Tips for Planting Summer Bulbs
For a beautiful garden, follow these tips for planting and growing unique flowers with summer bulbs. This includes begonias, dahlias, lilies, gladiolus, calla lily, caladiums, and cannas.
Tips on Caring for and Winterizing Fountains During Winter Months
Even though outdoor fountains are made to withstand the elements it is crucial that water is not left in the fountain to freeze. Freezing could cause it to crack and can ruin the fountain’s pump. Never allow your fountain to sit in a pool of ice.
Follow these simple steps for winterizing fountains and keep your fountain safe all winter long. Continue reading
When trying to attract butterflied to your garden, one of the most important steps you can take is to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Choose native plants for a variety of soil, moisture and sunlight conditions. Continue reading
Choosing a favorite bulb may be a challenge. Finding the perfect place to buy them is not. Visit our store today to find all the flowering bulbs you’ll need for your dream garden. The following is a list of bulbs that Wannemaker’s will carry for the fall planting season (based on availability). Continue reading
Proven Winners® provided us with simple and easy ideas for creating your own plant container through a DIY process.
It’s a Small World After All.
Ok, so I stole that from Walt Disney. But it’s true this summer at Wannemaker’s, we’re all about small. The current fascination with fairy gardens, railroad gardens, miniature containers and terrariums has created a demand for dwarf plants of all kinds. Continue reading
Tips on Planting a Garden from Barbara Collins
I collect horticultural quotations and one of my favorites is from a wonderful book on propagation, “Making More Plants”, by Ken Druse. He says, “I was born in the spring and I never got over it.” I feel the same way, being born in May and making gardening my life’s work. When you live in the Midwest and experience the extremes of our seasons, winters can be so long and cold and summers can be so hot and even heinous, that our yearning for seasonal changes can be strong. Continue reading
Don’t you just love heirloom tomatoes? With all the wonderful colors and delicious flavors, what’s not to love? Well, lack of disease resistance and limited production are major problems with heirlooms. If your gardening season is not stellar with just the right amount of sun, water, hot weather, etc. your success with heirlooms will be less than stellar. No need to give up now that grafted tomatoes have arrived on the market. I saw trials of grafted tomatoes compared to their non-grafted brethren at Ball Seed in West Chicago last summer and was very impressed! The grafted plants were much stockier and loaded with fruit. Continue reading