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Williamsburg Wreath Make & Take Class

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Wednesday, December 7, 3pm

A Pike tradition! Inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, this do-it-yourself wreath is adorned with fruit and nuts. Cost: $30 includes all supplies 

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Book your Landscape Design Appointment

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What's included: The landscape design appointment includes walking your garden, discussing the project, a plant list and a hand-drawn planting diagram. Learn more about what is included on our overview of the ​Landscape Services page.

What's next: Once you fill in your information below, our Landscape Installation team will be in touch within 48 -72 business hours to schedule our designer coming out your house. 

Please fill out the information below to get started.

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Orchid Container Garden

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Medium Indoor Light

Plant an orchid container garden to ring in the New Year! Ferns surround the orchids with soft foliage and small wooden branches provide decorative supports for the stems of flowers.

Shopping List:

1 – Bowl ( 14 – 16 inches wide)
3 – Phalaenopsis orchids (4 inch pots)
3 - 4 Inch Ferns (We used Boston fern, Ming fern, Lemon Button fern, and Frosty Fern)
1 –  Bag of Pike potting soil

 

Recipe: 

A – Phalaenopsis Orchid
B – Boston fern
C – Ming Fern
D – Lemon Button Fern

E – Frosty Fern - Selaginella

 

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Get tips on caring for orchids with our how to video > 

 

See what is blooming now at Pikes, check us out on Instagram >

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Orchid Gardens

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Orchid Gardens 

Orchids are beautiful long lasting flowers. They bloom for weeks and even months at a time. And, they are actually quite easy to grow! Just place them in a spot in your home that receives bright but indirect light and water them once a week. 

A great way to show off an orchid is by arranging it in a container garden with other indoor plants. It's best to keep the orchid in the plastic pot that it comes in. 

 

Create your Orchid Garden

  • Choose between a medium to large depending on how big you want the garden to be.
  • Place an empty smaller pot in the lager pot.
  • Plant the other plants around the empty pot. 
    • Remove them from their containers and fill in around their root balls with potting soil.
  • Once everything else is planted, place the orchid still in it's plastic container, inside the empty pot in the garden.
    • This pot will hold the spot for your orchid which will allow you to be able to remove it and take it to your sink to water it ( the other plants won't need to be watered as often). 
    • When the orchid stops blooming you can easily take it out of the garden and replace it with another blooming orchid.

 

You can create an Orchid garden to be a centerpiece for your dining room or coffee table that will last much longer than a cut flower arrangement!

Get the DIY Recipe to make this Orchid Garden >

 

 

 

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January Lawn & Garden Tips

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In the Garden

  • Plant & Transplant: Trees and non-blooming shrubs can be easily planted and transplanted now so they can develop their root system before the Southern summer heat arrives. Wait for a warm day when the ground is not frozen or overly wet.
  • Protect Plants for the Cold. If a freeze is expected, make sure that the soil around all outdoor plants has been watered well. Plants in containers can be grouped close together on a porch or patio, or moved to a protected area. Be sure tender plants, such as pansy beds or emerging bulb foliage, are mulched well with pine straw or bark.
  • Time to Prune. Now is good time to prune overgrown trees and shrubs. Do not prune spring flowering trees and shrubs like dogwoods, flowering cherries and azaleas. Wait until after they bloom to prune them.
  • Color in Your Garden. Plant pansies, violas, hellebores, camellias, witch hazel and more for winter garden blooms.

 

In the House

  • Good Bye Christmas. It’s time to take down the Christmas tree and decorations. Fill the void with houseplants. 
  • Fill in with Houseplants. Foliage and flowering houseplants add some much needed winter color to your indoor space while cleaning the air.
  • Turn your Plants: Turn houseplants half way so they don’t grow too much toward the light.

 

For the Lawn

  • Mower Maintenance. Now is a good time to clean and maintain your lawn mower and other gardening equipment.

