Frequently Asked Questions
Water the base of the plant, not the foliage- times are based on average garden hose flow with no spray nozzle. Check watering every 3-5 days depending on the season and temperatures.
1 gallon perennial: approximately 15-30 seconds of water
3 gallon shrub: approximately 30-45 seconds of water
15 gallon or 2” caliper tree: approximately 60-90 seconds
The southern half of Indiana (including Bloomington) is in zone 6a, while the Northern portion is in zone 5b. Zone 6a means that, on average, the lowest winter temperatures we typically experience are between -10 and -5.
Full sun: 6+ hours of unfiltered, direct sun
Part sun: 4-6 hours of direct sun, including afternoon sun
Part shade: 4-6 hours of direct sun, receiving this light in the morning/before midday
Full shade: less than 4 hours of direct sun a day, often with dappled light through a tree canopy. Morning sun preferred to avoid sunscorch
Dense shade: no direct sun at all; very few plants will thrive here
Typically, if you have planted plants that are hardy to our zone (6a), then you have little to worry about and don’t need to do much extra for them. A 3” thick layer of mulch around the roots provides plenty of insulation. If we are predicted to reach temperatures outside of our hardiness zone, an extra thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant is a good step, and covering the plants with a sheet, frost blanket or tarp until temperatures rise back to at least -10 degrees may prevent damage.
If you bring a plant home and realize it doesn't work for your space, you are welcome to return the plant and exchange it for a better suited one of equal value, or we will issue a store credit to be used at a later date.