10 Tips Before You Prune

10 Tips Before You Prune

Winter is a great time to see the architecture of trees and bushes without the leaves. When temps are above freezing as the ice and snow melts, look for crossing branches and dead, diseased, or damaged wood. Removing these will improve air and light circulation and...
New & Noteworthy Plants

New & Noteworthy Plants

Each year we get excited about new varieties available in the plant world. Here are a few of the ones you’ll see at The Growing Place this spring. Opening day is just around the corner on March 27. We look forward to helping you choose which plants are right for...
Books for Nature Lovers

Books for Nature Lovers

As gardeners, we can’t wait to dig in this spring! All winter, we have visions of planting perennials, trying new annuals, and seeing which bulbs will pop through the snow first. Many of us have houseplants taking over every sunny window, and we are always looking for...
Safe Deicers & Salt Tolerant Plants

Safe Deicers & Salt Tolerant Plants

Winter safety includes keeping walkways free of ice. Many ice melting products are not plant-friendly. Commonly used rock salt, or sodium chloride, is extremely harmful to plant material and can impact the soil health. Instead, choose products made with calcium...
Houseplant Help

Houseplant Help

Houseplants make lovely additions to every home. Besides looking good, science says plants may improve air quality, can increase home humidity, and make us feel good. To have success with your houseplants, learn how they grow in their natural environment, then mimic...