Spring is coming, scream it like you mean it!

In my last post, I talked about my big plans for the vegetable garden this year. Even though I never thought it possible, I am actually even more excited than before! Last week I attended an education day which is held each year by our distributor for all our chemicals, potting soils, fertilizers and more. I walked out of that meeting super pumped to go organic. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep on Watering!

Lately, we have been getting a lot of phone calls from customers complaining about the health of their newly planted trees. Upon further discussion we are finding that many customers have not been watering this spring. Certainly, we have had some cooler weather and in April we got more rain than we thought we needed. However, we have to remember that trees which were planted last year or this spring, do not have an established root system, they only have access to the water which falls directly onto their root balls. Particularly, when a tree is planted in the lawn, it needs even more water (no, your irrigation system is not sufficient), because it is competing with your turf for moisture. Read the rest of this entry »

Tree Planting…do it today!

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is today! I am told that Wayne Tholen, Steve’s dad and co-founder, used to tell people that all the time. I find that every time I hear that statement, I snicker a little. It is true on many levels, and then again it is a bit outdated today. Read the rest of this entry »

Our First Post on Our New Blog!

Welcome to the Tholens’ Garden Center Blog!

We are so excited to have FreeMode Media building a new website for the garden center. If you ever visited our old website, you know that we needed help! We hope that the blog will help our customers to find some answers, learn about some of our favorite plants, maybe our customers will teach us a thing or two too!

Most posts will probably be about whatever I, Colleen Nelson, feel like pontificating on, but if you have a suggestion for a topic, please let us know. Maybe there is something in the gardening world, or something that you saw on TV that you think warrants conversation…well this is your forum too! Please have fun and keep it respectful!

We’d love to hear from you!

Colleen Nelson

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