Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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News and Events for Edward’s Garden Center

It may be the latter half of the summer, but things are still happening at Edward’s Garden Center! There are still many reasons to stop in and to follow us on our Facebook page.

Fairy & Miniature Garden Seminar (cost $20)
On August 9, our expert gardener Diane Donnelly will hold a miniature gardening seminar. Learn how to make a beautiful miniature garden that you can enjoy for years. Diane will give instructions from start to finish and you’ll be able to take home what you made! Learn the best types of containers to use, the right type of plants and how to make it your own, with special accessories. If you have any interest in container gardening or fairy gardens, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss. Call 570.287.4329 ext 1 to sign up.

More Plants have arrived!
Stop by and see our huge selection of plants that arrived this week. Just because the weather is hot, doesn’t mean you have to stop planting in your garden. We have lots of plants that would be glad to make your home, their new home.

Edward’s Helps Out Wyoming Valley Children’s Association
Our Ed always loves to help the community. This week Ed delivered a raised garden that his staff made for the children at Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. The children planted flowers and vegetables and learned how to take care of the garden. Ed and the kids had a great time playing in the dirt 😉

Next week, our staff will again be helping the kids out. Our staff will be delivering new mulch and installing landscaping around the children’s boat sand box.

Photos below are from the Wyoming Valley Children’s Associate Facebook Page.

Hope you stop by and check out all that is going on at the Garden Center this summer! Don’t forget to sign up for the seminar. 
 
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Beautiful and unusual birdhouses we wish weren’t for the birds

Here at Edward’s we love birds. Our feathered friends help our gardens grow, make us smile and give us enjoyment each and everyday. As much as we love our feathered friends, the birdhouses we stumbled upon today make us want to move in! Take a look at some of these beauties.

Le Chateau
Sold on Jessica’s Unique Gift Shop, this palace has two large topiaries so even extended family can stay for a while. We love the Victorian style 🙂

Le Chateau

Le Chateau

Lake View Cottage
Doesn’t this little house remind you of an adorable cottage from a fairy tale? It’s just so cute, we think our birdie friends deserve this one but we may want to join them.

Lake View Cottage

Lake View Cottage

Hotel de Bird
If your yard is the favorite of many birds on their long journey south, maybe they would like a place to sleep altogether. This unique bird house should do the trick.

Hotel de Bird

Hotel de Bird

Eat N Rest
After your feathered friends have had a long day at work, they might just want to crash there. Give them a place thats cozy and inviting, like this birdie restaurant.

Eat N Rest

Eat N Rest

Cute Cape
We really can’t resist this cute cape cod style house. This home gives off a real beachy feel and may just be too nice for our feathered friends to keep to themselves.

Cute Cape

Cute Cape

These are just some of the most beautiful and unique birdhouses we’ve found online. We could look for hours at these creative pieces. We do wish some of these could be our homes, but we are also happy to provide these for our birds.


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5 Hot Gardening Trends for 2015

So we are half way through the year and you may have noticed many items trending in the outdoor living and gardening industry this year. Maybe on your latest visit to the Garden Center you noticed a popular item or theme that you might like to add to your garden. Well this post will tell you about many hot gardening trends for 2015 and if we have the items available at our Garden Center.

1. Bubbling Boulders
Adding a water feature to your garden is always a nice touch. One way to add a bit of water pizazz without digging an actual pond is by adding a bubbling boulder. Water gets pumped through a hole in the center of the rock and trickles down, giving your garden a calming sound and serene look. They come in all shapes and sizes and can fit in even the tightest spaces. When installed properly, they truly  look like a work of art. We have many different bubbling boulders available at Edward’s Garden Center.

