FALL IS HERE

FALL HOURS

It has been a crazy year so far but also so much fun! I became a Grandma on May 20th to a baby girl named
Norah Jean. I have to say she just trumps it all!!

I thought I better let you know what is happening around here because time does not seem to be slowing down and cooler temperatures are just around the corner. Fall is my favorite time of year. I guess I just feel more like getting things done. How about you? Are you thinking about adding a new plant or two to your landscape? I will have discount specials on perennials and shrubs so please come check us out! Fall is also a time to slow down and think of the spring ahead. Do you want to add Iris and peonies to your landscape or perk up your containers with Mums. Now is the time. I will be open from September 19th through Thursday September 21st. 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. I will also be open Sept. 28th and 29th 1:00- 6:00 and Sept. 30th from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m. or by appointment by calling 402-226-3721.
Please don’t be afraid to call me!

Take the dates above and write them on your calendar, put them in your phone, or post them on your fridge; just make sure you don’t miss them!

And because we appreciate our email customers, we are giving you $5 off to use in the month of September. Provide the code below at checkout to get your discount:

Code: MUMS the word

I appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon! As always let our plants be your Inspiration!!

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$5 Toward Your April Purchase

Busy, Busy, Busy

We are so busy, we don’t have much time to chat. But we want to make sure you know all of the fun going on at the Petal Patch this spring. Take the dates below and write them on your calendar, put them in your phone, or post them on your fridge; just make sure you don’t miss them!

And because we appreciate our email customers, we are giving you $5 off to use in the month of April. Provide the code below at checkout to get your discount:

Code: APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS
We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon!
Calendar of Events
April 7th Opening Day
Tuesday through Friday 10-7, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-4
April 16th Closed Easter Day
April 20th at 6:30 pm – Vegetable Garden Speaker, Nicole Stoner
April 29th Sip of Spring Event
May 4th at 6:00 pm –  Speaker from Red Roads Herbs
May 14th Happy Mothers Day! We are open 1-4
Pay attention to future newsletters for additional events
Peonies Will Be Blooming Soon!
Hostas for the Shade
Berry Awesome Hibiscus
Iris
Clematis
Get Savvy With Succulents
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ARE YOU READY?

Are You Ready?

Ready or not, it is time to get your thoughts together.  Have you thought about putting your containers together?  Check out our website for the dates that are available and make your reservations today!  Come with a friend or come with a group, we can accommodate you.

Have you been thinking about all of the fun plants you can add to your yard?  How about a new Hibiscus, a funky Hydrangea or a unique Beauty Berry?

Most importantly have your thought about your vegetable garden?  Make plans to attend “Everything You Need to know about Vegetable Gardening” , April 20th @ 6:30 pm, with guest speaker Nicole Stoner. Nicole is an extension educator from Gage County. She will be able to answer all of your questions about vegetable gardening and more.  Those scrumptious juicy peppers and tomatoes are just around the corner so make your reservations today.  402-226-3721

Calendar of Events
March 20th, 23rd, 28th Container Parties
April 1st DIY Container Extravaganza
Call to Make Reservations 402-226-3721

April 7th Opening Day
April 16th Closed Easter Day
April 20th Vegetable Garden Speaker, Nicole Stoner
April 22nd Earth Day Specials
April 29th Sip of Spring Event
May 14th Happy Mothers Day!

Hello Gerbera

Let the fun begin…

Support the Pollinators!

Seeds have started growing!

Watch these seeds turn into plants!

They are beginning to grow!

Peppers!

Tomatoes

Other Veggies

Big Red Begonia

Lavender Phenomenal
Walters Gardens

Get Savvy With Succulents

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG?

 

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG?
Mr. Groundhog might have saw his shadow, but this past weekend has made me feel a little excited about spring arriving.  Warmer temperatures are right around the corner and the fun has already started.  The soil has arrived and the seeds are being planted.  Some plugs will begin arriving next week.  Spring has sprung so mark your calendars that we will be opening April 7th!
It is never too early to start planning a vegetable garden.  Vegetable gardening can be fun for the entire family, profitable, and is a great form of exercise.  If you are thinking about a vegetable garden this year, come listen to Nicole Stoner, University of Nebraska Extension Educator provide her expertise about vegetable gardening.  This event is scheduled for April 20th at 6:30 p.m. here at The Petal Patch and is for novice and skilled gardeners alike!    If you would like to reserve your spot to this valuable event you can reach me at 402-226-3721.
I will not be mailing out a postcard this year, so you will want to keep up with what is happening via the internet. Website: www.petalpatchonline.com Email: cheryl@petalpatchonline.com, Facebook at The Petal Patch, or you can subscribe to our monthly newsletter by adding your email at the bottom of the first page of our website.
Calendar of Events
March 20th Container Parties Begin
April 7th Opening Day
April 16th Closed Easter Day
April 20th Vegetable Gardening Speaker, Nicole Stoner
April 22nd Earth Day Specials
April 29th Sip of Spring Event
May 14th Happy Mothers Day!
Support the Pollinators!
Bartzella Peony
Seeds have started growing!
Watch these seeds turn into plants!
Tomato Plants!
Peppers!
Many Other Vegetables!
Big Red Begonia
Lavender Phenomenal
Walters Gardens
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Asclepias Tuberosa
 PLANTING INSPIRATION
4410 ROAD G  |  Hardy, NE  |  402-226-3721  |  Open April 7th
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HELLO 2017!

