Landscaping with Edibles

2019-06-04T13:30:19-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Edibles, Fruits, Herbs, Ideas We Love, Vegetables|

Adding vegetables fruits and herbs into existing beds can both help create visually pleasing designs and provide tasty produce. Edibles can be used to replace tired dull plants to add some spice to an existing landscaping bed. Many edibles feature spring flowers, tasty produce and can also display nice fall foliage making them a great [...]

Patio Tomatoes

2019-05-29T16:38:15-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Vegetables|

Patio tomatoes are a great way to get hassle free tomatoes. Patio tomatoes grow well and produce tomatoes in the pot they come in. No transplanting necessary! That being said, these tomatoes will do well if you do want to transplant them into a larger pot or into your garden for a head start on [...]

Hook’s Tips for Growing Blueberries

2019-05-29T16:17:27-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Fruits, Hooks Tips|

Here at Hook’s Greenhouse we have grown Blueberries and other perennial fruits for years at our garden center. Blueberries are great in the landscape or in straight rows in a blueberry patch. Blueberries are native to North America, hardy, easy to grow. These fruit bearing shrubs grow best in full sun and well-drained, organically rich, [...]

Warm Season Crops

2019-05-28T20:56:52-04:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Herbs, Vegetables, What We Offer|

As the days warm up it is time to start thinking about getting warm season crops. Warm season crops, or traditional summer crops, are crops whose fruits rather than roots or leaves are the edible part. These plants require warm soil and daytime temperatures to thrive and develop fruits. Cole crops, on the other hand, [...]

Moon Gardens

2019-05-24T15:15:59-04:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: Ideas We Love, Plants We Love|

What is a moon garden? A moon garden is a garden designed to be enjoyed in the moonlight and typically features white or light colored blooms, nighttime fragrances and are situated to be flooded with moonlight. Moon gardens can be enjoyed after work, in the dark, or as a romantic getaway in your own backyard. [...]

Cottage Garden

2019-05-24T15:14:02-04:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Edibles, Fruits, Herbs, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub, Vegetables|

Cottage Gardens are defined by their causal, sprawling layout and a riot of color. They are characterized by a refined rustic feel and a look of bountiful abundance and color. Traditionally, cottage gardens contained a combination of flowers and edibles such as herbs, berries and vegetables. Cottage garden tips: Start small: gardens beds require lots [...]

Soils for Tricky Plants

2019-05-24T15:11:12-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Soil|

Different types of plants, just like different types of people, thrive in different conditions. Some plants, such as the Hibiscus, prefer wet soil while others, such as succulents, prefer dry. A few notable plants that have specific soil preferences are succulents, cacti, orchids, blueberries and hibiscuses. Succulents and cacti are native to arid climates and [...]

Dark and Unusual Plants

2019-05-24T14:51:13-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub|

Are you looking for something unique? These plants feature dark foliage or blooms that make striking accent plants or could be mixed and matched for deep colored garden. Our favorite dark and unusual annual plants are Ipomea ‘After Midnight' and Canna ‘Toucan Scarlet'. Both feature deep purplish foliage and fill different roles in the garden. [...]

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