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.

Got Pothos?

Want to add some houseplants to your home, but don’t feel like you have a green thumb? Pothos plants are perfect for you! We love this hardy indoor plant and here are the top 4 reasons you will too! Best for beginners – Pothos do not require a lot of special care and they like [...]

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The top 3 reason you should have an Aloe plant

Plants enrich our lives every day, whether we realize it or not. The health benefits have been proven by countless studies conducted in homes, schools, hospitals and offices. One of our favorites, the Aloe plant, was named one of NASA’s 50 best air purifiers. Planted in a pretty pot and versatile in any room with [...]

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Clean Air…Plant It!

We've said it before, we'll say it again, and again, and again.  Houseplants are where it is at!  They are in homes, banks, hospitals, offices, restaurants, etc.  Why? Because of the number of environmental and health benefits these houseplants provide. Here are just a few, but we feel the most important benefits of houseplants: Houseplants... [...]

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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 [...]

2018 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 2018 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the [...]

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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