Memorial Day Weekend Hours
Impatiens are Back!
We are open throughout the holiday weekend.
Saturday: 8:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New Plants for 2017
Due to downy mildew being present in our area we have not sold traditional impatiens since 2013. The impatiens we carry this year have been treated with a new fungicide that studies have shown to prevent plants from contracting downy mildew.
Every year there are beautiful new plants available for garden centers to grow and sell....
Happy Easter! We have a beautiful selection of Easter lilies and other blooming spring flowers like hydrangeas, primrose, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths to decorate your Easter brunch.
Valentines Day at Vern Goers
With the record temperatures this past week, it gives many gardeners a lot of hope....but unfortunately we have some cold temperatures returning this weekend, and if any of your early spring flowers were getting a jump start like mine, you will need to protect them.
Winter at the Greenhouse
Gift ideas for Valentines Day at Vern Goers Greenhouse
Only a Few Weeks Left...
Many of our customers ask us, “What do you do all winter?” Or, “Where are you heading for the winter?” And while we wish we could put our feet up on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, we are here prepping for spring. (Truth be told, we actually do get a tan on sunny days inside the glass greenhouses.)
Christmas came quickly this year! Need a few last minute gifts and stocking stuffers? Or maybe something to bring to the hostess of that holiday party? Here are a few ideas that will help you mix it up and keep your loved ones thinking of you as they enjoy their gift:
Winter Container Workshop
The Doings did a recent story titled "November and December, busy time for a garden center?" about the Christmas season at the greenhouse. They also attended the Sarah's winter container workshop.
Bringing In Houseplants
Our Annual Winter Container Class is being held on Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Planting Bulbs FAQs
Not only do gardeners enjoy the outdoors during the warm summer months, but their houseplants do, too. Bringing your indoor plants outside on a shady porch for the season always helps them grow and keeps them happy.
First Aid for Summer Gardens
Fall is the time of year to plant your spring bulbs. To get those first sprigs of green next spring and have beautiful tulips and daffodils after a long winter, you need to get them in the ground before the ground freezes. Here are some of the most common questions we get about planting these. Let us know if you have any questions of your own and we’ll get you the answers you need!
Make your Garden a Hummingbird Haven
The sun and heat takes a toll on all of us during the summer, and can especially be hard on the garden. From leggy petunias to green geraniums and drought-ridden plants, it can be rough on all your plants. Here are a few first aid tips to keep your garden looking its very best all summer long.
2016: Year of the Delphinium
Hummingbirds are great little birds to watch zip about your yard. The secret to attracting these little guys to your yard comes down to food. Not only can you use hummingbird feeders to attract hummingbirds, but what flowers you have in your garden can draw them to your yard, too.
NGB is predicting 2016 to be the Year of the Carrot, the Year of the Begonia, the Year of the Delphinium and the Year of the Allium. All of these have not only been popular for years, but are great plants to grow in our Midwest conditions.
2016: Year of the Carrot
We all want to do our part to help the environment and by being careful with our plant selection, we can make a big impact in our own backyard. From planting native pollinators that attract birds, butterflies and bees, to having rainwater barrels for watering our yards to using very few chemicals on your plants, you can make a difference in your garden.
2016: Year of the Allium
Carrots are among the most common vegetables to show up in lunch boxes and on the dinner table, and they are also one of the most popular vegetables to grow in your garden. These roots are easy to grow and because they are so popular to eat, you will definitely enjoy the spoils of your hard work.
2016: Year of the Begonia
This year’s bulb is the allium. These unique flowers give your garden a pop of color that is like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. Ornamental alliums are globe-shaped flowers that rest on the top of green, leafless stalks. Much like your tulips, there are many varieties of alliums that range in height, color and flower size, giving you an allium for any situation in your garden.
This year’s annual is the begonia. Begonias are very versatile plants that can be used as houseplants, in the shade or in the sun depending on the variety. There are so many different species available that there is virtually a begonia for every gardening situation. The only downside of these wonderful plants is that they are annuals in our area.