Archive for May 2016

A Tribute in Red, White, and Blue

What’s In The Garden: This Memorial Day, show your true colors by displaying a patriotic red, white, and blue tribute to our country’s fallen heroes. Classic Memorial Day displays tend to rely on annual Geraniums, which feature gleaming white and “flag red” blossoms. This week, Rohsler’s Grown Large 8” Geraniums are on sale for $12.99.…

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I’m a Real Sweetie

Perennial of the Week: Veronica – ‘Speedwell’ Sweet, versatile Veronica (also called Speedwell), is a must-have for gardeners who want to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to their yards. Tall spikes of tiny, long-lasting blue, red, purple, pink, or white flowers make Veronica a perfect statement plant for garden beds. This plant is also a great…

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Planting Time

What’s in the Garden: We’re just a month away from the longest day of the year. Summer will be here before you know it! The USDA’s official last date of frost for our area (May 15) has passed, and gardeners throughout the region are diligently working on flower and vegetable gardens, window boxes, and container…

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I Am a Delicate Beauty

Perennial of the Week: Hardy Geranium Hardy Geraniums – not the annuals, but the true perennial Geraniums – are extremely desirable. Perennial Geranium plants are lush and hardy, and produce delicate, five-part flowers in profusion for months at a time. These easy-care plants stand up to summer heat, and flourish in full sun to part…

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It’s Prime Time (At Last)

What’s in the Garden: Welcome to mid-May! The sunshine is back, the temperatures are moderating, and the hardcore gardeners are out in force. There is no frost in the forecast, so get cracking and get those Rohsler’s Grown plants into your garden beds. We have annuals, veggies, perennials, hanging baskets, container gardens, Roses, trees, and…

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I Like Dark, Shady Places

Perennial of the Week: Heuchera – ‘Coral Bells’ Sure, your garden gets plenty of sun, but those darker, shadier places need some depth and color too! Meet Heuchera — also known as Coral Bells or Alumroot — a strikingly handsome perennial that brightens even the darkest garden bed. These undemanding, long-lived plants pump out beautiful…

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Treat Mom to Something Special from Rohsler’s

What’s in the Garden: Mother’s Day is almost here – and so many of your mother’s favorite plants and gifts are here at Rohsler’s. Ever wonder how Mother’s Day started? Read about it here. This Sunday (May 8), surprise Mom with fresh flowers from our floral shop. Our creative floral designers have the knack for creating timeless,…

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Anna Jarvis: The Mother of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) never married and never had children of her own, but her tireless efforts in favor of motherhood gave birth to Mother’s Day, a celebration known throughout the world. Not surprisingly, Anna was inspired by her own mother, who had already passed away when Jarvis launched her campaign for a day to honor…

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