Check out all the beautiful fall gifts and decorations at Norway Gardens!

October at Norway Gardens means a huge 1/2 price sale on trees, shrubs, and perennials.
This is a cash and carry sale in retail store & does not apply to landscaping jobs.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

Open Mon. through Sat., 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1/2 Price Sale of Nursery Stock and Perennials in Progress Now!
Living Advent Wreath Workshop -- Sat., Nov. 29, 2014


Free Gift Wrapping At Norway Gardens!

Visit Norway Gardens whenever you need a gift for someone special. Did you know you can purchase gifts there and have them gift-wrapped for you FREE? Simply ask to have your purchases wrapped & it will be done for you while you wait.

Huge Fall Sale in Progress!

Huge Fall Sale of Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials

Cash & Carry only, while supplies last.
 This is the sale you have been waiting for!
All trees, shrubs, and perennials in stock (cash and carry) are 1/2 price.
Oso Easy and Drift Shrub Roses
1/2 price
Come out and select a tree or shrub and we can plant it for you if you wish. However, this sale does not apply to landscape jobs which you have contracted with us. Furthermore, the guarantee for this sale covers only the amount you are paying for the merchandise so is not a full replacement guarantee. 'Knock Out' and 'Home Run' Roses are not included in this sale. Fall garden mums are not included since they are not considered perennials in our growing zone. Hardy mums, such as Mammoth Mums, are part of the sale.

Attract Birds to Your Backyard

Colorful winter birds add excitement and interest to your winter landscape. Attract them to your back yard by using feeders and good quality bird seed to attract them. Visit our Bird Department at Norway Gardens and let us help you find what you need.

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Deer Scram

Deer Scram is Guaranteed to Work!
Are you having trouble with deer damaging your valuable landscape plants. Try Deer Scram, a great product guaranteed by its manufacturer to effectively repel deer and rabbits from your landscaping if used according to instructions. Protection lasts up to 45 days. Stop by Norway Gardens and try this outstanding product.

Rejuvenate Your Tired Pots of Flowers for Fall

By summer's end it is tempting to let our tired pots of flowers die. Remember that early frosts are generally light and may occur only one or two nights. Often the temps will then warm up again. With another 4 to 6 weeks before a frost, why not -- with a little altering -- make our pots beautiful for that time? You can protect your pots for these short cold snaps by pulling them into your garage or covering them with a sheet or N-Sulate sheets.  In her seminar last night at Norway Gardens, Mary Ann Novack gave great tips on how to refurbish pots of flowers that are languishing at summer's end. With some pruning, fertilizing, and replacing the more tender plants with hardier ones, you can make your pots look great for another two months! Here are some of her tips:

  1. Rejunenate! Trim up any long or straggly growth and fertilize your potted plants.
  2. Pull the really sick-looking plants out of your pots. (If you wish, you can simply let the existing plants take over the pot.)
  3. Add a new plant or two to the pot in replacement and to add more color. Note: you may need to trim up or thin existing plants so they don't crowd out the new plants.
  4. If any of your pots look completely bad, pull out the dying plants and replace with hardier cold-weather lovers for fall beauty.

Mary Ann talked about selection of plants for fall pots, grouped by hardiness:

  1. The most cold-hardy plants that will look good late into October include pansies, ornamental cabbage and kale, small evergreens, perennial mums, and perennial ornamental grasses.
  2. Plants that can withstand some heavy frosts and even some freezing temps include many of the herbs, lavender, annual ornamental grasses, fall mums, ivy, asparagus fern, and fall-flowering perennials such as sedum, plumbago, asters, and coral bells.
  3.  If you are willing to provide a little protection on really cold nights, consider using these plants, some of which will give great fall color: zinnias, coleus, ornamental peppers, and succulents.
Here are examples of pots that still look good in late summer or that have been refurbished to look good. The first group has had nothing changed for late summer. They show the value of weekly fertilizing all spring and summer. They still look amazing and should look good into the fall:
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When planting your pots next spring, consider choosing plants that have the best chance of looking good well into the fall. Such plants include dragonwing begonias, coleus, lantana, ornamental grasses, King Tut and Baby Tut, sweet potato vines, vinca, Diamond Frost Euphorbia, and lobularia.

Finally, get creative with your pots. If only one plant looks good, get rid of the rest and fill the empty space with small pumpkins or gourds, a solar feature, or small lawn ornaments. Add movement to your pots by attracting butterflies to them. Butterflies love flowers such as sedums, asters, pentas, and zinnias. Consider putting a bird feeder or a whirly pinwheel in your pots.

You can enjoy your flowers well into the fall with just a little work. It is well worth the effort for the enjoyment beautiful pots of flowers provide.

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308 West Walleston Ave. (Map)
Monticello, Indiana

Phone: (574) 583-3811
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