Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Last 2 Weeks of the Season

Green Wellies will be closing on the 30th of October for the winter season.

You still have 2 weeks in which to purchase pond netting, pond heaters, and winter pond additives.

All Christmas items are currently being closed out at a 60% discount.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day Holiday

Green Wellies will be closed
September 5th - September 7th
for the Labor Day Weekend.

Thank you.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unwelcome Vistor

Yesterday when I opened up the shoppe, I noticed that the Koi tank netting had been disturbed overnight.
I later noticed what I thought was debris in it.
But what it was....was this huge BullFrog!

Meghan, my ever helpful and brave employee was willing to go frogging for it.
She was able to scoop it out all the while assuring the beast it was ok.
I believe it could have swallowed her whole.

Can you believe the size of this thing!

On a more serious note, we really don't want BullFrogs in our water gardens.
They have such a voracious appetite they will eat most anything.
Including your prized pet koi.

I much prefer our friendly, calm green frogs that live in the Mimulus Jungle here at Green Wellies.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Go Platinum this Summer

We just received a shipment of Premium Grade Platinum Butterfly Koi.

You have to see these to appreciate the sparkle they add to the pond.
The Platinum's are 4"-5" but as you know with the proper diet and pond conditions will grow rapidly.
Retail price $16.95.

We also have available 5"-6" Standard Grade Butterfly Koi, which will retail for $16.95 also.

Small 4"-5" Comets for a great price of $3.95!

As the days hopefully warm this next week, don't be surprised if you water garden becomes a little murky.
The solution.....more plants!

Make sure your pond has at least 50% of the surface covered with growing plant matter. As they plants grow they take up nutrients, essentially starving out algae.

Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce are a inexpensive, quick fix for those murky ponds.

The Mimulus and Water Forget me Nots are in full bloom in the Courtyard, stop by to see just how these bog plants work to soften the hardscape around your water garden.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Last Chance for Annuals!

Tomorrow we receive our 1st shipment of Perennials.

So if you are still procrastating regarding Annuals it's your Lucky Day!

Bedding Flats went on Sale for $8.00 a 48 cell flat.
Sale price is only good on a whole flat, but we don't care if you mix it up.
Impatients, Coleus, Zinna's ....go for it.

4" Premium Annuals are also on Sale for Blog Readers only.
Get our lowest price of $2.99 even if you only purchase 1 !
Mention this posting to receive the special pricing.

Alliums Blooming in Perennial Border.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Winding Down May

Apple Blossoms early in the month

The month of May goes by so quickly in the garden shoppe.
It is a bustle of activity all month long with new plants selling out as quick as we get them in.
We live for the month of May, but I am always ready to set back and enjoy June.

I thought it would be nice to take a look at a few of my favorite May photos.

Tree Peonies at least 30 blossoms on this 1 shrub

Bearded Irises just now blooming

Ending with one of the best things to look forward to in June.
This was the first picked from my own private patch. It was wonderful with my oatmeal for breakfast.

Looking forward to June at Green Wellies...we will have a new batch of Aquatic Marginal Plants ready to sell the 4th of June. We apologize for selling out so early in the season, but will be fully stocked this next week.

New Fish arriving also the 1st week of June.
Looking for a certain type/color of koi? We do accept special orders.

And Perennials! As the annuals move out of our wee space the Perennials move in.
Check back for postings on arrival dates.

Sit back with us in the month of June, take a deep breath and enjoy your gardens.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We are Open!
Sunday - 10a-5p
Monday - 10a- 5p

We received a huge shipment of Proven Winner Annuals on Thursday.
Don't delay, this is your last chance for Annuals!

We still have plenty of Water Hyacinth, Anacharis, and Fish for your Water Garden.

The weathers been the lovely and the plants are loving it.

Stop in and have a Great Holiday Weekend.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Just In!

4"-5" Butterfly Koi, 3"-4" Comets and 5"-7" Shubunkins!

