Cottage Garden

2019-05-24T15:14:02-04:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Edibles, Fruits, Herbs, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub, Vegetables|

Cottage Gardens are defined by their causal, sprawling layout and a riot of color. They are characterized by a refined rustic feel and a look of bountiful abundance and color. Traditionally, cottage gardens contained a combination of flowers and edibles such as herbs, berries and vegetables. Cottage garden tips: Start small: gardens beds require lots [...]

Soils for Tricky Plants

2019-05-24T15:11:12-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Soil|

Different types of plants, just like different types of people, thrive in different conditions. Some plants, such as the Hibiscus, prefer wet soil while others, such as succulents, prefer dry. A few notable plants that have specific soil preferences are succulents, cacti, orchids, blueberries and hibiscuses. Succulents and cacti are native to arid climates and [...]

Dark and Unusual Plants

2019-05-24T14:51:13-04:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Annuals, Ideas We Love, Perennials, Plants We Love, Shrub|

Are you looking for something unique? These plants feature dark foliage or blooms that make striking accent plants or could be mixed and matched for deep colored garden. Our favorite dark and unusual annual plants are Ipomea ‘After Midnight' and Canna ‘Toucan Scarlet'. Both feature deep purplish foliage and fill different roles in the garden. [...]

Pro-Mix Soil Options

2019-05-24T15:07:23-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

Here at Hook’s we use Pro-mix soils in all of our in house grown plants, because of the high quality of each of their premium soil mixes. Each Pro-mix soil mix is specially formulated to have unique properties to fit your gardening needs. Most Pro-mix soil mixes are labeled as Mycoactive, meaning that they contain [...]

Baccto & Garden Magic Soils

2019-05-24T15:01:52-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

Baccto and Garden Magic soils are good quality products for a fair price. In addition, these soils are also more natural than other brands. Hook’s carries a variety of Baccto and Garden Magic products listed below:   Garden Magic Compost and Manure is an odor-free blend of natural organic reed sedge peat and composted animal [...]

Miracle Gro Soil

2019-05-23T15:04:39-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

Miracle Gro is a well known, high quality soil brand. Each of their soil mixes are specially formulated for your gardening needs. Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix absorbs more water than ordinary potting soil. It contains sphagnum peat moss, coir and a wetting agent to retain more water and enable less frequent waterings. We [...]

FaxFarm Soil Options

2019-05-23T14:48:43-04:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Soil, What We Offer|

FoxFarm Soils are quality high nutrient soils. FoxFarms carries potting soils and soil conditioners to meet your indoor and outdoor gardening needs. Happy Frog Potting Soil is specially designed for container planting. It contains soil microbes to help improve root efficiency and nutrient uptake. Additionally, Happy Frog Potting Soil contains earthworm castings, bat guano, and [...]

Hook’s Tricky Soil Solutions

2019-05-22T15:05:47-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hooks Tips, Soil|

The base of any garden is its soil. While a few plants can thrive in clay or sandy soil conditions most plants prefer well draining nutrient rich soil. Here are our recommendations for amending clay or sandy soil conditions: Clay soil - 1/3 - ½ volume of sand to help with drainage as well as [...]

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