HISTORY Poinsettia, also known as the Christmas plant, remains one of the most popular holiday flowers. With the introduction of long-lasting cultivars, the popularity of the poinsettia has increased significantly. It was introduced to the United States in 1825 by Joel Robert Poinsett, first U. S. ambassador to Mexico who obtained plants from the wilds of southern Mexico. POINSETTIA CULTIVARS Pesche’s carries several series of cultivars offering a variety of bract colors: Peterstar Red…Read More »
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EVERGREENS Keep watering your evergreens until the ground freezes. Evergreens can dry out during the winter. Apply WILT STOP by Bonide which is a natural nontoxic product derived from the resin of pine trees. WILT STOP forms a soft, clear, flexible film on treated plants. This film protects plants from drying out, drought, wind burn, sun scald, winter kill, transplant shock, salt damage, while at the same time allowing them to grow naturally. Apply in…Read More »
Pesche’s has exciting new varieties and pre-selected combinations of bulbs! Our bulbs are imported from Holland and of the finest quality guaranteeing the best results! Did you ever wonder how some people have larger spring flowers than others? Well, the trick is that you must buy larger bulbs. Remember, the bigger the better! So shop early for the biggest and best selection! Stop into our Garden Center early for your best selection of spring bulbs…Read More »
Beautiful, huge flowers with stately foliage make Amaryllis the perfect addition to your holiday décor. Hardy, fun to grow and with the proper care, the bulb will flower from year to year. Amaryllis will bloom in 6 to 10 weeks from the time it is potted and watered. Netherlands Bulb Company has supplied our garden center with a super selection of amaryllis varieties in sizes 26+cm (diameter of bulb) to the awesome 40+ cm size….Read More »
Uugghh! Bugs! Did you have your houseplants outside this summer? Did you bring any new plants home? Did you re–pot any plants recently? This cold winter our customers are bringing in an abundance of houseplant leaf samples with various insect problems. Homes that lack humidity create favorable environments for insects like spider mites. Inspect your houseplants for insects! Check your plants over with a magnifying glass. Thoroughly look over the undersides of leaves and branch…Read More »