NEW ANNUAL FLOWERS FOR SPRING 2009!
These are just a few of the exciting new annuals available in our greenhouse for Spring 2009!
KUMQUAT JUICY FRUIT NEMESIA The thick clusters of puffy popcorn-shaped flowers are so saturated with color they almost explode! Gardeners love their beauty, self-cleaning habit, and stupendous bloom production. Kumquat Juicy Fruit shows off with bi-color blooms of light yellow and bright pink. This is a new Proven Selection from Euro-American Propagators.
CITRUS SUPERTUNIA Supertunias promise a spring and summer of color, color, and more color! Citrus is a vigorous, trailing grower that offers soft yellow color . Great for hanging baskets and containers, alone or combined with other color. Citrus Supertunias low maintenance, sturdy habit, and tough nature make it a must have for Nebraska gardeners. This new Proven Winner is also from Euro-American Propagators.
ENDLESS ILLUMINATION BROWALIA This strong grower can creates a bounty of 1 to 2 inch star shaped flowers atop medium green foliage. This Browalia creates attractive mounds followed by trails of color. Although Endless Illumination likes shade/part shade areas, they thrive in hot conditions and last late into the season. Endless Illumination boasts dark blue flowers with a white center. This is also a new Proven Selection for 2009.
LUSCIOUS GRAPE LANTANA This Lantana provides vibrancy, long flowering power, and exceptional performance. Luscious Grape has a larger flower size than you expect from a Lantana. Bright purple flower clusters shine against the dark green foliage. This Proven Winner is heat and drought tolerant. Use this Lantana in beds, baskets, combo, or containers!
SAFFRON SUPERBELLS This Proven Winner adds a strong canary yellow choice to the popular series of Superbells and Millionbells. These fast-growing plants have great vigor and produce hundreds of blooms from spring until frost. Saffron Superbells is self-cleaning with a cascading habit great for hanging baskets.
DUCKALICIOUS Small spreading plant that packs a lot of punch. Duckalicious has serrated, golden yellow petals and duck-foot-shaped leaves. This new Proven Selection is great for hanging baskets.
AFRICAN SUNSET & SUNNY SUZIE THUNBERGIA These 2 new colors join this popular family of vigorous, colorful annual vines. African Sunset shows off with cream flowers dusted in red. Sunny Suzie has dark orange flowers with a red throat. African Sunset and Sunny Suzie are sure to be big hits for 2009!
WE ARE PROUD TO OFFER THE NEWEST VARIETIES OF PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDENING EXPERIENCE! 2009 PROMISES TO BE ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR IN YOUR GARDEN!
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) Popular fresh or dried for mild onion flavor. Hardy.
Fernleaf Dill (Anethum graveolens 'Fernleaf') Dwarf plant provides extended cutting season for gardeners. Slow to go to seed. Does well in pots. Annual.
Coriander/Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) Seeds used in soups and curries. Leaves known as 'Chinese Parsley' or cilantro. Short lived annual.
Lavender (x intermedia 'Dutch') Tall, robust plant with broad gray leaves, lavender-blue flowers. Excellent culinary selection. Tender perennial.
Mint (Mentha spicata 'The Best') Stronger, sweeter spearmint aroma and flavor. THE BEST culinary mint. Hardy.
Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) A widely used cooking herb. Annual.
Oregano (Origanum majorana) Essential culinary herb for seasoning sausage, vegetables, meats, and Italian sauces. Also called Sweet Marjoram or Italian Oregano. Annual.
Curled Parsley (Petroselinum crispum crispum) A culinary necessity! This essential herb with frilly foliage also makes a very decorative addition to the herb garden. Biennial (lives 2 years).
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Fragrant, shrubby perennial. A ribbon-tied sprig is traditional for Czech wedding guests.
Thyme (Thymus p. 'Porlock) Excellent for both cooking and pathways. Wonderfully scented thyme produces a neat shrubby growth. Pink flowers. Tender perennial.
THESE CULINARY HERBS JOIN OUR HUGE SELECTION OF TOMATOES, PEPPERS, EGGPLANTS, CUCUMBERS, SQUASH, PUMPKINS, WATERMELON, CANTALOUPE, SWEET POTATOES, RHUBARB, ASPARAGUS ROOTS, STRAWBERRIES, GRAPE VINES, FRUIT TREES, RASPBERRIES AND MORE FOR YOUR VEGETABLE AND FRUIT GARDENS!
QUICK TIPS FOR GREAT GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES!
Frost free date for this area is about May 10. Vine crop like cucumbers, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, and pumpkins are sensitive to soil temperatures. Wait until the soil warms up to plant vine crops.
Fertilize and rototill garden as deep as possible. Chickity Doo Doo is a great organic, 100% weed free fertilizer.
Lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach, turnips, beets, carrots, kohlrabi, and onions can be planted as soon as the ground can be worked.
Plant pansies early. They like cool weather!
Adding shrubs to the landscape this year? Colorful foliage and flowers are one consideration when selecting a new shrub. Other important considerations are mature size, water and light needs, and hardiness. Our knowledgeable nursery staff can assist you in selecting the most beautiful shrubs and trees that fit your needs.
NORTHERN GROWN TREES AND SHRUBS! Full replacement guarantee for 1 year! Free printed care instructions with every tree and shrub purchases!
Landscape design service for the do-it-yourselfer or installation. Call for your free consultation.
Landscape/shrub roses add a blast of color to your landscape all summer. See us for everblooming, hardy varieties.
2009 LAWN CARE PROGRAM! Call today for a free estimate!
Apply Max Lawn Crabgrass Preventer plus Fertilizer to the lawn before May 10. Mow your turf short for the first mowing of the season. RAISE YOUR MOWER BLADE AFTER THE FIRST MOWING! Tall mowing heights encourage a deep root system, discourage weed growth, and reduces stress on the crown of the grass plants. Keep your mower blade sharp.
Do-it-yourself lawn program! Great quality products! Buy each bag separate or purchase the entire do-it-yourself package this spring and save 15%!
PUNCH CARDS! Dig out the one you started last year or start a new one!
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