Reilly's Greenhouse 2013
Spring is time for a new beginning...with lots of fresh, beautiful plants! It brings us the hope of an abundant garden with exciting new ideas and plants. The Greenhouse at Reilly's is sure to inspire and fulfill every gardener's dreams.
We are excited to share with you news of our biological control program in our greenhouse. That means no more harsh pesticides! We intend to rely on Mother Nature (with a little help from our friends from Biobest) by releasing and incubating populations of predatory insects such as the minute pirate bug to help us control damaging pests. This also means healthier, naturally grown plants for you to take home and enjoy. We will have signage and photos throughout the greenhouse educating you, our customers, about our good bugs. And please do not hesitate to ask our greenhouse staff any questions that you may have. We hope you are as eager as we are to learn and cultivate our new friends as we are.
Tinkering with Terrariums
Terrariums have made a comeback in a big way. We are happy to see that people are taking an interest in indoor plants again. Creating a terrarium is both a fun and rewarding activity that can be enjoyed for years to come. We carry everything that you will need to complete your terrarium from containers to charcoal. Our plants, called Ittie Bitties, are sure to strike the fancy of anyone whether you are new to terrariums or an avid terrarium builder. Ittie Bitties also make great additions to fairy gardens. With all of the different options it is easy to see why terrariums are gaining popularity. For all the how to do details: Create your own terrariums.
Home herb and vegetable gardening is as popular as ever. In 2012, we tried a new approach to our vegetable starter plant production and utilized the Burpee Home Gardeners program. While the plant material was certainly up to our standards, we felt that we lacked variety. So we have decided that in 2013 we would return to sowing seeds ourselves in order to have more choices for our customers. We will have a wide selection of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, sweet bell and hot peppers, and numerous other vegetables to choose from. For those that do not have much space in their yard to plant a garden, there are many great options available that will thrive in containers. Herb and vegetable gardening is a fun activity that the whole family can get involved with. For details on starting your own vegetable garden: Starting your own vegetable garden, also Read our Quick Tips to a Successful Vegetable Garden. Need personal help to get started? Ask one of our knowledgeable staff members about the ABC's of cultivating veggies and watch your garden grow. Or attend our seminar 'Basic guidance for the New Gardener' April 13th at 9:30 AM.
Top 15 New Plants for 2013
- Begonia 'Bon Bon Cherry'
- Begonia 'Million Kisses Honeymoon'
- Begonia' Sparks Will Fly'
- Thai Caladiums
- Calibrachoa 'Calipetite Yellow'
- Calibrachoa 'Superbells Lemon Slice'
- Coleus 'Chocolate Covered Cherry'
- Dahlia 'Hypnotica Tropical Breeze'
- Impatiens 'Patchwork Cosmic Orange'
- Lobularia 'Lavender Stream'
- Angelonia 'Archangel Raspberry Improved'
- Evolulus 'Blue My Mind'
- Petunia 'Supertunia Picasso in Pink'
- Osteospermum' '3D Coral Sand'
- Pansy 'Cool Wave'
For a up close look at the Top 15 New Plants for 2013 visit our 2013 annuals page.
Roses in hanging baskets?!
While they were not included in the top 15 new plants for this season, they are a new crop for us. Balconia roses have a prostrate habit, good fragrance and clusters of showy flowers. Vibrant carpets of color will adorn balconies and gardens throughout the growing season. We are very excited to introduce this unique product.
Services to Make Life Easier
Unsure of what to plant in your containers this year, then our custom container service is just for you! Bring in your own pottery to the greenhouse or make a selection from Reilly's beautiful collection. Containers too large or too numerous to bring in, call and set up an appointment for a greenhouse staff member to come to you. This service is available throughout the entire growing season so we can help you replant your containers for every season - spring, summer, and fall. New this year...every weekend in May we will provide our container planting services while you shop. You pick your plants and we will pot them for you while you wait. Three pot sizes are available: 10", 12", and 14".