 

For the Birds

  • Feed the Birds. Food sources are scarce at this time of year. Besides seed, suet cakes will attract many birds and provide the calories they need to maintain their body heat.
  • Keep Birdbaths Full. The birds are counting on you for fresh water, not frozen. Add a water wiggler to birdbaths to prevent the water from freezing.
  • Read more about winter birding in our Birding Guide
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February Lawn & Garden Tips

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In the Garden

  • Don’t Forget your Sweetheart. Roses are always a favorite and Pike Nurseries has the best selection of rose bushes. Blooming azaleas, hydrangeas and tulips are also beautiful.
  • Plant Daphne. Winter daphne (daphne odora) is in bloom. Plant by entrances and walkways and enjoy its sweet scent.
  • Prune Now, Enjoy this Spring. Now is the time to clean up the garden. Prune dormant trees, crape myrtles, roses, ornamental grasses, and deciduous shrubs. Wait to prune spring-flowering plant until after they bloom like Encore Azaleas.
  • Spray for Control. Now is the time to spray fruit trees and other trees with dormant oil for insect and disease control.
  • Veggie Time. Prepare vegetable beds by applying lime, mushroom compost or composted manure as needed. Plant cool season vegetable plants like onions, asparagus and English peas in late February.
  • Plan Summer Bulbs. Use Spring bulbs that are starting to bloom as a reminder to plan what summer bulbs you would like to plant.  Bulbs such as dahlias, caladium, gladiolus, canna, asparagus, potatoes, onions, elephant ear arrive this month at your local Pike Nurseries

 

In the House

  • Adjust Watering. The key to healthy houseplants is water but because of the reduced light intensity, houseplants may not need to be watered as often as they do when they are actively growing. Poke your finger in the soil to root depth. If it is dry, it is time to water. If leaves are turning yellow cut back on the water.
  • Bring Garden Color Indoors. Cut and enjoy a few spirea, forsythia and flowering quince branches and place them in vases indoors.
  • Turn your Plants: Turn houseplants half way so they don’t grow too much toward the light.

 

For the Lawn

  • Crabgrass Preventer. Mid-month apply the first application of crabgrass preventer to control grassy weeds in all types of lawns.
  • Fertilize Fescue Lawns. Fertilize Fescue for the first time with Atlanta Turf Special Lawn Fertilizer.
  • Mow Monkey Grass. Clean up monkey grass by cutting it with the lawn mower. Make sure your mower is set to its highest setting.

 

For the Birds

  • Make Room for the Birds. Clean out bird houses so they will be ready to welcome new residents in a few weeks.
  • Keep Feeding. Be sure to keep feeders full to attract and keep birds in your yard.

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March Lawn and Garden Tips

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In the Garden

  • Start Planting. Start planting or filling in the backbone of your garden with trees, shrubs and vines.
  • Prune Camellias. Once camellias are done blooming give them a light pruning and then feed them with EB Stone 100% organic Azalea, Camellia and Gardenia Food.
  • Scrumptious Strawberries. Mid to late March is the ideal time for planting strawberries that you can enjoy throughout spring.
  • Spring Bulbs. Remember where the spring flowering bulbs were planted? Fertilize that area with one pound of EB Stone Bulb Food per 100 sq. ft. of bed.
  • Plan for Summer Garden Color. Now is the best time to buy summer bulbs like Gladiola, Cannas, Iris, Dahlias and Lilies. Wait until mid-April to plant.
  • Kill Poison Ivy and Kudzu. Spray Poison Ivy and Kudzu vines as soon as they appear with Kleen-Up.

 

In the House

  • Keep Them Growing. Make sure to fertilize houseplants and repot if needed.
  • Vacationing Outdoors. If some houseplants will be moving outdoors for summer make sure to give them a more roomy pot. The sun will cause their roots to grow more quickly.

