Sunday, March 29, 2009

What a weekend

It happens every year, the weather is great, people are really getting an early start in gardening, then WHAM, Mother Nature lets us know who is in charge. The question of the week is.... "Will my plants be OK?" Yes, they are going to be just fine, unless you have planted tomato and pepper plants, and did not protect them. Pansies actually will do better with the snow (ice) they received. The snow cover actually made a nice blanket to insulate against the cold temperatures. Spring flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils that were in full bloom won't bloom again, but the bulbs will be fine. This afternoon I did see some tulips that had not bloomed and I think they will be just fine, and like the pansies, the snow cover was good for them. Spring flowering plants such as viburnum and crabapple trees that the buds had not opened seem to be ok, time will tell. It is going to be a great week for gardening, no storms in the forcast!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ferti Lome

Shop for your favorite ferti lome products at Johnson's!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Open House this Friday - Sunday at Johnson's

The stores are all getting ready for our annual Spring Open House (SOH). We will have some of our supplier representatives on hand to visit with customers and employees to inform everyone on what is new with their product line. The following people are scheduled to be at the stores later this week.
Bill Brannon - Alpha Biosystems, natural for your watergarden, lawn and landscape.
Jeff and Andy Keyes - Back to Nature, suppliers of Cotton Boll Compost
Brandon Eakes - Foster's Inc. suppling Topsy Turvy and other lines
Mr. Ferti-Lome, Tony Meyer, Ferti-Lome and Natural Guard
Britt Elving - Gard'N-Wise, Ferti-Lome, Soils, almost anything in our stores
Sandi Dankwart - Bonide, Lawn & Garden problem solvers
Piet Stuifbergen - Dutch flowering bulbs
Chuck Shiele - Angel Moss baskets
Tony Beckman - MYKE, beneficial plant fungi, (Tony is a Funguy)
Mark Randolph - Bayer - Landscape problem solvers
Eric George - Monrovia Nursery Co., Landscape plants
Wes Johnson - Hesston Plant Co., Brother and Uncle, the finest plant grower around

Check back for SOH specials on items that will give you savings on spring supplies.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Pond Start Up

I know that this is not one of the most fun things to do in the spring, but getting your watergarden going has to be done. Our pond water was too low for our pump to work properly so that was the first thing to correct. After adding enough water to make the waterfall add fresh oxygen to the fish, I needed to do something about the dead leaves in the pond. I emptied out the skimmer which was full of leaves which helped the flow of water. I then added a new product from Aqua-One. This information from their website says it all.

Aqua-One is fast becoming one of the top-selling pond and aquarium products in America and the reasons are simple. Aqua-One is likely the strongest, most complex beneficial bacterial product available. It has no odor and usually sells for less than other products. We also put a “best if used by” date on every bottle, that ensures that you are getting an active, robust product.
Simply put, Aqua-One works to prevent or eliminate the most common water quality problems associated with ponds and aquariums.

Check out the photos and check back to see how Aqua-one helps my pond become crystal clear.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Hour March 19!

This week's Happy Hour Special is:

Creeping Phlox 3/$10, reg. $4.98.

This perennial is makes a bold addition to any flower bed or planter. With a 2' spread, this plant looks great by itself, or in a bunch.

Stop in between 2-6 p.m. this Thursday, March 19 to save!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bedding plant production at Johnson's

Ashley, Johnson's production manager is busy transplanting plugs (seedlings) for our spring bedding plants. Our crew will transplant over 1000 flats in just a couple of days. This crop will be ready for sale in late April. Also in the greenhouse you can see a variety of combo containers and unique hanging wicker baskets for your deck or patio.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Hour March 5!

This week's Happy Hour Special is...

Blooming Color Pansy Bowls only $8.99! Reg. $12.98

This week Happy Hour is back to it's normal time, Thursday from 2-6 only!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Garden Show

Are YOU ready for the
Garden Show?? Here's a shout out to Legacy Landscapes and Complete Landscaping Systems- they allowed us to grow their plants for the show.

Come check out all of the colorful
plants we've been growing to
display at the show. We've
enjoyed having color in our
greenhouse all winter!

Monday, March 2, 2009

New Hours!

Starting Monday, March 2, we begin our spring hours! The new hours are as follows:

Monday-Saturday 8-6
Sunday 11-5

Stop in and see us!