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 [...]

Cole Crops Ready For Planting

2019-04-24T15:11:09-04:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Plants, Vegetables|Tags: , , , , , |

If you’re itching to get your garden started, try planting cole crops! Hook's cole crops are acclimated to outdoor temperatures and are ready to be planted outside. Cole crops will not be damaged by light frosts, but we recommend protecting them if there’s a hard freeze. Cole crops are cool season crops that are all [...]

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 [...]

How It All Started

2019-04-17T20:53:43-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Miscellaneous|

My husband, Charlie Hook, first got into the greenhouse business when he was 14 and started working at Thome Farms Greenhouse. While he was in high school, he and his family started selling plants in their front yard. The business quickly expanded from a roadside stand to a multiple greenhouse production. Later they bought the [...]

Rain Gardens

2019-04-10T12:09:22-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants|

  Proven Winners Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry Spring is on its way and here at Hook’s we are getting excited for all of the planting and gardening that comes with it. After a long winter it's finally time to get excited about working outdoors. Building a rain garden is a fun project to consider for [...]

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