Category Archives: Annuals

Behind the Scenes in the Greenhouse

We are passionate about what we do at Culver's Garden Center & Greenhouse.  Enjoy this behind the scenes look of our beautiful Culver's Grown annuals in one of our production greenhouses.

Keep Your Annuals Blooming All Summer Long

At Culver's, we often get asked what our "Secret" is to our big beautiful, blooming annuals.  Our secret is...fertilizer!

Most blooming annuals thrive and look their best when fertilized.  At Culver's we use a low dose of fertilizer every time we water.  If you aren't able to do this, you can fertilize once a week using the recommended amount on the back of the fertilizer package.  Knowing exactly what type of fertilizer to use is the key to success.  If you have ever seen the 3 numbers listed on a fertilizer package, they are in order of N (nitrogen), P (phosphorus), and K (potassium).  The amount of phosphorus in the fertilizer make-up is important for bloom production.  It also helps with root production (which is important for a healthy plant).  If your flowering plant is producing more leaves than blooms, try switching to a Bloom Boosting Fertilizer.  We're always here to help, so stop in our give us a call with any questions.

Happy Planting!


Monarchs and Milkweed

With the drastic decrease in the monarch population, many people are looking to milkweed to help save the monarchs. So Why Milkweed? Monarch larvae feed almost exclusively on milkweed because the milky sap inside of the milkweed makes them toxic to their predators.  When the caterpillar ingests the milky sap, it will carry through to the wings and…