Andy’s Creekside Nursery carries the largest selection of flowers, trees and shrubs in town. We have a friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you pick the perfect plant. Come stroll through our grounds and enjoy our water garden while discovering new and exciting plants.
• Container Gardens
• Trees & Shrubs
We carry a wide selection of plant material selected just for our growing zone. With the improvement in breeding techniques today’s plant material blooms longer, in some cases, re-blooms and is more disease and pest resistant.
Evergreen and flowering shrubs are the backbone of any landscape. Whether it is in a foundation planting or a garden border there is a wide range of plant material that can add depth and dimension to your garden. There are two types of shrubs: deciduous and evergreen. Deciduous shrubs such as Lilac, Forsythia and certain types of Azaleas will flower, foliate and then lose their foliage in the fall season.
Evergreen shrubs like Rhododendron, most Azaleas and Andromeda will feature evergreen foliage all year round, flower and then flush with new growth by summer. The benefit of flowering evergreens is that you benefit from the best of both worlds – beautiful flowers in spring and evergreen foliage for privacy and structure to support the overall landscape plan.
Evergreens, or conifers, are generally needled and retain their needles year round. Evergreens can function as a unifying element in the landscape, or in some cases, a focal point. These focal points, or specimens, can add real drama to a landscape.
A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed to seed and then dies off, during the course of one growing season. The whole mission of an annual is to produce seed and propagate. That’s why deadheading or removing spent flowers before the seed matures, produces more flowers and therefore more potential seed.
Some tender perennials are grown as annuals in colder climates. For a perennial to be worth growing as an annual, it must flower profusely in its first year of growth. Pansies, lantana and alyssum are all actually tender perennials.
There are also plants considered to be hardy annuals. This just means that they are able to withstand a little frost without being killed off and will continue to bloom and set seed into the next year, but they will eventually expire. Annuals can be further divided into cool season and warm season. Pansies will fade as the summer heats up. Zinnias won’t even get moving until the nights stay warm. Annual flowers give you the opportunity to have a totally different garden every year.
• Lawn & Garden Chemicals
Andy’s provides a wide range of Lawn and Garden chemical products to keep your plants in top shape. We carry Fertilome and Hi-Yield home and garden fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. We also carry Espoma and Safer products such as fish emulsion fertilizer and chrysanthemum oil pesticide for the organic gardener. Our knowledgeable staff can guide you in using the correct products in the correct amounts. Using lawn and garden chemicals in a responsible and informed manner helps to ensure that your garden remains pest, disease, and fungus free, while increasing vegetable yield and bloom size in flowering plants.