home garden center

Concerns for the environment and local ecosystems have forced us to reconsider many of the current farming and gardening practices we use today. Traditionally,  systems of farming would prioritize short-term yields while underestimating  the adverse effects these crops might have on the environment.

garden centers

Building a home garden in your own backyard is a fantastic way to create fresh produce for you and your family. To take it up a notch, adding a few home-grown herbs and spices to your garden, while consulting with local garden centers for proper herb care, is a great way to keep dishes and home cooking fresh and flavorful. A spice garden is also a great way to add some fresh scents in your backyard, on your windowsill. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just getting started, let's take a look at how to add herb and spice plants to your garden.

plant nursery

 

Whether you’ve got a green thumb and you love to plant, or you’re a gardening novice who’s looking to create a healthy garden in your backyard, look no further than your local plant nursery. By visiting a local plant nursery like Al’s Garden & Home, you’ll find good quality products, a large  f selection and solid customer service to answer all your gardening questions.

June is perennial gardening month

Whew, we did it! May has come and gone and our gardens are planted. We’re done for the season and it’s time to sit back and relax. Right?

Well, almost. Have you considered adding in some perennial blooms for mid-June and into July? Now is the time to strategically add some perennials for midsummer color. What will your garden need?

We love our hanging baskets and are always looking for fun new planters to fill with spring annuals. Once we laid our eyes on this playful galvanized umbrella hanging planter, we knew we just had to add it to our workshop series. Hopefully the umbrella will remind you on hot and dry days that your plants need a little rain to stay happy, even if you must provide it.

a field of many pollinator-friendly blooms

Our pollinator friends need our help. These hard-working animals help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops. When bees and other pollinators visit our crops, we get higher yields and more flavorful fruits. Without them, wildlife would have fewer nutritious berries and seeds, and we would miss many fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

Large pink hydrangea blooms

It may be nostalgia for “the giant puff balls that grandma grew,” or it may be the simplicity of the look and ease of care, but there’s probably a reason why these plants have stuck around since we began cultivating them in North America in the 1700s. No matter the reason, the hydrangea is a favorite of gardeners especially in the Pacific Northwest where many varieties thrive.

Memorial Day was originally “designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers” to honor the men and women who have served and sacrificed our country.

blooming pink knock out roses

Whether you have dreamed of having your own prolific rose garden filled stunning color and fragrance, but dismissed it as unattainable - or have already had some success with roses but are hesitant to take it to the next level, you are in good company. The rose has suffered a notorious reputation for being too finicky, needy, disease-prone, expensive, and all around too much work. The time and effort was too prohibitive. There was just too much to know and most of us don’t have the time to dedicate to become an expert.

Show your mother how much you care this Mother's Day. Al's Gift Department carries fantastic gifts that any mother would love.