Fresh Holiday Greenery

Fresh Holiday Greenery

Fresh Holiday Greenery

Come embellish your doors and mantels with our beautiful fresh wreaths and garlands! We have mixed greenery wreaths, swags of various sizes, and fresh magnolia leaf wreaths! Additionally, there are Frasier Fir and Cyprus garlands, as well as Magnolia leaf garlands and centerpieces….And don’t forget vibrantly colored Poinsettias! Their beautiful foliage creates an atmosphere for your Christmas decor!

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4808 East Scenic Hwy 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL. 32459 (google map)

phone: 850.231.2150

hours: 9-5 Monday thru Saturday | Sun. 12-5

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Fun Facts

  1. The genus Amaryllis is a native to Africa and the root word in Greek “Amarysso” means “To sparkle.”
  2. Based on Greek mythology: Amaryllis, a young maiden desperate to win the love of Alteo, a handsome shepherd. She pierced her heart with a golden arrow and visited his cottage each day shedding blood droplets along the way. On the 13th day, beautiful scarlet flowers bloomed along the path. He was smitten and she was healed!
  3. The bulbs were brought to Europe in the 1700s and with loving care, are known to live and bloom for nearly 75 years.
  4. In the 1800s, this flower was reclassified under the genus Hippeastrum. The Greek words for “Horse” and “Star.”
  5. Amaryllis can re-bloom every year, by cutting back the expired flower stalks to about 1” above the bulb.
  6. Plant breeders have developed over 600 named varieties.
  7. In Nature, Amaryllis blooms in spring or summer but is commonly forced into early bloom for the holidays.

Location

  1. Place the pot in a location that receives bright and indirect light.
  2. Blooming will begin in six to eight weeks after planting while other varieties may take ten weeks.
  3. As the plant grows, turn the pot periodically to encourage the flower stalks to grow straight.
  4. These plants will reach 2 feet in height and may produce 6 flowers per stalk
  5. Before planting, inspect the Amaryllis bulbs carefully to ensure they are firm and disease free.
  6. If planting outdoors, assess those conditions and water carefully.

Water

  1. Water regularly, but sparingly until a 2” new growth is visible.
  2. Thereafter, water regularly with care.
  3. Be sure to maintain measured watering so as not to dry out causing the soil to pull away from the sides of the pot.
  4. Water with room temperature water and thoroughly wet the potting medium.
  5. Leave the soil alone, almost entirely, and in most conditions, will create the environment for growth.

Temperature

  1. Amaryllis are tender perennials, most are hardy outdoors in zones 9-11.
  2. As the plant matures, flower buds will appear on the top of each stalk with a dramatic floral display.
  3. To prolong the blooms, keep the pot out of direct sunlight.

Soil/Fertilizer

  1. The Amaryllis is a flowering bulb that grows in gardens, flower beds, or pots.
  2. Pack the soil gently around the bulb (Pointed-end up), approximately one-third of the bulb remains above the soil line.
  3. Do not use soil from the garden because it will not drain properly for this flowering bulb if placed indoors.
  4. The bulb within itself contains all the necessary nutrients for the Amaryllis to sprout and bloom.
  5. However, if you desire to keep to re-bloom the following year, fertilize as you would a house plant.
  6. Plant the bulb in good potting soil and insert a support stake to keep the blooms upright.

Pests

  1. Carefully inspect the Amaryllis bulb for soft rotten areas before planting.
  2. Use a Soil drench containing the biological insecticide Bacillus thuringiensis var.
  3. Preventative bug management: Use Yellow or LED bulbs or citronella candles.
  4. Best natural deterrents: Spray solutions mixed with water and either: Epsom salt, baking soda, or 50% alcohol.
  5. Kill aphids by spraying a solution of 2 tsp. dish soap and 1 qt. of medium warm water on your plant. The soap removes the protective coating on the aphids and causes them to die of dehydration.

