Olson Toon Upcoming Free Work Shops
Well it has been a roller-coaster ride in regard to spring temperatures, however our excitement for enjoying the outside hasn’t diminished. Hopefully the weather continues to stay warmer so we can enjoy the kick-off to summer this Memorial Day and create more great experiences for our customers! With the near freezing nightly temps, we had to manage our plant inventory carefully, and hopefully you haven’t lost too many of your own. Many annuals need protection on these cooler nights especially when near freezing. Cover carefully in the evening and remove in the morning after temperature rises above the freezing mark.
Olson Toon Landscaping sponsored Greenway Station’s Spring Savings Soiree this year and as a part of our sponsorship we hosted a succulent planting workshop that went over very well. We have been getting so much interest via emails and social media, we decided to put on a few more workshops at our booth during the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on May 26, 2016 and June 16, 2016.
MAY 26: CONTAINER PLANTING WITH ANNUALS
On May 26 we’ll be hosting a workshop called “Container Planting with Annuals” at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market. We’ll be holding demonstrations every hour from 8am-1pm teaching you how to create show-shopping containers of annuals just in time for all your outdoor entertaining over Memorial Day weekend.
JUNE 16: SUCCULENT PLATING FOR DAD
Similarly, on June 16 we’ll be hosting another succulent planting workshop at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market! This time we’re taking a masculine slant on planting succulents so that you can give dad a truly unique and beautiful gift this Father’s Day.
TULIP BULB TIPS BY OLSON TOON LANDSCAPING:
This is a good time of year to replant the tulips and new bulbs. The giveaway bulbs will most likely still have green on them at Farmers’ Market event. It is important to leave the green intact. Prepare the soil before replanting with a “bulb boosting” fertilizer. This can be purchased at most hardware stores. Dig a hole 5-6 inches deep, place the bulb(s) in the hole with green stalk vertical and top of bulb approximately 2 inches below grade. Hold stem with one hand and cover with fertilized supplemented soil. The number of bulbs in each hole is a personal preference based on how one wants them to show in bloom. This can vary from a single bulb spaced look to a 6-8 bunch display. Once the green stem of the replanted bulb yellows and dies, you can cut and discard the above ground portion. With the Forced Tulips, the first season after transplanting may result in a flowerless growth due to the stress of the previous year, however following seasons should produce pedals.
Good Luck and Happy Spring!