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  • Knupper Nursery & Landscape 1801 N. Rand Rd. l Palatine, IL 60074 847-359-1080 l www.KnupperNursery.com

    With winter settled in around us, now is the perfect time to give your houseplants some much needed TLC. Here are some things you can do to keep them healthy and happy.

    Give your houseplants a shower. That’s right, you heard me! In your tub or sink, rinse off the leaves with room temperature water. This will clean off any dust and provide some much-needed humidity.

    Shorter days means less light, not only for us, but for your plants too. Move plants closer to a window so they get the ample light they need. However, be sure to have your plants at least 12” away from a window, with no leaves actually touching the window. This will help prevent cold damage.

    Avoid placing plants near any drafts. Keep them away from a door that opens to the outside, as they don’t like the cold. Likewise, keep them away from a heating vent as the warm air can dry out their foliage.

    Give your plants a once over every few weeks to check for early signs of insects. Look for sticky leaves, sooty mold and of course, the bugs themselves. If you see any signs of bugs, treat your plants with Eight Insect Control for Home and Garden by Bonide.

    Check your plants for watering needs before continuing with your weekly watering routine. Because plants are not actively growing during the winter, they may require less frequent waterings.

    Phalaenopsis orchids are the perfect plant for home decorating. Follow these simple tips and tricks to enjoy orchids in your home.

    • Water throughly every 10-12 days. Be sure not to let them sit in water for an extended period of time.

    • Place orchids in bright, indirect light. Orchids should never get full sun as it will burn their leaves.

    • Repot in new bark once a year. Always use Espoma Organic Orchid Mix for best results.

    To learn more about orchids attend one of our free seminars. You'll find more information in our calendar of events section on the next page.

    Houseplants 101Effortless Orchids

    February 2018

    Stop by Knupper’s for more houseplant care tips

    and to enjoy our warm plant-filled greenhouse!

  • She’s chic, she’s contemporary, she’s a completely modern girl. Available in three different sizes, this ceramic vase is oh so stylish from her hand-painted eye lashes to her rose-pink lipstick. She is perfect for use as a vase or planter, and will complement any decor. She’s so popular, she has her own hashtag! Check out #CelfieVase on social media to find dozens of clever uses for this beauty. Get her at Knupper’s before she’s gone!

    • This Valentine’s Day, as an alternative to cut flowers, give the gift of a living plant! Blooming cyclamen, anthurium and orchids are all great choices.

    • Check dormant trees, shrubs and evergreens for broken limbs and branches caused by ice and snow. Prune these limbs immediately.

    • Plan out your vegetable garden ahead of time. Buy seeds now to get the very best selection. Some seeds can be started indoors later this month so they are ready to move outside when the weather warms up.

    • Check outside plants and trees for animal damage. The earlier you spot the damage the better. Sprinkle Bonide Repels All Granules to prevent further damage.

    • Clear leaves from around snowdrops and other early spring bulbs so that you can see their flowers emerging.

    • Protect your evergreens with Wilt-Stop, a protective coating that keeps your evergreens from drying out. Apply it lightly when temperature is above 40 degrees outside.

    • February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Pitch in at your local food bank, help out a neighbor, or give someone a plant or flowers for no reason!

    February Garden Tips

    Houseplant Style Nothing adds freshness and style to a home like a houseplant, but without the right container your beauty can look out-of-place. Keep these tips in mind when selecting your plant’s pot and you’ll have a match made in houseplant heaven.

    Are you growing succulents, cacti, or orchids? Since terracotta pots are porous, this means they will dry out faster than their plastic or glazed counterparts, making them the perfect container for these plants.

    Plastic pots are lightweight and hold in moisture making them the right choice for tropical foliage plants. Bonus: They are easy to move and come in many styles and colors.

    If style is what you’re after, look no further. Glazed pots definitely add more flair to your home. Many come with attached saucers but always double-check. If the pot has a hole you’ll need something to catch excess water.

