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plantings for fall

Fall is for planting (bulbs, trees, shrubs and perennials)

By Glenwild Gardens Spring is when people traditionally flock to garden centers hoping to fill their yards with color and texture for the summer season. With temps holding steady and still consistently above freezing, fall is also a great time to put new trees and shrubs in the ground. This ...
fall garden prep

Glenwild’s fall garden prep checklist

By Glenwild Gardens Summer is officially over, and although the changing leaves are stunning to watch, as they drop we’re left with a growing to-do list in the garden. At this time of year, dates don’t mean as much as the weather. First frost is generally a good guideline for ...

Deer Resistant Shrubs & Trees

This is a quick list of the trees and shrubs we’ve found to be deer resistant in our area.  It certainly is no guarantee, but it’s good start.   Deer Resistant Shrubs & Trees Andromeda – evergreen; shade tolerant; white flowers; red-leafed new growth. Arborvitae-Green Giant-evergreen, full sun to partial shade. ...

Bringing Houseplants back Inside for Winter

When temperatures reach the lower 50’s, many tropical plants will suffer. If you haven’t brought your plant babies in by the time the night time temps hit 50, do so right away, as a good portion of them will be stressed if not damaged. Knowing the requirements of each plant ...

Houseplant Joy

With snow on the ground, a gardener is either dreaming about the spring, leafing through seed catalogs or beautifully photographed garden magazines, or focusing on the houseplants.  Most likely both.  This time of year at the garden center, we’re doing the same thing. We’re finding new suppliers, or ordering from ...

A Christmas Tree History

The tradition of bringing evergreen branches into our homes in winter is an ancient one, shared by Egyptians, Druids, & Romans. The evergreen needles or leaves symbolized everlasting life and the warmer, more plentiful seasons, while the depths of the cold winter were all around them. Trees coming into the ...

Late Fall in the Garden

I’m looking at my garden and deciding what else needs to be done before the freezing weather sets in for good. I’ve turned over my fountain basin, I’ve brought in the plants I want to over-winter inside, and I’m trying to decide which bulbs I want where. I always put in daffodils and alliums, ...