Spring is working its way here and we’re sure you’re getting ready for all the planting to come. So, here are a few tips and tricks to help get you ready when the warmer weather decides to stick around.
- Before pouring soil in a container, add a coffee filter to the bottom to prevent soil from falling while still allowing water drainage.
- If you’re starting seeds indoors, try creating a greenhouse for those small pots by cutting the top off a two liter bottle to act as a cloche.
- For planting in large containers, try adding packing peanuts (don’t use those made from corn as they will disintegrate too quickly) to the bottom followed by a layer of landscape material before adding soil. The peanuts will provide great drainage while not adding too much weight to a large container and the landscape material will prevent the soil from filtering down through the peanuts.
- Use mint dental floss to tie up climbers as the floss is delicate enough to not harm the plant while the mint in the floss will help to keep some bugs at bay.
- Save your banana peels and place them around rose bushes to help give them an extra boost of nutrients!
March is almost here which means it’s time to start going through your spring and Easter decor to get rid of the old and start fresh with some new ideas! One of the many things we pride ourselves on at Hyams is surrounding our customers with helpful and creative staff. In the Hyams Gift Store, you can find just that and so much more! Stop in and see what the Gift Store ladies have been up to with their extensive creative spring and Easter designs with our brand new home decor!
During the winter months, it can be quite easy to over fertilize some of those delicate plants you brought in from the cold. Recognizing the signs early that your plant has received too much fertilizer can help save it from long-term damage or death. Commons signs of over-fertilization can include yellowing and wilting of the plant’s lower leaves, browning of leaf tips, rotting roots, leaf drop, and slow to no growth.
For plants that have been over fertilized, there are a few steps to take to help the plant survive. First, try rinsing the root ball of as much soil as possible and then let the root ball drain. After an hour, rinse again and let it drain before repotting it into appropriate soil. For potted plants, remember to provide adequate soil flushing between fertilizer applications for best results and happy healthy plant!
Along with finding most of the Bedding plants hanging out in the Greenhouse while we endure this cold snap, you can also find a new Tillandsia display showing off these fantastic air plants available in various colors! Tillandsias are a wonderful addition to any Valentine’s Day potted gift as these plants are extremely hardy! During the summer they require only a gentle weekly or bi-weekly misting and a bright location to keep them looking their best! Stop into the Hyams Greenhouse and find a large assortment of Tillandsias.
The Hyams Nursery has beautiful Corkscrew Willows showing fantastic winter color of yellow and red branches! This specific tree is a wonderful addition to any landscape as it provides a wonderful show all year long! In spring, look for beautiful blooms along its branches with graceful leaves providing shade in the summer. Fall brings bright yellow and red leaves before they drop in winter leaving an interesting and intricate branch structure in similar colors. Corkscrew Willows are excellent trees for an open sunny or part shade area and can grow well in clay or sandy soil. Talk with our knowledgeable staff for more on this unique tree!
The Hyams annual Pot Sale starts Saturday, February 8sth! Stop in and find some of pots that haven’t quite met the Hyams’ bar of perfection, but with a little TLC can make an amazing garden spectacle! Remember to come early for the best selection!
Color makes the cold go away! Beautiful winter color is back in the Hyams Bedding Area!