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

Photo cred: fusianliving.com

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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Garden Center News

There is so much happening at the Garden Center! May is definitely our busiest month of the year for both arrivals, things going on and customers who visit us. Since there is so much going on, we wanted to compile a bunch things to make sure everyone knows what’s happening.

Scavenger Hunt Contest
To celebrate our new website’s completion, we’ve decided to do a scavenger hunt contest! To participate in the contest, visit the Facebook page and click the tab on our timeline that says “contest” or click on the top post on the page. For the contest you will need to visit the website and find the correct answers to the questions. If you answer all the questions right, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card to the Garden Center. Contest ends May 31.

Edward's Garden Center has Water Plants

Stop by and chose some plants for your pond.

Water plants are in stock
Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, our water plants are fully in stock and ready to decorate your ponds. Stop by and ask one of our helpful Garden Center associates which plants are best for your garden.

New arrivals!
Our pheasant clan has expanded. Lucille has once again welcomed some new babies. Bring the kids to check out the chicks.

We Plan, You Plant taking off!
Our newest service is quickly becoming our most popular. Many of our customers just LOVE to garden so why would they want someone else to take away all the fun? Bring some photos of your garden into the Garden Center and we can help layout out all the plants and flowers you want in one beautiful and comprehensive design. Stop by today and Ed, himself will help you design it!

Open House is just two weeks away!
Our Open House celebration is June 6 and 7. We have vendors coming in from all over to provide fun and food. For the kids, we have face painting and animals to visit. Blue Chip Animal Rescue will be bringing a few animals to meet with everyone. More details about the event will be released as the event gets closer.

Edward's Garden Center Open House


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Exciting surprises coming to the Garden Center this year!

Edward's Garden Center has a huge selection of water features.

New water features and fountains are coming to the Garden Center!

With the count down the Garden Center season opening in the single digits (finally!), the staff has been busy preparing for a great year with lots of surprises.

Because you are our loyal readers and patrons, we are going to clue you in on some things that will be happening soon.

First, the Garden Center will be the home for several new water features and fountains. Ed and his staff spent some of their time off visiting a fountain manufacture. Ed is happy to say he was extremely impressed with the company and is happy to offer their products at the Garden Center. To showcase some of these new items, several new water features will be added to Ed’s beautiful Garden Center. The staff will be busy preparing and building these items starting next week.

The staff will also be busy building a brand new greenhouse for annuals. With all of the beautiful flowers that will be filling our the Garden Center soon, Ed felt that it was time to update the greenhouse. This project will also begin next week.

Edwards Garden Center has a wonderful staff

We bet you can’t wait to see these smiling faces!

Many of you are probably wondering if we are going to have events again this year. Yes! We most definitely will be. Get out your calendars, you are the first to know about these events!

Summer Open House
June 6th and 7th

Fall Festival
September 26th and 27th

Holiday Celebration
December 5th and 6th

We will announce seminar dates at a later time.

Edward’s Garden Center staff if also excited to announce a new service, “We plan, You Plant”. This new service is a great one for any avid gardener or DIYer. Stop into the Garden Center with a drawing of your yard and our staff will help you design your garden. Then you chose all of the flowers and shrubs that you want and we will deliver them. You plant them and send us your after pictures for us to feature on the website.

Speaking of  the website…The last thing we are going to clue you in on is our new website! In the off season, Ed has been working with a company to create a new website. It will have an awesome new look, videos and tons of great information! Check edwardsgardencenter.com next week and let us know what you think!

Hope everyone is getting excited about spring! We sure are! It’s going to be a great year so make sure you come “Explore and Enjoy” the Garden Center and don’t forget to bring your friends.


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Garden Center Open House on Saturday May 17

IMG_3836Our first Open House of the season will be held this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There is no admission and parking is free so stop by to see all the new plants we have to offer!

Dani-Ella will be performing at Edward's Garden Center Open House

Dani-Ella will be performing at Edward’s Garden Center Open House May 17.

Explore the Garden Center as you enjoy light refreshments and entertainment.

Dani-Elle Kleha, nationally known singer, from Jermyn PA, will be providing entertainment. Dani-ella has two albums, that she made in Nashville and will be performing some of her most popular songs.  Anyone who attended our Christmas party knows what a wonderfully entertaining young woman she is.

While visiting the Garden Center for the Open House, you can enter to win one of two $50 gift certificates and take advantage of our buy one get one free rose bush sale.  There is a sale on Massarelli bird baths, regular price $106, open house special $49.99. Quantities are limited. 

A late addition to our Open House events: Free soil testing all day! If you are having trouble with grass or other plants, bring a sample of the soil in and we’ll tell you what’s wrong.

Many members of our friendly staff will be on hand to answer questions and help load items into your car.

The Garden Center has so many flowers, plants, trees and even animals for you and your family to see. Bring the kids and let them explore the Garden Center through our scavenger hunt! They may even win a prize 🙂

The Facts

What: Open House

Where: Edward’s Garden Center, 525 River St. Forty Fort, PA 18704 (at the end of the road)

When: May 17, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why: Free entertainment, free food, great plants, animals and everything for the outdoors and FUN!

Check out our website for more Garden Center Events.