"Your plants look so healthy. Have been coming to Squire House for years to find the best plants."

Fall bulbs 2016

FALL PLANTED
BULBS
FOR
SPRING FLOWERS
PLANT NOW
IN OCTOBER
MARTAGON LILY
TULIP
ALLIUM
NARCISSUS
FRITTILARIA

Bulb Tone
Bulb-tone 3-5-3
FOR ALL BULBS SPRING AND FALL
Bulb-tone is a premium plant food formulated specifically for bulbs and tubers. It contains bone meal and other natural organics to meet the special nutritional needs of these plants. Bulb-tone’s all natural formula contains Bio-tone®, our proprietary blend of beneficial microbes. Bio-tone biologically enhances our natural plant food to ensure superior plant growth. Bulb-tone feeds slowly, safely, and will provide a long lasting food reservoir to ensure superior results.
Dewitt garden tools

Tools & Gloves
Organic Fertilizers

Plant food
Potting Mix
Decorative Pots
Magazines
Books



PLANT
POSTS:
Not so even tempered plants
NOT-SO-EVEN-TEMPERED
Perennials that require more care

Baptisia Vanilla Cream
EVEN-TEMPERED
Easy care perennials

Shade gardening design tips from Squire House Gardens
SHADE GARDENING
Tips from a garden designer.
Shade garden favorites.

Dwarf Conifers at Squire House plant nursery Afton MN 55001
DWARF CONIFERS
Think of sculpture when planting dwarf conifers.

Annual flowers for creative container planting at Squire House
Frittilara meleagris is a fall planted bulb that blooms in spring
FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS IS A FALL-PLANTED BULB
REASONS TO SHOP PLANTS AT SQUIRE HOUSE GARDENS
  • Our standards are high, our offerings are distinctive.
  • We nurture plants grown in the north in our own soil-based mix. This encourages strong roots and heathy, hardy stock.
  • We hand-select the best plant selections from the best small local growers
    We carry only hardy, reliable long-lived plants striving to stock those of exceptional beauty and year-round interest.
  • Our prices are fair. Prices are comparable and many times lower that other sellers, many of whom fail to offer the expert advice found at Squire House Gardens.
  • We are always delighted to share the discoveries of new and valuable garden plants we make through research, observation and trial and error. BANISH CLICHE!
 
2016 Martagon Lilys
SQUIRE HOUSE GARDEN VISITORS LOVE OUR MARTAGON LILIES! PLANT MARTAGON BULBS IN THE FALL

YES, WE HAVE MARTAGONS

Fall is the BEST time to plant Martagon Lily Bulbs and these are some of the NICEST martagon lily bulbs we have seen in years! We are offering them at an especially modest price of $24 per bulb. The long growing season and just the right moisture conditions have produced huge, top quality bulbs, unlikely to come your way again–freshly harvested and Minnesota-grown. Featured are three of the most vigorous and dependable varieties that will naturalize in your garden. No plant in the Squire House garden elicits more comments from visitors than the martagons– classical old world whorled lilies. Join our cult of Martagon-Lovers!
Three varieties in stock $24 per bulb/ order by phone 651-436-8080 or email
Claude Shride (red), Mahogany Bells (red), Terrace City (orange-yellow)


Orchids at Squire House Gardens
THE INDOOR GARDEN

GREEN UP YOUR INDOOR ENVIRONS
Tropical plants for home & office
New, beautiful plants arrive each week at Squire House

Small pots & decorative containers • Indoor potting mix • Plant food
Small garden statuary accents for indoors
 Tropical palm at Squire House Gardens Afton MN 55001  Tropical philodendron vines plants at Squire House Afton MN 55001  Succulents and sedums at Squire House plants Afton MN 55001

Elements Shade Garden
GARDEN DESIGN

COOL
SHADE GARDEN ELEMENTS

When summer heat hits, there can be no better place outdoors than a shady spot in the garden where the ambient temperature can feel many degrees cooler. By playing with the characteristics of the plants you choose, you will create a more interesting space.

CONSIDER THESE ELEMENTS OF A SHADE GARDEN DESIGN

HEIGHT
Vary the heights of plant masses to make the unique characteristics of each plant easier to see and appreciate.

MOTION Waving and quivering foliage moving in the breeze, adds to the feeling of peace and reflection.
Shown: Maidenhair Fern • Polygonatum/Variegated Solomon's Seal • Actaea (syn. Cimicifuga species)/Snakeroot

LEAF COLOR & LEAF SHAPE Your selection in this area will have a big impact on the overall affect. Additionally, LEAF TEXTURE comes into play with your choice of plants. Avoid using plants with a single tone of green. Chartreuse and white foliage accents will create spots of light in a dark garden.
Shown: Garden Hosta • Pulmonaria sp. • Aralia cordata/Japanese aralia 'Sun King' • Cercis canadensis /Northern Redbud Tree

WATER A fountain or birdbath will add much to the scene and will attract birds and butterflies for a cool drink. The sound of splashing water can reduce background noise.

ORNAMENT Color can be hard to find in flowers for shade. Use bright glazed pots and annual plantings for more color. Tropicals & houseplants will enjoy being outdoors for the summer in pots, too. Garden statuary can add feeling and style to your shade garden - whimsical or peaceful. It is important to have a stone or wood bench or a garden chair placed where you can rest and enjoy your beautiful shaded space.

Oriental hybrid lilium Scheherezade
Lilium 'Scherezade' in blooming August 2016
Find beautiful plants Spring through Fall in the Squire House Nursery









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