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August 2018 Newsletter

August 17, 2018 1:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hi There!   Hope you are enjoying this lovely summer weather! Fortunately, Mother Nature hasn’t sent us drought. We are looking lush from the lovely rains. Yay!Looking for screening plant material in the shade? (Shade can be a special challenge.) We have some great ideas for you. You don’t have to have evergreens (which don’t like to grow in the shade and are slow to fill in) to provide screening from your neighbors. Here are a few which will work: Cornelian Cherry Dogwood, Viburnums, Serviceberry, Aronia, Abelia, Magnolia, Witchhazel. It’s almost tomato season. They are starting to ripen . Soon... View Article

July 2018 Newsletter

July 12, 2018 9:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s a glorious day in July and time for a garden chat. We’ve been blessed with lovely, moist growing conditions and things are looking robust. Leaves seem larger than normal, and flowers are bursting forth. Keep your annuals looking their best by giving them weekly doses of liquid plant food such as Jack’s Classic 20-20-20 (which we love) or Miracle Gro. Give your Wave Petunias a light trim, snipping off the ends a tad, to discourage the straggly look in August. That’ll bush them right up! (Just do it – it won’t be painful.) Deadheading keeps the flowers coming. But... View Article

Native Plants at Huntree

April 17, 2018 4:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

HUNTREE’S COLLECTION OF MICHIGAN NATIVE PLANTS   Why plant natives?  Because by doing so we are providing food and habitat necessary for our native animals which rely on on specific sources for food and shelter.    They are well adapted to our local growing conditions, which means they require little or no special treatment such as irrigation, fertilization, or soil amendments. Trees                                                                             Ferns... View Article

April 2018 Newsletter

April 16, 2018 6:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

HUNTREE NURSERY   –    April 2018   According to the calendar it is SPRING!  We’ll just go with that assumption.  We’re here and ready to go!  So just put on your long underwear and get out in the garden.  Eeeek!   Earth Day is getting close.  What’s your plan?  Do something for Mother Earth.  We are, and you can participate with us. Time to SPRING into action! CELEBRATE EARTH DAY          April 22nd Let’s help the Douglas Elementary Volunteer Garden Team with their courtyard garden and gardening curriculum.   HUNTREE NURSERY will donate 10% of all organic product... View Article

Rhododendrons 2018

April 16, 2018 6:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

RHODODENDRONS    –  Spring 2018 Our Rhododendron are grown locally to perfection and are conditioned to our climate.  Special conditions are required.  They prefer a protected location out of bad winter winds,  humusy organic acid soils that stay moist throughout the season.   Do not plant in clay soils or dry sandy soils.   When planting, dig the hole only as deep as the depth of the pot.   (Rhodos languish when planted too deep!)     Dig the hole wider than the root ball and incorporate peat moss into the existing soil to help hold moisture.    Bark mulch 2 to 3... View Article