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A garden | lifestyle | environment magazine

The Boutique Outdoor Living

Bigger, better & bolder for 2012

A First Look

2012 furniture collection Bucks country landscape profile tangerine tango color trends


gardener’s corner workshops & seminars kids in the garden

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Welcome... If the winter weather is any indication, 2012 is looking good to me. We endured the ups and downs of 2011 and are happy to share it was another year of improving activity at Bucks Country. The weather was the big story for us with a wet and cold start, a wet and hot late summer and a wet and warm fall...but cold enough for an 8” snow in October. Rainfall totals in our area exceeded 70” for the year, more than 25” above average and above the 63” average for Hawaii, the wettest state in the country. That’s a whole lot of rain! Thanks for your loyal support and weathering the storms with us. We’re excited about the coming year for lots of good reasons. Our team is enthusiastic, the store looks awesome, the nursery is being updated, and we’ve discovered a ton of new product lines we think you’ll really like. Nancy has imported a new pottery line with styles and finishes we’ve never seen before and prices she’s certain you’ll like. Darryl is bringing back Garden Elements custom planters and hanging baskets per your requests. Donna has introduced five new groupings of Erwin and Sons resin wicker casual furniture, offering both traditional and contemporary styling to anchor our new lifestyle displays. More than anywhere in the store, new lines in the Boutique are already causing quite a stir. Greg and Donna were busy at the Atlanta Market landing Aspen Bay Candles, cinda b Handbags, Waxing Poetic Sterling Jewelry, Noelle Wraps,

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Bucks Country Gardens’ Buyers checking out at new spring products in the Boutique. From Left, standing: Tom Hebel and Darryl Richard. Seated: Gregory Orme, Donna Dentner and Nancy McIlvaine.

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Powder European Scarves, Nectar Soaps and Lotions, Tervis Tumblers, Le Cadeux Tableware, Big Buddah Handbags, Tokyo Bay Watches, Stonewall Kitchens Gourmet and Gersen Monogrammed Tableware.

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Who would have guessed that an old conservative landscape designer like me would get so excited about home decor and women’s accessories? Perhaps the biggest thing at Bucks Country in 2012 is our e-commerce website coming this summer. You’ll be able to shop from home and have items delivered to your house. We’ll be able to reach an infinitely larger audience and send items worldwide. Things are moving faster than ever and we’re committed to keeping pace–providing you, our customers, and our team a stable future and endless opportunity. Hope to see you at Bucks Country real soon! Tom Hebel, President of Bucks Country Gardens

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COntents early spring 2012


8 The Boutique Bigger, Better & Bolder for 2012 10 In Your Own Backyard Bucks Country Landscape Feature 14 Edible Gardening 5 Tasty New Seed Varieties 18 Keeping It Contained Perfect Pots for Your Porch & Patio 22 New Kids on the Plot 5 Fantastic New Plants for Your Garden 26 A First Look 2012 Casual Furniture Collection 31 Wicker, Wicker & More Wicker Meet Erwin and Sons

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7 Color & Style It’s Time to Tango! 13 Did You Know? Bucks Country Gardens’ Extra Services 16 Dirty Work Bucks Country Landscape Spring Services 21 Workshops & Seminars Learn Something New! 30 Employee Feature Get to Know Adriene Vesci Rice 37 Gardener’s Corner Q&A’s, Calendars, Tips & To-Do’s for March, April & May 41 Seasonal Savings Extravaganza Money Saving Coupons 47 Kids in the Garden Activities, Fun facts & More! 49 BCG Client Spotlight American Heritage Federal Credit Union



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Dance into Spring with

tangerine tango

Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. It is a sophisticated hue that is both dramatic and seductive. Just like a beautiful sunset, Tangerine Tango combines the vivaciousness of red with the warmth of yellow creating a truly magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy. Surprisingly versatile, Tangerine Tango is a hue with a lot of depth, a bit exotic, yet friendly. Pair it with complementary colors like blues and greens to really make it pop. If your style is a little more reserved, pair it with similar shades such as reds, pinks and yellows to tone it down a notch. Tangerine Tango also works beautifully with neutrals of taupe, grey, brown and white.

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Give your interior and exterior living spaces a wake-up call with Tangerine Tango. A little or a lot, the choice is yours. Try an accent wall in a kitchen or entry. If a whole wall is too much for you, add splashes of color around with accessories like throw pillows, a blanket, vase or other tabletop pieces. tokyo bay watches

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No matter how you incorporate Tangerine Tango in your life, feel the energy and warmth it exudes. You’ll be the cutting edge trend setter amongst your friends. Here are a few Tangerine Tango-inspired products available at Bucks Country Gardens– enjoy them as we dance into spring! Gregory Orme, Lifestyle Department

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the newly redesigned and expanded Boutique at Bucks Country Gardens. We have doubled the size and made more room for a fabulous selection of jewelry, accessories, handbags, clothing and so much more!

In addition to our best sellers–Kameleon® and Halia® Sterling jewelry, Winding River and 3 Sisters jackets, Nomad, Corkys and Lindsay Phillips® footwear, Scala hats and Caren Bath & Body Products– we are launching some wonderful new lines we are sure you will love. waxing poetic jewelry

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Nectar Body products

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industry’s fastest growing “must have” handbag lines. The latest poly/nylon fabrics make all cinda b® bags and accessories uniquely lightweight but extremely durable, water and stain resistant and machine washable. Plus, they are made right here in the U.S.A.

NECTAR Personal Body Care Products are a new and luxurious range of bath and body preparations, including triple-milled bar soaps, moisturizers, body wash and Nectar’s Signature Glass Bottle bubble bath, all in beautifully fragrant compositions. Enter the world of Nectar and indulge in one of three signature fragrances: Red Fruits, Green Leaves or Blood Orange. POWDER, an exquisite and exclusive line of scarves designed in a studio in Edinburgh, Scotland and mainly hand woven in India, is making it’s American debut at Bucks Country Gardens. With unique designs, textures and upto-the-minute colors, Powder is right on trend with this season’s fashions.

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Waxing Poetic Fine Jewelry Big Buddha Handbags Tokyo Bay Watches and Handbags Aspen Bay Candles Gregory Orme, Lifestyle Department

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Whatever your taste, find something perfect for your spring wardrobe at The Boutique at Bucks Country Gardens.

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In Your Own Backyard

Bucks Country Gardens Landscape feature


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Extreme Transformation The new owners of this gorgeous Doylestown home were excited to get started on a complete transformation of both the front and back yards. Adding character and functionality were high up on their list. Blending new products to complement the existing architecture and landscape was number one.