Huge, Beautiful Water Hyacinth!
Hornwort, Anacharis, and Parrot Feather.

We also have unnamed Water Lilies with Buds for 20.00!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


After all the tickles and teasing, as of today we are bursting the seams with your favorite Proven Winners and Hort Couture Annuals.

Spring is Here!

I love the way our tiny courtyard looks, colour bursting forth everywhere.

It surely blast that last bit of winter dolddrums from your soul.

For the most pleasing Combination Container Plantings:
Combine plants with the following characteristics
Upright and/or Spiky
Full and Rounded

Remember that a odd number of plants is more pleasing to the eye.
Plant either a monochromatic or complimentary color scheme.

Did you know that we offer a Custom Planting Service?

Select from our available planters or bring your own.
We will design and plant it for you.
It's just the simple.
Hope to see you soon.

Don't forget Mother's Day this Sunday!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Annuals & Aquatics

Nothing gets my heart pounding faster than a walk through the greenhouses when filled with bedding plants.
Ok, maybe it trips a little faster when they end up in the Courtyard at Green Wellies

Did you know that those calibrachoa you love so well start out this tiny?

Our first truckload of annuals arrived last Friday, don't delay stop by for the best selection.

Oxygenators and Floating Aquatic Plants are also available for sale.

Hello again Spring!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Through the Needle of Spring

Do you feel this way?

I truly do feel as though spring is like passing through the eye of a needle.

We are starving for the longer days and warmer weather almost as though we are holding our breath.

Then one day it is just here.

Nature's best magic show. The tickling of green on the trees, the budding of the spring bulbs, the trick of the magnolia opening before our eyes.

The eye of that needle gets smaller and smaller as the hot days arrive and spring is over.

Field Guide
by Billy Collins

No one I ask knows the name of the flower
we pulled the car to the side of the road to pick
and that I point to dangling purple from my lapel.

I am passing through the needle of spring
in North Carolina, as ignorant of the flowers of the south
as the woman at the barbecue stand who laughs
and the man who gives me a look as he pumps the gas

and everyone else I ask on the way to the airport
to return to where this purple madness is not seen
blazing against the sober pines and rioting along the

On the plane, the stewardess is afraid she cannot answer
my question, now insistent with the fear that I will leave
the province of this flower without its sound in my ear.

Then, as if he were giving me the time of day, a passenger
looks up from his magazine and says wisteria.

Hope the joy of spring is with you.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just a Tickle of Spring

(Galanthus) common name: Snowdrop

We all get anxious this time of year, when Spring tickles us just so.
Weren't you tempted outdoors yesterday, your hands itching to pick up sticks and broken tree limbs? Tamp down the frost heave in the lawn?
We were desperate to heal the wounds of a hard, long, windy, winter.

Why is spring so welcome this year?

Snowdrops mark the beginning of the season for me.
I always know that my gardening hands can put down the knitting needles and pick up the rake, shovel and garden trowel.

Green Wellies will be open for business on the 1st of April.

We look forward to seeing all of our gardening friends.

Tell us how are you welcoming spring?

footnote: Galanthus bulbs should be planted 3-4 inches deep in early autumn in fertile soil. They will thrive in sun or shade. Use in rock gardens, as an edging plant, or with wild abandon.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Greenhouse Save

Greenhouses and heavy snowfall are just not a great combination.
Sunday and this morning were spent shoveling off the sides of the greenhouses.

Most winters we have breaks in the snowfall with some sunshine, which warms the snow enough that it slips off of the house.
With this last week's snowfall and record cold what we have is a mountain of snow wanting to collapse the house.

Carharts were donned and shovels employed and greenhouses saved.

Now I can't wait until they are filled with blooming annuals!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter Storms

During winter storms it is very important to check your winter water garden.
1. Ensure that your heater is keeping a hole open in the ice.
2. Double check that ice damns have not formed on your waterfalls.
3. Check all lines of aerating pumps.

Be thankful for all the snow cover for it acts as a big insulation blanket.