2. Miniature Gardens or Fairy Gardens
This trend has been popular for the last few years. Miniature Gardens, also called Fairy Gardens, are so much fun to design and build. You can create any theme you want and find adorable mini items just by searching the web. These gardens are great year-round projects. Create them in small size containers so you can bring them in the house during the cold months. Edward’s carries many items for miniature gardens in the gift shopMiniature Garden Items at Edward's Garden Center

3. Cocktail Gardens
Themed gardens have been around for ages, but one of the hottest new trends is the Cocktail Garden. These gardens are filled with herbs, spices and roots that can compliment your evening cocktail. Lavendar, Rosemary, Orange mint, Cuban mint, Spearmint, Thai basil, lemongrass and alpine strawberries are just a few items you might want to plant in your cocktail garden. A garden like this is a great topic of conversation and you can get a nice fresh piece of mint for your mojito anytime you want. 😉

Miniature Meadows - Edward's Garden Center

via meadowinmygarden.co.uk

4. Miniature Meadows
Miniature Meadows are filled with native wildflowers and perennials. No garden space is too small to create one of your own. According to Top Inspired, “You can create a mini meadow from scratch, use pots, containers or garden beds or even create a mini meadow in your lawn. With wildflower meadows being lost all around the world you will be creating habitats for birds, butterflies, and bees. A trend definitely worth following this year!”

5. The Color Pink
The hottest color pallet for gardens in 2015 is pink. Who doesn’t love a pink flower? If you don’t have enough pink in your garden already, don’t worry there’s still time to add some. Stop by our greenhouse and see what pink flowers catch your eye.

Hope you enjoyed reading about this year’s gardening trends. If you have any you’d like to add, leave us a comment!


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Ponds and water features make beautiful garden focal points

If you have spent even two minutes walking around our Garden Center, you have seen the beautiful ponds and water features that we have. Ponds can be a great addition to any garden, because they come in all shapes and sizes.

Creating a pond or water feature in your garden doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. There are a few ways to get your beautiful pond and not break your back.

Option 1: Call a local landscaper who is experienced with this type of work. At one time, Edward’s Landscaping was one of the premier waterscaping companies in the Wyoming Valley. Our business has since shifted to serving our customers at the Garden Center and providing local landscaping supplies. Although we personally do not provide these services anymore, we are happy to recommend Russell Landscape and Construction. Some of the workers at Russell’s actually began their careers at Edward’s and we enjoy working closely with them.

Option 2: Many hands make light work. Gather your kids, your nieces and nephews and even some neighbors. Start digging! You can either make whatever shape you want and get a liner to install or you can chose a preformed liner and dig the shape you need. Once you have the hole dug out, you can install either liner and fill in around it. Although doing this project yourself is a lot harder, you will feel so fulfilled with having made your very own pond garden.

Edward's Garden Center sells ponds supplies

A cute little pond in progress in Shavertown.

Once you decided on how to create your pond garden, there are so many wonderful ways you can go from here! You can add a waterfall, plant grasses and flowers, add a pathway to the pond, add a bubbling boulder and so much more!

And once you have the water treated and the pond ready, don’t forget the fish and frogs.

If you need ideas on how to build your pond garden or how to landscape around your pond, ask one of our expert associates like Nick or Debi.


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Independence Day Fun!

First of all we would like to wish everyone a very happy Independence Day weekend! We hope you are enjoying some fun family time in your garden and outside seeing the fireworks. We also want to remind you that the Garden Center will be closed on July 4th.

For a fun change of pace, we thought we would mix things up with some trivia questions. Answers will be in the comment section.

  1. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth?
  2. What day did most signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the document?
  3. When did the Fourth of July become a legal federal holiday?
  4. America isn’t the only nation that celebrates the Fourth of July. Which other countries do, and why?
  5. Which newspaper first printed the Declaration of Independence?
  6. Which president first held a Fourth of July celebration at the White House?
  7. When was the first fireworks celebration for Independence Day?

Take your best guesses and then scroll down to the comments and check your answers. Make sure you challenge your friends at your July 4th BBQ tomorrow 🙂

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