Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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Spend Your Memorial Weekend in the Garden

Memorial Day weekend is the official kick off of planting season in Northeast PA. We know many of you (and us) have already started planting annuals, pulling weeds and maybe buying vegetable plants.

With the weather being finicky up until this week, planting early was actually a little risky. We are sure you or someone you know was outside rushing around last week putting buckets or bags over their plants because of the sudden cold spell.

It appears spring/summer has worked its way into our area so you should be okay to start filling up your vegetable gardens and hanging baskets.

Here are some of ideas of what to start with on this hot, humid Memorial Day weekend.

Edward's Garden Center - Grow Sunflowers Memorial Weekend

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Start a new tradition: planting sunflower seeds
These fun, sunny plants are easy to grow and are the perfect way to kick off the growing season. Plant seeds in warm soil about 1 to 2 inches deep and keep the soil moist until the seeds sprout. Once the plants get growing, water thoroughly and as needed. Established plants are drought tolerant though you’ll get the best eating seeds when properly watered. The best part about growing sunflowers is the beauty they will bring to your garden.

Plant your vegetables
It’s officially time to start those tomato plants. Though you may have had some growing in your greenhouse or home for weeks, it’s time to move those plants outside for optimal harvest. It’s also a great time to start a vegetable container garden. If you are not sure how to start a vegetable container garden, sign up for our hands-on seminar, on June 5 at 11 am.

Edge out your gardens and boundaries
The grass has been growing like crazy thanks to the wet week a few weeks ago and the heat this week. It’s probably time to redefine the edges around your gardens. Using a spade or a half-moon edger could be a lot of work but the end result will be beautiful.

Visit your favorite Garden Center!
Many people’s favor thing to do on Memorial Day weekend is shop for all the annuals and perennials they will add to their gardens this year. Visit Edward’s Garden Center this weekend. We are fully stocked with annuals, perennials, mulch, fertilizer and pond supplies. Don’t forget to bring the kids to enjoy all our animals.

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Springtime at Edward’s Garden Center

There is some beautiful scenery at Edward’s Garden Center right now. Even though the weather has been unpredictable lately, spring is in full bloom. The sites are so pretty and colorful we had to take some pictures to share.

All of the colorful flowers are sure to brighten anyone’s day… even on one of those sad days when it snows and hails in May, like it did today!

We also have another surprise in the very last picture of the collage…. a new baby bunny! This little one is so cute and so young we don’t even know if we have a boy or girl. Stop by and see our new comer this week!


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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is tomorrow. Don’t panic. We have your Mother’s Day gifts covered! Here are some last minute ideas for your mom, or your grandma or for the kids to get their mom.

Hanging flower basket
The gift of flowers always brightens a woman’s day. We know there are flower tents all over the place, but we promise if you buy your flower basket at Edward’s the quality will make an outstanding difference in how long the flowers last. Your mom will be able to enjoy it all season.

Edward's Garden Center Flowers

Sign up (and pay) for some seminars
Maybe your mom has everything or doesn’t want anything. Signing up for an Edward’s Garden Center seminar is a great gift because you are promising your mom time together. Take a look at our event list to see which seminars your mom would like to attend. Then see Debi in our gift shop to sign up. Our container gardening seminar on June 5th is a great choice. (Hint hint)

Wind chimes and yard decor
Give your mom a piece she can showoff to the whole neighborhood. We have a large selection of wind chimes, statuary, yard signs, birdhouses and so many more unique gift items. Stop in to our gift shop to pick something out.

Gift certificate
A gift certificate to Edward’s Garden Center is the perfect gift for any occasion. Stop in and get one in any denomination. 🙂

Hopefully we gave you some ideas for the special mother in your life. See you tomorrow at the Garden Center!

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