Incorporate new colors and shimmer to your garden this season with a decorative gazing ball. This garden ornament is simple to make! Here’s what you’ll need: flat glass gems, industrial strength glue, and any round glass bowl such as a fish bowl, rose bowl or light bulb cover. Glue the selected gems to the glass… Read more »
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When life gives you wine corks, make teeny tiny planters! Isn’t that how the saying goes? This Pinterest-worthy project is made using recycled wine corks and your choice of succulents or air plants. Materials needed: Wine cork Small air plant or succulent plant Drill or screw driver Glue Magnet First, use your drill or screw driver… Read more »
It’s America’s favorite past time and now you can enjoy baseball all season with container gardening! This month plant a baseball with violas and use as a centerpiece or garden accent. The process is very simple! Materials needed: White and red violas or pansies Container of desired size Fertilome Ultimate Potting Soil Start with a… Read more »
There’s a trick of the trade our growers swear by: seed tape. Rather than sorting tiny garden seeds by hand, you can plant a strip of biodegradable seed tape with the seeds already inside. This dissolves into the soil giving you perfectly spaced plants. It also prevents birds from eating your freshly sown seeds or… Read more »
October is here and you know what that means, it’s finally pumpkin season. We’ve got some adorable pumpkin luminaires here at Parkview that are so versatile and make for a great fall decoration that will last for years. When you decorate with these you won’t have to worry about a pumpkin sitting on your front… Read more »
As summer draws to an end, we say goodbye to our wonderful teacher and student help and wish them well on their impending school year. A great little gift for the college kids and teachers in your life is a mini Zen garden they can keep on their desk. This is a simple, thoughtful gift… Read more »
Here we are, already mid-July and there is no sign of relief from the heat. How are your spring annuals looking? They may need some freshening up before the next backyard barbecue takes place. This month we’ll be making a new plant pot for summer, but we’ll be jazzing it up with some repurposed furniture… Read more »
Summer is heating up and we are halfway through the year. This month, we took a week to pay special attention to our beloved pollinators. Here’s one way to encourage a good habitat for your pollinators, with just a few simple materials. For this simple project, you’ll need a saucer that holds water (a decorative… Read more »
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends in gardening, you may have already heard about the next big thing: Kokedama. Roughly translated, it simply means moss ball. This is an easy and fun way to display your plants inside or outside. Plus, there are very few supplies needed to create your Kokedama so… Read more »
It may be cold and snow is still covering the ground but we are ready for spring here at Parkview! We’ve been seeing green for over a month in our greenhouses, and at this point, we are eagerly waiting for the warmer days when we start seeing green outside too. We have been receiving all… Read more »
The temps are cooler and the days are shorter, tis the season for our fresh winter greens and arrangements. Although many of you are dreading the long cold winter months ahead, warm your home with a beautiful Birch Bundle that can be kept inside or outside. What you will need for this easy, inexpensive winter… Read more »
If you’ve been following our latest projects, you’ve already learned to make a trendy succulent dish. We’re happy to announce that succulents are still the talk of the town and we are still creating adorable arrangements! This time of year, most people have an abundance of pumpkins so we have decided to put two of… Read more »
School is in full swing and we all know what that means; summer is over and fall is finally here. We here at Parkview are head over heels for fall. The weather is cooler, our plants are happier and they are starting to put on their final color show before winter arrives. How about those… Read more »
Summer is winding down and that means that fall and winter are right around the corner. If you are anything like we are, you’re already thinking ahead to next year’s garden and all of its possible needs. Something many people forget is the importance of pollinating insects. Did your vegetable garden not do very well… Read more »
The heat of summer is upon us here at Parkview Nursery and we are all about the succulent trend. We have a vast assortment of succulents still available with a new shipment arriving any day now. Succulents are great because of their heat and drought tolerance and the versatility that they offer. They can be… Read more »
Our spring season has flown by and we’ve been busy keeping our plants happy and hydrated. With all the watering we do daily, we certainly have some worn out chunks of garden hose lying around. You may have noticed that repurposing and recycling are common themes in this blog so rather than throwing them away, we decided to get… Read more »
Can you believe it, spring is finally here! This time of year is always so inspiring with all of the color and new life that brightens up our cold brown landscape from the season before. This month we thought it would be fitting to create your own mini plant stakes for your houseplants, outdoor planters, or garden markers.
I am all about keeping projects nifty and thrifty; this fun little craft is exactly that. Scavenged décor is unique in so many ways and can be used for many different purposes. A person could gift these to friends and family for weddings, birthday parties, or use them as an accent in their own home. This is a great little weekend project that is affordable and fun for both adults and children.
Don’t forget what you planted ever again; you can make your very own plant markers in no time. All you’ll need are some rocks (size up your space before choosing your rocks, you may want them to be palm sized or smaller for containers), acrylic paint of your choice in color, a fine point paintbrush… Read more »
Summer Gardening Basics
Grab a girlfriend and come on out for prize drawings and a free Q&A!
Kids Make & Take: Cement Stepping Stone
Bring the kiddos in to create a keepsake cement stepping stone!