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Mums the Word!

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Have no fear, summer is still here! However, we’ve been in Fall planting mode and our mums are starting to fill out nicely!

All of our mum pots are watered every day using an irrigation system on our front mat. We keep them outside so that they can soak up all the beautiful sunshine this summer has given us, and even get a little extra water when it rains.

Our mum crop will be ready to for purchase tentatively the last week in August! Check back for more updates on the official date! The colors we will have available will be:

  • Bronze
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Lavender
  • White
  • Pink

Another reason we keep them outside is so that we can get this greenhouse ready for poinsettias! I know it’s hard to believe but there’s only 21 weeks until we’re in the middle of the holidays! We have been working very hard in this heat to get the greenhouse completely clean for these guys to have room to be planted and grow. It’s hard to imagine how full this place was only a few months ago!

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Perennial Sale!

Now that the summer is in full gear, our stock of perennials is in full bloom! To celebrate we are offering each gallon pot for $10 each (while supplies lasts), a huge savings on great flowers that can be winterized and bloom every year in your gardens!

Scroll down to find a great selection of perennials to choose from, and get to the greenhouse this week before they sell out!

Retail hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Saturday: 10 AM -2 PM

Sunday: by appointment only!

Sale!

We have the following sale going on while supplies lasts at Ledgeview Greenhouses!

Hanging Baskets: 2 for $30

Perennials: 3 or more $10 each

4.5″ Annuals: 5 for $15

6 & 7″ Annuals: 3 or more $8 each

4.5 Geraniums: 5 for $20

4 & 6 Packs: 4 for $10

Our hours are as follows:

Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 Pm

Sunday: 10 AM – 2 PM

Perrenial & Petunia Central!

Do you want to plant flowers this year that will come back again next year, no muss no fuss?

Do you want to plant your beautiful window boxes, planters, and garden beds with a colorful arrangement of our magnificent petunias or decorate your porch with any of our beautiful hanging baskets?

If you said yes to either of these questions, you need to get to Ledgeview Greenhouses ASAP! We have a HUGE selection of both our perennial crop and petunia selection for you to choose from. It would be worth the trip just to come and enjoy the vibrant colors of the petunia house. Then head over the large greenhouse and look up to find rows and rows of petunia hanging baskets in all solid and mixed colors.

 

Petunia Pricing:

4 Packs = $3.25

4″ Pots = $4.99

6″ Pots = $12.00

Hanging Baskets = $27.00


We planted a large variety of new perennials this year and our crop that was over-wintered is greening beautifully and starting to flower! These plants are designed to have a dormant season and come back every Spring!

Perennial Pricing:

1 Quart Liatrus = $8.00

1 Gallon Pot = $14.00

2 Gallon Pot = $19.50

 

Hanging Baskets for Every Taste!

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Is that a blue sky we see out there? FINALLY!

Ledgeview Greenhouses is ready for this week of beautiful weather and we hope you are too. But remember, the nicer it is, the more you and your guests are going to want to enjoy life on the porch or deck. Add some color to that view with our huge selection of hanging baskets!

Hanging baskets are the perfect addition to any home this time of year. They have all kinds of colors that pop next to the beautiful blue sky, and they are easy to move indoors when the forecast predicts a colder night. We have hanging baskets with popular plants like million bells, petunias, geraniums, and lots of mixed varieties. You will be sure to find the perfect color scheme and look for your home here at Ledgeview!

Visit us today and pick out your perfect hanging baskets!

Retail Hours: 

Monday – Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday – Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 3 PM

275 Clough Hill Road, Loudon, NH 03307

603-783-4669

Build Your Own Succulent Dish at Ledgeview!

Who doesn’t love to have a garden inside their home? Sheila Poltak and Rachel Fosher, both of Manchester, stopped into the greenhouse on Sunday afternoon to design their own 10″ succulent dishes using pots and soil provided by Ledgeview Greenhouses at our new B-Y-O succulent dish station.

We have a large selection of succulents to choose from including fan favorites like aloe and many types of echeveria, and two different dish styles to plant in. This is a great chance for plant lovers of any age to come and get their hands in the soil here at Ledgeview to keep for yourself or to give as a gift! We will provide any suggestions you need on how to create a garden unique to your style.

Pricing for one of these dishes is $16.00 and you can plant up to 5 succulents. That is over an $18 value not including the pots and the extra soil we provide! Come on in and get to planting!

 

Welcome to Spring 2016 at Ledgeview Greenhouses!

It’s official, the open sign is up and the doors are open for the Spring 2016 season at Ledgeview Greenhouses!!!

We couldn’t be more excited to see all of your faces as you peruse the selection this year. We have many of your classic favorites such as our million bells hangers, geraniums, colorful coleus, and large selection of perennials. We also added some new varieties including some funky and eye catching succulents as well as new mixed hangers and patio pots. We have something for every taste here at Ledgeview!

You won’t be able to miss some bigger changes such as our new sign, retail space for hard goods, and the outdoor shade structure providing you with even more shopping as you enjoy the beautiful New England weather! Here at Ledgeview we are always looking to get bigger and better each year, and your loyal patronage is the reason we are able to do that! Come visit us soon and let us help you choose the best items to beautify or vegetate any space you have in mind!

The hours for the season are as follows:

Monday – Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Thursday – Saturday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 3 PM

You can find directions on our website by clicking HERE

From the Greenhouse to the Classroom

Carolyn took a break from watering and trimming the very full greenhouse today to spend her morning at Career Day at Loudon Elementary School.

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She presented to groups of kids grades K-5 and talked about how the greenhouse operates, how we water all of our plants, and did a demonstration of how to plant plugs in a pot. She brought along various sizes of plants from the greenhouse, including a large patio pot, smaller annuals, and a vegetable 4 pack. She was able to show the kids how many different things you can create all starting from tiny plugs or seeds.

Loudon Elementary was nice enough to provide her with her own space for the series of presentations and also a catered lunch. Some other career day visitors were the Loudon Police and Miles Smith Farm, and many others. Career Day provides the kids with real life examples of the options they have for jobs when they grow up, let’s hope we had some future horticulturists to inspire today!

We’re getting closer to opening day, make sure to mark your calendars for Friday April 22nd, we’ll be ready for you!

 

Living the High Life

Things are moving on up here at Ledgeview Greenhouses as we get closer to opening day on April 22nd! Many of our 10″ and 12″ hanging baskets have started to fill out and taken their place on one of our rotating tracks in the upper part of the greenhouse.Hangers hung up

Each plant is hand trimmed by one of our employees, then attached to it’s 3-stem plastic hanger, and individually lifted onto the track. Once they are on the track, we can use our built in watering system that hits each plant on both the top and bottom levels of the track with just enough water as the track continues to rotate. We have 8 rows that will be filled up by the time we open!

In a larger scale greenhouse like this one we benefit from this hanging basket system for a lot of reasons: having multiple rows with multiple levels helps us utilize the space we have to the fullest and leaves tables open for smaller pots below, we can ensure all baskets are getting the correct amount of water and fertilizer with each water that we do so they continue to grow big and beautiful, and when our customers come to pick out their baskets in a few weeks, they will get to see them hanging above with the large variety of colors so that they can choose exactly the ones they want!

Where are the flowers, you ask? We get this question a lot this time of year when we share photos. The truth is that we pick off almost every single flower in our greenhouse that bud up until right before we open. This is a sad job to do, but beautiful flowers take up a lot of plant energy, so we pick them off so the plants focus more on establishing a good root system before we let those beautiful colors take over. Have no fear, they always come back even more full and beautiful ready to go home with our customers!

Ready to go!

 

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Look at those beautiful roots!

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