Fresh Plants on the Porch


Nice to Come Home to

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.

We’ll see you in summertime garden!

Tim and Lisa King

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.


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.

Just For Teachers

teacherLet’s Keep Our Schools Looking Good

Forest Lake Greenhouses appreciates our teachers!  Our annual “Welcome Back to School Special” officially begins on Friday, 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 Saturday August 30th.  Please pass the word on to all your teacher friends. Please forward this email to anyone who may benefit from the special.   

Gardening Online
Forest Lake Greenhouses wants to make sure you are successful at growing your gardens. Please email anytime with any gardening questions and all of us on staff we’ll be glad to help. We want to be your go-to-greenhouses for all your gardening needs.
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.

Just in Time - We Deliver Too!

Well guys - It's time to call, fax or email your order to us today. We can deliver the most beautiful long-lasting blooming baskets anywhere around town!  Designed right here customized just for you!

Yes, We Deliver!
Call - 662-5666

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!

Just a short note to say a big thanks to everyone who visited our garden center this spring.  As you grow your gardens, you improve the environment for all of us even if it’s just one garden at a time. Our family hopes that you will enjoy your gardens as much as we do ours.   We take great pride in growing our own plants and we hope that enables you to grow the best gardens you can.  Count on us to help you keep your gardens looking great all summer long.  We would not be here without you and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your gardening with us.  Thank you!


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Vinca Vinca

Got some holes in the garden?  Our Vinca looks hot and loves 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.

$5.99 each
Grown Right Here!



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 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


Always Easy to Enjoy

Everyone should try this houseplant because these plants are so easy to care for and bloom a long time.  Just don’t over water them. We can design an Anthurium garden for your table centerpiece using your own baskets and decorative pots.  Just stop by the greenhouse.

4" Pots
$6.99 each

6" Pots
$12.99 each

Lots of long lasting blooms on these and they make excellent gift plants, too.