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Happy New Year from Green Valley Garden Center!

on Jan 13th 2012

Time seems to be picking up speed as the years fly by, but what a great time to take a few moments to reflect on all the blessings of the year gone by and ask God to draw us closer to Him in the year to come! January at our little spot in the country […]

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Ladies’ Night Out

on Dec 2nd 2011

A huge thanks from Green Valley Garden Center to all who attended our Ladies’ Night Out on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 which was a great success. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we’ve had many great comments which we ALWAYS appreciate. Thanks for buying LOCAL. Many of you asked for the recipes of the yummy […]

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Fall Mums are Coming!

on Aug 2nd 2011

We may not be able to feel that chill in the air quite yet; in fact right now on these hot and humid days we can find ourselves longing for that chill….But fall mums are on their way! We have mums, asters, rudbeckia, and more growing in all shapes and sizes… More to come soon!

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Fairy Fest

on Jul 6th 2011

In with the old AND in with the new! Timeless tradition and modern folklore… We are busy preparing for our Fairy Fest happening on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 10am to 2pm. This is a first for us but we have all been inspired by the charm and magic of Fairy gardens! We are Fairy […]

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Foliage plants improve your health!

on Feb 4th 2011

Many people enjoy indoor foliage plants for their esthetic value,  though not many know they benefit health. Foliage plants naturally recycle the air around them.  They also filter harmful chemicals that may be lurking in the home. These chemical emissions come from everyday household products such as: adhesives, carpeting, chlorinated tap water, cleaning products, computer […]

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Begonias

on Jan 7th 2011

Begonias are quite a showstopper with their brilliantly colored foliage and unique leaf shape.  There are eight major types of begonias, with two or three for indoor use: Rex, Rhizomatous, and Angel Wing type begonias.  These are great plants for home interiors because they are eye-catching and very easy to grow. Rex Begonias are most […]

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Anthurium

on Dec 21st 2010

While the weather outside is frightful, what an ideal time to freshen up your home with some unique foliage to remind us that we will once again see lush green grass and colorful flowers someday. Speaking of colorful flowers… The anthurium is a widely popular tropical plant that is well-liked for its long bloom life and […]

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Fall Gardening and Native Perennials

on Sep 7th 2010

Fall can be one of the most fantastic times to garden.  Cooler weather makes for a better work environment and nothing is more exciting than harvesting and planning out next year’s gardens.  Fall is the time to plant those trees and perennials for next spring.  Perhaps till up a new area for that native perennial […]

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Variety Spotlight: Ole, Sven and Lena

on May 3rd 2010

Ya sure you betcha! You’re probably wondering what this is all about!  No, we’re not telling Norwegian jokes this week.  We’re talking roses.  Minnesota hardy roses, bred by the University of Minnesota specifically for our climate.   Roses that can handle anything Mother Nature can dish out.  Roses that are disease resistant and extremely floriferous. All three of […]

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Variety Spotlight: Garden Glow™ Dogwood

on Apr 19th 2010

This week’s variety spotlight is Garden Glow™ Dogwood from the University of Minnesota.  Bred to handle our harsh winters, it has survived freezer testing to -47° without harm.  Any Minnesota gardener can be confident that this tough little shrub will take anything Mother Nature can dish out. In the right spot, paired with the right colors, […]

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