Shonnard's Blog

Feb
5

The Next Arctic Blast


Forecasts for the next few days have extreme low temperatures, combined with wind. While not as cold as our big December freeze, plants may still be susceptible to additional damage from this weather event.

What’s at risk? Anything planted since the last freeze, anything that has pushed new growth in the last few weeks, and many broad leafed evergreens, such as Daphne, Escallonia, Mexican Orange, Hebe, California Lilac (Ceanothus), Rosemary, Camelia, etc. Also, any winter blooming plants that are in flower, such as some winter camellias, hellebores, and even winter heathers, might suffer loss of flowers, though they are unlikely to take any more damage.

What can you do? With temps forecast for the mid to low teens, the danger to most plants isn’t tissue freezing, it’s dehydration. If possible, get out and water freeze-sensitive plants in the afternoon, while temperatures are above freezing. Protect sensitive plants from the wind by draping weed barrier, Reemay fabric, or old lightweight blankets to reduce water loss from the wind, which just strips moisture out of the leaves of broad leafed plants. Bring container plants into the garage, or a wind-sheltered location up against the house.

Remember to check your pipes, though if you made it through December you should be safe enough.


Dec
9

Freezing Ponds & Waterfeatures

If you have been out to your pond or water feature in the last couple days you may notice a little ice build up. This is very normal in this...

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Aug
29

Prevent Next Year's Lawn Problems...NOW!

Many lawn problems can be prevented or reduced by taking a few simple steps in the fall.

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May
8

Mother's Day Bouquet to Benefit Project H.E.R

Our Mother’s Day bouquet is a special creation from Shonnard’s Floral Department and benefits Project H.E.R., a local breast cancer awareness program. Cost is $69.99; $10.00 from each bouquet goes directly to help Project H.E.R.

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May
2

Our Gorilla Landscape Crew Strikes Again

Our Gorilla Landscape strikes again! Surprising someone with a landscape cleanup is something we truly love.

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Jan
29

Create Indoor Interest with Terrariums

A terrarium is an easy and beautiful project that you can create in less that an hour.

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Dec
7

Bringing Winter Beauty In

Deck your halls with cut greens, berries, branches and stems from your yard.

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Nov
30

Remember Those Leaves

Leaf control on your lawn can keep it healthy over the winter. As fall turns into winter, leaves left on a lawn can block light and even...

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Nov
21

Getting the Most Life Out of Your Holiday Centerpiece

Our holiday centerpieces are handmade, easy to care for, and will last a long time if properly cared for

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Nov
7

Fall Color Has Arrived

After a long delay, fall colors are finally popping out everywhere. Find space in your landscape for some autumn brilliance!

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