April Is National Garden Month


April is National Garden Month! Whether you want to get your hands dirty or simply appreciate the blooming colors around you, we’ve compiled a few ways that you can celebrate this month … without even leaving the comfort of your backyard.

Grow a Container Garden

Gardens filled with vegetables and fruits aren’t reserved just for gardeners with big yards and open spaces. Most garden edibles and many fruit trees flourish in containers, turning the smallest spaces into productive garden spots. From veggies and herbs to pollinator-friendly perennials and tropical plants, you can grow almost anything in containers! Learn more about container gardening here

Start Composting

Now is a great time to begin composting if you don’t do so already. It’s beneficial to both you and the environment. Essentially, composting is a practice that accelerates the natural process of decomposition. The process involves recycling organic materials, such as vegetable scraps and leaves, to put nutrients back into the soil and grow healthier (and better looking) plants. While you can certainly go out and buy a bag of compost, you’ll find that a DIY approach saves money and is a great way to responsibly recycle organic waste. Learn more about the ins and outs of composting here.

Plant A Tree On Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 24. Whether you donate a native tree locally or plant tree in your own backyard, Arbor Day is a great day to take action in your community. By cleaning the air and drinking water as well as decreasing energy needs, trees provide many benefits to our health and to our environment.

Explore A Conservatory 

Celebrate the world of plants from the comfort of your own couch. Here are just a few of the conservatories offering virtual tours:

United States Botanic Garden

PHIPPS Conservatory & Botanical Garden

Conservatory of Flowers  

Kew Gardens

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Support Your Local Garden Center

Our friendly, expert staff is always available to help you select the perfect plants for your lifestyle.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call or reach out through email. We are now offering phone orders and curbside pick-up to make your shopping experience as safe and easy as possible.