Spring is here! It’s just what we’ve been waiting for. Mike and Gretchen have been busy planning and planting so the greenhouses are a bright, warm and cheery place to be after the winter doldrums.
We are farmers!
We’ve been planting like crazy and we have some new and very exciting things coming this season. We grow our own, so we know what we grow! That means we can help you plan your spaces to achieve the very best results.
Our Plymouth store will be open for Christmas essentials between November 28th and December 21st from 11am -6pm.
We’ll have terrific Christmas trees, wonderful wreaths and all the Christmas finery you’ll need! Mike, Margaret and Gretchen have selected some great ornaments, gifts and goodies for you to peruse after you pick out a tree or wreath. We’ve invited some fine musicians to come in and play on the weekends!
From the tiny to the tree-mendous, MAGICAL Christmas trees are available at252 Summer St in Plymouth! Who doesn’t get whisked back to their childhood with the wonderful aroma of a balsam tree? Stop in and check out our stupendous selection of trees and wreaths. Spice up your home with a beautiful kissing ball…
Stop by Crystal Lake Garden Shop at 252 Summer St in Plymouth . Surprises are in store, we can’t wait to see you!
Selecting Deer Resistant Plants for Your Garden Deer damage has become more prevalent due to increasing deer population, real estate development, and human population shifting from cities to suburban living. Although one of the best insurances against deer damage is a fence, the more aesthetically pleasing alternative is to landscape with deer-resistant plants. Planting a deer resistant garden is easier than you think
There are several reasons a plant can be deer resistant. Tastes, preferences and digestibility vary with plant age, growth stage and time of year. When planning landscapes with trees, perennials and ornamental shrubs, it is important to research their palatability to deer in order to avoid browsing damage when the cold season strikes.
Achillea (Yarrow) P Ageratum A Andromeda (Pieris) S Artemesia (Silvermound) P Bergenia cordifolia P Berberis (Barberry) S Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) P Buxus sempervirens (Boxwood) S Cedrus deodara (Cedar) T Chaenosmeies speciosa (Common Quince) S Clematis spp. P Cornus florida (Dogwood) T Cornus alba (Red Twig Dogwood) T Cotoneaster S Cytissus (Broom) P Daphne S Dicentra spectabllis (Bleeding Heart) P Echinacea (Coneflower) P Enkianthus S Fargesia (Clump Bamboo) S Festuca glauca (Blue Fescue) P Digitalis (Foxglove) P Erica (Heath) P Forsythia S Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) S Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) S Ilex spp.crenata, x meserveae, opaca (Holly) P Juniperus spp. (Juniper) S Kalmia spp. (Mountain Laurel) S
Leucothoe fontanesiana (Leucothoe) S Ligustrum vulgare (European Privet) S Lonicera (Honeysuckle) S Liriope (Lilyturf) P Monarda (Bee Balm) P Narcissus (Daffodil) P Nepeta (Catmint) P Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern) P Pachysandra (Pachsysandra) P Perovskia (Russian Sage) P Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce) T Picea glauca ‘Conica’ (Dwarf Alberta Spruce) S Polemonium caeruleum (Jacob’s Ladder) P Potentilla (Cinquefoil) P Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) P Rhododendron spp. S Pyracantha (Firethorn) S Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks) P Spirea spp. T Tsuga canadensis (Hemlock) T Viburnum dentatum (Arrowhead Viburnum) S Wisteria frutescens (American Wisteria) S
The drought tolerant category saves work. These plants are also conservationists! They save water by needing less. American gardens are definitely not in the tropics. Many areas have hot, dry spells and drought tolerant plants keep going when you’re busy, go away for the weekend or live in an area where outdoor watering is monitored. Drought-tolerant doesn’t mean “never needs water.” It means you can create a gorgeous garden that will require less water. Plants in this category do well in dry conditions.
Lavenders are here! Purple Munsted and blue Hidcote. The deliciously fragrant flowers and grey-green foliage make it a favorite for herb gardens and in the perennial border. Will also grow fine in tubs or containers, but in colder regions the plants may then need shelter for the winter. Mustead or Hidcote will turn any garden into an English Tea Party!
SuperSecretSale begins Saturday, May 23, 2014.
Florific New Guinea Impatiens
Regularly $3.99 each – On sale this week for 99¢ each!
That’s right folks, ninety-nine CENTS each!
Florific New Guinea Impatiens do well in sun or part shade. I love them because they put out flowers on top, where you can see them! These plants are very strong growers in pretty colors. Florific New Guineas will fill a garden bed quickly, creating a mass of color. Load up while supplies last. Limit 40 ea. per customer per visit.
We also have 6″ Patriot geraniums on sale this week. Patriot, the All American geranium regularly sells for $9.99 each. This week, if you buy three or more, the price drops to $6.99 each.
While you’re here, you may want to check out our grafted tomatoes. They are heirloom types grafted to ultra strong growers with a super high yield and double the fruit of traditional heirlooms. A 1 gallon pot is $9.99.
Folks, stop in and check out our specials and all of our other fine plants.
You’ve decided to add color to your garden. And you’d like to do it now. But where to begin?
A good first step in choosing a garden’s color palette is to establish mood and emotion. Do you envision it as a serene and peaceful haven, where you and your family can be rejuvenated and unwind? Continue reading →