Garden Help Desk

Pesche’s Garden Rx is full of helpful articles to make your plants look their best. Whether you’re looking to go organic, or starting your seeds in the house, Pesche’s Garden Rx is the place to start.

Flocked Christmas Tree Care

Pesche’s is proud to be one of the select few garden centers that offers fresh flocked trees and wreaths, a tradition we have tended since the 1950’s. Fresh flocked trees have longer lifespans as the flocking locks in the moisture and preserves the needles. Although flocked trees do not require a water source, water will further preserve your tree. Flocking comes in all colors (white, pink, blue, red, yellow, purple, and black) and can be…

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Poinsettias – Care, Maintenance and Re-Blooming

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 –…

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December Gardening

A thorough lawn clean up is very important.. Rake up any remaining leaves in between snows if necessary. Heavy layers of decomposing leaves can cause disease problems and kill the lawn underneath them. Stay off frozen lawns to avoid winter damage. Sodium chloride or rock salt used to melt snow near lawns or landscape plants will cause damage! Calcium chloride (a component of conventional fertilizer), kitty litter, or sand is more environmentally friendly. Avoid trying…

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Awesome Amaryllis

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….

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