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4808 East Scenic Hwy 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL. 32459 (google map)

phone: 850.231.2150

hours: 9-5 Monday thru Saturday | Sun. 12-5

A Plethora of Pansies

A Plethora of Pansies

A Plethora of Pansies

Fun Facts

  1. These gorgeous flowers are edible! Toss these minty-flavored delicacies onto your salads or desserts
  2. The Pansy symbolizes Love and Remembrance. The French word, “Pensee” means Thought or Remembrance.
  3. The Pansy has three color patterns visibly apparent and unique.
    • The single colors without patterns are most often yellow and blue.
    • Black lines radiating from the center of the flower.
    • The most known are complex colors: Dark splotches from the center create a face-like appearance and this variety is often a tri-colored flower.
    • Not all Pansies have a scent, however, Yellow and Blue Pansies possess the strongest scent.
  4. These colorful flowers can be used as a natural dye.
  5. Did you know Pansy petals are often used in potpourri?
  6. Pansies have the distinction as the birth month flower for February. Purple pansies are popular, and early bloomers to celebrate this month and align with the birthstone color of amethyst.
  7. Historically acknowledged, the Pansy is one of the oldest cultivated flowers.
  8. Winter pansies are best planted in the fall or late fall or winter and will bloom in spring, but may fade when exposed to high temperatures.

Location

Pansies are hardy and do well in cooler climates, are low maintenance, and are easy to grow. Preferred placement sites for the pansy are full to partial sun, and direct morning sun yet shields them from the intense afternoon rays. These darlings will flourish when expired blooms are dead-headed to enable new growth!

 

Water

Pansies should be watered once or twice a week and fertilized once a month.

Temperature

Ideal temperatures are 45 and 65 Degrees F. They have a tolerance to low temperatures and thrive in cool weather (40-60 degrees F). Are capable of surviving temperatures into the single digits, but with the air temperature dropping below 25 degrees F, the pansy foliage will wilt and turn a gray-green color. Options to protect your pansies are with a thin layer of pine straw over the flowers or cover with old sheets or fabrics that breathe.

Soil/Fertilizer

Plant the flowers at least 6 inches apart in well-drained fertile soil to allow for proper ventilation and moisture that is high in organic matter which helps support abundant blooms. Additionally, mulching will keep the soil moist.  Extra care is required for hanging baskets or pots and should include slow-release plant food.

Pests

Pansies are versatile, hardy, and generally resistant to pests. However, in the Panhandle area, deer love to feast on these blooms and some damage may come from herbivorous creatures such as mealybugs, snails, rabbits, or slugs  (Slugs thrive upon decayed foliage). Another option, placing used coffee grounds on the soil helps repel slugs that do not like caffeinated soil. To reduce access to these pests, surround the plant with gravel or mulch. 

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address
4808 East Scenic Hwy 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL. 32459 (google map)

phone: 850.231.2150

hours: 9-5 Monday thru Saturday | Sun. 12-5

A Plethora of Pansies

Fun Fact

Chrysanthemum – or “mums” – come in a wide range of varieties but all originated from the same parent flower in China. Nowadays they can all be categorized into two types of mums: florist and garden. Florist mums are grown in greenhouses and used for cutting – as the name implies – by florists. These are the ones you can buy at the store for bouquets and indoor plants. Garden mums, on the other hand, are the hardier of the two. These can can survive winters by producing underground stolens and thrive as perennials.

Location

When adding mums to your garden, find a spot that gets about six hours of sun a day. While mums do love the full sun, that heat means they will need plenty of water – especially if you live in an area with warm autumns. Both florist and garden mums also make great potted plants, either alone or with other autumn blooms. Their variety of colors make for rich floral combinations!

Water

Watering your chrysanthemums once a day or every other day is sufficient unless they are located in a very hot and sunny location. Do not pour water through the dense blooms, it’s better to water the soil at the base directly. When repotting, it’s a good idea to soak the soil in the new pot completely. If the soil gets dry or they start to wilt, don’t worry, mums are hardy plants and revive well after watering again.

Temperature

Mums are some of the most well-known heralds of autumn. These flowers bloom practically everywhere once the summer blossoms start to fade away making them fall favorites. Mums are hardy blossoms that can withstand colder temperatures – down to 20° Fahrenheit – but prefer the 60-70° Fahrenheit range. They don’t do well in hotter summer temperatures though – anything over 90° Fahrenheit.

