flower suncatchers hanging from birch branch

Flower sun catchers craft project

  • 2-26 Flower sun catchers
    February 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 3-26 Flower Sun catchers
    March 26, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Using fresh flowers and foliage, you will create 6 suncatchers that will be hung from a birch branch to display a colorful and cheerful addition with a feeling of Spring to your home.

Ladies planting their spring containers in drummmers greenhouse and containers growing filled with flowers

Spring Planting Parties

  • March 12th 10am Learning Session
    March 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 12th 1pm-4pm Drop-In
    March 12, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 15th 9:30am Learning Session
    March 15, 2022
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • March 15th 11:30-4:30 Drop-In
    March 15, 2022
    11:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • March 15th 5:00pm Learning Session
    March 15, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • March 17th 9:30am Learning Session
    March 17, 2022
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • March 17th 11:30-4:30 Drop-In
    March 17, 2022
    11:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • March 17th 5:00pm Learning Session
    March 17, 2022
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • March 19th 10:00am Learning Session
    March 19, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • March 19th 1:00-4:00pm Drop-In
    March 19, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Spring is in sight and it’s time to plant! Design and plant your own charming containers for early spring blooms that last from summer into fall!

petal it forward logo with flower bouquet in the background

Petal It Forward

  • Petal it Forward- 2 FREE bouquet hours
    October 20, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Event Phone: 5073884877

We are paying it forward on Wednesday, Oct. 20th and giving away flowers to spread the joy and health benefits of flowers! Head on up to Drummers Garden Center and Floral 4pm-5:30 pm and get TWO free flower bouquets! One bouquet for you and one to give! Time may change if bouquets are all given (more…)

Ladies planting their spring containers in drummmers greenhouse and containers growing filled with flowers

Spring Planting Parties

  • March 7th 10 am
    March 7, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 7th 1 pm
    March 7, 2020
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • March 10th 5:30pm
    March 10, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • March 12th 1pm
    March 12, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • March 12th 5:30pm
    March 12, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • March 14th 10 am
    March 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Learn to succeed with annual flowers and then pot up your ideas.

while and pink amaryllis blooming

Indoor Amaryllis Bulbs

Planting Amaryllis Bulbs Step-by-Step:

(Click through image gallery for all steps)

 

  1. Select firm bulbs – the biggest you can find. The larger the bulb, the more blooms it can have. Use any pot, with drainage, that is about 1 to 2 inches wider than the bulb.  Or, try a larger container with several amaryllis. Plant bulbs an inch apart, if planting more than one.
  2. Plant or restart your bulb 8-10 weeks in advance of when you want it to bloom. Plant different varieties, as well as plant in fall and early winter for blooms throughout the winter.
  3. Fill the pot 1/3 to 1/2 full with all-purpose potting soil, set the bulb on top of soil and then fill the pot with soil so the 1/3 to 1/2 of the bulb is exposed.  The soil can be topped with the moss, rocks, or a decorative item.
  4. Water well to settle the soil then water sparingly until active growth is visible. No more than 1/4 cup of water a week. Fertilize at half the recommended strength each time you water.
  5. Place the pot in a warm, sunny (indirect bright light is best) spot and you’ll start to see it growing its flower stalks. you’ll have blooms in about two months. Be patient! You can then move the pot wherever you’d like indoors to enjoy after they are in bloom.

 

a spider made of a mum on top of a pie pumpkin with black twigs and spider web.

Spooky Spider Pumpkin

  • Spooky Spider Pumpkin
    October 26, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Event Phone: 5073884877

This is going to be frightfully fun! Make your own “furry” creepy crawly spider on top of a pie pumpkin to add to your wickedly wonderful Halloween decorations. Cost includes everything you will need to create this adorably spooky display!     (more…)

apricot orange colored blooms on the Zonta Minnesota Mum

Perennial Mums that Survive MN Winter

Bright red, pink, yellow, white, purple, golden orange, copper, cream…you will find a large variety of perennial Mum flower colors! Thanks to the University of Minnesota’s Mum breeding program beginning in the 1920’s we now have perennial Mums that survive MN winters!

