The Bruce Company Blog
We get a lot of questions at the Garden Center’s Plant Information Desk about when to trim what. So let’s help you take some of the mystery out of pruning.
There are few things more delicious than a fresh, warmed by the summer sun vegetable that you have cultivated, nurtured and harvested.
No matter the material, good quality outdoor furniture is manufactured with outdoor living in mind. But remember that stain-resistant does not translate to stain-proof. Invest a little time in spring to ensure that your pieces will look great all summer.
Do you find yourself looking for any excuse to be in your garden enjoying the early spring sunshine? It feels as though everything alive is aching to stretch- length of the days, leaves on the trees, germinating seeds.
How can you add the color and fragrance of flowers to your home without breaking the bank? Bring a bit of spring indoors by gathering branches of flowering trees and shrubs, and then forcing them to bloom inside the house.
As winter recedes, each sign of spring seems more symbolic than the last. And the season’s teasing tone always makes us a little crazy.
Your houseplants are certainly happier with the sunshine and longer days.
The coming mild weekend weather has us itching to get into the garden, but the long range forecasts are signaling that it may be a while before you begin planting anything outside. Never fear though. Spring always arrives. Eventually.
If you stored any geraniums or any other annual cuttings for the winter, it’s time to pot them. Use lightweight potting mix and a clean container. Cut the plants back to about 6 inches above the soil line and water thoroughly. Once the new buds pop, move them to a sunny window until it is warm enough to place them outside.
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the Bruce Company! Have you wondered why red roses are the go-to flower for Valentine’s Day giving? Or why white calla lilies are in so many traditional bridal bouquets? The answers to these questions lie in the language of flowers, subtle meanings given to flowers in order to evoke an emotional response.