e-Newsletter             June 4, 2019

Free Seminars June 8 & 22
This has been a really cold, windy and rainy spring, with record rainfall for the month of May. Many plants are showing signs of stress because of this.
If you have questions about your plants and their care, take a picture and bring it in, email it to us, or post it on facebook so we can help you decide on a remedy or suggest a replacement.

Then sign up for our great line up of FREE seminars for the month of June! Native Plants, Fruits and Berries, Hydrangea and Roses - 

June 8
9:30 a.m. "Native Plants for Pollinator Gardens"
Guest speaker Sarah Michehl, Community Engagement Specialist of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will give native plant recommendations, garden layouts and practical tips to support pollinators based on The Land Conservancy of McHenry County's "Conserveation@ Home" program. Be a part of the nationwide, Million Pollinator Garden Challenge and plant a pollinator garden in your backyard! Yes, you can make a difference!

Email or call to let us know you'll attend to be entered into our prize drawing!

11:00 a.m. "Growing Your Own Fruits & Berries"
Learn how easy it is to grow your own fruits and berries! Karen Campney "KC", Countryside Nursery Manager, will cover everything you need to know about fruit trees and special guest, Mark Krieger, the expert from Krieger's Nursery in Michigan, will be here to explain how to grow berries in ground and in containers, as well as how to prune and harvest berry plants!

Email or call to let us know you'll attend to be entered into our prize drawing!
Hydrangea Fest Saturday June 22

The Endless Summer Crush Tour Visits Countryside!
Come meet the hydrangea experts from 10 -2

Free Seminars Saturday, June 22
10:30 a.m. "Hints for Happy Hydrangeas"
Hydrangeas are hot! They are the most popular blooming shrub for our area. There are so many choices. Some like sun, some like shade. Some need to be pruned back, some should be left alone. Some bloom white, some are colorful. Come join us to understand more about all of the varieties of hydrangeas, the ideal situation to grow each type in, and how to care for them.

Email or call to let us know you'll attend and be entered into our prize drawing!

12:00 p.m. "Rose Care"
Guest speaker, Karen Finerman, Illinois Master Gardener, volunteer at Chicago Botanic Garden, is excited to share her passion for roses! Karen will discuss varieties of roses, how to plant, maintain and enjoy them.

Email to let us know you'll attend and be entered into our prize drawing!
Father's Day is June 16 and the Garden Center is stocked with great gifts for dad!
Unique coolers for his deck, patio or man cave: Motorcycles, Golf bags, Volkswagon Car... if you are looking for a "cool"er gift for dad, check out our great selection!

Magnetic Bottle Openers, craft beer and wine accessories!
We are excited to announce Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center has been certified as a Conserve@Work business by, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County!

Barb Kindinger, Countryside Landscape Design Manager, designed our Native Garden and it is growing in nicely. We thank and congratulate Barb on her design work that helped us get our certification!

Barb, has been with Countryside for 39 years. Along with her designers and crews they help keep McHenry County looking good!
Plant some cool shade for dad with a beautiful shade tree from the nursery!

Many beautiful trees and shrubs to choose from including natives!

Stop in today and let our Nursery staff help you select the right trees and shrubs for your needs - shade, privacy, color, habitats.
Delivery and planting available!

Sale June 5 - 11
20% Off Fruit Trees
20% Off Burning Bush
20% Off Azaleas
Get Dad's Garden Growing! Start with Countryside Home Grown Vegetable Plants!
More than 50 varieties of peppers from sweet to EXTREME heat!
tomatoeMore than 60 varieties of tomatoes, from tasty heirlooms to super sweet cherries!

Did you know, Countryside Grown vegetable seedlings are grown right here in our greenhouses? We have the largest selection in the area. 
Nothing tastes better than fresh vegetables picked right from your own backyard!

Sale June 5 - 11
20% Off Small Fruits & Berry Plants
75% Off Summer Bulbs
The Flower Shop has the best selection of succulents around!

Dad's like cool plants and fresh flowers too. Stop in or call to place an order today.

Clean out some storage space, bringing in your old, reusable vases and receive an invitation to, "Kindness Blossoms" Countryside's Floral Design Night Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. 
Join us for an evening of creativity and giving back! Arrangements YOU and our Designers create together will be delivered to our local nursing homes on Friday, June 14. We can't do it without you and your vases - bring them in today!
With the continued rains, it is best to wait to plant until the ground dries out so you do not compromise the soils drainage properties. If the soil sticks to the shovel or trowel, it is still too wet to plant. 

The combination of record breaking moisture this May and cool temperatures have created the perfect environment for fungal spores to grow. Be Proactive!  Treat your peonies, lilacs, rose bushes, bee balm, flowering vinca, and zinnias with Infuseā„¢, systemic fungicide, to prevent powdery mildew and other foliar diseases.
Tomato plants, especially those planted earlier in the season, will be susceptible to early blight, brown spotting and yellowing of leaves. Start spraying now with weekly treatments of organic  Copper Fungicide to prevent or reduce the spread.

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