"Nature is full of genius, full of divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand." Henry David Thoreau
EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS
MONDAY - SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
SUNDAY 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This December, we are all about enhancing your holiday shopping experience here at Greenhouse Garden Center. We are happy to offer expanded evening hours Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Come join us, enjoy a cup of wassail and shop amongst our 22 themed Christmas trees for one-of-a-kind ornaments featuring everything from polar bears to Mark Roberts fairies.
Our gift shop is available to make custom artificial wreaths, garlands andbows. We are fully stocked with Christmas accessories and gorgeous Nativities perfect for all of your holiday entertaining. This year, we are featuring fresh cut Nordmann, Grand and Noble Firs along with fresh garland and wreaths. We also have a great selection of evergreens suitable for a living Christmas tree.
We are very pleased to have the award winning DHS Madrigal Singers joins us on Saturday, December 12th for a Christmas concert between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Remember anytime you make a purchase up to December 12th you are eligible to enter the drawing for the $100 gift certificate give-a-way.
December and January are the gardeners' time to pause and reflect on what worked and what didn't last season - and to make plans for the next growing season. We encourage everyone to think about trying something new. Greenhouse Garden Center is committed to continuing our efforts to expand our organic lines and promote organic products to our customers. With this year drawing to a close, we would like to take time to reflect on just how very thankful we are here at Greenhouse Garden Center to have such loyal and inspired customers. Our wishes for a restful holiday season and a great gardening year to come.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS: MON-SAT 9AM - 5:30 PM SUNDAYS 10 AM - 4 PM
Workshop: Decorate A Holiday Wreath, 1 PM, $50 Fee includes artificial wreath, floral picks, lights, and ribbon. Reservations required. Class size limited to 8
DHS MADRIGAL SINGERS, 11 AM -12:30 PM Winning Raffle Ticket Drawn For $100 Gift Certificate. DRAWING DURING THE PERFORMANCE; YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
DECEMBER 21- 30
CHRISTMAS SALE - LIMITED TO CHRISTMAS MERCHANDISE ONLY
MERRY CHRISTMAS - CLOSED
THE TIME IS HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR OUR ANNUAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR THE HOMEOWNER WORKSHOP. THIS WEEKEND WORKSHOP IS ONLY OFFERED ONCE A YEAR AND IS LIMITED TO 16 PARTICIPANTS. IT FILLS UP FAST.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN WORKSHOP 2015
IINSTRUCTOR: David Ruf, Owner, Greenhouse Garden Center DATES: Saturdays, Jan. 23 & 24 and Session 5 by appointment TIME: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Sessions 1 through 4) COST: $125.00/person or $175.00/couple - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
(class size limited to 16) WOW: Any person attending the workshop will receive 15% off any landscape plants purchased during the 2016 season. Lunch will be provided on Jan. 23 and Jan. 24. All classroom materials will be provided.
SESSION 1: January 23 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
This session will begin with landscape design decisions. The discussion will consider each homeowner's special circumstances and will include new landscape construction as well as renovating existing landscaped areas. Discussion and review of garden styles, home styles and existing landscape considerations specific to the individual homeowner's life style, home style and color - and general likes and dislikes will be identified. The homeowner should be prepared with square footage of the area and photographs of the property.
LUNCH BREAK - 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
SESSION 2: January 23 - 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm
This session will involve helping each homeowner develop a site plan. Topics will include site location, exposure, slopes, grading and drainage issues, irrigation installation and electrical requirements. Each homeowner will receive a Nevada Plant Guide as an aid to making good plant choices. Homework will involve plotting the hardscape on the site plan.
SESSION 3: January 24 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
During this session drip and sprinkler considerations will be customized to each homeowners needs. Also, lawn, soil condition and amendments, fertilizers, plant care and watering issues will be addressed. In addition, hardscape landscaping such as pavers, patios, ponds, lighting, statuary, and benches will be discussed. Homework will involve plotting irrigation lines on the site plan.
LUNCH BREAK - 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
SESSION 4: January 24 - 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm
This session will revolve around tree and plant selection. There will be a tour of the nursery to view various trees and shrubs. In addition there will be pictures of plants in optimal seasonal situations. Decisions on where to place plant species in site plans will be done. Finally a cost analysis will be developed for the homeowner. Homework will involve placement of trees and planting beds on the site plan.
SESSION 5: By Appointment
The final session will be devoted to a review of the homeowner's personal landscape designs. Modifications will be made where necessary. This session will also be used as a catch-up session for those homeowners who need additional help.
An artificial tree must be used for 20 years to have a lower carbon footprint.
Grown "Natural" trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide the entire time they are growing.
One acre of Christmas trees on a farm produces enough oxygen to support 18 people.
Natural trees are recycled by most cities. They are ground into mulch for hiking trails, gardens, and other purposes.
Trees grown on Christmas tree farms are grown sustainably - for every tree cut down, 2 to 3 more seedlings are planted.