    Maybe you want your plant to stand out instead of your pot. In this case, select neutral earth tones. However, if “wow factor” is what you are looking for try something with a unique shape and color. You will have a fabulous statement piece that will be a great conversation starter.

    No matter your style, we have the perfect pot for you. Visit us for a great selection of houseplant pots in all shapes, sizes, colors and materials!

    We have a huge selection of flower and vegetable seeds!

    Meet Celfie...

  • Phalaenopsis orchids are the perfect plant for home decorating. Follow these simple tips and tricks to enjoy orchids in your home.

    • Water throughly every 10-12 days. Be sure not to let them sit in water for an extended period of time.

    • Place orchids in bright, indirect light. Orchids should never get full sun as it will burn their leaves.

    • Repot in new bark once a year. Always use Espoma Organic Orchid Mix for best results.

    To learn more about orchids attend one of our free seminars. You'll find more information in our calendar of events section on the next page.

    Enchanting Orchids Saturday, February 3 10:00 am Thursday, February 8 1:00 pm Join Amy, Knupper’s very own orchid expert, as she guides you through Phalaenopsis orchid care. During this free seminar learn how to water, repot and troubleshoot properly, and best of all get tips on how to get your orchid to re-bloom!

    Tillandsia Wreath Workshop Saturday, February 10 10:00 am Create a unique 8” wreath decorated with air plants and moss. This fun workshop is hands on and includes wreath, air plants and moss. Fee of $29 + tax is due at time of pre-registration. Don’t miss this exciting new workshop.

    Mini Landscape Design Consultaions Friday, February 16 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Friday, February 23 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Need some professional advice on your yard project? Knupper Nursery’s landscape designer, Ryan, will be available for 25 minute consultations to get you on the right path. These consultations are best suited for smaller areas, such as front foundations or perennial gardens. Pre-registration is required. Sale price for February is $45 and due at time of pre-registration. Please bring printed photos, measurements, and a completed site conditions questionnaire available on our website.

    Fairy Fun Day Saturday, February 17 10:00 am & 2:00 pm Bring the kids for miniature fairy fun! Enjoy activities such as planting an enchanting fairy garden, face painting, decorating a fairy wishing stone and much more. Fee is $35 per child plus tax due at time of pre-registration. See back page for more details.

    Pruning 101 Thursday, February 22 11:30 am Saturday, February 24 10:00 am This free seminar will teach you which plants are best to prune now and which shouldn’t be touched until summer. Whether your plants just need a quick haircut or a major thinning, you will learn the proper techniques to get them just the way you like them.

    Tool Sharpening Thursday, February 22 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Joe the Sharpener will be accepting tools from 11am-1pm only and will get them sharpened on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each tool must be labeled with your name prior to services being rendered. All tools must be picked up the same day as service. CASH & CHECKS ONLY PLEASE.

    Seed Selection

    Guide It’s finally time to get out of the cold and start thinking spring! Which seeds will you choose for your garden? Here are a few pointers to help you get started:

    If a seed packet says, “direct sow,” the plants

    will do the best planted directly into your garden in the spring. All others can be started indoors.

    If a plant such as a tomato or bean says “determinate” or “bush,” the plant will grow to a definite size at maturity. If the plant says, “indeterminate” or “pole,” the plant will continue to grow until frost so try to choose the type based on the size of your garden.

    Microgreens and sprouts can be started anytime indoors. Plant separate crops a week or two apart to ensure a steady supply through the spring and summer.

    Stop and see me, Robin for more help with selecting your seeds.

    Happy Gardening!

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    Calendar of Events

  • Knupper Nursery & Landscape 1801 N. Rand Rd. l Palatine, IL 60074 847-359-1080 l www.KnupperNursery.com

    Store Hours 2/1 - 2/28 Mon-Fri 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 Sunday CLOSED

    Fairy Fun Day Saturday, February 17

    10:00am & 2:00pm Join our fairy helpers for Knupper’s annual Fairy Fun Day! Come dressed as your favorite fairy