Sunlight Requirements Demystified

2019-05-01T17:47:35-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants We Love|

All plants have different preferences for sunlight, soil type, and water requirements which are all important for growing happy plants. While measuring sun exposure for plants is not an exact science, the definitions below are the generally accepted standards for determining sun exposure in the garden. Full Sun: At least 6 hrs of direct, unfiltered [...]

Houseplants

2019-04-30T17:57:06-04:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Plants, Plants We Love, What We Offer|

Houseplants thrive in indoor conditions but can also perform well in outdoor containers. Houseplants can liven up any room with colorful blooms and lush foliage. All plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen making your air cleaner, but some plants are particularly good air purifiers such as snake plants, aloes, and spider plants. Each variety has its [...]

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 [...]

Arbor Day Tips: Planting a Tree

2019-04-25T14:57:33-04:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hooks Tips|Tags: , |

Over the years we have seen many plant problems. One of the  biggest problems has been larger trees and shrubs dying weeks after transplant and sometime they make it all season and don't come up the next year.  A landscaper came to the greenhouse many years ago and told me this trick and I have [...]

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 [...]

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