MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER

 
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Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party!
— Robin Williams

March is here and we are ready at GSCO!

There is much to be done in the garden this month. It is time to get spring vegetables planted.

What about starting something new this spring? March is a great time to begin an herb garden, or perhaps you are more interested in learning about Bonsai plants? What about creating a fairy garden or terrarium? Our greenhouse is well-stocked with everything you will need to pursue any one of these interests.  

It is also time to give some of your plants a good haircut and fertilization. Lawns need a pre-emergent this time of year and your trees and plants also need some nourishment after our cooler weather. Please check out our "March In the Garden" section of the newsletter for the entire scoop.

Be sure to stop in and take a look at our gift shop! It is really coming together just in time for Spring! From silk flowers, wreaths, decor, and much more! It’s a must see!

The gift shop is filled with beauty.

The gift shop is filled with beauty.

March in the garden

  • If you have not applied Dormant Oil spray on your fruit trees, shrubs and/or trees to prevent insect infestation, you can still do this until the middle of the month. After that, dilute the oil by 1/2.

  • Now is the time to apply your second round of pre-emergent to your lawn, if you haven't already. The second round of pre-emergent should come 6-8 weeks after you put down your first application.

  • Give that liriope a haircut to trim the winter burn. 

  • Fertilize shrubs and trees, if this wasn't done earlier and don't forget to use an acid type fertilizer, like Holly Tone, for Azaleas, Hollies, Camellias, broad leaf Evergreens and Conifers. Plant Tone works well for other shrubs and trees. 

  • Use an organic fertilizer, like Rose Tone to feed Roses. 

  • Plant Primrose, Stock, Ranunculus, Snapdragons, and Pansies to get some spring color in your garden.

  • Divide and transplant SUMMER blooming perennials and fertilize established ones as soon as new growth appears. 

  • Fertilize any bulbs that have finished blooming with bone meal or bulb booster. Remember, do not cut the leaves, but let them die back on their own. 

  • March is a good time to safely transplant Azaleas and other small shrubs, as long as the flower buds haven't swelled or broken apart. 

  • Clean out your birdhouses now to get them ready for the birds to return. 

  • PLEASE don't forget to feed the birds that are already in your yard. They are hungry and food isn't always plentiful for them this time of year. 

Bring some Spring in!

Bring some Spring in!

UPCOMING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

CREATE a Whimsical Fairy Garden, March 2nd 10AM-11AM: Join Anna as she walks your through how to create a whimsical fairy garden of your own! This class is $45. Basic supplies, two tropical plants, one fairy figurine, instruction, and soil are included in the cost of the class. Any additional fairy items or plants will be an extra cost. Attendees can bring their own container to plant a fairy garden in, or purchase one from our store.

Lawn Care 101, March 2nd 11AM-12PM: Join us for a Lawn Care 101 class led by one of our knowledgeable gardeners! Get the inside scoop on fertilizing, pre-emergent, and other valuable lawn care tips to keep your lawn looking its best. The cost of this class is $10. Attendees will receive a $10 coupon to use toward lawn care supplies!

Make-and-Take Kokedama Class, March 9th 10AM-11AM: Get crafty and join Julie, one of our talented gardeners as she leads you through how to make a Kokedama. Kokedama is the ancient Japanese form of bonsai. Loosely translated, ‘Koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. The plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and bound with a string or twine to become living artistic orbs to display indoors or outside. It’s one of the hottest trends in gardening this year! The cost of this class is $45 and includes soil, moss, twine, plants and instruction (enough to make two small or one large Kokedama).

Make-and-Take Kokedama Class, March 12th 10AM-11AM: Get crafty and join Julie, one of our talented gardeners as she leads you through how to make a Kokedama. Kokedama is the ancient Japanese form of bonsai. Loosely translated, ‘Koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. The plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and bound with a string or twine to become living artistic orbs to display indoors or outside. It’s one of the hottest trends in gardening this year! The cost of this class is $45 and includes soil, moss, twine, plants and instruction (enough to make two small or one large Kokedama).

Make-and-Take Kokedama Class, March 14th 6PM-7PM: Get crafty and join Julie, one of our talented gardeners as she leads you through how to make a Kokedama. Kokedama is the ancient Japanese form of bonsai. Loosely translated, ‘Koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. The plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and bound with a string or twine to become living artistic orbs to display indoors or outside. It’s one of the hottest trends in gardening this year! The cost of this class is $45 and includes soil, moss, twine, plants and instruction (enough to make two small or one large Kokedama).

SPRING FESTIVAL, March 16th 10AM-4PM: Join us for our Annual Spring Festival from 10am to 4pm. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are necessary to attend!

Third Thursday at GSCO, March 21st 4pm-7pm: Join us for our first ever Third Thursday, right here at GSCO! Come walk the garden center and enjoy the beauty all around you. We’ll be serving up light snacks and refreshments…and maybe a special sale or two! This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required to attend.

Succulent Container Class, March 23rd 10AM-11AM: Join us for a Succulent Container Class! One of our talented gardeners will take you through the steps to create your very own succulent container masterpiece. The cost of the class is $45 and includes instruction, soil, five succulents and basic materials. Please bring your own container to plant in, or simply purchase one from the store.

The gift shop is a must-see for Spring decor.

The gift shop is a must-see for Spring decor.

Succulent Container Class, March 27th 10AM-11AM: Join us for a Succulent Container Class! One of our talented gardeners will take you through the steps to create your very own succulent container masterpiece. The cost of the class is $45 and includes instruction, soil, five succulents and basic materials. Please bring your own container to plant in, or simply purchase one from the store.

Succulent Container Class, March 28th 6PM-7PM: Join us for a Succulent Container Class! One of our talented gardeners will take you through the steps to create your very own succulent container masterpiece. The cost of the class is $45 and includes instruction, soil, five succulents and basic materials. Please bring your own container to plant in, or simply purchase one from the store.

For more information on classes and to sign up: visit our calendar on our website.

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