Friday, October 18, 2013

Getting Container Gardens Ready to Come Indoors

The weather forecast indicates that there will be a light frost on Sunday night which means it is time to get the outdoor container gardens ready to come indoors.
 
Before bringing Plants indoors do the following:
Herbs grown in containers

  1. Check to see if any of the plants are root bound or in need of a new container.  Transplant now if needed with new soil. 
  2. For all other container gardens; look over your plants to make sure there are no grasshoppers, snails, or spiders. 
  3. I found spiders and fleas on my plants and treated them all with a soap soak to get rid of all unwanted garden pests on the leaves and then I mixed a handful of spent coffee grounds into the soil.
  4. You do not want your plants to go into shock due to a change of outdoor and indoor temperature, so bring them in before it gets too cold outdoors. Best to bring the plants in before you turn on your furnace heat.
  5. Pick plastic drain saucers to protect your floor from water stains.  Find them garden centers;  Lowe's, Home Depot and Walmart may have some also.
  6.  If you cannot find saucers put containers in plastic under the bed storage container.  You will be able to fit a few small pots in one container.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Netherland Bulb Company Product Review

I have been doing business with the Netherland bulb company since 2008 and find that the landscaper wholesale prices are fair, shipping is prompt, and product is good to excellent, with customer service accommodating.
Narcissus 

All spring and summer bulbs that I have received had no gray mold or soft spots. I am impressed with the bulbs and the customer service and buy from Netherland Bulb Company annually.
Narcissus Dutch Master

Finding what you want online is easy, you can also order from a wholesale price list catalog.  I normally take my clients orders first then figure out how many bulbs are needed to create their spring gardens. 
Narcissus Dutch Master & Giant Grape Hyacinth

For me it is easier to fill out the order form from the catalog before ordering online. Before placing an order I will contact my client to let them know about special sales or any bulb collections that may be available then I will order the bulbs online.
Crocus Pickwick

Tips
Netherland Bulb Company is the nursery that supplies the spring bulbs for Untied States of America Whitehouse gardens.  The gardens are exquisite so that will confirm the quality of the bulbs sold at the Netherland Bulb Company.