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.