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5 Newest Holiday Houseplants In Stock
‘Tis the season to add a touch of greenery to your festive decor! As the holidays approach, what better way to spruce up your home than with some vibrant and merry houseplants? Join us as we unwrap the top 5 newest holiday houseplants that are decking the shelves this season. From the whimsical holiday cactus to the elegant lavender topiaries, we've got the inside scoop on these beauties and how to care for them.
This Week’s Top 3 Themes
This week at the McDonald Garden Center Christmas Shoppe, we've gathered three unique and captivating Christmas themes to inspire your festive holiday decor. From the classic charm of Vintage Christmas to the ocean-inspired 'Tis the Sea-son theme and the contemporary elegance of Urban Nest, there's something for everyone. In this blog, we’ll dive into these fantastic themes and show how you can bring the magic of one or many into your existing holiday decor.
Unwrap the Magic: What to Expect At Our 2023 Holiday Open House
The holiday season is officially here at our McDonald Garden Center Christmas Shoppe! What better way to kickstart your festive spirit than by the Holiday Open House from November 3rd-5th to experience an array of items. In this blog, we’ll give a sneak peek of just a few of the categories we have in stock now. Get ready to deck the halls with style and flair and discover all the treasures this event has to offer!
Everything You Need to Know About Growing Persimmons
Today, we're excited to dig into the wonderful world of persimmons with you! These sweet, vibrant fruits have been capturing hearts and taste buds for centuries, and we're here to share the scoop on how to grow your very own persimmon tree. Our Green Team experts are just brimming with knowledge, and they've got all the tips, tricks, and care instructions you need to make your persimmon-growing journey a fruitful success.
Our Top 5 Shrubs in Stock
Now that fall is in full swing, our garden center is bustling with new plants and products to make your garden gorgeous for the season. Shrubs, however, can give your garden year-round interest and it’s a great time to plant so the roots can develop before the chill of winter sets in. In this blog, we've handpicked five amazing shrubs that will not only make your garden look fantastic but will also keep it thriving for many years to come.
Fall is for Planting: Creating a Captivating Landscape
All gardening enthusiasts know that the fall season is not just for enjoying the changing foliage; it's also the perfect time to plant and create captivating landscapes that will leave your neighbors in awe. In this blog, we'll explore how you can use a selection of fall plants, including pansies, azaleas, camellias, ornamental grasses, and trees, to craft a landscape that makes you want to sit outside and enjoy the season.
3 Ways to Elevate Your Culinary Creations with Pansies
When we all think of pansies, we think of the colorful fall and winter blooms that adorn the garden beds and planters of your neighborhood. But have you thought about putting pansies into your culinary creations? These vibrant and edible flowers can elevate both the visual appeal and flavor of your dishes and cocktails. In this blog, we'll explore three creative recipes that showcase how to use pansies to transform your culinary creations into works of art.
5 Tips for Planting Spring Bulbs
One of the most important aspects of fall gardening is the preparation for the upcoming spring season with spring-blooming bulbs! The emergence of colorful bulb blooms like tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinths is definitely a sight to see after the cold winter months. To ensure a vibrant and blooming garden come springtime, it's crucial to plant these bulbs correctly in the fall. In this blog, we'll explore five different ways to plant spring bulbs.
Our Top 3 Fall Planter Recipes
As the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisp, it's time to transform your porches and patios into vibrant spaces full of autumnal charm. In this blog, we're sharing three fall planter recipes that you can use to infuse your space with that real fall feeling and make your neighbors green with envy (or perhaps orange with envy, considering it's autumn). So grab your gardening gloves and let's get planting!
How to Make A Scarecrow
Our Make A Scarecrow Event is coming up this weekend so we wanted to teach you how to make a scarecrow that'll not only protect your garden from pesky pests but also become the talk of the neighborhood all while donating to a great cause for the Children’s Hospital for the King’s Daughters (CHKD). Grab your creative juices and let's get started!
How to Start Your Fall Veggie Garden
As the beginnings of autumn start to replace the scorching heat of summer, it's the perfect time to shift your attention to your very own fall vegetable garden. Fall gardening is a rewarding endeavor that allows you to enjoy fresh, homegrown produce well into the cooler months. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps to start your fall veggie garden and ensure a bountiful harvest
Our 5 Newest Fall Items
Get ready to embrace the coziest season of the year with open arms and a whole lot of flair! As the weather starts cooling, we're excited to introduce our five newest fall items that will jazz up your spaces and turn your gardens into a place that truly welcomes all fall vibes. From the sassy sway of ornamental grasses to the spicy charm of ornamental peppers, these plants are here to make your autumn awesome.
Why Do You Need to Seed & Feed? The Secret to a Lush and Healthy Lawn
A well-maintained lawn is not only a source of pride, but also a relaxing place for outdoor activities and social gatherings. Achieving that lush, vibrant lawn, however, requires more than just regular mowing and watering. One of the most critical practices in lawn care is "seeding and feeding." In this blog, we'll delve into the reasons why you need to seed and feed your lawn and the benefits it brings to your outdoor space.
All About Coneflowers: A Perennial Summer
Coneflowers are probably the most popular summer flowers there are, especially here at McDonald Garden Center. They don’t only come in a slew of colors, but are also important pollinator plants, add height to your garden, and are great cut flowers. In this blog, we’re looking into the attributes of coneflowers and how to care for them so you can add some to your garden (even if you have a few million of them already).
How to Get Rid of Crepe Myrtle Suckers
Crepe myrtles are cherished for their vibrant blooms and elegant structure, adding beauty to gardens and landscapes. However, as much as we adore these trees, they can sometimes produce unwanted growth called “suckers”. If you find yourself grappling with these persistent intruders, fear not! In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to effectively get rid of crepe myrtle suckers and restore the beauty of your tree.