Top, After: A view of the new two-level Pennsylvania bluestone patio as it extends from the home into the backyard. Left, Before: French patio doors were installed by the new homeowners in anticipation of creating an outdoor living space, which the home was missing. The mature trees, severe slope of the yard and a sizable retaining wall were among the many challenges the designer faced.

Phase One

The first phase of this project was the front yard and entrance to the home. Plantings around the foundation had reached their life span and no longer enhanced the architecture of the home. Most of the specimens were removed and our designers had a clean slate to create a warm and inviting entrance. The Pennsylvania Bluestone walkway now provides a comfortable approach to the front door from the driveway, and is lined with plants to soften the stone facade. Landscape lighting allows for a safe entry and creates beauty and flair.

Phase Two


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The second phase of the project was addressing an awkward space and severe gradation in the backyard which existed between a retaining wall and the house. Several large trees were removed to allow for comfortable use of this space. To overcome the severe grade change without creating a massive set of stairs, separate patio areas were built, one being two feet higher than the other. This allows space for grilling, relaxing and entertaining. To tie the new construction into the home’s existing materials, the stone retaining walls now match the stone of the house perfectly. The bluestone which caps the stairs and the patio surface adds a sophistication to the space while repeating the look of the walkway in the front yard. Landscape lighting provides safety in the low light and allows the homeowners to enjoy the space long after the sun goes down.

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Did You Know? Check Out some of Bucks Country Gardens’ extra services

Landscape Design/Build Our professional landscape division offers customers the most talented designers, experienced technicians and award winning projects. We focus on the client relationship to perfect the design/build experience. Our commitment to our clients and the success of each of their projects from the drafting table to the final touches is unsurpassed. We offer an initial site visit at no charge. Plans and Specs start at $299. Plan fees rebated at 5% of project cost.

Planting We will professionally plant trees and shrubs and extend the plant guarantee to two full years. Fees for planting are 50% of the original cost of the plant plus delivery fees. Delivery fees vary by delivery distance and size of the planting project. Soil Testing Bring us a sample of your soil (equivalent to a coffee can size) for pH testing at our garden pharmacy, free of charge. If you require additional soil testing, we also sell

Fountain Setup Purchase one of our many fountains and we will deliver and set it up for you. Prices for delivery and set-up vary based upon fountain purchase and delivery distance. House Calls Having a problem with a sick or needy plant at home? One of our professionals will come to your house and diagnose your plant problems. Horticultural House Call fee is $99 which includes a 1 hour consultation or assessment. Each additional ½ hour is $49. Furniture Delivery & Setup Whether it is an umbrella for your existing patio set or an entire new set of outdoor living pieces, we will deliver, assemble and arrange your new furniture–ready for you to enjoy! Delivery fees vary depending upon the purchase and destination for your delivery. Our furniture specialist will give you an exact delivery fee at the time of your order. White Glove Christmas Tree Setup This seasonal service takes the guess work out of setting up a live or artificial Christmas tree. We will deliver and set-up one of your most treasured Christmas symbols. White glove delivery and fees vary based upon tree size and delivery distance.


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Plant & Bulk Delivery Can’t fit that tree or shrub in your car? We’ll bring it out for you. Need bulk materials like mulches, stones or soils? We’ll bring it to your home. We will deliver bulk materials to your door for minimum quantities of 3 yards/3 ton (depending on your materials). Delivery fees can vary depending on the type of delivery and destination. We MapQuest your delivery destination to assure the lowest delivery fee per customer (no broad range fee). Delivery Fees range from $7–$11 per mile and are calculated according to your specific destination with a 5-mile minimum charge.

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The goal of Botanical Interests, the main supplier of seeds to Bucks Country Gardens, is to inspire and educate the gardener in you so that you can create beautiful and prolific gardens. Not only is the seed inside their packets the highest quality available, their packets are designed to give you the information you need to be a more successful gardener! Leader of the Packet Practical Information Inside and Out Outside: • Beautiful illustration of the variety • Common name, variety and botanical name • Critical information on the front of packet • Plant tag • Description of variety • Detailed instructions on when and how to start seeds Inside: • Recipes • Growing and harvesting tips • How to avoid diseases and pests • History and Botanical facts • Drawing of seedling on plant tag

New for 2012, take a peek at these great new varieties offered by Botanical Interests this year. They are perfect to intermix with your mainstay veggies and herbs, and are a terrific way to add some excitement to your garden and your dinner table. Available at Bucks Country Gardens.

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tomato pole ‘green zebra’

botanical interests packets contain more than just seeds–They are chock-full of useful information ranging from planting instructions to botanical facts to recipes and more!

Tomato Pole ‘Green Zebra’

Lycopersicon lycopersicum Hybrid Organic Grow this tomato not only for its taste but for its distinct color–a rich golden green with forest green stripes. It’s sure to turn some heads in your garden. Grows to about a tennis ball size with very smooth skin with a well balanced flavor.

Stevia Stevia rebaudiana

Organic Heirloom The sweetest plant you’ll grow this year–enjoy as a natural, calorie-free sweetener. The leaves can be used either fresh or dried and in everything from tea to fruit salad. Pick the leaves at any growth stage, but they are the sweetest just before the plant flowers in late summer to fall.

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Squash Summer ‘Emerald Delight’

Cucurbita pepo • Hybrid Emerald Delight was developed with a more open growing habit, making it easier to spot those elusive, tasty squash. It is extremely productive, an early producer and is ready to harvest about a week before other types. Explore this culinary delight in breads, soups, dips, or salads. Also has great disease resistance. sprouting cucumber plants What an amazing sight to see, as a seed begins to push through the soil to reveal a sweet and tender plant which will begin to bear veggies in a matter of weeks!

Lettuce Romaine ‘Garnet Rose’ Lactuca sativa Create a gorgeous salad for lunch using this beautifully dark red colored romaine lettuce. The color stays red even to the center. Individual leaves can be harvested at anytime, and the crinkled leaves add an extra ornamental appeal. Can be easily grown in containers, too.

Pepper Sweet ‘Sweet Cherry Blend’

Cucumis sativus • Organic Heirloom This eye-catching cucumber looks like a lemon! It has a sweet and crisp, mild flavor making it great for slicing or pickling. Delicious straight off the vine. April is National Gardening Month and the perfect time to try your hand at seed starting. Bucks Country Gardens has all of the supplies you will need to succeed in growing vegetables from seed. Many varieties, such as tomatoes and peppers, benefit from an early start indoors. Stop in today, our knowledgeable associates will assist you in getting everything needed to get your garden started! Becky Jones, Green Team

is the newest organic seed line available this spring at Bucks Country Gardens.


