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Spittle Bug

Spittlebugs are easily recognized by the white foamy 'spittle' produced by nymphs.  After consuming the sap from their favorite plants, spittlebug nymphs engulf themselves in a foamy excrement that makes them less desirable to predatory ants.  This "fecal foam" protects the spittlebug from becoming a meal.  Adults are less often seen but are commonly known as froghoppers.  All feed on plants, including woody and herbaceous types.

Come celebrate Mother's Day with Al's.  Make your own memories by choosing a beautiful hanging basket she'll enjoy all summer long.

Amari Patio Furniture set

Now is the time to get your patio or deck ready!  With the weather starting to cooperate, it won't be long before you'll want to make sure that you have enough seating for all your guests, and enough grill space for every tasty treat on your menu.

Whether you pronounce it Cle-MA-tis or CLE-matis, our Grown by Al's clematis are growing strong at our Farm in Hubbard, and available at Al's.  They are perfect for encouraging up your trellis, along the fence, or over arbors.  Some clematis have double blooms, and some have two bloom periods in a single year.  They are easy to care for, and very low maintenance.  We love clematis at Al's, no matter how you say it.  Here are some of our favorites.

Every year we plan our gardens with great care, choosing only the varieties that we have come to know and love.  But when it comes to tomatoes, making sure you plant and water them correctly can make all the difference in the world.

It's time to plant up those beautiful container gardens with confidence.  With a little preplanning as to which plant combinatins will work best for your outdoor space, container gardens offer an endless number of possibilities.

With Easter right around the corner, everything seems to have come into bloom, but the flowering trees always take center stage!

Spring is finally here, and the days are starting to warm up. It's the perfect time to get out of the house and into your garden. There is plenty to do, and a little preparatory work now can insure gardening success in the months ahead.

Onions are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. A member of the Allium family, onion plants can be started from seed, seedlings, or onion sets. Onion sets eliminate a lot of guess work, and is one of the easiest methods of planting onions. We recommend onion sets because they are perfect for the home gardener as they produce onions for immediate use and for storage.

With their wide array of colors, pansies and violas are an easy way to add spring hues to your yard and garden. They have a long blooming time, so you will enjoy them all spring long. Line walkways, or use them in your early spring containers. Their abundant blooms will really make your containers sing!