This year Hook’s Greenhouse is celebrating our 20th Anniversary and to kick it off we want to share some exciting news about the renovations at the Greenhouse.
Repotting house plants can seem intimidating at times, but we are here to share some of our tips to make repotting a breeze. You can choose to re-pot a house plant for many reasons such as, plants being rootbound and needing a bigger pot or just finding a pot you like better and wanting to [...]
It's time to look forward to spring! Are you already thinking about your garden? We'll be ready for you! Here's an article to get you in the mood.... Perennials —Fuss-free plants that flourish for years What’s the big difference between an annual and a perennial? Annuals die when it gets too cold out. Perennials appear [...]
This macramé plant hanger is a great addition to any holiday décor. The plant that we are using today is a Silver Falls Dichondra. This plant has beautiful silver foliage that would go great with any color of Christmas ornaments. It will surely stand out on any Christmas tree. This is a very easy macramé [...]
Keep the seeds from your carving pumpkin and roast them for a Halloween treat. Once the seeds are removed from the pumpkin, separate them from the stringy pulp. Rinse in colander under cold water, turning frequently until clean. Spread out on an oiled cookie sheet and bake in oven on low heat, about 200 F [...]
There is a connection in folklore and popular culture between pumpkins and the supernatural, so it’s no wonder that carving pumpkins at Halloween has become tradition in the U.S. The custom of carving lanterns from pumpkins derives from folklore about a lost soul wandering the earth. In Ireland, a man called Stingy Jack was so [...]
October is Pumpkin Month! Fall is symbolized by great warm colors and harvest abundance. One of the most symbolic icons of the fall season is the pumpkin. Found in greens, whites, yellows and oranges, the pumpkin is synonymous with fall decor and cuisine. Pumpkin is native to North America (Southern U.S. and Northern Mexico) and [...]
Hot Weather Gardening In July and August when the temperatures rise so high you think you may melt, plants needs change just a bit. Here are a few tips on how you can help your garden thrive during the heat waves of mid-summer. Some hot weather gardening DO’s and DON’Ts Watering During July/August in Ohio, [...]
You’ve been a busy gardener. You’ve planned, you’ve gotten down and dirty preparing your soil, you’ve added all the goodies your plants needed, you’ve spent numerous hours pulling weeds and keeping things neat and tidy, you’ve given each plant the best start possible and in turn, they are producing fruit and blooming beautifully for you. [...]
Need to fill in flowerbeds quick? Want low maintenance flower beds? Choose high impact annuals such as Kong Coleus, Wave Petunias, Zinnias and fast-growing Sweet Potato Vine. Kong Coleus is an easy-to-care for plant, adding unique color to shade or part sun flowerbeds or containers. This plant thrives in the heat when planted in good [...]
When choosing plants for your cutting garden, be bold and try new things. The classics will always be a staple to the cutting garden, but different varieties of plants that are a bit unusual or maybe even, dare we say, unconventional for cuttings can go a long way. Think outside the box with plants such [...]
Onion is an ancient food dating back to 5000 B.C. It was introduced to North America by the pilgrims and was one of the first crops planted by the colonists. A large number of varieties can be found today ranging from large sweet onions to scallions. With the ability to enhance many foods, onions are [...]
When planting vegetables, herbs or any other plant indoors, including houseplants, be sure to check if those plants are safe for animals. Some plants can be toxic to certain animals, so before taking any plant indoors that your pets may have access to, it’s always a good idea to know what is harmful and what [...]
First time gardeners shouldn’t be too ambitious with their first garden. Plan your garden according to how much time you can dedicate to caring for it, while allowing proper spacing for plants. This will help keep frustrations down by keeping things under control. You can always expand your gardening space the following year!
Before plants go into the ground, there is plenty to do in the garden. Plants take up a lot of minerals and nutrients from the ground and throughout the growing season, especially if they are producing vegetables. These both need to be replenished in the spring if you want keep an equally well producing garden. [...]