Each variety is handpicked to guarantee great flavor, easy culture and excellent performance. Chosen for superiority in flavor, color, ease of growing and garden performance, all varieties are Renee’s personal selections that she has used in her own kitchen. Renee’s Garden seeds are time tested heirlooms and international hybrids from all over the world.


For over 25 years, Renee’s Garden has been serious about organic gardening, using non-toxic, sustainable, certified organic gardening practices in our trial gardens with great success and satisfaction. Supporting organic gardening and sustainable farming is an integral part of Renee’s Garden.

excellence We trial all our selec-

tions rigorously for excellence in our main Felton, northern CA trial garden and in a variety of trial locations around the country including Vermont, Washington and Florida before offering them to our customers, so you can grow them with confidence.

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Cucumber ‘Lemon’

Cookbooks, also available at Bucks Country Gardens, which showcase tasty fresh-from-the-garden recipes to try at home. Enjoy!

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Capsicum annuum • Heirloom These small, bite-sized sweet peppers are perfect for making shish kebabs on the grill. Pick and eat when green or let them ripen to a red or yellow to add a “pop” of color to salads. Great for canning or pickling, too!

Cucumber ‘Lemon’


Let Us Do the

Dirty Work “Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.”

~Chinese Proverb

Investing in our community is business as usual. At National Penn, we care about our customers and the communities in which they live. Everyday we strive to make our towns a better place to do business and raise a family. We look beyond the everyday transactions to help you get one step closer to your dreams.

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT Spring Maintenance is best performed between March and June. Our landscape staff can help you determine the best time to perform this service on your property based on the maturity of your shrubs, whether fall maintenance was completed, and the timing of any spring events you may have planned. Spring Maintenance Services include, but are not limited to: cutback and shape of perennials and shrubs, application of pre-emergent fertilizer and installation of mulch.


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A well-maintained property is not only visually appealing, but also provides a sense of well-being and sets the foundation for a successful garden. Not everyone has the time nor energy to perform this feat themselves. The Bucks Country Gardens Landscape Division can do as much, or as little, of the “dirty work” as you would like. For Spring Maintenance Services, call us at 215.766.7800 to speak to a member of the Landscape Design/Build Team.

KEEP THE SEASON ROLLING A sure way to chase away the winter blues is to add a splash of color with annuals. Some great choices for early installation are Pansies, Columbine, Primrose, Stock and Ranunculus. Just ask– we’ll gladly add some color to your landscape beds or planters to give your home a fresh springtime look. Look ahead to summer with the use of Petunias, Verbena and Vinca.

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NO MORE BACKYARD DULLDRUMS Early spring is an excellent time to plan your own escape to the great outdoors. Our design experts can help you, from planning to installation and even maintenance, of all of your backyard retreats. Patios, pergolas, fire pits, ponds, fountains and accent lighting are all easily within your reach this spring. Let our experts help you make your dreams come true. Geoff Simpson, Landscape Manager

10 tips


Impatiens Festival AprIl 19–29

In the market to buy high quality, long lasting outdoor furniture for your home? Here are some points to consider:

1. Specialty patio stores and full-line furniture stores, such as Bucks Country Gardens, are the best places to look. Avoid bigbox stores and department stores. 2. Make sure all of the metal frames are created from alu-

minum and not steel (steel will rust, aluminum will not rust).


Take the “thump test”. Good quality, heavy wall aluminum frames will have a “thud” sound when thumped. Cheap, thin wall aluminum frames will have a “tink” sound when thumped.

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Are the fabrics truly outdoor fabrics? Have the fabrics been “UV” Tested?

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Sit in the furniture–is it comfortable and roomy?

Notice the cushions–do they feel really light and too soft? If so, they are made only with fiber which will flatten or “pancake” in no time, leaving you with a saggy cushion that is uncomfortable.

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7. Look at the foot glides and any end caps that fit into the metal end cuts. Do they match the frame finish? Quality manufacturers will match these to the frame finish 8.

Are the furniture legs supported by braces? When you sit in the furniture do the legs “walk” or tend to spread out? Braces will eliminate this design defect.


If nuts, bolts and washers are used, are they stainless steel or regular steel? Stainless steel hardware is more durable and will not rust. Regular steel will rust.

10. TRICK: Be aware that some poor-quality manufacturers

will put steel rods into the aluminum frames to make the thin wall aluminum frame feel substantial. Due to the condensation that naturally develops inside the hollow aluminum frames, the steel will quickly rust and the stains will seep out leaving stains on the furniture and the patio or deck surface.

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Bottom line, looks can be deceiving. Some stores present some nice “looking” furniture but the quality is not as good as the quality of furniture you will likely find in specialty patio stores or full-line furniture stores. The sales people at Bucks Country Gardens are always available to assist you in selecting the right patio and pool furniture for your outdoor space.

Changing outdoor environments one property at a time~

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Keeping it Introducing two new Vietnamese Pottery Collections to enhance every porch, patio or landscape: Le Croix Glazed Pottery and Black Clay Pottery. Le Croix Glazed Classic Vietnamese Pottery is extremely dense and fired at very high temperatures. Each handcrafted piece is unique in itself: the color variations or imperfections are inherent characteristics of the process used to create Le Croix pottery.

Contemporary Black Clay

Available in Burnt Red, Green and Antique Blue A robust planter with design elements of its own, it pairs perfectly with plant material in a wide range of colors: Violet, blue, red and orange. 17” x 17” #77021 $69.99 20” x 20” #77022 $99.99 24” x 24” #77023 $149 Suggested Plants Upright growth: Palm, Mandevilla Vine or Tropical Hibiscus

The Exclusive Black Clay Collection has an earthy, organic look. Made from the local soils of Vietnam, the clay runs dark tan to brown in color. After firing, the clay takes on a black hue and is then stained for additional color. Black clay pots are equivalent in popularity to what is commonly known in the United States as “terra cotta” pottery.


