Autumn Gardening Awaits
The Petal Patch will be open Sept. 13th through Sept. 29th
Closed for Simply Junkin’ Market
Our last day for fall shopping is Sept. 29th!
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER TIDBITS
Say Happy Valentines Day with a gift certificate from The Petal Patch. Just click onto our website petalpatchonline.com and purchase a gift certificate online. You, might even want to tag along with your friend to
“The Sip of Spring” to enjoy a glass of wine or a cold brew
while you shop for great plants on April 28th!
It’s a new year with many possibilities!
Many plants and loads of fun are waiting for you at The Petal Patch. As we start a new year we want to say thank you for letting us be your inspiration.
New Proven Winner petunia…”Lovie Dovie”
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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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
In springtime, nature is renewed, and to help celebrate our 15 years in business so are we. We have hit the refresh button with a new look. We are currently launching a new logo, website, and Facebook page. Gardening is not just a hobby anymore. Plants and gardening matter, especially to our pollinating friends out there. Take a look at some of the events we have planned and come join in the fun and education. Whether you are looking for pollinator host plants, vegetables for your garden, or something to beautify your yard The Petal Patch has it all. We would love to see you!