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    Selecting & Caring for Fall Mums

    Chrysanthemums, or outdoor garden mums, are a great way to extend the growing season into the cooler fall months here in Central, NY. By now the summer annual and perennial flowers are winding down…

    August 19, 2019
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    A Guide to Fall Planting

    As summer draws to a close, you may find yourself looking over at your past-their-prime annuals and think that the growing season is over. In reality, a whole new growing season is beginning! Fall…

    August 16, 2019
  • The Greenhouse

    Pocketbook Plants

    We have some new and unique flowering plants in our greenhouse! Pocketbook plants have clusters of strikingly beautiful flowers, one to two inches across and each is shaped like a tiny pouch. They are…

    February 5, 2018
  • The Greenhouse

    Cyclamen Care

    Cyclamen are a beautiful and simple indoor flowering plant that blooms throughout the winter. They’re a great way to bring some springtime color into your home during the colder months. Our greenhouse staff would…

    January 10, 2018
  • Flowers The Greenhouse

    Orchids

    Orchids are a great way to decorate an office or home, adding color and drama to any room. They’re one of the most exotic plants on earth—yet orchids are amazingly easy to care for.…

    January 9, 2018
  • Flowers The Greenhouse

    The Poinsettia

    Poinsettia History: The Poinsettia is native to Mexico where there is a legend that dates back to Christmas eve several centuries ago. In the legend, a girl named Pepita had no gift to offer…

    November 30, 2017
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    Seasonal The Greenhouse

    Christmas Cactus

    Christmas cactus are a very popular Holiday blooming plant second only to the Poinsettia. This zygo-cactus, native to Central and South America comes in many colors including, white, pink, yellow, orange, red and purple.…

    November 10, 2017
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    Pitcher and Carnivorous Plant Care

    Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants which have tube-shaped leaves known as pitfall traps—a mechanism that traps prey in a deep cavity filled with digestive fluid. Their sweet smell attracts their prey to the lip…

    August 24, 2016
  • Chet Notes The Greenhouse

    Caring for Bonsai

    Bonsai trees come from a long artistic tradition of training tree forms to grow dwarfed. This art form has it’s origin in Japan and China where it has been practiced for centuries. Bonsai trees…

    July 12, 2016