It’s Garden Party Time!

Join us for our 10th annual Garden Party Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8 from 10-3 each day.

We have a plethora of healthy, happy perennials, roses and nursery plants waiting to live in your garden space! Nearly all of them are 20-50% off!

Also find sales on garden accessories and potting soil, as well.

Sign up for door prizes, have lunch and/or dinner both days! Lunch is served from 11-1:30 and dinner from 5-8. Reservations are appreciated for the evening meal, or if you have a large group coming for lunch.

Summer Hours

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Whew! We made it through the Memorial Day weekend. It has been a wonderful and crazy spring at The Flower House Garden Center.  There are still lots of beautiful annuals and perennials to choose from to help beautify your outdoor living space!

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Starting Tuesday, May 30, our summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9-5 pm, closed Sundays and evenings except by special arrangement. The Prairie Bistro is still serving lunch from 11-1:30, dessert available all the time!

 

Garden Party Time!

Join us Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, for our 9th Annual Garden Party!

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From 10 am to 8 pm each day you can take advantage of special sales on perennials, roses, hydrangeas and shrubs!

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We have a great selection of quality, hardy plants just waiting to brighten up your gardens.

Check out sales on garden accessories, sign up for door prizes and have lunch at The Prairie Bistro from  11-1:30 each day.

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Browse our display gardens (and maybe pull a few weeds 🙂 ).

We will also be serving dinner from 5-8 pm. Reservations advised!

 

End of Season Bedding Plant Sale

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We’ve had enough. It is your turn to plant, water and enjoy!

All annuals in packs and most in pots are buy one get one free! Elephant Ears, caladium, cannas, callas and dahlias are 20% off. So are most hanging baskets and planters!

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This is a prime time to plant perennials. We have a great selection of perennials and nursery stock, too.  June 28 we are offering a class with a light meal – Perfecting Perennials – Call now to reserve your spot!

June hours are Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. The Prairie Bistro serves lunch 11 am to 1:30 pm each day.

Count down!

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It’s almost time! We are sooooo excited!

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We have our happy faces on and are ready to open the doors for the 2016 Spring Season!

Monday, April 11 – April 30, we are open from 9-5 Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays in April.

Of course, The Prairie Bistro serves lunch from 11-1:30 Monday through Saturday through the end of June. Try our scratch-made soups, unique sandwiches and fresh salads!

 

Garden Party 2014

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It’s time for our annual Garden Party! This Friday and Saturday, July 11 & 12, from 10 am to 8 pm, we will be offering specials on garden accessories, perennials, and nursery stock. Sign up for door prizes, too. You could be the lucky winner of a $100 gift certificate! Or some other cool prize. 🙂

Have lunch from 11 to 1:30 or dinner by The Prairie Bistro from 5 to 8 pm each (or both) night.

10 & 12 inch hanging baskets are 50% off

Planters marked down individually.

Most annuals are buy one, get TWO free!

Large Tomatoes 50% off

Cannas and Calla lilies are 20% off.

Nursery stock (roses, hydrangeas and shrubs) 20-40% off.

Almost all Perennials 20-60% off.

Unglazed ceramic pots 30% off.

The rest of the ceramic is 20% off.

Bloem pots: 6 inch – 50% off, many the rest are 20% off.

Max Sea fertilizer 50% off.

Metal windowboxes 30% off.

Selected garden accessories 50% off.

Should I or shouldn’t I?

Spring is officially here. It is teasing us with rapidly disappearing snow and the occasional warm day. It is so tempting to get out and see what is brave enough to peek through after this miserable winter. heuchera

While it is sooooo tempting to clear away the dead leaves and other debris and give those tiny green sprouts some sun, please wait! Winter’s grip is not completely relaxed. These tender plants still need the protection that last year’s leaves and stems and even snow provide.

Did you know that our bitter cold temperatures do not kill perennials nearly as often as fluctuation in temperature does? When the temperature warms, plants start to think it is spring and juices start flowing. Sudden drops in temperature cause then shock the poor things and often kill or seriously set plants, trees and shrubs back.

Pruning

That doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy the sunshine and get some yard work done. This is the perfect time to prune trees and shrubs – before the sap starts to move.

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Trim away branches that are touching.

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Also prune off water shoots. These are branches that shoot straight up from a branch. They are unproductive and waste energy.

As fun as it is to trim and cut and shape, remember never to remove more than one third of the growth of the tree or shrub you are working on.

So, yes, you should prune now, no, you shouldn’t clean up too much.