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Amaryllis Growing Tips and Techniques


Amaryllis Growing Tips and Techniques

Abby Elliott, owner at Sugar Creek, shared with The Gateway Gardener her favorite Amaryllis and techniques on how to grow these beauties. Stop by the nursery to pick up your copy, or read it here.

Pictured the festive Dancing Queen, see it here.

50% Off Amaryllis

50% Off Amaryllis

It’s amazing that such spectacular blooms appear with such little effort. Just plop your bulbs in a pot or vase and magically blossoms will appear. For a limited time we are offering the following beauties at half price. Normally $16.99, now only $8.49. 

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  • See Amaryllis Growing Instructions here. 

    Add Organic Matter Directly to Your Garden In Fall


    Pumpkin Sugar Creek GardensSave a step—add organic matter directly to your vegetable garden in fall

    After you have harvested all of your veggies for the year, instead of composting your end of the season organic matter, add it to your garden. With the soil still being warm, the material will decompose quickly, saving you the time of amending your soil in spring.   

    You can add any vegetable or plant material, along with grass clippings and leaves. You’ll want to chop up the larger pieces, such as tree leaves or garden residue. Lawn mowers with bagging attachments work well to shred this material and collect it in one operation.

    Spread the organic matter to about 3” deep and work in the soil. The warmer days will quickly turn your garden refuse into black gold. Organic matter may be added every two weeks or so from September until the first weeks of December. 

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    Want Hummingbirds? Try Arabesque Red Beardtongue

    Penstemon Arabesque Red GoatbeardMother Nature gifted hummingbirds with Red Arabesque Beardtongue, Penstemon. Hardwired to seek out red, trumpet-shaped flowers, hummingbirds find Red Arabesque irresistible. An award winning beauty, Arabesque Red Beardstongue’s tall, majestic spires are loaded with fascinating carmine-red trumpet like flowers with pristine white throats. This jewel exhibits superior garden vigor and flowering. A fantastic addition to containers and the garden, it attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and the OMG I saw one dragonflies. Read more here.

    Get ready to experience the most distinctive bloom you’ve ever seen on this planet

    Petunia Night Sky

    Night Sky Petunia–boldly goes where no Petunia has gone before…Light years from usual!

    Night Sky Petunia’s inky purple flowers are spotted with white, almost like blue jeans splattered with bleach. Each flower is uniquely patterned, no two being the same. The overall effect resembles a starry night, bright with celestial objects. Night Sky Petunia grows 10-16″ tall and spreads 24-36″ wide. Its out-of-this-world flowers create fascinating containers and hanging baskets, or a weed smothering ground cover.