Monday, December 5, 2011

December Gardening Calendar

December Gardening Calendar

The Holiday Plants that you kept last year need to be placed in a dark room during the evening hours for the plants to bloom this holiday season. I remember this gardening ritual when it is time to turn back our clocks; it is time to give my holiday plants total darkness until I see buds or bracts forming. Christmas Cactus and Poinsettias are night dependent plants for them to bloom; these plants need so many hours of darkness to bloom. The cooler weather also helps in the blooming process. If you purchased new holiday plants, try to place them in the coolest area of your home.

Have you planted cool weather annuals? If not, there is still time to plant. Are your pansies already planted? Now is the time to fertilize your pansies, violas, snapdragons, ornamental cabbage and kale.

For Southern gardeners that are in zones 9 or 10 there is still time to plant your spring flowering bulbs.

Rake your leaves from your lawn by doing so; you will not have dead spots in the grass next spring. The leaves make excellent compost for the landscape beds in the spring. Need A Composter? Hibiscus and More has Hand Crafted Cedar Composter. Click To View.

Tis the season to harvest holiday decorations from your garden, Holly, Nandina, Pyracantha berries and foliage make an excellent red holiday accent for table centerpieces and hearth mantels.

Attract birds to your garden with different types of bird feeders. Bird experts recommend a selection of bird feeders that hold wild birdseed, thistle seed, and some that have suet cake holders. Bird experts recommend attracting wild birds to use black oil sunflower seed; this will attract a larger variety of wild birds. Hibiscus and More offers Thistle Bird Feeders, Bird Feeders with Suet Cake Holders, and Bird Feeders For Black Oil Sunflower Seed. View Thistle Bird Feeders. View Bird Feeders with Suet Cake(s) Holders. View Bird Feeders For Black Oil Sunflower Seed.

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Hibiscus and More is having a 30% off sale now through December 25. For holiday gifts please allow 5 to 7 days for holiday delivery. 30% off Cedar Planters. 30% off Bird Feeders. 30% off Bird House. 30% off Wind Chimes. 30% off Rockin’ Ribbons. 30% off Solar Garden Gifts. Click on the links to view.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Hibiscus and More.

Texas Certified Nursery Professional #1282

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Deal

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Gardening Calendar

November Gardening Calendar

Blow or rake fallen leaves from lawn areas. Don’t forget to compost the leaves. Spray each layer with water. Need a composter? Click Here To Order Your Handcrafted Cedar Composter.

Plant spring-flowering bulbs now and add bone meal to the planting hole. For more information on fall bulbs Click Here.

You can save your Elephant Ears, Dahlias, and Caladiums by digging them up now. Let the tubers dry out before storing for the winter. Store tubers in boxes layered with peat moss or vermiculite, then layer tubers on top of your choice of medium. Store boxes in a cool, dry place.

After the flowers have faded on Chrysanthemums and Asters prune to 4 inches.

Fill bird feeders with black oil sunflower seeds. Need a new bird feeder this fall season? Click To Order Your Bird Feeders.

Plant New Shrubs and Trees: Have you been thinking about replacing a few shrubs that just did not quite get established in the landscape, or planting a new shade or flowering tree that you just cannot live without in your landscape? Now, is the time to start thinking about making that purchase? The fall season is an excellent time to add new shrubs and trees to your landscape. This time of year will let your newly planted shrubs and trees get a head start by developing and establishing new root growth in the soil.

You still have time to plant your winter color such as: Chrysanthemums, Pansy, Viola, Snapdragons, Stock, Cyclamen, Dianthus, Sweet Alyssum, Flowering Cabbage and Kale provide winter color through the spring and should be still available at garden centers. For spring blooms plant Bluebonnet and Poppy seeds this fall.

The Holiday Plants that you kept last year need to be placed in a dark room during the evening hours for the plants to bloom this holiday season. I remember this gardening ritual when it is time to turn back our clocks; it is time to give my holiday plants total darkness until I see buds or bracts forming. Christmas Cactus and Poinsettias are night dependent plants for them to bloom; these plants need so many hours of darkness to bloom. The cooler weather also helps in the blooming process. If you purchased new holiday plants, try to place them in the coolest area of your home.

Have you ever tried forcing Paperwhites for the holidays and the stems and blooms became leggy? Here is a link to an article about what to do to prevent the legginess from occurring. Click Here To Read More: http://www.hortmag.com/weekly-tips/cultivation/growing-paperwhites?et_mid=525016&rid=2111517

Cheryl Ann Meola

Certified Texas Nursery Professional #128

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Business for Sale – eCommerce Website $17,000

Business for Sale – eCommerce Website $17,000

Hibiscus and More website for sale. Sale includes: Domain Names, Domain Name transfer to purchaser, 6 Drop Ship vendors, and many more extras.

The web site is great for a garden hobbyist, beginning nurseries just starting their business, established nurseries that deal with tropical plants or gardening supplies.

Email Cheryl@hibiscusandmore.com with any questions.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Suet Bird Feeders



Create a backyard habitat for your feathered friends with Suet Bird Feeders. Suet Bird Feeders are available in two different styles: Cardinal Suet Bird Feeder and Hummingbird Suet Bird Feeder. Both designs have Colorful, artistically designed Polyresin Body and Black Metal Suet Cage that you will enjoy for years to come. Create your backyard habitat or apartment patio and attract more birds by supplying a variety of bird foods that are both functional and unique. Dimensions: 15”L x 2”W x 8”D. Click To Order.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Herb Plants 4-Inch Sale $2.00 For 4-Inch Pots

Chocolate Mint, Candy Mint, Peppermint, Spearmint, Ginger Mint all mints on sale for this weekend only from 9/9/2011 to 9/11/2011. Hurry supply is limited. Click To Order.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rockin' Ribbons Happy Thanksgiving


Hibiscus and More’s Rockin’ Ribbon Wreaths will express your feelings to your special someone, whether they be friend, spouse, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or lover. I would like to introduce our Rockin’ Ribbon Wreaths. No Matter what the occasion you are celebrating we have the Rockin’ Ribbon Wreath to make it a lasting memory. Give a gift that will last a lifetime.

Each Rockin’ Ribbon Wreath is made of 100% recycled guitar strings with your favorite holiday ribbon to represent the occasion. Each Rockin’ Ribbon Wreath is unique and no two are exactly the same. You will have an original piece of art that will last a lifetime.

There are several occasions or events to represent in Hibiscus and More’s Rockin’ Ribbon Wreaths such as: New Year’s, Valentine’s, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New baby, Birthday, Friendship, Sympathy, Get Well, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Halloween, First Day of School, Secretaries Day, Bosses Day, Thinking about You. Don’t see you’re Occasion or Holiday. Special Orders will be accepted. Just email me at: Cheryl@hibiscusandmore.com for more information. Click To Order.