Pre-order Annuals for
Over the years we have received
many compliments on the beautiful containers and hanging baskets in
our gardens. They are carefree and bloom beautifully all season
without missing a beat. We have always sold small amounts of these
annuals, but this year we will also be accepting advance orders.
Orders may be mailed, phoned, or
emailed. Order early to ensure availability. Plants will be
ready by mid-May and must be picked up by the end of May.
All are chosen for color compatibility.
View our annual selections.
Plants are in 3 inch pots and are
$3.50 each, 4 for $13 or $54.00 for a flat of 18. You may mix plants
in the flat.
All of our annuals are Jackson
Perkins Proven Winners and excel. They are vigorous growers and
provide a riot of color throughout the season with little care.
We do have some advice to help your plants reach their full
Hints for Best
Choose high quality
plants that do not require deadheading and pinching. All the plants that
we sell are sterile and do not have to have the dead flowers
removed. They are self-cleaning.
Choose a good soil
less planting mix. We will be selling
bags of our own custom planting mix. It contains bark, peat
moss, perlite, and sand. We also add 9 month release Osmocote (a slow release fertilizer), superphosphate,
ground limestone and a
Make sure that your
plants do not dry out. To retain more moisture we line our
containers (both rigid pots and fiber lined baskets) with
disposable baby diapers (plastic side down). We also place
small plastic containers in the bottom of the pot to act as mini
reservoirs by holding more water without giving the plant totally
Invest in an
inexpensive moisture meter. This tells you when a plant is
starting to dry out. Our larger pots in full sun get watered
2 to 3 times per week in hot weather. Small pots need it
more often. Moisture meters are available for under $10 in
the house plant section of large stores.
While our planting
mix contains a 9 month fertilizer, it does not always last the
entire season as it can be leached out prematurely from excess
watering. If the plants show a slight decline, use a liquid
fertilizer once or twice late in the season.