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lisaking_dogDear Friends of Forest Lake Greenhouses,

We love those sultry Southern summer evenings sitting on our porch.  Turn the ceiling fan on and look forward to the sounds of the evening ahead as you watch the sun go down.  Fresh green and even blooming houseplants enjoy living on shady porches.  All types of Ferns, Ivies and colorful Bromeliads all help turn our porch into a very comfortable outdoor living space.  They’re easy to take care of, too. Need some ideas on how to make your outdoor spaces more relaxing and enjoyable?  Stop by the greenhouses and we’ll be glad to help you.  Hope to see you soon!  Time to light a few candles and let the evening begin!  “We don’t just sell plants, we sell therapy.” – Slogan suggestion from a customer.

See you in the summertime garden!
Tim and Lisa King

Family owned and operated, we’re now celebrating over 25 years of growing great gardens!

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

How do we keep our garden looking great even during the heat of the summer?

  • Water early in the morning
    If we didn’t get any rainfall, water plants early in the morning to prevent them from staying wet all night long.  This reduces the chance of plants getting fungus or disease.
  • Apply a thick layer of mulch
    Mulch flowerbeds with pine straw and a thick enough layer reduces moisture loss thus encouraging plant growth even during dry stressful summer months.
  • Maintenance
    Remove, cut, and pinch back dead blooms of all flowering annuals and perennials.  Tim has been known to occasionally cut them back with electric pruners if necessary.  In most cases, perennials like Whirling Butterflies Guara and the yellow flowering Coreopsis will re-boom. After a good haircut, many annuals will bounce back thicker, fuller, greener and healthier ready to bloom again.  Don’t forget to add some more osmocote so the plants will look pretty for the rest of the summer.
  • Keep fountains and birdbaths clean
    When it doesn’t rain, birds, butterflies and other wildlife use these vessels for both drinking and bathing water.  Scrub your fountain out; add fresh water daily as needed and every so often adds a tablespoon of bleach to keep the water clean.
Welcome Back to School Special!

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Let’s Keep Our Schools Looking Good

Just For Teachers

Forest Lake Greenhouses appreciates our teachers!  Our annual “Welcome Back to School Special” officially begins on Saturday, August 1st.  All of the plants and/or plant supplies a teacher may need to brighten up the classroom will be 20% off.  This includes decorative pots as well as seeds, fertilizers and potting soils that teachers can use for classroom projects.  We are here to help so please let us know what we can do.  The discount will apply until Monday August 31st.  Please pass the word on to all your teacher friends. Please forward this email to anyone who may benefit from the special.  

Gardening Online

Have a question or need additional gardening information? Check out or website and please E-mail us anytime. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to hearing from you soon.

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

Let us Host it for you..

Forest Lake Greenhouses will host your Garden Club, Book Club or any organizational meeting.

Our greenhouses provide a beautiful blooming background for you to enjoy while getting your club business done.  We can even do a planting demonstration, a behind–the–scenes tour of our growing facility, or a mini hands-on workshop.  You decide!  Just give us a call for more details and we’ll help you arrange your date.

Did you Know?

Forest Lake Greenhouses rents ferns and assorted tropical plants like palms and peace lilies for weddings and other special occasions. Call us for price quotes.

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.

Thank you!

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We support all our military here and abroad that make freedom a reality. God Bless all of them.

Forest Lake Greenhouses
We'll see you in the garden!

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Whopper Begonias

Got some holes in the garden?  Our Begonias look cool and love it hot!

This is a super plant to use as a summertime centerpieces for your indoor or outdoor picnics and parties.  How about the wedding rehearsal dinners?

Tim just grew a fresh crop now in bloom in all your favorite summertime colors. Grown right here!

$5.99 each
Buy One Get One Free

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Success with Summertime Succulents

Need something green that’s fun and easy to enjoy?  Who doesn’t!  It sounds like you need a succulent and we’ve grown some really cool looking plants.

Ask Kelly, Susan or Cheryl to help you create a unique succulent garden just for you.

Bring your own container and we’ll plant it up for you.

4" pots
$5.99 each

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Are Your Ferns Frazzled?
Asparagus Ferns

Replace Summer-worn hanging baskets on your porch with fresh ferns from Forest Lake Greenhouses. Just stop by! We even load them in the car for you.

Big, Beautiful Hanging Baskets

Don’t forget we rent ferns for weddings and parties, too.

$16.99 each

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