If you’re like most gardeners, you stick to the staple annuals of geraniums, petunias, marigolds, impatiens, and you might splash in a few bacopa, sweet potato vines and spikes for an added flair to your containers. While these are all great plants for reliable annual growing, there are a few plants we would urge you… Read more »
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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 »
With the end of summer comes the inevitable preparation for winter. But wait just one second, we still have this glorious season of fall to enjoy! This time of year gives us one last burst of color before the monotony of white and brown settles in for winter. If you’re stuck on ideas for the… Read more »
While most homeowners strive to have attractive landscapes all year long, that isn’t easily achieved during a South Dakota winter. However, there’s a few plants that provide color and interest, even during the cold season. Over the last year or so we have seen increased interest in evergreens. The texture of the needles, rich hues… Read more »
Here we are in mid-July and it’s hard not to think of fall days approaching. School is just around the corner, only a month away and we’ll soon start to feel those cooler autumn mornings. While you may think fall is just the time to start readying your yards and gardens for winter, it is… Read more »
The temperature rises, rain is scarce and your plants are looking bleak. Sound familiar? Fortunately, this trend doesn’t have to happen to your garden. That’s why we emphasize watering. When planting, especially with high temperatures, plants experience transplant shock and easily will because their roots are confined to a small area. Proper watering keeps your… Read more »
After a bitter winter like we’ve had, it’s not surprising to see many plants that have died from winter kill. You may be wondering what that exactly is and why it would happen… here’s the scoop on winter kill. Winter kill occurs for a variety of reasons. This year, the main source was the cold… Read more »
Spring has decided to make a late entrance this year but it’s bound to show up sometime, right? With a cold and wet spring like this one, you may wonder when you will finally be able to start working in your garden. We are wondering that too, but there are many things that can be… Read more »
Year after year we receive the same question, “Can I plant perennials, shrubs and trees in the fall?” The answer is YES! While many people may see plants browning and going into dormancy as a precursor to death, their path to dormancy is actually a great opportunity to have beautiful plants in the spring. Some… Read more »
In our attempt to better educate the home gardener, this summer is a perfect opportunity to show the importance of proper watering. Just like the human body, plants are made up of a high percentage of water, so why not make sure that plants have water available like we do our own bodies? New plants… Read more »
We’ve made it through the blazing heat of summer and now Old Man Winter is knocking on our door, but here at Parkview we are taking advantage of the cooler temperatures and thinking ahead to spring. The beautiful blooms of spring are always a refreshing site after a long winter, but a person needs to prepare in the fall in order to enjoy them.
Kids Make & Take: Summer Tropical Edition
Bring the kiddos in to celebrate summer!
Mother’s Day Planter Make & Take
Bring the kiddos over to make a special gift for mom! The cost is $10 for all the materials needed.