Happy New Year!
I decided to include my family in the January newsletter! So this is the Christensen Clan winding down from 2016 and looking forward to many blessings in 2017!  One of highlights of 2016 was celebrating my husband Bruce’s 60th Birthday fishing with all of our kids.  I also took a little excursion to the Chicago Botanical Gardens late this fall with my daughter April.   If you are ever in the Chicago area the botanical gardens are a beautiful place to see plants in action!
With this newsletter we mark the start of a new gardening year.  Just think of all the possibilities it has to offer.   The seed catalogs are marching 3×3 into my place and I am excited to see all of the new seeds and plant material. For the next couple months I will keep you up to date on the new items that will be available at The Petal Patch as well as upcoming events including The Container Parties!  So stay in touch via email or Facebook and stay informed!
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WINTER GREENERY WORKSHOPS

Come create beautiful holiday greenery containers that will last through the winter months.  This event is held in our warm greenhouse starting November 18th and ending December 10th.  There are several dates available for individual as well as groups.

 

November 28th: 6:00 p.m.

December 3rd: 10:00 a.m.

December 5th: 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.

December 7th: 5:00 p.m.

December 8th: 6:00 p.m.

December 9th: 2:00 p.m.

December 10th: 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 pm

Please reserve your spot by calling 402-226-3721 .

The cost is $38 for the greenery to fill a 12″ container plus 3 decorative stems. (You can make as many containers as you want).

Please bring along a 12″ container from your patio with soil intact. (I will also have 12″ containers to purchase)

Please bring clippers and gloves along,

This is a come as you are workshop (don’t wear good clothing).

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have a large group you would like to reserve a private workshop for, additional times and days are available. Minimum of 8 people to reserve a private workshop.

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Branching Out For You

Trimming Shrubs

Many people have asked me about trimming shrubs.  There are many shrubs on the market and the best advice I can give you is to make sure you ask this question when you purchase the shrub.  Usually there is a good tag on each item and if there isn’t please ask.

There is a saying if they bloom in the spring trim them after they have bloomed and if they bloom in the fall trim them in the spring! Some spring bloomers to trim after they bloom: Chokeberry, Forsythia, Lilac, and Early Blooming Spirea. Some shrubs to trim in late fall or early spring before new growth begins: Barberry, Burning Bush, Dogwoods, Honeysuckle, Ninebarks, Purpleleaf Sandcherry, Smokebush, and Sumac. Hydrangea trimming questions: www.finegardening.com or https:www.reference.com There are many types of Hydrangea which should be pruned at different times depending on whether they flower on old or new wood.  Many questions have been asked about Hibiscus also.  There are many cultivars of Hibiscus.   Some are tropical, some are perennial (Rose Mallow)and some are shrubs or Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).  Rose of Sharon blooms in late summer and early fall.  Now is the time to trim the Rose of Sharon since it just got done blooming.  I hope this information helps!

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Fall Gardening Awaits

Fall Gardening Awaits

The weather this weekend makes me think fall is right around the corner.  I thought I better get busy and update you on what will be happening at The Petal Patch. We will be opening September 6th with bulbs, iris, mums, peonies, shrubs, and perennials. Fall is a great time to plant!  The temperatures are cooling down which enables perennials and shrubs to root in quickly.  Come check out our great selection!!

We will be offering hardy Mums from Minnesota once again along with those diva decorative mums for your patio.  Plant your mums in the ground early, water and mulch them good and you should be set for the winter ahead.  Don’t cut them down in the spring until they start to show green around the base.

The Petal Patch is also open by appointment in August so if you are in need of mulch or plants for that special landscape project, don’t hesitate to call us. Starting September 6th we will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-6 and Saturdays 12-5.   Our last day for fall sales will be October 1st.

It is always a good idea to stop fertilizing your perennials and shrubs so they harden off properly in preparation for winter.  If you continue to fertilize, the plants put on new growth and might not make it through the winter.

As always thank you so much for your business and friendship!!
If there is something you need, just give us a call at 402-226-3721.  We are happy to help you out.

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BURSTING WITH PLANTS

BURSTING WITH PLANTS

The Petal Patch is bursting with plants.  While the winds and weather have been interesting, we have kept everything comfy, but now it is time to give these plants a new home.  Our greenhouse roof blew off in the wind on April 15th but it was replaced with the help of many neighbors.  That is one of the special things about living in a small community – you can always count on great help in time of need.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you in the coming month to shop for plants for your containers or to find that special perennial to add to your landscape.  We also have some new pottery, iron and great garden junk from Front Porch Antiques.  Stop by for our Sip of Spring on April 30th from 2:00 until 6:00 and enjoy a glass of wine while you shop.  Superior Estates Winery will be hosting the wine tasting and music will be provided by the Sons of the Republic.  Join us for a relaxing afternoon to benefit Nuckolls County Cancer Stomp and Thayer County Relay for Life.

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Yummy Chocolate Cake Recipe sampled at Container Parties this spring

Vegetable oil spray for pan/flour for dusting

1- 18.25 oz. pkg. devils food cake mix

1 -3.9 oz. choc. Instant pudding mix

4 large eggs

1 cup dairy sour cream

½ cup warm water

½ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Lightly mist Bundt pan with oil and dust with flour.  Place cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, warm water and oil in large mixing bowl.  Blend on low one minute. Scrape bowl. Increase speed to medium 2-3 minutes more.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place in pan and bake in the center of the oven.  It is done when it starts to pull away from the sides of pan.  Cool 20 minutes.  Remove from pan.  Cool 20 minutes longer.  Good served warm.   350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.  Serves 16.

 

 

 

 

 

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