Soil/Fertilizer

Mums grow well in both potting soil and soilless mixtures. The flower’s soil should be moist, not dry, and well-drained. If the soil isn’t draining properly, you can add compost. Soilless misxtured should provide good drainage, such as one made from peat moss, perlite, and coarse builder’s sand. If you’re planting them in your garden, plant the mums in raised beds with a well-draining garden soil mix.

Pests

Due to their pungent scent, mums are not particularly tasty to deer and the usual rodent pests. They are actually good at keeping animals out of your garden. While, mums produce the natural compound pyrethrin which keeps many insects away, there are some bugs you should watch for: aphids, mites, and leaf miner larva. To help prevent pests, you should be careful not to wet the leaves while watering and weed your garden regularly. If the mums are indoors, make sure the air isn’t too dry or too cool.

Contact Us

address
4808 East Scenic Hwy 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL. 32459 (google map)

phone: 850.231.2150

hours: 9-5 Monday thru Saturday | Sun. 12-5

How to Care for Your Mums

How to Care for Your Mums

How to Care for Your Mums

Fun Fact

Chrysanthemum – or “mums” – come in a wide range of varieties but all originated from the same parent flower in China. Nowadays they can all be categorized into two types of mums: florist and garden. Florist mums are grown in greenhouses and used for cutting – as the name implies – by florists. These are the ones you can buy at the store for bouquets and indoor plants. Garden mums, on the other hand, are the hardier of the two. These can can survive winters by producing underground stolens and thrive as perennials.

Location

When adding mums to your garden, find a spot that gets about six hours of sun a day. While mums do love the full sun, that heat means they will need plenty of water – especially if you live in an area with warm autumns. Both florist and garden mums also make great potted plants, either alone or with other autumn blooms. Their variety of colors make for rich floral combinations!

Water

Watering your chrysanthemums once a day or every other day is sufficient unless they are located in a very hot and sunny location. Do not pour water through the dense blooms, it’s better to water the soil at the base directly. When repotting, it’s a good idea to soak the soil in the new pot completely. If the soil gets dry or they start to wilt, don’t worry, mums are hardy plants and revive well after watering again.

Temperature

Mums are some of the most well-known heralds of autumn. These flowers bloom practically everywhere once the summer blossoms start to fade away making them fall favorites. Mums are hardy blossoms that can withstand colder temperatures – down to 20° Fahrenheit – but prefer the 60-70° Fahrenheit range. They don’t do well in hotter summer temperatures though – anything over 90° Fahrenheit.

Soil/Fertilizer

Mums grow well in both potting soil and soilless mixtures. The flower’s soil should be moist, not dry, and well-drained. If the soil isn’t draining properly, you can add compost. Soilless misxtured should provide good drainage, such as one made from peat moss, perlite, and coarse builder’s sand. If you’re planting them in your garden, plant the mums in raised beds with a well-draining garden soil mix.

Pests

Due to their pungent scent, mums are not particularly tasty to deer and the usual rodent pests. They are actually good at keeping animals out of your garden. While, mums produce the natural compound pyrethrin which keeps many insects away, there are some bugs you should watch for: aphids, mites, and leaf miner larva. To help prevent pests, you should be careful not to wet the leaves while watering and weed your garden regularly. If the mums are indoors, make sure the air isn’t too dry or too cool.

Contact Us

address
4808 East Scenic Hwy 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL. 32459 (google map)

phone: 850.231.2150

hours: 9-5 Monday thru Saturday | Sun. 12-5

Bugs Beware

Bugs Beware

Bugs Beware

Bugs Beware! Bug spray

Bugs Beware

We have products to create this season’s pleasant outdoor experience!
We are proud to carry: citronella candles, citronella incense, bug spray and a bug ball fly trap.

Lux Fragrance Citronella Candles
Skeem Design Citronella Candles
Bug Ball with Cactus Juice & Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard
Bug Ball with bugs

Contact Us

address
4808 East Scenic Hwy 30A
Seagrove Beach, FL. 32459 (google map)

phone: 850.231.2150

hours: 9-5 Monday thru Saturday | Sun. 12-5