Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fourth Of July-Hours Change

Hester & Zipperer will be closed Saturday, July 4th, but Yoshi and Travis have signed up to work on Sunday while the rest of us are taking a break! No kidding.
They volunteered! It's fishy, I know.
Visit them on Sunday from 11AM-4PM at Hester & Zipperer on Wilmington Island.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Nursery Is Full Of Activity-If Not Customers

Yoshi snapped this work of art before we convinced a willing customer to relocate the happy couple to a safer locale behind the Agapanthus. It's not polite to stare.

It seems that all of the rain we had in weeks past followed by this heat has sparked all kinds of activity.

These aphids are feasting on the juice from this Milk Weed Plant.

Don't reach for your spray bottle just yet. The aphids will soon be the main course for Lady Bugs and their larva. You don't even need to ring the dinner bell. They will show up on their own. Also, there would be no point in spraying, because Monarch butterfly caterpillars will come and eat all of the leaves off this host plant. It is fun to watch, and before you know it, the plant will grow back and spread its seed far and wide.

Our water features around the nursery are full of tadpoles. I mean in a few weeks we might think the plagues have started. There are hundreds of the little critters. They are helping keep algae away as well as entertaining passersby.

That leads me to Frank. Frank is 1/2 inches tall and looking for love. If any of you ladies out there are looking for a prince, word on the pond is that he's a great catch. He just asks that his match be an equally devoted fan of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance".

Friday, June 5, 2009

Getting It Together Again

I just want to let everyone know that we still have some great plant sales going on at the Wilmington Island store, and we are also getting in new plants today so that you can freshen up after the deluge.

There are so many ways to get your gardens and beds back in working order, and fellow Savannah Morning News garden columnist, Gail Krueger writes about one in today's Accent section. Read her column by clicking here.