 

For the Lawn

  • Reseed Fescue. When weather begins to warm, reseed your Fescue lawn or just plant seed in the bare spots.
  • Apply a Pre-Emergent for Crabgrass and Weed Control. In early March, apply a pre-emergent herbicide to established lawns to help control summer weeds. Remember, once you apply a pre-emergent, you can’t reseed for at least 6 weeks – determine if reseeding or a weed preventer is more important for your lawn.
  • Sharpen the Blades. Spring showers bring growing lawns. Sharpen your lawn mower blades or replace them now in preparation for spring and summer.

 

For the Birds

  • Attract Bluebirds. Bluebirds are common to the South but are quite picky where they choose to nest. Put up your bluebird houses now so they are ready when the bluebirds arrive.
  • Feed the Hummingbirds. Put up at least one hummingbird feeder in your yard and keep it clean and full to attract colorful hummingbirds.

 

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April Lawn & Garden Tips

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In the Garden

  • Start Your Veggies. Now is the time to start tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant…all the vegetables you love to harvest come summer. When planting be sure to amend the native soil at a 50/50 ratio with Pike Planting Mix to break up the dense clay soil and add needed nutrients your veggies will need to produce an abundant harvest. If there’s a late frost cover with frost cloth then remove first thing in the morning.
  • Color Your Garden. It’s time to start replacing winter season color like pansies and cyclamen with spring annuals including geraniums, marigolds, and petunias for the sun and coleus, and green-leaf begonias for the shade. Plant in the garden, pots and hanging baskets.
  • Spring has Sprung! Plant just about anything your heart desires from shrubs including azaleas, gardenias, and boxwoods to spring flowering trees, Japanese Maples and more. Plant with confidence – all trees and shrubs from Pike Nurseries are guaranteed for life*!
  • Plant for Earth/Arbor Day. Show Mother Nature some love by planting a tree, shrub or a basket of flowers to celebrate.
  • Roses Starting to Bloom. Now is a great time to choose from over 50 types of roses that are starting to bloom. Choose from roses known for the fragrance, for cutting or landscape roses that require little care.
  • Plant Summer Blooming Bulbs. Begin planting summer blooming bulbs in late April like gladiola, dahlias and caladiums for summer color.
  • Make Way for New Blooms. After blooming, prune early spring blooming shrubs like forsythia, azaleas (non-reblooming varieties) and weigela so the current blooming plants can take over the show in the garden.
  • Keep Bulbs Clean and Happy. Remove faded flowers from daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, but let the foliage die naturally. Feed spring-flowering bulbs immediately after blooms have faded with 100% organic E.B. Stone Bulb Food. 

In the House

  • Home Inspection. Take a closer look at your houseplants. Prune, feed, and repot if the plant is getting crowded.  
  • Re-evaluate Your Watering. Houseplants may need to be watered more frequently as your home receives more sun. If the leaves start to droop or wilt start watering more frequently.
  • Vacation Outdoors. The night time temperatures are now similar to the temperature in your home. If you brought houseplants in for the winter now is a perfect time to move them back outdoors for a spring/summer vacation. 

For the Lawn

  • Feed and Trim Fescue. Feed Fescue lawns with Pike Lawn Fertilizer.
  • Got Crabgrass? If you missed applying a pre-emergent crabgrass preventer you’re in luck. There’s now Bonide Crabgrass Preventer Plus that eliminates existing crabgrass.
  • 50% Green is Time to Feed Warm Season Grasses. Fertilize Bermuda and Zoysia grasses with Pike Lawn Fertilizer when grass is at least 50% green. 

For the Birds

  • Feed the Birds. Make sure feeders are clean and keep full with bird food to encourage birds, including hummingbirds, coming back.
  • Time for a Bath. Birds need a water source for bathing and drinking. Place a birdbath in your garden to attract birds in your yard.
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May Lawn & Garden Tips

