March 2017 March can be a busy time in the yard. Check out what you can do in the yard to get ready for spring!
Click here for our latest e-news! All kinds of love out there…what is your passion? Don’t miss our February Health and Wellness Day!
Click here to view our February 2017 Calendar so you don’t miss our Free Seminars and have ideas of what to do in the yard on a nice February day.
Click here for our latest e-newsletter to see what local Bridal Show you can meet our designers at, sign up for Royal Bunco and let us know you’ll attend “All About Birds” to be entered into our prize drawing!
Don’t miss Countryside at the local bridal shows! Enjoy a great night of fun while raising money for ACTS, CASA and NISRA at the Royal Bunco Bash. And don’t miss “All About Birds”! Click here for all the fun times at Countryside in January!
Click here for our December 13 e-newsletter, Ribbons and Bows Read the full e-news for our gift to you and enjoy your shopping!
Click here to view our November 29 e-newsletter! See who makes Countryside magical this time of year! Mark your calendar to attend our Poinsettia Festival!
Click here for our December 2016 calendar! Don’t miss our Poinsettia Festival! Saturday and Sunday, December 10 & 11 Meet the Poinsettia Princess and make a pine cone birdfeeder! 10 – 4 both days!
Check out this issue of Countryside’s e-newsletter! See how easy it is to send flowers to loved ones you may not be with this Thanksgiving. Sign up to attend our Holiday Planter Workshops this weekend. Let us help you with your Holiday Decorating!
Click here to check out our latest e-newsletter, “What’s In Your Cornucopia?” written by guest writer, Charlie Kindinger. Don’t miss our Holiday Preview Sale this Saturday and Sunday! Sign up for Holiday Planter Workshops and so much more!!
In case you were unable to open the Fall Need To Know video in our last e-newsletter, I thought I would list it separately. Please click here to watch our latest video on why your evergreen needles are turning brown and dropping and what to do about it. If you ever have questions about your plants, […]
Don’t miss our October 18 e-newsletter, Fall Color – Fall Bulbs – Fall Prep for helpful information about what you should be doing and not doing in the yard at this time of year. Enjoy KC’s new video and don’t miss our specials! Did you know ‘Fall Color’ is actually there all summer long? That’s right, […]
Don’t miss our latest e-newsletter about Lightning Bugs, Build A Scarecrow weekend, see our beautiful September Bridal Bouquets and don’t miss our new, ‘favorite reads’ and our October Calendar of what to do in the garden! You’ll know when to fertilize your lawn, divide peonies and so much more. Click here for this issue of Countryside Flower […]
Click here to check out our October 2016 Garden Calendar. Find out when to apply Winter Survival Fertilizer to your lawn, when to divide peonies and so much more!! Don’t miss Build A Scarecrow…Enjoy!
Click here for our September 20th e-newsletter! Fall is the time for harvesting, canning, freezing and baking! Read this issue’s story. Watch a video to learn how to apply tree wrap. Start your fall decorating and planting!
Don’t miss our latest e-newsletter with information on our 17th Annual Quilt Show, see some cool old stuff, find out about our Corvette Show to benefit Alexander Leigh Center for Autism, our September Gardening Calendar and so much more!
What should you be doing this month in the garden? Check out our calendar so you know when to fertilize your lawn, how to prevent creeping Charlie, when to divide your daylilies, peonies and hosta. Any questions, feel free to give us a call! September 2016 Gardening Calendar
As we were putting together our September calendar, the question came up, ‘How do you cure winter squash?’ I found this very helpful article and thought I would share it with you. We had many people grow their own vegetables this year and as harvest time approaches, it would be good to know how to store […]
Click here to catch up on things happening at Countryside! Children back to school, sales, quilt show coming up…
Why are the edges of my leaves turning brown? What is leaf scorch? Watch this short video by KC to help answer your questions.
Click here to check out our latest e-news about the McHenry County Fair, Vote for your favorite garden in the Northwest Herald’s Best Home Garden in McHenry County Contest, watch a video on what’s up with your Crabapple Trees, and sign up for our “Sip and Design” Night, Tuesday, August 23 at 6pm!!!
