Flower Garden Projects

Discover useful tips on growing flowers, planting flower beds and creating flower container gardens from the experts at Earl May Nursery & Garden Centers.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why you should be mulching

Mulch is as important to your trees, plants, and shrubs as sunlight, fertilizer and water. Think of it as a security blanket covering and protecting the plants root system. Keep these things in mind as you get ready for spring planting. Keep moisture where it belongs A good layer of mulch will keep the moisture [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Simple Guide To Choosing The Right Rose

Have you ever walked into the garden center and been instantly taken aback by the beautiful blooms and sweet fragrance of the rose display?  The problem is you don't know which one is the best for you to plant.  Then you read the tag and become even more confused. Hybrid Tea...Floribunda...Miniature... Climbing... Shrub...what does it [...]

6 Simple Steps to Grow Plants from Seed

In addition to saving you money, growing your own herbs, vegetables and ornamental plants from seed is extremely rewarding. Consider Environmental Conditions Correct temperature is one of the environmental conditions critical for seed germination. Most seeds require temperatures of 70 to 75˚F degrees to germinate. To keep the medium at 70˚F or above, adding gentle [...]

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