Gardening Projects

For more than 75 years, gardeners have trusted their gardens to the expert advice and premium products available at Earl May Nursery and Garden Centers. No matter your experience level our gardening projects are sure to help you grow your own way; turning your outdoor “blah” into your outdoor getaway.

4 Quick Steps for Successful Seed Starting

Whether this is your first time starting seeds indoors or you fifteenth, having the right products and creating the perfect growing conditions will help you produce a bounty of delicious vegetables to enjoy! Here’s what you need: Grow Pots and Soil- Grow pots come in a variety of materials. Choose from peat, coconut coir, or [...]

Calling all Cardinal Fans!

As winter wears on you may find yourself longing for the colors and sounds from birds chirping outside your windows. While most birds have taken flight and headed south towards warmer temps, the Cardinal will brave the Midwestern winters. Cardinals have long been associated with power, strength and beauty and their vibrant red color equal [...]

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2017 Moonsign Pamphlet

Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners.  Whether it is the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting, LLewelyn's 2017 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the [...]

5 Essentials for Growing Healthy Houseplants

Light The first requirement of all plants during their growing season is an abundance of daylight. Light from a window is always one-sided and the plants respond by turning their leaves and flowers toward the light. Turn the plants occasionally or they'll grow lopsided. Moisture The second requirement for all house plants is moisture. [...]

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Grow Plants with Air!

Who says you need soil to grow plants?  We don't!  Not when growing Air Plants at least.  These quirky little plants are sweeping the nation and it's easy to see why.  They can be grown in just about any space, come in various shades of colors, and the different textures are just too cool! Need [...]

Gardening, Houseplants|

4 Reasons We Love Succulents And You Should Too

Have you noticed?  Succulents are everywhere!  We are seeing them used as popular interior design elements and also for unique feature plants in outdoor container gardens. No matter the style of decor…rustic, classic or modern…they are everywhere.  But why?  They require little care, making them the perfect houseplant for those with busy schedules…they originate from [...]

Providing Fresh Water for Wild Birds

Ever wonder what attracts Wild Birds to a yard?  Obviously, a nice food source is a factor but more importantly FRESH WATER. Wild Birds are constantly seeking water in the Summer because of their high metabolic rate and respiratory systems drain more moisture from their bodies resulting in dehydrated birds during the summer.  Birds do [...]

Outdoor Living, Wildlife|

Attract Birds This Winter With Open Water

Ask any experienced birdwatcher and they’ll tell you the secret to attracting birds in the winter is providing open water. But wait, it's winter, in the Midwest, how can you provide open water? The answer is easy when using our bird bath and multi-use de-icer. Use in bird baths, buckets of all sizes, small animal [...]

6 Steps To Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs

The temperatures are starting to drop and it's starting to feel more like fall. In other words, a perfect time to plant fall bulbs for spring blooms!  Bulbs are that first pop of color in your garden in early spring while other plants are still in dormancy or just beginning to wake up.  For the most impact, [...]

DIY Winter Garden

Earl May Nursery and Garden Center’s lawn and garden expert Jackie talks about how to successfully display a Winter Container

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