Plants

Growing Is What We Do Best!

by: Christina Timm

Happy March!

From Cuttings…

Geraniums are the perfect ideal summer annual for Minnesota. This plant can handle the intense heat our summers have to offer, while still maintaining healthy green foliage and bright flowers. Our Geraniums are all grown from cuttings. Once they are stuck in our homemade soil they are misted until roots are established.

Geraniums Cuttings

Geraniums Cuttings

…To establishing Roots…

Once the roots are established our growers pinch and maintain a healthy crop during the next couple of months to make sure they are on track for May. Pinch back and routine dead heading can create a fuller, healthier plant. Regular pruning is crucial for new plants that need to be trained for the summer to come.

Rooted Geraniums

Rooted Geraniums

…To Mature Geraniums!

It’s important to us that we offer the healthiest and fullest product we have to offer. When selecting garden center material, we are sure to only pick the plants of highest quality, which to be honest isn’t hard when our growers make that process easy. Our team of growers put in the long days and hard work to make sure we provide a product that everyone’s mom would like to have!

Mature Geraniums

Mature Geraniums

Looking to get your hands a little dirty? Our Spring Planting Parties are coming up fast and are starting to fill up. Join us in our greenhouse to create your very own container garden and get a taste of spring, so don’t hesitate to register today!

Happy Planting!

Happy Valentine's Day

For the Love of Plants!!!!

By Christina Timm

Every season has its own unique qualities that makes them stand out from each other! Spring’s unique quality is giving us a taste into spring before it happens. We can all use a taste of green, especially this time of the year. It’s important to find love and happiness in every situation. Today, we want to help add to your love and happiness with a taste of what is growing in our greenhouse and spread the love of plants.

Easter Lily

Easter Lily

Plants are amazing creatures that bring us joy and companionship. Much like a pet they provide a sense of responsibility. When they are doing well we thrive on the happiness of our success and when they are struggling we research and do everything we can to make them feel better.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Plants make life possible. Period. Besides providing mental and physical happiness they also make it possible for us to survive on earth. Houseplants help improve the air quality by absorbing toxins, producing oxygen for us to breathe, and increasing humidity.

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Plants help us see things differently. They help us recognize that the world is full of new possibilities that are much bigger than we are. They fill us with love, providing us with partnership. Plants let us know what they need and in turn we adapt putting their needs before our own.

From one plant friend to another, Happy Heart Day!

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How to make a Kokedama String Garden

By: Christina Timm

Materials Needed:

  • Peat Moss

  • Lynde Soil

  • Water

  • Sheet Moss

  • Wax-Coated String

  • Scissors

  • And of course, the plant of your choice

10 Easy Steps on how to create a Kokedama String Garden

Step 1: Pre-soak the moss and set aside. We’ll come back to it later

Step 2: Loosen and remove the soil from your plant of choice. 

Helpful Tip: Only remove what the roots will allow. You don’t need to remove all of the soil.

Step 3: Mix equal parts of peat moss, Lynde soil, and about a cup of water.

Step 4: Mix until soil is damp, but not muddy.

Step 5: Press soil into a ball form to create your garden, making sure it’s about the same size at the plant’s roots.

Step 6: Split the ball form in half, place the plant in the middle, and press soil around the root system. 

Helpful Tip: Make sure the soil covers all the roots. Be mindful that the soil rests at the base of the plant stem.

Step 7: Lay your moss out flat. 

Helpful Tip: Make sure the moss is not dripping wet. It helps to squeeze out the excess water before laying it out flat.

Step 8: Place your plant and ball form in the center of the moss. Start pressing the moss to the soil to create your garden. 

Helpful Tip: Continue to squeeze the shape to hold the moss to the soil.

Step 9: Wrap the wax-coated string around your garden and tie off the end. Continue to wrap the string until you think all the moss is secure. Cut the end with scissors and tie off the end.

Step 10: If you want to make a hanging Kokedama simply cut three equal length strings and tie off evenly around the garden.

A Kokedama String Garden is a Japanese method of gardening. It means a ball of soil that is covered in moss from which an ornamental plant can grow from.
2. Loosen and remove soil

2. Loosen and remove soil

4. Mix peat moss, Lynde soil, and water

4. Mix peat moss, Lynde soil, and water

6. Split the ball form in half

6. Split the ball form in half

7. Lay moss out flat

7. Lay moss out flat

8. Press moss to the soil

8. Press moss to the soil

9. Wrap the wax-coated string

9. Wrap the wax-coated string


And there you have it. A Kokedama String Garden made easy in 10 simple steps!

Think you might need help creating your very own Kokedama String Garden. Register for our class Friday, April 27th. Click here to register!

Hanging Kokedama

Hanging Kokedama

Standing Kokedama

Standing Kokedama