Want to learn how to take better care of your plants or have a specific question?

We have listed out some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers, and have provided tips and easy-to-remember rules-of-thumb from our decades of experience. Find the answers to your questions, or contact us today and we’ll be happy to help!

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Few things add more pop and excitement to an outdoor space than a wild & colorful hanging basket! Ever since ancient times, we’ve been inexplicably drawn to the drama and intrigue of gardens that vine, trail, and swoop.


When a hanging basket started in a greenhouse and nurtured through the early months by the pros, it’s easy enough to start with a PERFECT hanging basket in May. Here in Waukesha, we see more hanging baskets fly out the door over Mother’s Day weekend than any other date on the calendar.


Now, to KEEP them looking perfect: you’ll need to give them a bit more support as summer wears on.


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Over the last few years, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) in our homes and our gardens.


Most homeowners are troubled when these pests fall out of their ceiling tiles, emerge from the vacuum cleaner, or crawl out from trim and cupboards at all times of the year. At least 28 counties in Wisconsin have confirmed reports, and the spread is continuing.


The best way to keep stink bugs out of your home is to prevent them from establishing a colony in the first place. Once established, they are very difficult to thoroughly remove. Snug fitting door sills and window trim are important. Correct use of weather stripping and caulk is important, as well as checking vents and screens for tears.


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Growing your own plants from seeds is fun, cost-effective, and as an extra bonus, adds some green to your home. Here are some suggestions to help you succeed at starting your own seeds in your home.


What You Will Need:

  • Peat pots or plastic flat trays with drainage
  • Seed starting soil (dry)
  • Your choice of seeds
  • Spray bottle
  • Window with lots of natural light, or an artificial light source


The Basics:

  • Fill your peat pots or plastic flat trays with dry seed starting soil to the top of the container. Reserve a small handful of dry soil for top-dressing.
  • Carefully soak the soil in the pots or trays, and let it settle in place.
  • Plant your seeds! The depth of the seed will vary by variety. Check your instructions for planting depth. In most cases, seeds are placed at the soil surface and then covered with a thin layer of potting mix.
  • Use a spray bottle to help moisten the mix once it is top-dressed.
  • Time to grow!


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Living memorials are a way of honoring the life of a departed loved one, and help shift the focus away from death and more towards a celebration of life. When choosing a tree as a living memorial, it’s important to think far down the road in terms of longevitymaintenance, and site selection. Trees are beautiful and meaningful, and we want to help you choose one that will thrive for many years. Some things to consider:


All trees should be an investment in long term enjoyment, but with a memorial tree this is especially important.

We suggest: choose from long-lived tree families and avoid ornamental trees that are likely to have a shorter lifespan or be threatened by extremes in weather.

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