Monthly Newsletter

 Camellia bloom

Colorful phlox and scabiosa are tough perennial plants

Pretty coral belles aka heuchera

Colorful bunnies and chicks

Spring and Easter flags

Pretty doormats with colorful center inserts

Fairy Garden and accessories

Fairy Gardens can be made in many types of containers

Organic fertilizers are Bayleaf's pick

We have a full line of Coles Bird Seed plus birdfeeders and houses

Camellia blossom

Veggie growing guide

April 2014

GREAT BLOOMERS OF APRIL

Redbuds, forsythia, loropetalums, perennialsEncore Azaleas, traditional southern azaleas, spireas and many others with great foliage and flowers of yellows, oranges and chartreuses. Loropetalums with those fuzzy fringe-like shades of pink flowers; Lilacs, Redbuds, Cherries, and hundreds of perennials and annuals to pick from. Plants look fantastic this year!

For the edible landscapes the blueberries are flowering and sure to give you a fresh pick this year. Yum! Along with blackberries, grapes, figs, and other fruiting trees.

Our perennials area is bursting at the seams with tons of different Dianthus (fragrant) and awesome blue foliage. Heuchera or Coral Bells pair well with other shady, morning-sun-loving plants, plus they are evergreen. Also great for containers. Come check out new perennials for your spring and summer garden.

There are new plants in town for your mini and fairy gardens and they are very economical.  We also have a line of terrarium plants in 2" pots for $2.99.

Groundcovers are looking great and many have flowers. Kick off your shoes and walk through your garden right on top of the “STEPABLES”. Very economical, functional, fun, and cute. See our selection of STEPABLES coming the second week of April.

New Sidewalk Sale!

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GROW IT AND EAT IT

Grow your own sprouts in our cool sprouting traysWe have tripled our selection of veggies and have lots of ORGANICALLY-GROWN veggies. You can even check out our veggie garden on the back of our property. Grow your own squash, cukes, zukes, beans, tomatoes, and so much more. Be careful, you will get bit by the bug and buy a small farm! It’s very rewarding and fun for kids.

Check out our sprouting mats and new seed sprouters for salads, sandwiches & stir fry!


IN THE STORE

New Memory Boards for graduates, birthdays and other special eventsOur wall art is not only great for indoors or screened porches but also garden sheds, gates and fences. New Memory Boards for graduates, birthdays and other special events. These canvas prints serve as both a 3-dimensional personalized greeting card and also a keepsake wall decor.

New squirrel buster feeders!

The store looks fantastic with Easter Goodies at great price points. 

USA Made lines of windchimes, garden fairies and other great items such as hummingbird feeders.  We have some great garden pieces as well as indoor/outdoor art.  Best ever art for container gardens and whimsies for your garden!

New boatload of Pottery, including ceramic large, tall, bowls, and colors.  Also new lines of indoor pottery with great pricing.


EVENTS

Call 919-552-0590 or register on our facebook page.

Saturday, April 26th at 11am
Fairy Garden class
Fun & interactive. 
Join in with the hottest garden craze -- can be done indoors or outdoors!  All ages can participate and play.  Many are calling it Fairy or miniature gardening.  I like the name Tiny Gardening or Tiny Town.  Cute little plants are available as well as garden kits or even individual items such as bikes, benches, gazing globes, stepping stones, moss, and so many items you already have at home.  Join us for the fun.  You'll get hooked!  Bring your own creative container and we'll help you plant it after class. Free; registration required.

May 3rd Garden Party
Hot dogs and fixin's
Sport your best garden hat!  Chances to win prizes.  Free!

See more Upcoming Events...


IN THE GARDEN

  • Proper soil preparation is THE most important step.  For clay/compacted soils, use Soil Conditioner to improve drainage and aeration.  If you have sandy soils, Black Kow Cow Manure and Mushroom Compost will enrich the soil with nutrients and keep moisture right where roots need it.
  • Espoma *Bio-tone Plus* adds beneficial microbes to your soil that actually help plants use nutrients better along with adding organic fertilizer to the root zone.  Give your plants the best start you can and get the blue bag!
  • Combine Bio-tone with Tomato-tone for your best tomato yield ever!
  • Since many plants have special needs we suggest you consult with our staff for more specific planting instructions.  We'd love to help.
  • Time to get Fresh: Grow Your Food!  It's Fun and Rewarding!
    Tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, melons, and more can be started from seed or transplants.  Ask about our certified organic compost in bulk, perfect for vegetable
    gardens.
  • Maximize and Fertilize
    Espoma Holly-tone, Plant-tone, Tomato-tone, Palm-tone, Rose-tone, Tree-tone, and Organic Lawn Food all containing Bio-tone!  The beneficial microbes help maximize
    nutrient uptake and as always, the Espoma "Tone" line is all organic.  Make your plants happy and fertilize this month.
  • Pest Scouting, What to watch for:
    -Eastern tent caterpillars are active now.  If they are in desirable trees on your property that you can reach with a broom handle or stick, just disturb and remove the
    webbing of the nest. The caterpillars typically feed during daytime hours, so they are apt to be in the nest in the early morning or late in the day at dusk. You can use B.t. or Fertilome Spinosad (please follow label directions and don't use any chemicals if it's windy!).
    -Aphids love all the new tender sweet growth coming out now.  They are easy to see, small green or light brown insects covering new buds and leaves just munching and sucking away!  Keep a bottle of "ready to use" Safer Soap (organic) or other insecticide for easy access to spray those little buggers.
    -As the weather warms up more, keep watch for other problems.  Weekly scouting can help you identify a problem early when its easier to treat.  You can always bring samples (in a sealed bag or container please) of anything you have a concern about by the store for our staff to help you.

We are happy to be a drop-off site for produce boxes. We have partnered with Smith's Farms as a drop-off location for weekly available local produce, meats, eggs, cheese, and other yummy garden foods! See the link for DOORSTEP MARKET.Bayleaf

COLD is old and we are counting on SUN and fun! Plant on!
Nelsa & the Gang at The Garden Hut

HOURS
Open until 6pm weekdays for Spring:
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm | Sat 9am-5pm
Sundays 12-4pm

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