MARCH 2020
March Business Hours
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Spring Forward Sunday, March 8
Introduction
In this newsletter you will find.....  
  • Seasonal Ideas & Information for March
  • New Arrivals for Spring Planting!
  • Lawn Care - Fertilizers and Pre-emergent
  • DIY Succulent Gardening 
  • DIY Hanging Basket 
  • Seaside Casual Furniture 2020
  • Floral Designs
  • Pottery         
  • Proper watering of indoor plants
  • Bailey's Coupon
  • Monarch & Hummingbird Migration Updates
Seasonal Ideas & Information for March

The following are a list of activities to consider for your March gardening:
  • Vegetables & Herbs - Tomatoes....tomatoes....tomatoes!  We have all of your favorites, including heirloom tomatoes and more.  We are also fully stocked with beautiful vegetable and herb plants.  Don't forget to purchase soil, compost or fertilizer.


  • Fruits & Nuts  Plant a container grown fruit tree or other edible.  Fruit trees need lots of sunlight, so choose an area with at least six hours of sun.  Stop applications of dormant oil when blooms appear.  Also avoid insecticides during bloom to prevent needless destruction of honeybees and other important pollinators. Stop in and shop our citrus, avocado, olive, fig, and more.  
    How to Plant Caladium Bulbs
    How to Plant Caladium Bulbs
    Our caladium bulbs have arrived.
    caladium
     
  • Perennials & Annuals -It is time to plant warm-season annuals and perennials grown as annuals.  Mix an inch of compost into the soil prior to planting.  Water them in with a dilute fertilizer solution after planting and repeat fertilization a week later to promote fast early growth.  
  • New Arrivals for Spring Planting!
  • Just to name a few.......
  • Under 3 ft
     
    Baby Gem Boxwood
    Drift Roses
    Compact Abelias
    Dwarf Gardenias
    Calisto Hawthorns
    Holly Fern
    Bicolor Iris
    3 - 5 ft Tall
     
    Azaleas
    Gardenias
    Dwarf Bottlebrush
    Desperado Sage
    Indian Hawthorn
    Sunshine Ligustrum
    Dwarf Podocarpus

     
    5' Tall & Up
     
    Loropetalums
    Camelias
    Pittosporums
    Gold Dust Acuba
    Viburnums
    Esperanza
    Desert Willow  
    White by the Gate Camelia
    Wisteria
    Bloom-a-Thon Azalea
    Drift Roses

    Peggy Martin Climbing Rose

     
    Tropical Yellow Canna
    Alocasia
    Exotic Hibiscus
    Delphinium
    Autumn Embers Encore Azalea
    Autumn Angel Encore Azalea
    Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea
    Lady Lavender Passion Vine
    Crimson Passion Vine
    Gardenia
  • Trees, Shrubs & Vines 
    Fertilize trees, shrubs and vines that were planted in the fall and winter.  Blooming trees are adding color to the landscape this month.  Stop in and let us help you select one for your landscape.  The sooner you plant, the more time you'll provide the roots to become established before the heat of summer sets in.
    Crape Myrtle
    Bay Laurel
    Bottlebrush

  • Lawns  Lawns are greening up this month and winter weeds are growing as well.  When your lawn has grown enough to mow it twice, it is time to fertilize. Mowing weeds doesn't count.  Your options for weed control are to: 1)ignore them and keep them mowed low,  2) hand-pull if there are not too many or the area is not too large, or 3) spot treat with a post-emergence organic weed killer.  The best long-term solution is to mow, water and fertilize properly to build a dense, healthy turf that chokes out most of its weed competition.   If your lawn is continually thin and weak, you will find weeds to be an ongoing problem because wherever the sunlight hits the soil, nature plants a weed. Just remember, the best weed control is a dense lawn.
    Pick up our guide to organic lawn fertilization, organic herbicides and organic fungicides!
  • Now is the time to put down your pre-emergent also known as corn gluten meal. Corn gluten meal prevents weed seeds from germinating properly and is not a weed killer. You will find this great organic product in both granular and liquid applications. Be sure to apply it soon before spring weeds begin to sprout.


Galveston County Master Gardeners Educational Programs:                      
  follow this link    2020 Gulf Coast Gardening for March

Sunday, March 8th 
 1:00 PM 
In this fun hands-on class, Autumn & Emmary will guide you through plant selection, design ideas and tips to ensure your plants remain healthy for months to come.
Class fee is $45 per person. Materials include a terracotta pot, planting medium, a variety of succulents, and step by step instruction on planting and care.  
Class size is limited. Advance payment is required.
Call 409-763-4713 to complete your registration.

DIY Hanging Basket

Sunday, March 15, 2020 

 1:00 PM

Create your own unique hanging basket filled with beautiful Spring flowering plants. This hands-on workshop will include instruction on design, plant selection, plant placement and care of your hanging basket. All needed supplies are provided. 

The class fee is $40. Class size is limited. Advance payment required.

Call 409.763.4713 to complete your registration.


  
REGISTER NOW !

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Pottery
Pottery can transform and elevate the look and feel of your garden and outdoor living spaces, infusing them with beauty and character.  Let one of our garden staff assist you in selecting the right pot and plant for your home. 

                        

Increase indoor garden success with proper watering
By Melinda Myers

T oo much of a good thing can mean death for indoor plants. Overwatering is a good example of this and a common problem for indoor gardeners. For others it's the opposite extreme, allowing plants to go too dry. Knowing when to water your indoor plants can increase gardening success and eliminate the stress of uncertainty.

The first step is to throw away your watering schedule. Start watering plants based on their individual need not the date on the calendar. Consider the type of plant, container material and size as well as other growing conditions.



Set plants on saucers filled with pebbles to eliminate the need to empty the water that collects in the saucer. (Photo: Courtesy of Melinda Myers, LLC)
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Peggy Cornelius, owner
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