Check out this months gardening calendar to find out what you should be doing in the garden during the month of August! Enjoy…August 2016
July 12 e-news This is the month for perennials! As spring blooming perennial flowers fade away, the colors of their foliage and differences in textures add a new look to the garden…now we see the Purple Cone Flowers starting to bloom and hardy hibiscus won’t be far behind! Clematis are looking good in the landscape as […]
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Click here to view our June 14 e-newsletter! When reality hits and privacy is needed, stop in and let us help create the perfect place for sunbathing… I mean, the perfect place where ‘dad’ can feel relaxed, secluded, protected… Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful men out there who go over and beyond to […]
Watch this video to see what Countryside has to offer to keep your yard mosquito free!
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Happy Memorial Day 2016
Harvesting Rhubarb and Asparagus after a frost.
A Mothers Day Tradition
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We might see some temperatures in the 30’s tonight! Move potted annuals, tender vegetables and tropical plants indoors. If planted in the ground be sure to cover with an old sheet or cloth to protect them. Never cover with plastic! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call! 815-459-8130
April 5 2016 e-newsletter
What to do in the Garden during the month of April 2016
Once the flower has faded on your bulb plant, remove the flower stalk, but not the leaves. Find a sunny space in your garden that would be the perfect spot for spring color. Dig your hole about 8 inches deep and as wide as the pot your plant is in. Stir bulb food or bone […]
If you missed our Pruning Seminar feel free to view this pdf for valuable information on how, when and what to prune!
With the warmer weather this weekend, it is an ideal time to apply Dormant Oil to your fruit trees and any of your plants that had insect or disease problems last year. This will smother any over wintering eggs or spores. Stop in the Garden Center and let us help you get Spring off to a good start! […]
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Use Wilt Stop to keep your evergreens lush and beautiful all season! This natural, non-toxic product, derived from the resin of pine trees, has the unique ability to form a soft, clear, flexible film on treated plants as well as wreaths, roping and holiday planters. This film protects plants from drying out, drought, wind burn, […]
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Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea LOVE, Love, love looking at the Hydrangea pictures and can’t wait to see them blooming in the landscape after this cold winter! Look thru our online plant finder to see all the wonderful Hydrangeas we carry in the nursery! Start planning for your spring plantings now. The Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea is one hydrangea you […]
Magnolia Scale – if you have trouble opening this pdf please stop in the store for a printed version. Thank you!!
“Moon Gardens” Free Seminar Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. Come and enjoy an evening of the full moon with our “Moon Gardens” presentation by Sue Rancak! Learn how to create the perfect setting for evening get-together. Create a peaceful place with plants with white flowers, bright foliage and fragrant blooms. Combine a mix annuals, […]
If you have Pear Trees that are suffering from Fire Blight you can remove the affected branches, fertilize the tree, and hope you caught it in time. This is a disease that, over time, will kill the tree. The best form of prevention is to fertilize and keep the tree as healthy as possible from […]
Some customers have been in for the ‘red pimples’ on their Silver Maples. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to ‘cure’ it. Fortunately, it will not kill the trees, it is just unsightly.
If you have something eating your rose bushes, watch this helpful video by Karen Campney (KC), Nursery Manager. It could save your bushes!
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If your trees don’t seem to be leafing out as full as they have in past springs, watch this short video by Karen Campney, (KC), Nursery Manager, to learn how to help them along! Click here to watch video.
There tends to be a little confusion about when to plant, which bulbs. “Spring Blooming Bulbs” i.e. tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc. get planted in the fall before the ground freezes. This is when you will find the actual bulbs for sale in the Garden Center. They need to go through the cold temperatures of winter […]
Flowering and Fruit Tree Care – When and what does one apply Dormant Oil to? Flowering and Fruit trees. This is a natural preventative that should be applied to flowering and fruit trees while temperatures stay above 40 degrees. Dormant Oil suffocates spores that have wintered over giving your trees a head start to a […]
Crabapples, as well as any trees you may have had diseases and fungal problems with last year, should have their first application of Infuse anytime now through the first week of April. Don’t forget to apply your second application in two to three weeks, weather dependent, before they begin to flower. There should be a […]