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Le Croix

Available in Black, Red Copper and Moss Green A versatile and understated container, the Waterfall pairs elegantly with a wide range of colors. 7” x 15” #77063 $29.99 11” x 19” #77064 $69.99 15” x 28” #77065 $99.99 Suggested Plants Upright: Knock-Out Roses Low: Lantana Cascading: Geraniums

Jardiniere Le Croix

Available in Tri-Color Blue Complement the striking blue hues of this container with these plant color combinations: Yellow with violet or blue; Red or orange with yellow. 28” x 36” #77055 $399 Suggested Plants Upright: Cana Lily or Hibiscus Low: ‘Supertunia’ Petunia Cascading: Potato Vine

Available in Burnt Red, Antique Blue, Green and Unglazed Rust With strong architectural lines, these containers will add visual interest to a stylishly simple garden, porch or patio. 11” x 13” #77031 $39.99 14” x 17” #77032 $69.99 20” x 20” #77033 $99.99 Suggested Plants Hydranges, Cannas, most Annuals and Tropicals


Black Clay Available in various finishes of Honey, Antique Blue, Unglazed Rust and Green. The overall geometric pattern adds charm to these rustic, handcrafted square containers. 14” x 12” #77048 $39.99 17” x 15” #77049 $69.99 20” x 18” #77050 $99.99 Suggested Plants Evergreen Boxwood, assorted Flowering Shrubs and a variety of Annuals such as Petunias.

Octagon Black Clay

Available in various finishes of Honey, Antique Blue and Green. This geometric shaped container will complement an assortment of landscape specimens. 13” x 12” #77028 $49.99 17” x 17” #77029 $69.99 23” x 24” #77030 $149 Suggested Plants Japanese Lace Leaf Maple Tropical Citrus Trees

Compact Le Croix


Le Croix

Available in Tri-Color Honey Yellow paired with red and orange are great color combinations that work well with the variations in the warm honey hue of this planter. 19” x 18” #77056 $99.99 26” x 25” #77057 $149 Suggested Plants Upright: Coleus Low: New Guinea Impatiens Cascading: Creeping Jenny

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Available in Honey, Blue, Iron Black and Moss Green This tapered, compact planter pairs perfectly with taller pots and adds drama to any outdoor living space. 16” x 8” #77066 $49.99 20” x 10” #77029 $79.99 Suggested Plants Variety of Herbs, Zonal Geraniums & Garden Succulents


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Workshops & Seminars Bucks Country Gardens offers a wide array of Workshops and Seminars for the novice gardener to the expert landscaper. Check out the full schedule and sign up today by calling us at 215.766.7800. Space is limited. Free unless otherwise noted. Terrariums Thurs, Mar 15 • 2pm Thurs, apr 5 • 2pm

Learn the Victorian art of terrarium making. Let Horticulturalist Tina Sottolano show you how to design and care for a terrarium.

create a Spring wreath sun, Mar 18 • 11am Thurs, mar 22 • 11am

Create your own unique spring wreath from our vibrant selection of silk florals. Fee includes wreath form and basic supplies; cost of florals are additional. $14.99

Pond Opening Seminar sat, mar 24 • 10am

Lee Dawkins from Mars/Aquarium will discuss how to properly prepare your pond for the spring. Also, learn about fish and plant care, and general early season maintenance.

basic Planting Techniques 101 sun, Mar 25 • 2pm sun, apr 22 • 2pm

Our gardening guy, David Jones, will teach you the proper way to plant a tree or shrub– how big to dig the hole to how a plant should be removed from its pot. Understand proper watering, fertilizing, mulching and more.

Outdoor furniture Q & A sun, Mar 25 • 2pm

Bring your questions and get answers from Michael Urkowitz, representative from Alfresco and Castelle products, about Outdoor Furniture including care, maintenance, design dilemmas, accessories, material and color choices and more.

just for kids! easter egg hunt sat, Mar 31 • 10am & 2pm

Rain or Shine! All ages welcome.

David will discuss the basics of lawn care and maintenance including weed prevention and fertilizing, as well as answer frequently asked questions.

Deer Resistant Landscaping thurs, Apr 12 • 2 PM

Caring for Roses Sun, May 13 • 11am

Learn how to care for your roses from Don Lee, who has been caring for ours for over 20 years. Get the inside scoop on all the basics of pruning, mulching, feeding and more.

Container Gardening for Mom sun, May 13 • 2pm

Treat Mom to a beautiful living container arrangement. You and your mom, along with the help of our talented designer Tina, can create a long lasting container garden for your deck or patio. Suggested cost $40–$60.

Hummingbird container garden thurs, May 17 • 11am

Learn which plants are used to attract hummingbirds and how to incorporate hummingbird feeders with your container gardens. Fees based upon materials used; suggested cost $40–$60.

Container gardening w/herbs thurs, May 17 • 2pm

Create an herb garden in a container by learning how to choose the appropriate herbs, container and soil. Care and maintenance of herbs will also be discussed. Fees based upon materials used; suggested cost $35–$50.

Container gardening w/veggies sun, May 20 • 12pm

Plant your own mini vegetable garden in a container. Learn which varieties of veggies grow well in containers. Fees based upon materials used; suggested cost $35–$60.

Butterfly container gardening Thurs, May 24 • 2pm

Create a butterfly garden in a container. Learn which plants attract butterflies and compliment each other in a smaller scale container garden. Fees based upon materials used; suggested cost $40–$60.

Potting Party sun, May 20 • 2pm sun, May 27 • 2pm

Create beautiful container gardens with the help of our talented designers. Bring your own pots or purchase one of ours. Fees start at $14.99 for plants to fill a basic container garden. Pots and containers additional.

Sun, APr 15 • 11am–3pm Espoma Company Shawn Shockey Manufacturer of natural and organic Plant Foods for Lawn & Garden, with brands including Holly-tone, Plant-tone & Rose-tone. Sun, APr 22 • 11am–3pm Holmes Farm Shane Burke Local family-run aquatic wholesaler, Shane is an expert on Pond Supplies and Fish Care. Sun, APr 22 • 2–5pm Bradley Caldwell, Inc David Martin Supplier of Grass Seed, Chemicals, Bird Feeders and more, David offers 45 years of Lawn & Garden experience–Now there’s an expert! Sat, APril 28 • 10am–4pm Commerce Corporation Rick Abate A leading Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living specialty distributor, Rick shares his knowledge of 30 years experience with Grass Seed, Bird Feeders & more! sat, May 5 • 10am–2pm Bonide Products, Inc Kevin McGerry Manufacturer of the best solutions for Home, Lawn & Garden Pest Problems.

just for kids hands-on workshops

Explore the world of gardening by creating age-appropriate projects. Take them home and watch them grow! Class sizes are limited to 10 students.

