Point of Purchase fact sheets
First of all, what IS an annual? It is a plant that grows from seed to flower in one year and then dies.
Choose your planting site. Mums grow best when planted in full sun.
What is the pest that you have? You can’t choose the right treatment without knowing what the problem is.
What is a companion plant? Companion plants help other plants grow.
Start with healthy plants. Check the leaves both top and bottom. You don’t want to bring any new insects into your home! Look for plants with a uniform color.
Many people think of all insects as bad insects but that is definitely not true. In fact, less than 3% of all insect species are considered pests.
What? You mean there are good bugs?! You bet there are! Not all insects are beneficial, but some insects are good because they help people control the pests in their gardens or homes.
What are “bare root” plants? Bare root plants are dormant (not actively growing) perennial plants that are dug up and stored without any soil around their roots.
What is Horticultural Oil? There are two kinds of oil used for pest control. For a century, various oils have been used to control unwanted insects, fungi and mites on fruit trees and woody ornamentals.
Plants make a welcome addition to the home or office, but did you know that houseplants could actually clean the air?
Limit the size of your lawn and how close it is to trees, shrubs, and gardens.
How do I know insects are damaging my plants? You’re looking at your garden and you’re thinking that your plants used to look good and now they look bad.
What is Insecticidal Soap? All soaps are made of salts and fatty acids, but not all soaps are good for killing insects.
Pesticides and Insecticides, what’s the difference? ‘Pesticide’ is the general term for a chemical that kills pests. Pests can be weeds, insects, nuisance rodents, diseases, etc. An insecticide is a type of pesticide.
What are perennials? Perennials are those flowers that live for several years and bloom every year. Some examples of perennials would be daylilies, yarrow, daisies, and asters,
Green plants make a welcome addition to any office, but did you know that plants could actually clean the air?
Choose your poinsettia carefully. Healthy plants are worth the extra money! Choose plants with clean, healthy, dark green leaves.
Have you noticed that you don’t see as many honey bees around as you used to? Are you seeing fewer bees on your white clover, in your garden, and on your flowers?