Summer Hours 8-6 Monday – Saturday
Marigold Cafe: 8-4 Monday – Saturday
Visit Marigold Café upstairs above the gift shop and check out our new summer menu. You’ll find:
- Breakfast burritos
We also have daily lunch specials, espresso and freshly baked treats.
June is for planting!
Our garden center and green house are in full swing. We have a huge selection of potted shrubs and trees in addition to acres of larger ball and burlap trees and shrubs. Whether you are landscaping a new home, planting trees for screening or just need some extra color, now is the time to come by while our inventory is at its peak!
Hanging baskets, veggie starts, herbs, perennials and bedding plants can be found in our greenhouse complex. Stop by and pick up some color for your home or business.
Flower Care 101
For best results follow these simple steps for beautiful blooms all summer long:
- Gradually expose newly purchased plants to the outdoors on a covered porch or in a shady spot out of the wind. This is called hardening off.
- Watch the weather. A few annuals, such as pansies will tolerate freezing temperatures, but most will need to be covered or moved inside if a frost is predicted.
- Plant in high quality potting mix. If the plants are to be planted in last year’s container, remove all former plant material and refresh with new soil. Adding granular fertilizer to the soil prior to planting will promote continual blooming and healthy root formation.
- Water often. The soil should never be allowed to dry out. Depending on sun and wind exposure, annuals may need water up to twice a day.
- Routine removal of spent flowers will encourage more blooming. This is called deadheading. Be sure to remove the entire flower and stem.
- Additional liquid fertilizer (such as Fertilome™ brand Blooming & Rooting) beginning midsummer will maintain lush foliage and continuous blooming.
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Father’s Day is June 19th
Our gift shop has a bunch of new, manly gifts dad might just love.
Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for Father’s Day:
Surreal™ faux log coolers: Made in the USA, these lightweight coolers are built from molds of real logs. Just add ice and his favorite drinks.
Durawood™ Adirondack chairs: Our latest line of Adirondack chairs are made in the USA from recycled plastic. We are able to custom order colors and accessories like foot rests, side tables and nifty built in drink holders!
Beverage stakes: Farmhouse-inspired garden stakes hold a can of Dad’s favorite brew.
Duke Cannon ™ ‘Big Ass’ brick of soap. The name says it all. These bars are long lasting and will wash off the stinkiest of stinks! Duke Cannon™ donates a portion of their profits to military veteran causes.
Yard Dice: A set of six oversized hardwood dice come in a burlap storage bag with instructions for ten different games. Roll the dice, roll the fun.
Japanese Hori-Hori garden knife: This is a great all- purpose tool for planting, dividing, weeding or chopping. A holster keeps it at hand.
Machetes: This serious chopping tool would be great to chop down thistles, chop up debris for the compost pile, roots or brush. Swinging a machete is a great workout and stress reliever!
5 Easy Herbs for Teton Gardens
Herbs are a great addition to a home garden. Combined with other flowers or in a spot of their own, these perennial herbs will perform reliably season after season. A sunny pot with decent soil good drainage is all they need. Not only can these be used in cooking, but they combine beautifully with other flowers and attract pollinating insects. As an added bonus, voles, deer and gophers tend to leave them alone.
1-Oregano: Grow this hardy perennial from seed or from starts. Oregano is fantastic in Mediterranean dishes. Small clusters of pink flowers bloom mid-summer and are nice as a cut flower.
2-Chives: Chives are a very versatile member of the onion family. These are easily started from seed. Pretty purple tufts top the slender green stalks. The flowers and stems are edible and the mild oniony flavor is nice in salads, soups, eggs, potato salad or anywhere you’d like a little punch of flavor.
3-Thyme: This woody-stemmed perennial grows best in a well-drained sunny spot. There are many different varieties and all are edible but common or English thyme and lemon thyme are the best bets for cooking. Thyme is super versatile and can be used on its own alongside other herbs.
4-Mint: Mint is a very vigorous perennial and we recommend planting it on its own in a container or in a separate area of the garden. It spreads easily from underground roots. Use mint in salads, cocktails or steep the leaves for tea.
5-Sage: Sage has lovely pink flower spires atop its fragrant soft green leaves. It’s pretty enough to use in flower bouquets, but it is also wonderful with roasted potatoes, squash, chicken and turkey.
If you can’t use herbs fresh, try one of these simple techniques for preserving your herbs for later use:
DRYING: This is best for herbs such as sage, oregano, thyme and mint. Tie herbs into bunches and hang to dry in a cool, dark spot. Herbs can also be laid flat in a cool dark spot. When leaves are completely brittle, they can be crumbled and stored in glass jars or in zip top bags. Save some extras for holiday gift-giving.
FREEZING: Use a food processor and whiz clean herbs and a bit of water together. Pack into ice cube trays and freeze. Once the herb cubes are frozen, pop them out and store in a zip top freezer bag for later use.
VINEGAR INFUSION: This works well with most herbs and makes a beautiful gift. Put a few sprigs of herbs into a glass jar. Top with white wine vinegar and let steep for two weeks. Strain into a bottle or jar.
Recipes from a Garden: Watermelon & Mint Salad
Simple, sweet, salty and totally refreshing, take this dish to your next potluck gathering.
- 8 Cups of cubed watermelon, chilled
- ¼ Cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ Cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 1 Cup crumbled feta or mini boconcini (fresh mozzarella) balls
Combine all ingredients and serve.