Terrariums Ages 8 & up Thurs, mar 22 • 4:30–5:30pm Using recycled bottles, create your own tropical ecosystem that you watch grow all year. Cost includes plants and materials. $14.99 plant pals Ages 5 & up Thurs, APr 12 • 4:30–5:30pm Create your own little garden buddy by painting an adorable face on a terra cotta pot, plant it with grass seed and watch your pal grow hair. Cost includes pot and materials. $7.99 Cucumber in a bottle Ages 8 & up Thurs, may 17 • 4:30–5:30pm Using a recycled 2-liter bottle, grow a cucumber! Cost includes all materials. $7.99


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New Kids on the Plot Can’t wait for you to meet the newest kids in our garden plot this spring at Bucks Country Gardens! These new plant introductions, with their unique and different personalities, can add the colorful and refreshing improvement your garden craves. Meet the five newest neighbors on our block and welcome them to your home and garden.


‘grape galaxy’

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‘ice follies’


‘pink parachutes’

Hellebores are the harbingers of spring, blooming for six weeks or more beginning in late winter. They often flower during the Christian season of Lent, from which they get their common name, Lenten Rose. This is the perfect plant for naturalizing in moist, woodland areas where its extensive root system will spread as far as it is allowed. Deer resistant Hellebores are perfect companions for colorful Heucheras, Hardy Ferns and bold Hostas. A brand new introduction in the Hellebores family is the Winter Thrillers series. They come in a multitude of colors ranging from giant greens to double pinks. Bucks Country Gardens will introduce three of the new series this spring: Grape Galaxy, Ice Follies and Pink Parachutes. Hellebore ‘Grape Galaxy’ is a vigorous grower that produces an abundance of very large 3½”, grape purple flowers heavily spotted with dark purple flecks on every petal. Bright green centers provide brilliant contrast vividly against each dark colored flower. Mature plants can have over 50 flow

ers in bloom at once! Strong stems hold the flowers well above the evergreen foliage so they are sure not to be missed. Mature specimens of ‘Ice Follies’ are extraordinarily heavy flowering, producing upwards of 100 flowers per plant, thereby being nicknamed “Major Stud” by the breeder. The large 3” cream to light yellow flowers are splashed with strawberry to burgundy red flecks on each petal. Huge 4” flowers are the trademark of Hellebores ‘Pink Parachutes’. Very strong, pencil-width stems carry loads of blossoms from early through mid-spring. The lovely blooms are bright pink with a fine spray of tiny dark pink to wine colored spots on all of the petals. Most flowers have soft blush pink backs, but others have nicely contrasting white backs, lending a two-tone look to the blooms. Be sure to stop in to Bucks Country Gardens anytime in April to pick up one of these great new Hellebores.

hosta ‘first frost’

Hosta ‘First Frost’ Looking for a Hosta that can take the heat? ‘First Frost’ is a great new offering of blue Hosta that, unlike most, will keep its blue shading throughout the hottest and most humid days of a typical Delaware Valley summer. Perfect for light shade areas, the bold, creamy yellow margins are set off by blue hearts as this plant grabs your attention from a distance and pulls you in for a closer look. In mid summer, this beauty will be covered in lavender flowers that will attract butterflies by the score. By summer’s end, the creamy yellow edges turn to a soft white. For multi-season appeal on a 3’ wide, low-care frame, look no further than Hosta ‘First Frost’.

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double take quince ‘orange storm’

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You will truly do a double take when you see one of these Quinces which look much like a Camellia. Double Take ‘Pink Storm’ and ‘Orange Storm’ put on a spectacular early season display. Bright spring flowers are only the beginning of the Double Take Quince’s appeal. Easy to care for, they have neither thorns, nor fruit and are deer-resistant. They thrive in part sun to full sun conditions and have a mounded growth habit. Extremely drought tolerant once established, these early spring charmers are excellent landscape plants. As an added bonus, the large, double flowers are beautiful in cut flower arrangements.

Pieris Japonica ‘Passion Frost’

pieris japonica ‘passion frost’

This new shade shrub sparkles with bright cerise pink flowers in spring and its uniformily variegated foliage attracts extra attention. A sparkling new variety of the beloved Lilyof-the-Valley shrub, Pieris Japonica ‘Passion Frost’ is festooned with pendulous clusters of flowers throughout spring. This new introduction is anticipated to be just as deer resistant as Andromeda ‘Mountain Fire’ or ‘Dorothy Wyckoff’.

Buddleia ‘Flutterby’ A plant familiar to most, the Butterfly Bush often takes more garden space with which most gardeners are willing to part. Fortunately, the ‘Flutterby’ requires a fraction of the space needed to allow for a normal Buddleia. A late spring bloomer, the maximum size for ‘Flutterby Petites’ is 2’–3’ both tall and wide and prefers full sun. But don’t be deceived by the pintsized package–these plants pack a punch of outstanding color and super-long bloom. Low-care and maximum impact, ‘Flutterby Petites’ are a great new introduction for every garden or landscape. buddleia ‘flutterby’

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When you spend money on a plant, you want to see instant value in your purchase. Garden Stars® delivers that value. Hardy, vigorous perennials are grown in full one-quart pots that are the perfect size for both ease of installation and gardening success. They’re big enough to fill out open spaces in your landscape, but still tidy enough to squeeze into your mix containers and window boxes. Within the Garden Stars® line, you’ll find a wide selection of high-impact plants ranging from garden classics to some of the latest genetics on the market today. Working with plant breeders from around the globe, Garden Stars® is able to assemble a selection of plants that will work in any landscape, sun to shade, wet to dry. And since they are grown nearby in Southern New Jersey, these perennials will arrive at Bucks Country Gardens acclimated to your climate and ready to perform in your garden.

To ensure your Garden Stars® purchase cultivates into gardening glory, we’ve made it as easy as possible to get you the right plant for the right spot in your landscape. All Garden Stars® labels are color coded for plant placement. On each label you will find the picture of a gardener wearing a specific colored shirt. Look for the yellow shirt on perennials that love sunny situations. A blue shirt signifies a shady character. Orange shirts are for plants that can take a bit of sun or shade. For more info on our labels, visit www. Selection, quality, and ease–Garden Star® adds them all up to create value for you. Bob Blew, Centerton Nursery, Inc, Bridgeton, NJ

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A First Look

at the 2012 casual furniture collections Today’s casual furniture has more to offer in materials, styles, fabrics and colors than ever before. From classic wood rockers nestled on your front porch to a comfortable place for alfresco dining to luxurious, plush seating for your sunroom, Bucks Country Gardens is the destination for all of your outdoor needs. Here is a preview of pool and patio furniture Bucks Country Gardens personally selected for 2012.


