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.

8 Easy Steps to Grow and Care for Amaryllis

What is better than FRESH flowers for your home?  Not much.  With the Christmas season around the corner, Amaryllis are a great holiday plant to decorate with.   Amaryllis are easy to care for and produce gorgeous flowers. Since it takes about 8 weeks for the bulbs to bloom, late October is the time to start [...]

Caring for Paperwhites

Paper whites can be grown in shallow bowls with no drainage holes but to create the most impact, use a clear bowl with loose gravel or stones.  Paperwhites are also great to show in clear vases! Forcing paperwhites in bowls.... Partially fill the container with washed gravel or stones Place the paperwhite bulb on the [...]

4 Simple steps to force bulbs to bloom indoors

The cold of winter can seem to last forever. As days get shorter and nights are longer, we patiently wait for the warm temps and colors of spring! Brighten dreary winter days indoors by adding pops of color with cheery spring bulbs-hyacinths, daffodils and tulips! Follow these simple steps to force blooms indoors, weeks before [...]

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Our best tips for planting daffodils!

Nothing says spring like the bright yellow bloom of daffodils! Seeing daffodils in landscapes, gardens and along walkways in early spring is like a warm sunny welcome sign at your home. Daffodils are dependable perennials you can count on to come back year and after year. Better yet…deer and gopher resistant! If you have lost [...]

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What you need to know when bringing in houseplants this fall!

Houseplants are a wonderful addition to a backyard patio or deck, but there comes a time in the fall when they need to be brought inside to a more protected area. No one wants their plants to freeze..right? But be very careful when doing this so you don’t bring a bunch of little critters in [...]

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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, [...]

How To Choose The Perfect Mum

Fall is just around the corner and our garden centers are starting to burst with the colors of the season. What better way to do that than with Mums.  Although they are a plant, and we love to plant them, most generally they are used for fall decorating.  Seriously, what’s more inviting than walking up [...]

Our Best Picks for Fall Planting

Aww, fall. One of our favorite seasons. Summer heat slipping away, replaced by brisk mornings becoming sunny afternoons, and leading to cool nights. The change in temperatures puts us in the mood for fall colors. What better way to keep the color, depth and design you worked so hard to have in your landscape by [...]

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Improve your clay soil with Structure

If you're reading this you’re probably like most of us…. Real plant lovers that appreciate a healthy, beautiful plant wherever it’s growing and whatever its purpose. But you also know the secret to a heathy plant is more than the sunny or shady spot it finds itself growing, it is the soil that it is [...]

Planting Irises…It’s Easy

Bearded Iris...an iconic flower with striking, large blooms in shades of purple, pink, yellow, orange, and white.  We see iris show up in pictures and paintings for home decor, but we think nothing compares to the real thing. Irises are very easy to plant and will give you years of beautiful blooms. Here are a [...]

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