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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pansy Baskets Are In!

2019-04-19T14:46:46-04:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Plants We Love, What We Offer|

Pansy baskets are the great for adding a quick splash of spring color anywhere! These versatile plants perform well planted in flower beds, transplanted to pots to decorate a porch or left as they are for cute Easter baskets. Pansies are cool weather favorites that produce colorful blooms in both Spring and Fall. These frost [...]

Why Proven Winners?

2019-04-09T07:41:11-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Plants We Love, Proven Winners|

We choose to feature Proven Winner plants because Proven Winners searches the world to bring you Proven Winners new Heuchera 'Wildberry' vibrant flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs that deliver the most beautiful gardens. Each Proven Winner variety has been trialed in numerous sites and situations and have been found to be easy to [...]

Fall Corsage with Mums

2019-10-03T15:55:02-04:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Hooks Tips, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love|Tags: , , , , , |

We started with annual flambé yellow strawflower, annual euphorbia, perennial hydrangea, and perennial white mums. The supplies you will need are flowers, 20-22 gauge wire that is straight, floral tape, jute twine, and ribbon. You want to have five mum blooms to work with. One large, two medium, and two small. In the end, you [...]

Digitalis: Tips on Overwintering

2019-05-30T12:22:52-04:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love|

Digitalis or Foxglove are showstoppers in a garden with their spectacular panicles of flowers and tall stature. In addition to their height and colorful flowers, Foxgloves are deer resistant and attract all kinds of pollinators. These plants are heavy feeders that prefer neutral to acidic soil and at least 3-4 hours of sunlight. Well drained soil [...]

Buddleia

2019-05-30T12:22:00-04:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Hooks Tips, Perennials, Plants, Plants We Love, Shrub, What We Offer|

Buddleia or Butterfly Bush attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators with its fragrant flowers and foliage. The blooms of the Butterfly Bush are vibrantly colored and last from summer to fall giving you and the pollinators plenty of time to enjoy them. This sun-loving, drought tolerant plant prefers well draining, neutral to slightly acidic, fertile [...]

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