ROYAL OAK • WEST BLOOMFIELD • OXFORD (See inside for details) • BRIGHTON - 517.552.9300 • GRAND BLANC - 810.655.5588 • CLARKSTON - 248.625.9100 • ROCHESTER HILLS - 248.651.9000 1835 S. ROCHESTER RD. 48307-3533 w w w . b o r d i n e . c o m MAY ISSUE 2009 Earth Friendly Garden Products Amazing Hanging Baskets! Not all hanging baskets are created equal! Our professional growers produce the fullest, most amazing hanging baskets you have ever seen. Many times they are so lush that you can’t even see the pot underneath. Calibrachoa (Callie) Hanging Baskets - Loaded with ﬂowers...these sun-loving hanging baskets are sure to draw attention! They are our #1 selling hanging basket because they are bursting with color and easy to grow! Buy in groups of 2 and SAVE on both baskets! Impatien Moss Balls - Absolutely stunning and a Bordine Exclusive! Great for sun, shade and everything in between. People have been known to drive miles for these beauties! Geranium Hanging Baskets - If you are looking for a different twist on the traditional plastic hanging basket, try our hanging baskets made of dark brown wicker ﬁlled with gorgeous Geraniums and bright chartreuse Lysimachia pouring over the edges! Mom Deserves the BEST! Give Mom the BEST this Mother’s Day~ she deserves it! Here are our most popular Mother’s Day gifts: • Bordine Gift Card: Our #1 gift for Mom. You can order them 24 hours a day on-line at www.bordine.com or stop in our stores. Moms love them! • Hanging Baskets: A close second to our Gift Card is our overﬂowing Hanging Baskets and amazing Combination Containers. The grin on Mom’s face will be from ear-to-ear when she sees the beauty of our Calibrachoa (Callie) baskets or our famous Moss Ball Impatiens. Rose, Cinco de Mayo • Flowering Perennials: Give Mom 4 or 5 of our Bordine “Michigan” grown Perennials. She will be able to enjoy these quality plants for years to come. Hakonechloa Grass with some brilliant Coral Bells will brighten up a shady spot for Mom or for a sunny area give Mom Coreopsis, Sunﬁre and Daylily, Red Hot Returns. • Roses: Why give mom a bouquet of cut roses when you can give her the entire plant? Impress Mom by giving her the lush pink of Cinco De Mayo or the elegance of Sweetness, both NEW for 2009. Coreopsis, Sunﬁre Coral Bells, Obsidian Calibrachoa Hanging Basket When it comes to natural fertilizers, the Espoma Line is an excellent choice! Their easy to use granular fertilizers are some of the best on the market. Tomato-tone Rose-tone Holly-tone Ask our experts which fertilizer is right for your garden! • Unique Garden Décor: Make Mother’s Day memorable by getting Mom something she can see in her garden for years to come. Corinthian Bell Wind Chimes are a big hit! HAVE YOU VISITED OUR WEBSITE LATELY? www.bordine.com • What’s on Sale - An up to date list of sale items. Check it out on-line before coming in to visit us! • Featured Plants - Popular items and plants that are blooming in the Nursery. They are deﬁnitely worth checking out! • Care Sheets - Need a little help caring for your favorite plants? Look no further! • Upcoming Events - You won’t want to miss out on this page! Mark your calendars for great Bordine events! FOR SUCCESS WE RECOMMEND... to make sure you adequately water your baskets as they need lots of water to support their beautiful blooms. In the heat of summer this may mean watering them at least once per day. It is also important to feed your baskets once every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer such as Bordine Nursery Better Blooms™ 20-20-20. Mom will LOVE a Bordine Gift Card for Mother’s Day or ANY day! Enter the Endless Summer® Spa-tacular Sweepstakes & Mom could win a $500 Luxury Spa Day OR a $100 Spa Treatment! Simply purchase an Endless Summer® Hydrangea for her to enjoy in her garden, complete and mail the entry form and she may be on her way to an extra day of relaxation! Give Mom a GARDEN STORE TOP 5! Spa-tacular Gift... 1: If you have not yet applied a treatment to your Ash Trees to prevent Emerald Ash Borer, now is the time! Apply Bayer™ Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed to the base of these trees to prevent damage from this insect. 2: If your lawn has suddenly turned yellow instead of the nice green color we are used to, you probably need to spray for dandelions. Try Speedzone®. It will knock down the dandelions in a couple of days so you can be proud of your yard once again. 3: Planting a garden in the next couple of weeks? Now is the time to address the soil that you will be planting in. Get out there now and work-in a good organic soil amendment as you turn the bed. A great one to try is Espoma™ Garden-tone. It supercharges your garden, supplying your plants with all the nutrition they need so they can, in turn, provide you with a bountiful harvest of fresh, delicious vegetables. 4: Mid May is the time to apply Step 2 (or weed and feed) of a 4-step lawn fertilizer program. With this step, make sure you put it down on a wet lawn, then be sure not to water for 24 hours. 