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Hanamint and Casa Casual have come together under the collective name of Hanamint. Bucks Country Gardens is always pleased to offer a wide array of Hanamint furniture for both its beauty and quality. New to us, we are carrying a collection called Sensazionale, styled differently from anything else we carry and paired with a beautiful hexagonal table. Also new for 2012 is the addition of counter-height dining tables. We will be offering our ever-popular Molise collection with a 54” round counter-height table. See more from Hanamint on our website at A. sensazionale Cast Aluminum 54” Octoganal Dining Table (not pictured), 6 Dining Chairs MSRP $4013 Sale Price $2999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30


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Peak Season produces beautiful and unusual pieces unlike anything

else on the market. Peak Season, new to Bucks Country Gardens, combines the materials of aluminum, wicker and stone mosaic to create a unique look. Three distinct collections, Wynnwood, Westwood and Bungalow, provide many options for dining indoors or out. b. wynnwood Wicker with Stone Table Top 40” Square Travertine Table, 4 Chat Chairs MSRP $5746 Sale Price $4499 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30


c. westwood Wicker and Aluminum with Stone Table Top (not pictured) 40” Square Travertine Table, 4 Arm Dining Chairs MSRP $5570 Sale Price $4299 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 d. bungalow Aluminum 84” Counter-Height Dining Table, 8 Dining Chairs MSRP $7246 Sale Price $5399 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30

Telescope Casual Furniture brings us the new Villa sling collection

for 2012. Perfect for poolside with its easy maintenance and comfort of sling style furniture. Available in stock in Snow White with complementary fabrics, it offers an invigorating and refreshing look. A staple collection to Telescope, the Gardenella chaise lounges are stackable allowing you to “clear the decks” with ease. See more on-line. e. Villa Aluminum 56” Round Dining Table, 4 Sling Arm Chairs MSRP $2217 Sale Price $1999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30

Alu Mont brings substantial aluminum furniture with a simple yet elegant styling. This year, Bucks Country Gardens will continue to carry the popular Santa Barbara collection. Large curved arms, graceful lines and deep, lush cushions define the deep seating dining set in this group. If you prefer easier care and maintenance, try the sling dining, which is equally comfortable and stylish. See more on-line. f. Santa Barbara Aluminum with Cast Aluminum Table Top 54” Round Dining Table, 2 Dining Chairs, 2 Swivel Rockers MSRP $6293 Sale Price $4699 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30


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Summer Classics sets itself apart from the crowd with their exquisite



and exclusive line of fabrics. Additionally, the timeless collections of Provance and Classic Wicker, in both dining groups and deep seating, continue to be two of our best sellers. To create a truly one-of-a-kind customized look for your outdoor living space, Summer Classics offers furniture, from teak to wicker to iron to cast alumium, and fabrics, from very traditional to quite contemporary, by special order. Come in today to peruse their furniture and fabric offerings and be truly inspired. See more on our website. g. Provance Cast Aluminum 110” Dining Table, 2 Arm Chairs, 6 Side Chairs MSRP $6650 Sale Price $5199 Save an Extra 30% thru April 30



Alfresco Home offers the traditional styles of both wrought iron and wicker. Iron is a classic choice, often with vintage styling and the advantage of being heavy. If winds present a challenge to your outdoor space, iron may be best for you and our versatile Sunnyvale collection is sure to include a set that is just right for you. Outdoor entertaining encompasses more than just dining or lounging furniture. Alfresco Home has updated traditional wicker bar sets giving it a contemporary look with granite counter tops for a sleek finish. See more on-line. j

h. Vento Mezzo Bar Aluminum and Wicker with Granite Bar Top Bar, 2 Bar Stools MSRP $4238 Sale Price $3299 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 i. sunnyvale Wrought Iron 60”–85” Extendable Dining Table, 8 Arm Dining Chairs MSRP $2421 Sale Price $1999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30

Gensun creates stunning cast aluminum furniture. Intricate details, original dek

signs and hand applied finishes really set Gensun apart from others. New for 2012 is the Bella Vista collection in the favorite Vintage finish. This collection is available in deep seating and dining groups. Another new dining and deep seating collection is Bel Air, which combines wicker and cast aluminum in a Midnight Gold finish. New dining tables include a large oval which seats eight comfortably and Paradise table tops (K) which give the look of stone with the ease of aluminum maintenance. j. bel air Wicker and Cast Aluminum 86” Dining Table, 4 Dining Chairs, 2 Swivel Rockers MSRP $6584 Sale Price $5299 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30


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Castelle offers a wide range of cast and wrought aluminum furniture. Two new introductions this year are the Lucerne and Cannes collections. Both offer a beautiful, graceful styling through very different and distinct looks. They are available as sling dining groups as well as a variety of deep seating pieces. Castelle’s hot item this spring is the new propane burning fire pit coffee table which comes complete with glass stones to really make that fire shine. See more on-line. l. Lucerne Aluminum with Cast Aluminum Table Top 84” Oval Dining Table, 4 Dining Chairs, 2 Swivel Rockers MSRP $7509 Sale Price $5799 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 l

m. fire pit Aluminum with Cast Aluminum Table Top 50” Round Coffee Table with Fire Pit MSRP $3156 Sale Price $2299 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 With our unsurpassed commitment to customer satisfaction and quality, Bucks Country Gardens offers expert assistance to make your outdoor dreams come true. A vast inventory of in-stock items allows that vision to be just a weekend away. To customize your space, we offer on-site design services. Come in and see what’s new for 2012 and get ready for summer entertaining.


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Go to page 31 to see the newest addition to our outdoor furniture collection: The Bahama Winds Collection from Erwin and Sons, or visit our website:


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Getting to Know An integral part of the Bucks Country Gardens team, you won’t often find her on the retail sales floor or at a residential landscape installation, but her work is everywhere–newspaper ads, Picket Fences magazines, banners, billboards, in-store signage– the list can go on and on. Nevertheless, she is most often hidden away behind her computer. Adriene Vesci Rice has been the Graphic Designer and Advertising Coordinator at Bucks Country Gardens since spring, 2008. Born many moons ago in Philadelphia, Adriene had no choice but to become Adriene, her husband Marc and their a city girl. Shortly after, her family daughter Isabella, then 8 months old, on vacation in September 2011. moved to Glenside where she resided until her early twenties. She grew up with an older and younger brother, played softball in middle school and graduated from Cheltenham High School. She attended Temple University

owns between CDs, Records & iTunes

Adriene has given the Garden Center yet another dimension and incredible amount of visibility, but chances are she will remain behind the scenes all the while continuing to be a key player in the success of Bucks Country Gardens.

