Deer Resistant Plants

2019-05-01T16:49:16-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love, Shrub|

Are deer munching on your garden? Deer can devastate a landscape especially if planted with their favorite snacks such as hostas, daylilies, azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, burning bushes, tulips and pansies. When planting deer resistant landscaping remember this tip for picking out plants. Deer do not like fine, fuzzy and fragrant plants. Here at Hook’s we have [...]

Rabbit Resistant Plants

2019-04-30T17:46:23-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Herbs, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub, Vegetables|

Rabbits are adorable critters that can cause problems in the garden. No plants are completely rabbit proof and young plants are particularly vulnerable. That being said, some plants are generally considered rabbit resistant. These plants tend to be thorny, spiny, heavily aromatic or that secrete a milky sap which makes them less appetizing to rabbits. Here at Hook’s we [...]

Lawn Care Tips

2019-04-23T15:54:15-04:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, What We Offer|Tags: |

Spring is here and grass is starting to take off. Here are a couple of Hook’s Tips to help get your lawn looking its best! In general, we recommend only bagging lawn clippings if diseases or fungi problems are suspected. Leaving lawn clippings allows them to be a free compost and return nutrients to the soil. [...]

Strawberries are in!

2019-04-24T15:18:42-04:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: Edibles, Fruits, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|Tags: , |

Strawberry plants are easy to care for and produce delicious fruits! Strawberries are also perennials meaning that you can enjoy them year after year! When it comes to picking out which strawberry variety to grow the first thing you need to know is that there are three different types of strawberries that produce at different [...]

Arbor Day

2019-04-24T15:28:16-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Plants, Plants We Love|Tags: , , , |

Acer 'Bloodgood' Today is Arbor Day! Arbor Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of trees! Trees provide many benefits to the ecosystem and to us! In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, trees help clean air and water, their roots help prevent erosion and their leafy canopies provide shade and shelter both [...]

Cole Crops Ready For Planting

2019-04-24T15:11:09-04:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Plants, Vegetables|Tags: , , , , , |

If you’re itching to get your garden started, try planting cole crops! Hook's cole crops are acclimated to outdoor temperatures and are ready to be planted outside. Cole crops will not be damaged by light frosts, but we recommend protecting them if there’s a hard freeze. Cole crops are cool season crops that are all [...]

Creeping Phlox is Ready for Planting

2019-04-25T14:57:44-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love|

Are you ready to start planting this spring? Creeping phlox is ready too! Our Emerald Blue creeping phlox is acclimatized to outside temperatures and can be planted now! This spring blooming semi-evergreen perennial features pastel purple color blooms and makes a perfect border or filler between stepping stones. As its name implies, creeping phlox has [...]

The Bag Lady Tour is coming up!

2019-04-24T11:21:57-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Ideas We Love, Specials, Videos|Tags: , , |

The Bag Lady Tour is coming up! This annual open house will take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday April 26-28 and May 3-5 with many businesses participating in this event from Wellington, Oberlin, New London, Spencer, and Homerville. The Shops on the Country Bag Lady Tour this year include Hook’s Greenhouse, Days of Yore Herb and Flower [...]

Earth Day!

2019-04-22T13:41:51-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Ideas We Love|

Today is Earth Day! Earth Day is an international holiday in celebration of the world we live in and dedicated to bringing awareness to current environmental issues. Some of the environmental issues we face today include pollution of the land, water and air, depletion of the earth’s natural resources, deforestation, climate change, energy conservation and [...]

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