Here’s a bit of history for you! The cushion habitat mum was the first patent of the U of M in 1977.  “Plants are dome-shaped, with flowers almost completely covering the outside surfaces of each plant. Previous mums bloomed only at the top of long stems (upright habit). Within a decade, the cushion type became the dominant chrysanthemum plant habit worldwide.”- U of M Chrysanthemum breeding program.

There is continued development of a different growth habitat mum like the wave hardy mum since right now most are the cushion or upright habitat. Hopefully we see more of those soon!

These perennial mums survive MN winters but they are known to be finicky. Here are some steps to take care of your perennial Mum so it comes up year-after-year.

Before Winter Care:

  1. Plant your Mums in well-draining soil. If the soil doesn’t drain well and results in standing water that freezes, the ice around the root system can kill a plant.
  2. Find a sheltered location protected from high winds.
  3. “Tests show that Mums survive the winter better when the above-ground dead plant stems are not removed in the fall. This is also a beneficial technique to use with other herbaceous perennials.” -U of M 
  4. Cover your Mums with 4″ of leaves or mulch to give them good insulation AFTER THE GROUND HAS FROZEN and there isn’t extreme fluctuations of temperature.

Spring Time Care:

  1. Take off the mulch over your Mum as soon as the ground starts to thaw.
  2. Snap off or trim off the dead growth. Be careful not to pull out or cut new growth.
  3. This is the time also that you can divide your mum, if you need. The outer new growth is the most vigorous and you may see little stray growths that are perfect for splitting. Dig down and snip off the new growth, leaving as much of new roots on as you can on the cutting and then pot them up in a clean pot and soil in a warm sunny windowsill for a few weeks and be sure to water but not too much. Do the finger test of sticking you finger down into the dirt on the side at least two inches to see if the soil is dry. Then you can plant them into the ground after a few weeks.

Sources:

https://mnhardy.umn.edu/varieties/flowers/chrysanthemums
http://www.hortmag.com/headline/dividing-hardy-mums

annual yellow sunbelievables and annual plant container

Annual Flower & Plant Care

  • Annual Flower & Plant Care
    July 25, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Get detailed care instructions for multiple varieties of annual flowers and plants!

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Spring Planting Parties 2019!

  • March 9th 10 am
    March 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • March 9th 1 pm
    March 9, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • March 12th 1pm
    March 12, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • March 12th 5:30pm
    March 12, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • March 14th 1pm
    March 14, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • March 14th 5:30 pm
    March 14, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • March 16th 10 am
    March 16, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Learn to succeed with annual flowers and then pot up your ideas.

Holiday Houseplants

These Holiday houseplants are great for a fresh finishing touch to your decorations or great to give as a gift! With some care these houseplants can live all year-long, year-after-year.

1. Poinsettia

poinsettias on display

When you see Poinsettias, you think Christmas! The bright colored foliage of the Poinsettia instantly adds the joy of the Holiday season into your home or office! Read more about Poinsettias here!

2. Holiday Cactus

christmas cactus blooming

These Holiday cactus are long lasting, and easy to care for plants that bloom beautiful light pink, bright pink, deep red, or white. Some varieties bloom around  Thanksgiving, some later near Christmas time!

3. Norfolk Pine

Norfolk Pine houseplant

These “little Christmas trees” are great au natural or add small lights and decorations. These will last you for years with care and many more Holiday seasons!

4. Cyclamen

blooming cyclamen houseplant

These houseplants have distinctive patterned foliage and adorable little heart-shaped flowers that definitely bring joy to any room.

Amaryllis bulbs are also an easy care plant that blooms during the Holidays that you can keep blooming year after year and have them outside in the summer!

With any of these Holiday houseplants, you can dress them up a bit with a ribbon (we have a lot of different styles!) or decorations that fit in with the Holiday decorations in your home!

Supporting Pollinators at Home

  • April 5, 2018
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Event Phone: 507-388-4877

Come learn about pollinators of all types and how to provide for them.