In Praise of Fathers

Our Dads work hard for us, and deserve special recognition for their constant love, care, and support. Spruce up your yard for Dad’s big day (Father’s Day — Sunday, June 19).


Of course, Dad needs a comfortable place to sit. Offer him one of our Adirondack chairs or outdoor rockers. Our ADK chairs are available in Eucalyptus, Western Cedar, Teak, and maintenance-free Poly. The Amish-made Poly ADK chairs come in an array of lively colors. Styles include Fanback, Kennebunkport, and Lodge.

Accent your Dad’s garden with one of our sweet-scented Roses from David Austin, a Shrub Rose (Knock Outs and Flower Carpets), Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Climbers, and more.

buddleia-BLOGA colorful Hydrangea, a blooming shrub like Buddleia, or one of our berry plants will also make a great addition to Dad’s garden. We have a large assortment of plants for your traditional berry patch, container, or “edible” landscape.

Once you’ve added the color, you’ll need some texture. Our Stachys varieties will do the trick. Lambs’ Ears, with its soft-as-silk leaves and bright flowers, is a favored variety.

Does your Dad enjoy watching the birds? Present him with one of our well-made bird feeders, and complete the gift with seed and suet from our garden center. During the summer months, birds are busy raising their young. Your Dad may even have the pleasure of watching adult birds leading their chicks straight to his feeder.

bbathFor something extra special, add a birdbath. When the heat of the season settles in, birds need a reliable source of fresh, clean water. You may attract Catbirds, Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Tufted Titmice…and many other captivating species.

If your Dad would benefit from some ergonomic gardening products, check out our supply of specialty items and tools, including the Radius line. We carry Gronomics and Bar Harbor raised garden beds in Cedar and Composite that make gardening less of a chore and more of a Zen experience. We even have a wheelchair accessible model.

Not sure what to give Dad? He’s sure to appreciate a Rohsler’s Gift Certificate.

Make this Father’s Day extra special with a gift straight from the heart!