Garden News

Mums the word

The First Truck of Mums has Arrived.

We have hundreds in stock Fall is a kind of "Second Spring."  It's a great time to "re-color" your containers and flower beds.  Zaino’s stocks hundreds of Mums in the widest variety of colors and sizes.  Homeowners love Mums because they are drought and disease-resistant and they stretch out the gardening season by months.

When is The Best Time to Plant?

Yesterday was the best day to plant. But today is a close second. Mums that are planted in late August and early September will root and continue to grow late into fall.  The best planting sites have lots of sun and soil that drains.  The most common problem with Mums comes from planting them in soil that doesn't drain.  It’s ok to plant them in big clumps or to space them out.  If you want to have them for next year, you should take "container Mums and plant them in the ground before the first hard frost.  

How to Care for Mums...

Keep your Mums watered throughout the season. This is really important when you transplant them.  You also should water them at the base.  If you water them over the top, you have a chance that the buds will turn brown  

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtles are so popular because they bloom so colorfully for a very long time. You will see them in full color from mid summer through autumn.  The crinkled flowers have a crepe-like texture.  

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples make wonderful centerpieces or focal points for you landscape.  There is a tremendous variety of shapes, sizes and colors available..  Over years their bark develops character and they can be pruned to spectacular habits.  This is a hearty tree that is beautiful in all four seasons.

Full Moon Maple

The Moon Maple, or Full Moon Maple is grown for its beautiful leaves.  The maple leaves  go almost all the way around to form a circle.  It has beautiful color and grows to be about 7 feet tall.  This makes a great focal point for your garden.  It is also a favorite because its scale fits well into landscapes.

Skip Laurel

The Skip Laurel (Schipka Cherry Laurel)  is a large evergreen shrub that will grow to be up to 18 feet tall , but it is usually grown as a screen or hedge. It can easily be pruned or trimmed to form an extremely dense, evergreen screen or wind-break   Some people use it to create a private space in their garden or backyard.     It grows fast, up to about 2 feet in height a year.

Giant Green Arborvitae

Giant Green Arborvitae: This is the ultimate privacy hedge. It grows very fast. It can grow to a height of 60 feet These Green Giants can have a 20 foot spread. Don't plant them too close.   They are easy to grow in our area.  You just need to give them a soil that drains and sunlight.

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae is one of the most popular hedge shrubs for homeowners.

Like the name suggests, it has a beautiful Emerald green color.  They grow to be 8' - 12' tall.  They are popular because they grow so fast and are disease resistant.  You can just plant them and watch them grow.
They look very regal when planted in large planters.  You can also trim them to fit in tight spaces.

Summer Time Tropicals

This is a great time of year to consider adding to your collection of tropical plants.  It adds instant "paradise" to your deck or patio. You start with a plant that grows in the Tropics.  Many of these have beautiful leaves and colorful flowers. Check out the beautiful options like Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Plumeria, Bromeliads and, Mandevilla. You choose from our Pottery selection.  We have glazed ceramic pots and lightweight pots that won't break. You have a whole summer to enjoy your Tropical Oasis outside, then when the cold weather rolls around you can bring your tropics indoors and enjoy them through the winter.

Your Place for Roses

May is the best month to plant roses.  It's Mother's Day... the soil is cool and the days are getting longer. Did you know that today's roses are easier to care for then ever before?  They are hybridized to eliminate the problems they had just a generation ago. If you are looking for roses that you can plant and enjoy, then ask our staff.  We have the most popular habits.  You can choose from tea roses, floribunda or shrub roses.  We have many colors and styles to choose from. You will want to find a place that has plenty of sun.  We will help you choose a soil amendment and fertilizer to make sure your roses stay fed and blooming late into September. It's also very popular to plant a rose in a container.  You can choose from our ceramic or lightweight synthetic material pots.  We will even transplant your rose for you.