1995 Year she bought her

1,850 Number of iPhone

12,330 Hours worked at Bucks 64,000 Country Gardens (3.5 Minutes of songs she

photos taken in 2011 of her daughter, Isabella


An avid music and art lover, Adriene has had a diverse and creative career in retail: she worked in sales and management with a local record store chain for almost ten years, then landed a position in an art center managing a school which offered art classes to kids and adults, began a 10+ year career of teaching art to kids and then shared her knowledge of art making processes and materials at an art supply store. Soon after, Adriene came to Bucks Country Gardens and brought along her varied and extraordinary experience, a passion for learning and a drive to produce exemplary work.

on collegiate education (8.5 years)

2007 Year she married her

first Apple computer

and earned a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies in 1994, later attended Tyler School of Art, studied abroad in Italy during September 11th, 2001 and earned a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design in 2004.

On January 6th, 2011 Adriene’s family grew from two to three. A little girl was born and became the apple of Adriene’s eye. Baby Isabella would soon consume every free moment of her time. With a new chapter of life beginning, Adriene and her husband Marc have a lifetime of incredible memories to come.

Adriene • By the Numbers

husband, Marc Rice

Adriene Vesci Rice

14,688 Estimated hours spent

Isabella Flora Rice, at age 1.


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On-Site Installations Marc Rice

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A. breathe Kona Finish (shown), Saddle Finish Lounge Set: Loveseat, Morris Recliner (not shown), Ottoman, Coffee Table, End Table 5pc Set MSRP $4759 Sale Price $2999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 Club Chair MSRP $892 Sale Price $629 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 ALSO AVAILABLE (not shown): Sofa Double Glider Swivel Glider


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Four distinct Bahama Winds® collections are now in-stock at Bucks Country Gardens and are ready for delivery.

Next is Pacifica, described as effortlessly chic. This grouping is beautifully designed with both straight and curved lines and is available in two very different finishes: Cahaba, a warm black and Saddle, a rich leathery brown. Pacifica lends an uncluttered, minimalist beauty to any outdoor living space. The seven-piece group includes a sofa, loveseat, club chair, swivel glider, ottoman, and woven-top coffee and end tables as well as dining groups.

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to bring a new resin wicker furniture company to Southeastern Pennsylvania, Erwin and Sons. Based in Georgia, Erwin and Sons has been a pioneer in the casual furniture industry since 1985. They have dedicated many years to designing and handcrafting premium all-weather furnishings with unsurpassed comfort, style and durability. New for 2012, Bucks Country Gardens is featuring Bahama Winds®, an all-weather wicker dining and deep seating series from Erwin and Sons. Each piece is hand crafted, weaving premium high-density polyethylene over heavy-duty reinforced aluminum frames and is available in an array of finishes with plush Leisureluxe™ Supreme Comfort cushions in over 200 fabric choices from Sunbrella®, Outdura® and more. Tables are topped in beveled glass, granite or marble tops. Plus, every piece of furniture from Erwin and Sons is virtually maintenance-free and comes with a limited three-year warranty.

Our first introduction is Breathe. This collection is a sleek update of one of Erwin and Sons’ all-time best sellers. Breathe features sixteen deep seating pieces, including a sofa, loveseat, club chair, single and double gliders, rocker, swivel gliding chair, chaise lounge, and the new adjustable Morris Recliner. This collection is available in two colors: Kona, a dark chocolate brown and Saddle, a rich leathery brown. Square-back transitional styling, roomy, flat-weave arms and open-air lattice-weave accents evoke leisure at its best.

The Four Seasons Collection is defined by its sophisticated and rich frame finish. This transitional deep-seating group features a rich, multi-hued braiding over an elegant, curvaceous frame with plush cushions. The collection includes a variety of seating and dining pieces as well as spacious storage trunk end and coffee tables.


Riviera is a new collection for Erwin and Sons. This exciting contemporary group is sure to turn heads where ever you use it: on your patio, in your sunroom, breakfast room or anywhere you desire a beautiful and stylish furniture grouping. Riviera is constructed with a fresh birchwood frame and is available as a club chair, loveseat and sectional. Woven-top coffee table trunk and end tables are topped in tempered beveled glass. Square cast aluminum feet finish off its upscale good looks. 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at Bucks Country Gardens with so many new and exciting products, including Erwin and Sons all-weather wicker. Stop by today and make your casual living space everything you’ve ever dreamed. Erwin and Sons & Gregory Orme, Lifestyle Team

b. pacifica Cahaba Finish (shown), Saddle Finish Lounge Set: Loveseat, 2 Chairs, Coffee Table 4pc Set MSRP $4561 Sale Price $2999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 c.

End Table MSRP $499 Sale Price $399 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 ALSO AVAILABLE (not shown): Swivel Glider Dining Groups with 48” / 73” / 89” Dining Table c. Four seasons Tobacco Finish 4 Dining Chairs w/Cushions, 48” Dining Table MSRP $6040 Sale Price $3999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30


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ALSO AVAILABLE (not shown): Lounge Set: Loveseat, Club Chair, Swivel Rocker, Coffee Table, End Tabe 5pc Set MSRP $7356 Sale Price $4999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 d. riviera Birchwood Finish Sectional, Coffee Table MSRP $7256 Sale Price $4999 Save an Extra 10% thru April 30 d.

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Watering should be a regular part of your lawn maintenance, especially during hot weather. In general, water your lawn thoroughly with about one inch of water when it begins to wilt in the spring. This deep watering encourages deeper rooting, making your lawn less susceptible to root-pruning insects and diseases. Summer watering should be light but frequent. The best time of day to water your lawn is early morning when evaporation losses are low and leaves dry quickly. Mowing is an essential practice for proper lawn care by discouraging weeds and making the lawn more resistant to pests. Ideally, grass should be cut often enough so that no more than 1/3 of the total grass height is removed at one time. Keep mower blades sharp to avoid ripping the grass and leave the clippings where they fall because they return nutrients to the soil. This can reduce nitrogen requirements by up to 30 percent.


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Prune slow growing evergreens such as Boxwood, Spruce, Hinoki Cypress. Prune White Pine when “candles” (light green new growth) are about 2” long. Prune spring flowering plants (i.e., Forsythia, Dogwood, Redbud, etc.) immediately following their bloom period. Apply Bonide Dormant Oil on ornamental trees and shrubs to combat scale, aphids and other insects that may have laid overwintering eggs on plants. lawn care Bring us a soil sample (enough to fill a coffee can) from your lawn or garden for a free pH test. Start your turf maintenance program with Scotts Step 1 for Crabgrass control. For an organic approach, apply Corn Gluten to your lawn when Forsythia is in bloom.

