Back From Vacation!

tim lisa on boat

Dear Friends,
Believe it or not we DO take occasional vacations from the greenhouse. It makes us genuinely appreciate the job we have when we return home. This summer has been pretty good weather-wise. The rain has been regular, which helps us out a lot with our labor-intensive watering schedule. As always, the greenhouse and garden center is full of colorful blooming plants that you can use to freshen up your porch pots and gardens. 

We’ll see you in the garden!

Tim and Lisa King

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What's Growing on in Tim and Lisa's Garden


Summer plant care tips...
¨Remove faded blooms of summer flowering annuals and perennials.  This will encourage more blooms as well as thicker, healthier, greener foliage.
¨Check hanging baskets twice daily, they can dry out faster.
¨Fertilize your blooming annuals with Bloom Booster. Increases flower bud growth, produces bigger blooms and extends the flowering season.
¨When watering plants and containers, water them thoroughly.  If it's a container garden make sure the water drains through the entire pot and out the drainage holes underneath the pot.  When watering flowerbeds, water them deeply.  Let the sprinklers run for 10 minutes or longer to insure the roots get plenty of water.  
¨Water early in the morning.  This allows the water on the leaves to dry out before the sun goes down preventing fungus and disease. 
¨Planning a vacation this summer?  Don't forget to put your plants on vacation, too.  Place container gardens in a shady cool area of the garden and make sure they receive an adequate water supply (automated sprinkler system or helpful neighbor!)  Place a clay or plastic tray under each of your containers and fill it with water so those plant roots may drink from the bottom up. 

Did you Know?

Forest Lake Greenhouses delivers? Call on us anytime you need to send something special to someone special. Our blooming basket or pot arrangements are perfect for birthdays, get well, sympathy or celebrations. We deliver to hospitals, funeral homes, private residences and businesses.

Forest Lake Greenhouses pays extra to recycle our cardboard? Our office staff uses both the front and back of our copy paper as much as possible. We recycle our in house aluminum cans and printer cartridges. We encourage and promote a “re-use refuse” attitude amongst all our staff so that we may sustain the environment for our future gardening friends.

coleus mix

4" Blooming Annuals

Wide selection available. Great to pop into pots.

Buy One, Get One Free!



We love the new variety Tim has grown called Sombrero. Great for cut flowers. Perennial

$5.99 each

abc Zinnia


Nothing says summertime like our famous Dreamland Zinnias. Butterflies love them.

8" Pots Special $5.00