IF YOU'RE NOT CONVINCED A FRESH-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE IS THE WAY TO GO, CONSIDER CHOOSING A LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE
Start a family tradition by choosing a living Christmas tree. Decorate the tree carefully and use LED lights, because they are cool. Keep the tree in the house no longer then 7 days. Keep it away from working wood stoves and fireplaces.
Water the tree thoroughly before bringing it into your house. Place a saucer under the tree to protect the floor or table. Place the tree outside after Christmas, unless the temperature is below 15 degrees. Then place the tree in you garage until the temperatures meet or exceed 15 degrees. Try to plant it as soon as possible, since it will be better for the tree and easier to keep it watered.
If you cannot plant it, then place the tree on the east or north side of your house until it is planted. Greenhouse Garden Center has a very nice selection of living Christmas trees, starting in a 1 gallon size and going up to the big box size.
DECO BREEZE FANS
Are cute table-top fans, perfect for a desk, and available in fun designs including butterfly, parrot, hummingbird, peacock and (pictured above) gecko and frog.
STONE AGE ART
Are hand-carved natural stone products for the garden and landscape. Greenhouse Garden Center has just received a shipment of creatures including hedgehogs, owls, turtles and penguins.
HESTRA GARDEN AND ROSE GLOVES
Are durable goatskin gardening gloves. The rose gloves come with a long cow split leather cuff for added thorn protection. the garden glove has a comfortable, padded back hand.
NATURE CREATIONS BIRD HOUSES
Are handcrafted from recycled wood and metal from old barns and homes in southeastern, IL. Each design represents a particular structure that is common to the Midwest. You can enjoy them as a wonderful accent indoors or adopt a bird family outdoors and provide them with a cozy shelter.
SMALL HAND TOOLS
Are always on the top of the gardener's list of what's hot. Here at Greenhouse Garden Center we have a great selection of unique and innovative hand tools all Made In America.
Is another one of our Made in America garden gift lines. These unique landscape sculptures serve a dual purpose. They are not only works of art but also torches. They come in a variety of styles; shown is the saguaro cactus.
WEST OF THE WIND ART
Pictures are all-weather pictures that are UV protected and water-proof. This amazing art is available in a variety of paintings and will be just as beautiful inside or outside.
MARK ROBERTS FAIRIES
Are a favorite of collectors. Each year Mark Roberts comes out with a whole new line of Christmas fairies exclusive to that year. Each year, he outdoes himself with his unique ability to create original and new fairy designs. They are all numbered and come in individual gift boxes. Start a new tradition by gifting a fairy to someone special each Christmas.
TABLETOP FOUNTAINS FROM ETERNITY FOUNTAIN COLLECTION
Bring Mother Nature inside with the soothing sounds of running water cascading down beautiful, natural looking rock falls. They also serve as a night light and create a romantic ambience during the evening hours.
DEAN CROUSER WILDLIFE COOKING & ENTERTAINING PIECES
Have been featured before but we couldn't resist adding them to our list. Dean Crouser's vibrant, painterly images of nature and bird imagery will delight anyone.
Apply Kaput for vole control and check all the bags daily. Keep replacing the bait before it is empty - the anti-coagulant agent is cumulative in the rodent's system and will lose its strength if application is not repeated. If bait is not taken within two to three days, replace with fresh, or choose a more favorable site to place the bait. Birdseed attracts voles and can even cause voles to migrate into gardens, so restrict habitat around your bird feeder. Voles do not hibernate.
Water one time in December and January if we do not have any measurable precipitation in the form of rain (1") or snow (12").
Apply Moisture In or Cloud Cover once a month on broadleaf evergreens.
Attract birds to your yard by offering a continuous supply of clean water and food. Use a bird bath de-icer to keep the water from freezing. Feed finches with Niger Thistle Socks. Attract a wider variety of birds with Suet and Seed Mixes. Several blends are available.
Fertilize houseplants with Osmocote fertilizer now. To control soil gnats, apply Systemic Houseplant Insect Control to your houseplants and lengthen the time between waterings.
Moving your Christmas Cactus around may make the buds and blooms fall off. If the temperature drops below 55 degrees in your home at night, you will experience bud drop also.
Keep your Poinsettias out of cold drafts. Don't over-water, and do give them bright light.
Dig a hole for your Living Christmas Tree before Christmas and put the soil in the garage for ease of planting in January. Plant your tree on a warm, sunny day. Remember to recycle your cut tree.
Now is the time to pot up the spring bulbs you have been storing in your refrigerator for forcing. Enjoy the delightful blooms and scents in February and March.
Does your yard need a face-lift? Reserve a spot in our January Landscape Design Workshop For The Homeowner. If you feel the job is too big, GGC'S Landscape Division can help.
What You'll Need:
5 medium yellow squashes
1 cup grated Pepper Jack cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
Step by Step:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil.
Slice yellow squash in thin rounds [be certain to discard both ends].
Place squash in boiling water for 15 minutes or until fork tender.
Remove squash from water, drain in a colander.
In a baking dish, mash squash with a potato masher.
Fold in grated cheese, butter, salt and pepper.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until brown and bubbly on top.