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Q When is a good time to plant new trees and shrubs?

Q What care do my houseplants need right now?

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get a shovel in the ground, it’s safe to plant. The earlier the better. The plant will have more time to grow roots and establish in its new space before the heat of the summer comes along. Use Root Master B-1 at the time of planting for even more success. This will promote healthy root growth, which will also strengthen the plant and help it survive the first summer.

Q Is it too early to plant my pansies? A By the time pansies are in garden

sect problems may become apparent. Catch them before there is a serious problem and treat with a systemic insecticide like Bonide Houseplant Insect Control. Also, start fertilizing with Schultz Plant Food Plus, an all-purpose liquid plant food.

Q What type of fertilizer do you recommend for Boxwood and Arborvitae? A Use Espoma Plant-tone fertilizer; do not

centers, they are safe to plant. A frost will cause them to lie flat, but they will perk back up when the temperature warms up.

use Holly-tone, which is for acid-loving evergreens, as it tends to lower the pH levels in the soil. Bring us a coffee can-sized sample of soil and ask an associate to do a pH test to determine your exact needs.

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plants in the spring, and are often mistaken for dead when they are still very much alive. They prefer to wait for consistently warm weather before pushing out leaves. If no buds appear by next month, cut a few branches from the tips to see if they are brown inside. If you see green, give it a little more time to push out its leaves.


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Q I planted new plants last fall. Should I be fertilizing them this spring? A Yes. Use Master Start Fertilizer for most

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promote healthy top growth for the plant and strengthen the plant to help it combat insect and disease problems.

Q Do I need to fertilize my Knock-Out Roses? If so what should I use? A Knock-Out Roses are vigorous growers

and bloomers without any help, but it doesn’t hurt to feed them. Topdress the base of the plant with Bumper Crop or Mushroom Compost, both of which will slowly release nutrients to the soil as they decompose over the spring months. Or, use a granular fertilizer such as Espoma Rose-tone, Master Start or Osmocote. For a liquid option, try Bayer Rose & Flower All-inOne, which not only fertilizes the plant but combats insect and disease problems that are common with Roses.

Q When should I apply crabgrass control on my lawn? A A pre-emergent granular application is

recommended around mid-April. Provide irrigation if rain is not in the forecast. Please note: do not apply Scotts’ Lawn Pro Crabgrass Control to newly seeded lawns as this will inhibit seed germination .

Tips & To-Do’s annuals Start seeds indoors for summer flowering annuals and vegetable plants. perennials Avoid removing foliage from spring flowering bulbs. Allow it to die naturally–it nourishes the bulb for the next year´s growth and flowers. Tying the foliage in a knot keeps it more attractive until it dies. Use Bonide Rose & Flower 3-in-1 plant food on Roses and other perennials. Spread Espoma Rose-tone fertilizer around existing Rose bushes. edible gardening Plant cool season veggies like Carrots, Lettuce, Spinach and Beans. Begin moving herbs outdoors, protecting them on cold nights. Keep Basil and Parsley indoors for a few more weeks since they are more sensitive to the cold. Prepare vegetable gardens by tilling soil, weeding and spreading soil builders such as Bumper Crop, compost and mushroom soil. Work soil amendments into the top 3” layer of soil. trees & shrubs Fertilize fruit and flowering trees with Espoma Tree-tone. Spread fresh mulch at 2–3” deep, keeping it away from trunks and stems of plants, shrubs and trees. Prune any summer flowering shrubs like Butterfly Bush and Hydrangea. Apply Bonide Tree & Shrub Insect Control for preemptive control of insect and disease problems. Use Rootmaster B-1 when planting all new trees and shrubs to stimulate healthy root growth and reduce transplant stress. lawn care Aerate, seed and fertilize existing lawns. Start mowing lawns once grass blades have reached 3” tall. Garden tools Pull the garden hoses out of storage and get them ready for use. Check for leaks and replace parts and nozzles as needed. Want more? Receive our weekly emails! Sign up at


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Q When can I plant summer annuals like

Geraniums and Lantana?

A The “frost free” date is May 15th for our

region. Provided you protect plants on nights when the temperature goes down to freezing, you can plant tender annuals a few weeks prior to that date. To avoid death by frost, place a frost cloth over plants, or put them under a covered porch, in the garage or under a cushioned outdoor chair to keep frost from settling on top of plants.

Q There are tan/brown spots on the leaves of my Pachysandra ground cover. Is this a concern? A The pathogen is Volutella which causes

a blight on the plant and if not treated, can lead to plant die back. Remove fallen leaves, provide good air circulation, avoid de-icing runoff and fertilize plants moderately. Apply Bonide Mancozeb, a fungicide to protect the plants when the weather is wet.

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A Use Gardener’s Gold Organic Potting Soil

of its wonderful soil building components, but is too heavy for growing veggies in pots. Gardener’s Gold will provide better drainage and oxygen to the roots, producing a healthier plant and better fruit production.

Q Why does my hibiscus drop most of its leaves or becomes discolored when I put it back outside? A The increased amount of sun exposure

can “shock” the plant. Gradually re-acclimate it to sunlight by exposing it to direct sun for only a few hours a day. After a week, slowly move it into full sun (six hours or more a day). This will help the plant adjust to the change in sun exposure in a healthy way.

Q I’ve tried planting both sun and shade loving plants in this one area but nothing survives. Any suggestions? A Yes, it’s called plant a birdbath! Seriously, some areas of the garden are just difficult areas. Maybe it’s the soil: too dry, too wet…there are many reasons an area can be troublesome. Use garden art as an alternative–statues, gazing balls and benches are a great way to fill a space that doesn’t seem to work as a planting area.


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Colorful Clay Plant Markers Materials FOR 3 MARKERS: 1 (2oz) package of non-toxic polymer clay (Sculpey III) Plastic cup or container with a smooth, flat bottom (for pressing) Leaves and sprigs with distinctive patterns (i.e. rosemary, parsley & thyme) Medium-size clear adhesive glue dots 3 wooden craft sticks


by warming it in your hands and kneading it with your fingers. Roll each piece into a ball. 2. Use the container to flatten each ball to about a ¼” thickness. Set a leaf or sprig in the center of each clay disk, then gently press down to make an impression. Peel up a corner of the plant to check the impression. Press again, if needed, then carefully remove the leaf or sprig. 3. Bake the disks on a parchment-lined baking sheet according to the manufacturer’s directions. Remove the sheet from the oven and allow the markers to cool completely, about 10 minutes. Use 2 or 3 glue dots to attach a craft stick to the back of each marker.



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