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.

Color Your Landscape Early!

Ahhh…. finally, SPRING IS HERE! I know this warm weather sure gets me in the mood to get out and get planting! These Midwest winters can be tough on our shrubs, plants, and trees. Especially this time of year, things can look a little drab and colorless. Our experts have come up with [...]

No Digging Required for these Berries!

These are not your Grandma’s Berries! Don’t get me wrong…we all love the fresh berries from Grandma’s. The ones she cultivated and covered, picked and pruned. No one is knocking Grandma (or Grandpa’s) berries! But these new varieties from Bushel and Berry are far from what your Grandma had! No more hiding your berries at [...]

Grow Your Favorite Fruit!

What a great feeling it is to pick a plump pear, sweet peach, or juicy apple right off your own tree! Here are some quick tips and general information to help you choose the variety best for your growing environment and most of all….enjoyment!  Know your area – 1.  If you have a large yard, apples, peaches, and [...]

Fruit Gardens, Gardening, Trees|

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 [...]

Wildlife|

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. [...]

Houseplants|

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|
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