5: If you want to keep your Roses black spot and insect free this year, now is the time to start. All-in-One Rose & Flower Care from Bayer Advanced™ is the only 3-way fertilizer, fungicide, insecticide that you simply mix in a water can and apply to the base of your plants. It couldn’t be easier, no more spraying! Preventing problems like black spot, ahead of time is really the only way to keep your Roses looking beautiful all season long. 70 YEARS = $7,000 FOR YOU*! * *With each purchase you make with us in the month of May, we will AUTOMATICALLY enter YOU for a chance to win 1 of 100 $70 Anniversary Bordine Gift Cards. Simply show us your Bordine Card (formerly the Very Important Gardener Card) with each purchase to be entered. Winners will be announced and notiﬁed on June 8, 2009. No purchase necessary • See stores for details Vegetable Container Gardening If you have limited garden space, poor soil, lack of sunlight in your garden area or limited mobility you may want to try vegetable gardening in containers. Containers offer you the ﬂexibility to have your garden wherever you want and they are also a great way to introduce children to gardening. Variety selection is extremely important when growing vegetables in containers. Varieties such as Derby Bush Beans, Peppi Cucumber, Tumbling Tom or Better Bush Tomato as well as any type of Lettuce or Pepper have a more compact growth habit and lend themselves well to being grown in containers. Also keep in mind the size of your container. Plants need room for their root system to spread out so always ere on the side of a little larger container. You can always plant smaller or trailing vegetables such as Lettuce and Cucumbers at the edge of your container to create a gorgeous combination. To keep your plants healthy and producing delicious vegetables, adequate water and fertilization is essential. Containers must have a hole in the bottom for good drainage and established plants will need to be watered approximately once per day. Natural fertilizers such at Garden-tone or Tomato-tone can be added into the soil at planting and in season according to package directions for optimal growth and production. Give your containers a new look this summer with vegetables! Check out our website, www.bordine.com for loads of great tips on Vegetable Gardening! New Varieties for 2009! P e er nn ial Coral Bells, Miracle Eye-catching foliage is brick red with bright chartreuse edges in the cooler weather of spring & fall, with the leaves turning green in the warmer months of summer. Pe n re ni al Coneﬂower, Tiki Torch By far the top new perennial introduction this year! Its spicy scented ﬂowers reach up to 4” across and are the darkest orange color in a Coneﬂower. Pe n re ni al Carnation, Garden Spice Series This compact variety is covered with tons of fuchsia, pink or red ﬂowers. Starting in June it constantly produces ﬂowers above it blue-green foliage. r Sh ub Butterﬂy Bush, Lo & Behold The ﬁrst miniature Butterﬂy Bush with fragrant ﬂowers! Light purple clusters of ﬂowers bloom all season starting in May. r Sh ub 6-Pack Combos to Go! Choosing plants to go into a combination planter can be a daunting or time consuming task for some. If you are not conﬁdent when it comes to color coordinating, you feel design What is a Bordine Xpress? challenged or simply don’t have the time to pick out plants We are proud to be able to bring our Michigan and want someone else to do the leg work for you, here is the Grown plants closer to more customers via our solution- Bordine Nursery’s Exclusive 6-pack Combos to Go! Bordine Xpress Concepts. Xpress locations carry our most popular Annuals, Hanging Each combination is made up of six coordinating plants that you Baskets, Bordine Potting Soil & more. Selection simply take home and plant in your container. We’ve done the will change daily, but the quality is ALL BORDINE! hard part, now all you have to do is water and fertilize it to keep (Example: Xpress locations will always have it looking great. With 10 stunning combinations to choose from, our amazing Impatien Flats, yet they will not have the full selection of over 20 colors/mixes good luck choosing just one! that our 4 main stores will have in stock) n An ua l Hydrangea, Endless Summer, Twist n’ Shout A Hydrangea that blooms on old and new growth. Its lace-cap ﬂower form makes it stand out from all the rest! r Sh ub Rose, Grandiﬂora, Ch-Ching Attractive golden yellow ﬂowers adorn this brand new rose. It is so new that it won’t be formerly introduced until 2010 but we were able to get an exclusive sneak peek! Geranium, l ua Calliope Dark Red Ann It really is the best of both worlds! Combine the mounding habit of a zonal Geranium with the trailing habit of an Ivy Geranium and you have an amazing combination! Bacopa, Scopia Great Blue Same great Bacopa we all know and love but with a mounding habit as well as the typical trailing habit. Gorgeous dark lavender ﬂowers look great in containers! n An ua l Cyperus, Prolifer Add an exotic look to any container with the unique bright green “mop heads” atop vertical stems. Looks great planted along a water’s edge or even in a pond. Impatiens, Mrs. B’s Anniversary Mix Dedicated to our co-founder Mrs. Bordine in celebration of our 70th Anniversary, this mix combines gorgeous shades of red, pink and rose ﬂowers. Where are they located? ROYAL OAK - 4850 Coolidge Hwy. North of 14 mile Rd. WEST BLOOMFIELD - 7300 Haggerty 14 Mile Rd. & Haggerty OXFORD - 1200 S. Lapeer Rd. South of Drahner SHADY PALETTES OF PINK SHADY SUNSET MIX SHADY PAINTER’S PALETTE n An ua l Nemesia, Supernesia Series Flowers this big are unheard of on a Nemesia until now! These sweet scented ﬂowers are available in pink, red and a stunning white/gold combination. n An ua l Coleus, Kong, Salmon Pink The newest member of the Kong Coleus family! It boasts huge leaves with salmon and pink accents that will look phenomenal in containers or garden beds. n An ua l Open Daily 9am to 6pm Go to www.bordine.com/xpress for more details & FAQs.