Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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New Garden Trends for NEPA: Home of Gnomes

Stories and myths about gnomes have been around for thousands of years. In some stories they are cute, mini humans that play silly tricks. In some stories, gnomes are protectors of the garden and will do anything to defend it. Which ever story you like to believe, gnomes have become popular themes for gardens.

Here at Edward’s Garden Center we are preparing a space for our very own Gnome Garden. Our “Home of Gnomes” area will be dedicated to the kids.

There will be a misting, cooling area made from a tree trunk, with a checker board attached. Next to that, there will be an outside train station, with little gnomes happily waiting to go home with our customers. In the same area, there is an antique shanty building, currently under construction. We will have various antique garden items for sale. Miss Diane will be creating some miniature gardens to decorate this area and they will be for sale.

There has been a lot of talk about gnomes and gnome homes around the Garden Center lately so we decided to share a few of our favorite ideas for our customers and blog fans to try.

One of the most popular Gnome Homes can be made from an old tree stump. Yes, you can turn and unsightly old tree stump into a cute, little home for gnomes and fairies. All you need is a little door, some small windows and whatever you think your gnomes would enjoy in their front yard.

Another popular way to make a gnome home in your yard is to build or purchase a small house. There are many cute ideas online to make them, but our favorites were probably purchased.

While Gnomes need homes to live in, they also need accessories. There are so MANY accessories out there. Some you can make yourself. Here are just a few ideas.

Hope you enjoyed some of our favorite Gnome themed ideas. Make sure you stop by the Garden Center to see our progress!

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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. 
 

Miniatures at the Huge Philadelphia Flower Show

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Adorable miniature gardens at the Philadelphia Flower show! Great post with photos =)

The Mini Garden Guru

Miniature Gardens at the Philadelphia Flower Show A close up of Louise’s award-winning miniature Rear Window scene with close attention to detail, replicating the scene in the movie to a “T.”

Miniature Gardening is Still Growing at the Huge Philadelphia Flower Show

Dateline: 3.4.15 – Reporting in from our Timber Press tour to Philadelphia with our unique perspective – as usual! Here is our review of the garden event of the year, the best in the country, the Philadelphia Flower Show that is! It’s still on until March 8, 2015.

Miniature Garden Settings Exhibits

Miniatures at the Philadelphia Flower Show And our good friend, Louise Krasneiwicz won the Best of Show this year for her steller Rear Window display! Congratulations, Dr. K! It. Is. Awesome. (More details to come.)

The Miniature Garden Settings Exhibits is a series of 10 dioramas set into window boxes built into walls for easy viewing. Despite the long list of the parameters that everyone has to work within…

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