Shady Perennials

2018-04-25T12:03:12+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love|

Sometimes shady gardens seem like a curse but there are many fun and exciting plants that can be used in this location. When looking at the sight it is important to think about shade gardens for one of their finest attributes, the potential to look like a peaceful woodland sanctuary! There are many perennials that [...]

Tricky Tomatoes

2017-03-23T15:35:18+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Hooks Tips|

Choosing Tomatoes can be tricky, one way to choose is by height. “Determinate” (or Bush) varieties of tomatoes reach a certain (predetermined) plant height, and then the plant stops growing. All the tomatoes from this plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over a period of 1-2 weeks). They require a limited amount of [...]


2017-03-23T15:17:33+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Hooks Tips|

If you summer your Shamrock outdoors, turn the pot on its side in the fall. Let it dry out and stay outside for the first couple of frosts before bringing it in. Spread the contents of the pot out on a tray and dry completely until around Christmastime. Repot with new soil and resume care [...]

Spring Planting

2017-03-29T18:30:23+00:00 January 4th, 2015|Categories: Hooks Tips|

Watch for early spring frost, freeze or just plain cold nightly weather. If you have an early itch to plant flowers, start with containers on a protected porch. Use cold hardy annuals such as violas, pansies or allysum. Outside grown perennials or darden off perennials make great container accents and can be later planted in [...]