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fresh picked tomatoes and raddishes

There's plenty to do this time of year in the garden, but nothing better than getting to harvest the fruits of your labor!

Pink Crape Myrtle in bloom

If you are trying to create a four season garden, it's important to think about having something in bloom throughout the year.  So as your annuals start to wane, it's time for the glory days of Crape Myrtle.  When the rest of us may be struggling with the heat, the Crape Myrtle actually just starts to looks its best.

A field of colorful Dahlias

A big colorful bouquet of Dahlias cut fresh from your garden will let everyone know that summer is in full swing. You may have your favorite type of Dahlia - from the traditional Decorative Dahlia to the unique Cactus Dahlia, there is sure to be a bloom that suits your style. Or, an array of all different kinds, sizes, and hues will really scream summer fun!

A monarch butterfly

June may be Perennial Month, but the week of June 19 - 25 is National Pollinator Week. This is the time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

Field of Echinacea in Bloom

There's nothing better than attracting pollinators to your garden.  Whether it's birds, bats or bees, they each play an important role in the pollination of your garden.

Pink blooming Hydrangea bush

Whether it's a mop head, lace cap or oak leaf hydrangea that you prefer, hydrangeas are in bloom and ready to enjoy now!  Plant them now to truly enjoy them at their peak.

Lavender in bloom

Whether it's the tall stateliness of the Delphinium or the comforting fragrance of Lavender, both of these perennials will help attract pollinators to your garden.

Hardy Fuchsias

There are so many reasons to make your yard and garden attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. Aside from their botanical benefits, butterflies and hummingbirds are simply a beautiful part of nature that anyone would welcome into their backyard. You can attract these beauties with a few perennials that are pretty attractive themselves: Hostas and Fuchsias.

Purple Heucheras

When I think of ideal plants for a lovely shade garden, I immediately think of ferns and heucheras. They offer a form of motion and texture in the garden, that cannot be achieved otherwise.

Honeynut Squash

Al's Grower's Choice brings you select varieties of plants that have been chosen for their taste, hardiness and bloom. They are unique, hand picked plants and vegetables that our growers believe work best in our climate and terrains.