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Summer Garden Tips
Now that we've finally finished planting our spring flowerbeds and containers, it’s time to think about plant maintenance.  If properly cared for, many varieties of annuals and perennials will provide colorful blooms throughout the entire summer and into the fall.   Below are a few tips on how to keep your flowers looking good this summer.
 
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 every two weeks with liquid fertilizer high in phosphorous.  It will increase flower bud growth, produce bigger blooms and extend 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.  This may help provide sufficient water for a day or two. 

We'll see you in the garden!


Tim and Lisa King

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Field Trips!

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Forest Lake Greenhouses would like to invite teachers to consider our nursery as a field trip opportunity for the school year. We enjoy giving children exposure to the excitement of learning about plants. We believe that early exposure to plants can instill a greater respect for nature and open the door to what could become a life-long interest. If you are interested please call or email Mandi or Lisa at 843-662-5666. info@ForestLakeGreenhouses.com

Delivery Available!

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

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Herbs

If you like to cook you will enjoy growing your own herbs at home. They're very easy to grow inh ground or in containers.

$3.99 each or

12 or more for $3.79 each

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Stout Ollie's Compost

This superior compost has all the nutrients needed to grow healthy treees, shrubs, veggies and flowers.

$9.99 each

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Hang Up The Bold & The Beautiful

Tim's blooming baskets are all ready to go. Hang them up and watch them grow and grow!

Starting at $14.99