Bare Root Fruit Trees

February is one of the best times to plant bare root fruit trees, but why bare root?  Bare root fruit trees give you the advantage of seeing your root structure and health.  In addition, they are easier to transport because they are lighter and can more easily be lifted into position.

Hellebore Blooms in the Snow

Are you worried about your plants during these dramatic swings in temperature?  Start by understanding the difference between Cold Damage and Drought Damage.

Greenery is Pantone Color of the Year

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute releases its "Color of the Year" to help designers, decorators, and fashionistas stay on the cutting edge of color. While it is a symbolic choice, it serves as a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture and serves as an expression of a mood or an attitude. And 2017 looks like it will be all about freshness and revival.

a bowl full of hellebore blooms

So you have been to the mall and a holiday bazaar or two, but you still can't find that perfect gift. How about giving somebody special a beautiful living gift? Here are a couple of suggestions from Al's.

Hand Gardening Tools

If you are shopping for the gardener on your list and need some gift ideas, we've got you covered! Every gardener appreciates the right tool for the job, and being dressed for any weather.

frost on a dormant bush

With snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast, there's important work to be done in the garden!

Whether your style is traditional or over-the-top glamorous, there is something for everyone at Al's. So get your tree, wreath and garland going, by embellishing them with beautiful home décor.  Add some ribbon, candles or special Christmas ornaments and you've really got something special.

Al's Video Tip

It's snowing at the garden center! Watch this video to see how we add the look of fallen snow to fresh Christmas trees.

Shooting Star Hydrangea

There is nothing worse than running short on time just before a large holiday party. Searching for a suitable gift for the hostess can often fall to the bottom of the list when getting ready. So Al's has a couple of suggestions that will please even the most discerning hostess.

an apple orchard in fall

It's time to spray your fruit trees. These important preventative measures reduce your workload come springtime. With these simple steps, properly caring for your fruit trees is as easy as 1-2-3!