Posts by Nancy

Spring Fever

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Gardening Tips | 0 comments

Welcome back!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to crawl into my bed.  My flower and vegetable beds!

April is a great month to get your gardens prepared.  It’s time to remove any leftover leaves.  You want to rake these out before your plants start growing to avoid any damage to the new growth.  Now is the time to cut back any grasses you didn’t cut back in the fall.  An easier way of doing this is to tie the grass in a bundle and then cut down low.  If you have hedge clippers this will make it easier. April is a good time to divide any overgrown perennials before they get big.  If you haven’t done so you should have your soil PH tested.  URI will do this for you.  When you get these results you can amend your gardens with what they recommend.  We have all your needs, compost (Lobster compost is great,) manure, peat moss and mulch.

Vegetable gardens should have the soil turned over in April for your annual vegetables.  It’s a good time to add compost.  April is usually a good time to plant peas, lettuce and Cole crops of broccoli, cauliflower,cabbage,kale. We will have all these in stock for you.

So get outside and get dirty!

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Winterizing Your Gardens

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Gardening Tips | 0 comments

Winterizing Your Gardens
The Fall is a great time to evaluate your gardens, clean away debris, move or divide plants, and provide nutrients to your soils. We at Moore Blooms Garden Center recommend that you spend some time with your gardens now and it will pay in dividends next season.

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Fall

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fall is on its way, weather we want it or not.  I, for one, love the fall with the crisp air and the fall colors.

Now is a good time to clean up and refresh your gardens.  September is great for planting trees, shrubs and perennials.  September is also good for dividing those overgrown perennials and moving plants around to better spots.  You have had all summer to watch and survey where something that isn’t doing so well might do better in another spot.  Fall is a good time to start cleaning your beds, removing diseased or dead plants.  Your veggie gardens could be rotated for fall veggies like broccoli, kale,lettuce etc.

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Moore Blooms Fall Gallery

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Gardening Tips | 0 comments

Fall is on its way, weather we want it or not.  I, for one, love the fall with the crisp air and the fall colors.

Moore Blooms has everything you need

to make your fall

COLORFUL !

Now is a good time to clean up and refresh your gardens.  September is great for planting trees, shrubs and perennials.  September is also good for dividing those overgrown perennials and moving plants around to better spots.  You have had all summer to watch and survey where something that isn’t doing so well might do better in another spot.  Sept is a good time to start cleaning your beds.  removing diseased or dead plants.  Your veggie gardens could be rotated for fall veggies like brocolli, kale,lettuce etc.

We are here to help you every step of the way!

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Spring???

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Gardening Tips | 0 comments

Lets get dirty! 

PhyllisInGardenAWell here we are in May. I don’t know what happen to April. Mostly cold and windy. Hopefully, May will warm up fast so we can get dirty.  Once the night temps STAY  in the mid to upper 40’s, and in some cases depending on what your planting at least the 50’s, it’s time to plant your window boxes and containers. You should always start out with new soil. Reusing the existing soil from last year is risky.  It may have overwintered insects and diseases, and your plants took whatever nutrients were in the old soil.  We recommend adding some “soil moist”  to your pots to cut down on your watering, also a slow release fertilizer incorporated into the soil. It is very important to fertilize your plants in pots to keep your plants looking green and flowering.  For example, Petunias are heavy feeders and require more than Geraniums. Of utmost importance is to make sure your pots have drainage holes that are large enough to prevent the pot from filling up and holding the water for an extended period of time which will cause waterlogged plants and eventually rotted roots.

On larger containers which would require a significant amount of soil, you could put some clean rocks, packing peanuts or empty flower pots upside down  in the bottom to take up some of the room and save on soil. Be careful not to get carried away, as too little soil will not give you the desired outcome.  Plants in containers still need room to spread their roots and take up nutrients.

By mid to late May when the soil has warmed up you can finish planting your vegetable and herbs. You want to make sure the soil is warm for Peppers, Tomatoes, Eggplants and Basil.  If not they will just sit there and you take the chance of them get sickly or even to die.

Looking for fun in your gardens and containers?  We now carry a nice assortment of Fairy Garden supplies.  The kids and adults love these.

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