eats it. It is important that you allow the leaves to naturally turn yellow. You don't want to cut them back before this happens because those leaves are feeding the bulbs and this is what makes next year's flower buds. After the leaves yellow, you can cut them to the ground but not before.
 


Dracaena Spikes
Height - up to 3' to 6'
Drought tolerant. Provides a graceful accent to a flower bed or a pot of mixed plants.
Full Sun - Part Sun/Part Shade
 
 


Dusty Miller
Height - 6" to 12"
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Average Water Needs;
Water regularly; do not overwater.
Used to add variety with it's unique silver color and fuzzy, velvet texture.
Full Sun


Geraniums
Height - 12" to 20"
Geraniums like moist, well- drained soils and prefer a cool root zone. To keep flowers coming continuously throughout the summer, regular deadheading is necessary. Remove the spent flowerheads as they begin to deteriorate. This will prevent seeds from forming and force the plant into producing additional blooms. It also reduces the chance for disease.
Full Sun


Hyacinths
Hyacinths, like most bulbs, require very little attention. During hot, dry weather, water thoroughly once a week. Because hyacinths are tall and top heavy when in bloom, they may require staking in windy spring weather. Also, it is important to cut off the flower head after it has bloomed to prevent seeds from forming. Leave the stalk and the leaves to age and die naturally, so that the bulb can store energy for next year. After three or four years, the bulbs may be crowded and will benefit from being dug, divided, and replanted. A regular fertilizing program will keep them healthy for several years.


Impatiens
Height - 6” to 12”
Needs well-drained soil that stays consistently moist, but not wet. When grown in containers, use a high-quality peat-based potting medium. Known for shade tolerance but needs lots of light to blossom well. Avoid direct afternoon sun.
Part Sun/Part Shade - Full Shade
 


Marigold
Height - 8 ” to 24 ”
Position seedlings 8 to 18 inches apart, depending on the variety. Pinch off any blooms at planting time to redirect the plants' energy to their roots for long-term health and better flowering.
Petals are edible and can be added to salads.
Full Sun
 


Pansies
Water the soil (not the plant leaves) deeply. Pansies seldom have problems with insects and disease. If either problem occurs, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide. If pansies fail to thrive it is often because neither nature nor the gardener provided enough water. Mulching around the pansies with 2 inches of organic material will help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. 
 


Petunia
Petunias are all pretty much the same as far as care goes. What they need is to be fed and watered very often. If your petunias are not getting enough water then they will initially wilt and become limp. The blooms will wilt as well. For best results, fertilize with Miracle-Gro using the constant feeding ratio each time you water.
Full Sun
 


Poinsettias
Place near a sunny window. Poinsettias are tropicals and will appreciate as much direct sunlight as possible. To keep the poinsettia in bloom as long as possible, maintain a temperature of 65 - 75 degrees F. during the day. Dropping the temperature to about 60 degrees F. at night will not hurt the plant. However, cold drafts or allowing the leaves to touch a cold surfaces such as a window pane can injure the leaves. Water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch. Water until it drains out the bottom, but don’t let the plant sit in water. If your home tends to be dry and your poinsettia is in direct light, you will find yourself watering frequently, possibly every day.


Portulaca
Height - 6" to 12"
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. This is a great plant for hanging baskets, pots, or as
ground cover. Loves the heat and is very drought tolerant. This is a plant that blooms from spring to frost without any maintenance.
Full Sun
 


Potato Vine
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Seed collecting is not recommended for this plant; may not come true from seed. Fertilize about once a month. If the sweet potato vine gets too long, cut it back a few inches to force the vine to get bushier. The tip of the vine that was pinched off can be rooted in water or moist soil.
Full Sun - Part Sun/Part Shade
 


Salvia
Height - 18" to 24"
Choose a site in full sun to light shade with average, well-drained soil. Because scarlet sage likes somewhat moist conditions, it's a good idea to work a few spadefuls of compost into the soil. Keep soil evenly moist. Mulching is a good idea. Trim faded flowers to promote longer blooming.
Full Sun - Part Sun/Part Shade
 


Scaecola
Height - 8 ”
Don't plant in poorly aerated soils, instead grow in large container (filled with well aerated potting mix) as accent for a sunny patio. Will buch out around 36".
Full Sun
 
 


Tulips
Like most bulbs, tulips need little attention. However, it is important to pinch off their dead flowers before they go to seed if you’d like them to bloom again next spring. Leave the stems and leaves to gradually die back so the foliage continues to get sun and store the nutrients in the bulb for the next season. 

Do not cut back the foliage until well into June when it is limp and yellowed. To cover the unattractive dying foliage, it’s a good idea to plant tulips among low growing green shrubs, ground covers or perennials. Those will be emerging as the tulip leaves flop and will disguise the ripening foliage.


Wave Petunias
Wave petunias need lots of everything. They love direct hot sunlight and as a result, they love to be watered. During the summer, your Wave Petunias will need to be watered once or twice daily depending on the temperature outside. When it gets really hot, 90 degrees, or more, they may need even more water. Wave Petunias also love to be fertilized. We suggest that you use the constant feeding ratio when fertilizing.

 

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