Dearborn Dirt May 13th – May 19th

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May 13th – May 19th    

Garden Center News & Specials

Garden Center Sale

4-5’ Forsythia: $14.99 ea.
Reg. $21.99 ea.

$5 OFF All Hydrangeas
With coupon in the May Almanac

*while supplies last

 

Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas can flourish in sun or shade. Huge bouquets of hydrangea flowers, which vary from mophead to lacecap types, show beauty from summer to fall. Varieties of hydrangea differ in size, flower shape, color, and bloom time

P.G. Hydrangeas will grow anywhere from 10 – 12’ in height. Exact height and spread will depend on pruning and growing conditions. These are fast-growing shrubs, able to put on two feet in height some years under the best of conditions. They come into flower in mid-to-late summer. The popular ‘Limelight,’ which stays more compact (6-8’ tall, with a width of 5-7’) and has a greenish color in its flowers. ‘Pinky Winky,’ which grows to a maximum height and width of 8’, is known for its bicolored flower heads (pink on the bottom, white on the top).  ‘Bloom Struck’ is a re-blooming hydrangeas that will boast big, beautiful blooms all summer long. Ask one of our Garden Center associate with help picking out your PG Hydrangea!

 

Your Crape Myrtle

If you’re worried about your crape myrtle because you don’t see any leaves, let us explain.  First thing, be patient, they are extremely late without leaves and have branches that feel dead until late spring.  Most people think they are dead.  A good rule of thumb is to expect them to leaf out in late May.  When that plant makes its comeback, new growth may come from the branches or the ground if the winter was bad.  Branches that do not leaf out should be pruned. If you don’t see anything coming up from the ground or from the branches by mid to late June, then chances are your crape myrtle didn’t make it and it’s time to come see us for a new one.  We have some coming in after Mother’s Day and our garden center associates will be happy to help.