In The Garden

Winter Opening is November 24th!

Winter Opening is November 24th!

Come check out the newest greenhouse in the area.  I will be opening for the holiday season on Friday, November 24th and will be open on Fridays & Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm through Dec. 10th.   We will have nice selection of greenery, wreaths, garland, berries, red twigs and curly willow, ribbons and so much more.  My shop is setup and ready to browse and it is full  fun holiday garden & gift ideas.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday feature our Winter Container Event.  This annual event encourages you to bring your own weatherproof container, or shop our large selection of outdoor winter pots. We will help you design a container for outdoors that will last into the new year.  Just stop in anytime during the weekend, no appointment needed!

We are only a 25 minute drive west of Madison off highway 18/151 in beautiful Blue Mounds, WI.

Please consider shopping local this holiday season!

Jada

Fall Garden Cleanup & Spring Bulb Planting

 

 

Fall arrived this week in the Madison area.  Jada’s Garden crew is at the peak of fall garden cleanup and preparing flower beds for the winter months.  In a typical Wisconsin garden we remove all annuals and cut back most perennials.  Removing perennial plant debris is important to prevent diseases in the coming years.  Most grasses can be left uncut and removed in the spring.  Often times we lightly rake leaves, but leave some until the spring.  Most shrub pruning has already been completed in the summer months.  I like to leave rose bushes unpruned until the spring flush of growth appears and treat hydrangea and clematis the same way.

Now is the time to get your spring bulbs in before the ground freezes.  This will give the bulbs the critical chilling period they need to stimulate proper growth and development.

Jada

Fall Season Begins September 8th!

Fall Season Begins September 8th!

Come check out the newest greenhouse in the area.  I will be opening for the fall season on  Friday, September 8th and will be open on Fridays & Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   We will have a large selection of fall mums, cabbage, kale, succulents, spring bulbs, pumpkins, cornstalks and other surprises to add fall color to your indoor and outdoor space.   My shop is setup and ready to browse and it is full of pottery, soil and fun seasonal garden gift ideas.

We are only a 25 minute drive west of Madison off highway 18/151 in beautiful Blue Mounds, WI.

Deliveries are arriving daily and the greenhouse is filling up with gorgeous plants – can’t wait to see you!

Jada

Jada’s Garden & Greenhouse Opening May 1st!

Jada’s Garden & Greenhouse Opening May 1st!

Come check out the newest greenhouse in the area.  I will be opening Monday, May 1st and will have weekday hours from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and will be open on the weekends from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We will have a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetable and herbs, hanging baskets, shrubs and a select group of trees to complete your landscaping projects. My shop is setup and ready to browse and it is full of pottery, soil and fun garden gift ideas.

We are only a 25 minute drive west of Madison off highway 18/151 in beautiful Blue Mounds, WI.

Deliveries are arriving daily and the greenhouse is filling up with gorgeous plants and shrubs – can’t wait to see you!

Jada

Spring has sprung and it’s time to prune!

Pruning is often considered to be one of the more challenging chores for the average home gardener in the Midwest.  Personally, I live to prune and clean up shrubs.  Spring is the best time to prune fruit trees and shrubs including apples, pears, plums, raspberries and blueberries.   The rule of thumb for most fruit trees is to remove all new waterspouts, or suckers and any branches that may be crossing one another.  The goal for pruning fruit tress is to cut branches so that more sunlight can get in to the trees.  I also always try to keep in mind what the tree will look like with leaves and fruit on it!

When pruning raspberries, remove all old, gray colored canes as close to the ground as possible.  Blueberries are a little more difficult.  Remove oldest branches or those that appear to have a grey colored bark flaking off the branch. If pruned correctly, a 10 year old blueberry bush should not be much taller than 5′.

I also remove older and thicker wood from red and yellow dogwoods, chokeberries, curly willow and physocarpus.

Spring IS NOT the time to prune any spring or early summer blooming shrubs, in particular Lilacs.  Something to remember when pruning flowering shrubs is to wait about 2 weeks after the last blooms are spent and then prune by shaping or thinning.

Winter at Jada’s Garden

January is usually a quiet month for gardeners here in SW Wisconsin. In my gardens in Blue Mounds, all perennials are hidden under a layer of snow. The shrubs and trees have finally lost all their leaves, and birds frequent the feeders looking to get something to eat.

This winter, Jada’s Garden is buzzing with plans for the NEW retail garden center that will be built soon! We have hit rock and while the location is pretty, the limestone is providing quite a challenge for the builders!  We are continuing to explore out options for how to get the support posts into the ground.

On a more positive note, the water, electric and gas are all trenched and ready to go.  Additionally,  I  just ordered herb plugs, soil and my checkout desk for the greenhouse. Spring will be exceptionally busy this year, but we hope the anticipation and excitement of our new retail adventure here in town will carry us through.