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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.

Houseplant Migration: Tips for Moving Indoors

Houseplants are great, colorful additions to a backyard patio or deck. When temperatures start to dip in the fall, they need to be brought inside to a more protected area. Generally, you'll want to bring your houseplant indoors when temperatures reach 50 degrees or cooler. At this time of year, that usually means during the [...]

2020-09-17T22:40:00-05:00Houseplants|

Successive Planting: Growing a Fall Veggie Garden

Harvesting vegetables is a great reward for all the hard work you've put in planting, watering and weeding during the season. Why not keep it going? Plant a fall veggie garden to continue producing the quality, homegrown foods you love.   Benefits of Succession Planting Successive planting, or succession planting, is growing a second round [...]

2020-07-17T09:27:34-05:00Gardening|

Japanese Beetle Solutions

Be prepared!  The Japanese Beetle have been spotted in the Midwest. Japanese beetle larvae are typical white grubs. They live in the soil from August until June, and feed on plant roots, turf grass, and organic matter. Japanese Beetles eat everything around them, causing a great deal of damage in a short period of time. [...]

Hydrangeas: What’s The Difference

We see them.  We love them.  Hydrangeas.  Gorgeous blooms in varying hues of white, pink, and blue...and not to mention the big leaves in a deep shade of green. But what's the difference?  How do you know which one to choose?  There are several different types of Hydrangeas: Big Leaf Hydrangea Morning sun / afternoon [...]

2020-06-17T10:57:13-05:00Gardening, Shrubs|

Favorite Flowers for Sunny Spaces

Spring has finally arrived with warmer temperatures. We're ready for some sun and so are the plants! With a really sunny garden area, sometimes it's tough to choose the right flowers and other plants that will thrive in harsh sun conditions. Here are some of our favorite sun-loving flowers to fall in love with. Heat-Loving Flowers [...]

Plants To Attract Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

As concern for our friendly pollinators increases, so does the demand for pollinator attracting plants. So, how do you bring pollinators into your yard? We suggest planting a few of these easy-to-grow plants: ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS Coral Bells Lobelia Columbine Foxglove Penstemon Petunias Salvia Hosta Mandevilla ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES Aster Althea Buddleia Marigolds Zinnias Petunias Monarda Milkweed [...]

2020-06-25T09:01:23-05:00Gardening, Wildlife|
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