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In the Garden

  • Keep the Color Going. There’s still time to plant annuals for spring and summer enjoyment. Plant hot weather loving annuals such as Zinnias, Marigolds, Celosia and Portulaca now and continue…
  • Tomato Time. Keep tomatoes on a regular watering and fertilizer schedule for a bountiful harvest through summer.
  • Go Crazy with Veggies. Now is the time to plant all summer vegetables including okra, pumpkin, sweet potato, eggplant, peppers, peanuts, watermelon, black-eyed peas, butter peas, butter beans and more.
  • Plant Now, Enjoy Year After Year. Now is the perfect time to plant long-blooming perennials like daylilies, coneflowers, and shasta daisies.
  • Go Tropical. Plant tropical vines at your mailboxes for bright flowers all summer. Try climbing mandevilla or bougainvillea.
  • Feeding Time. Fertilize roses and azaleas now to encourage a second bloom, and continue feeding them on schedule through the month of June.
  • Water-Wise, Weed-Free Gardening. Mulch all garden beds well to help regulate soil temperature, retain moisture, and keep weeds at bay.
  • Shield Yourself from the Sun. Make sure to wear a wide-brimmed hat and apply sunscreen when playing in the dirt.


In the House

  • Move Outdoors. Houseplants can now reside outdoors for the summer. Place houseplant containers in an area that receives partial shade – not direct sun.
  • Feeding Time. Continue feeding your houseplants monthly and water as needed.


For the Lawn

  • Fertilize Centipede Lawns. One application per year is all that is required.
  • Sow Warm Season Grasses. After mid-month, sow warm season grasses such as bermuda and centipede now.
  • Eliminate Weeds. Use weed killer on lawns only if temperature is above 70 degrees F.
  • Stop Fire Ants. Use Amdro on Fire Ant mounds then treat mounds with an insecticide 48 hours later.


For the Birds

  • Drive Hummingbirds Crazy with Miss Huff. Hummingbirds will go crazy for Miss Huff Lantana. Plant under feeders to give hummingbirds a special treat.
  • Fill Feeders. Fill feeders with a variety of different seed to attract a variety of birds.
  • Nest Kit. Create a nest kit for the birds by filling an empty suet feeder with nesting material such as yarn, hair and lint from the dryer.
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June Lawn & Garden Tips

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In the Garden

  • Plant More Garden Color. Plant Hydrangeas and Crape Myrtles now.  They are blooming, so it is easy to see what color you are planting! Continue planting Gladioli bulbs each week, through mid-June, for a succession of blooms.
  • Fresh Herbs for Cooking. Plants herbs in a sunny spot close to your kitchen door.  Basil, Oregano, Thyme and Rosemary are easy to grow and great for cooking.
  • Keep the Veggies Going. In the vegetable garden pull spent plants, re-till the soil and plant your second crops.  Water well as needed.
  • More Color Please. Fertilize flower beds with Green Light Super Bloom to keep the blooms going.
  • Keep it Clean by Pruning. Prune arborvitaes, junipers, yews and hemlocks and clean up spent foliage of spring bulbs once the foliage has completely died back. Cut back bearded iris and divide.
  • Mulch, Mulch, Mulch. Mulch to keep weeds down and increase water retention in the garden.
  • A Beautiful Garden with Less Water. During dry weather, be sure to keep the garden adequately watered.  A weekly deep, thorough soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. Water between 6-10am to avoid evaporation.


In the House

  • Water While You’re Away. Add SoilMoist to pots.  The granules absorb water and release it as needed.
  • Feeding Time. Continue feeding your houseplants monthly. We suggest Bonide Liquid Houseplant Food.


For the Lawn

  • Water your lawn in the early morning.  Turf will have time to dry off before night, preventing disease.
  • Lay Sod. Now is the perfect time to sod your entire yard or replace deadpatches.
  • Move it Up and Keep It Sharp. Raise the mower blade up a notch and sharpen the blade. Taller grass can withstand dry weather and a grass blade with a clean cut needs less water.
  • Keep it Green. Continue to fertilize Bermuda lawns.

 

For the Birds

  • Bath Time. Keep birdbaths clean and full, especially this time of year.
  • Food Please. While the garden provides a good amount of food for the birds, supplement their meals by keeping feeders full.
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