Welcome To Breezy Hill Garden Center
Breezy Hill Nursery Garden Center was designed to inspire and motivate. Our ability to produce locally grown plants allows us to provide eco-conscious consumers a green product at significant cost savings. From designer stone and terra-cotta planters to exotic plant species, we have many products that will fill any niche. For the do-it-yourselfers or for those that need a little guidance, we have the staff to start you in the right direction. If you’re simply looking for ideas, this is the place to begin.
Our Garden Center stretches over 28 acres and is centrally located between Lake Geneva and Kenosha. It consists of a state of the art green house, balled & burlaped nursery stock, plant production houses, containerized nursery stock, Retail Garden Center and much more. It is staffed by over 20 individuals who have dedicated their lives to the green industry, making them qualified to answer any of your questions.
- Watch for heat stress on plants. Yellow and brown leaves are a sure sign your plants need more moisture around their roots.
- Replace faded summer annuals with cold tolerant substitutes like pansies, kale and mums. They’ll survive a light frost and keep your planters bright and colorful.
- August is the worst month for insects. They are in greater numbers and full-sized by now. Numbers build up fast in the warm weather. Examine the garden closely every day and treat problems immediately. Control aphids, mites, thrips and whiteflies with insecticidal soap. Cover the lower surfaces of the leaves. Use Sevin to control earwigs and June bugs (adult white grubs). Do not use Sevin on bee balm, butterfly bush or other plants grown to attract beneficial insects.
- Many of the late-flowering perennials are wonderful cut flowers. Cut a handful for the dinning room table and another for a friend. As gardeners, we sometimes take for granted the beauty that we see every day.
- Plant containerized vines and ground cover plants any time during the summer. Be sure there is sufficient water available. If the temperatures are predicted to be extremely high, postpone planting until they moderate.
- Roses benefit from constant tending. Remove diseased or damaged twigs each time you are in the garden. Notice how the plants are growing. Make sure no suckers are starting from the root-stocks. These shoots will have more than 5 leaflets on each leaf. The leaflets are smaller and have deeper saw teeth.
- Take the time to enjoy your garden. Sit back, relax and watch Mother Nature at work.
- Carry a pair of clippers or a sharp knife as you work with your house plants. Clip off any overly long shoots to maintain the neat shape of the plants.
- Plant evergreens during August and September. This gives them plenty of time to establish roots well before our upcoming winter.