Bedding plants offer many choices of colorful flowering plants and complete any landscape. They add beauty and value to your home when done the right way. They offer a rewarding feeling that is pleasurable for every one of all ages. It is fun and relaxing to work in your garden, getting outside and closer to nature.
Annuals and Perennials
Bedding plants are considered as annual plants or a perennial plant. There is a difference between the two, so you can make a choice for yourself. Annual plants are most widely use because of the many varieties available during the seasons of the year. There are many choices and types of annual flowers that grow in the different seasons with lots of color.
Annual plants are grown from seed producing flowers and eventually die at the end of each growing season. They need to be replaced with new ones at the end of their growing cycle.
Perennial plants bloom once during a season and last up to one or two months, depending upon the type. They will live for three years or more. When they become extra tall they can be divided to create separate plants.
Herbs and Vegetables
Herbs are plants, which are grown for the special flavor and aroma of their various parts. They are used mainly to season, enrich, or other wise improve the taste or smell of certain foods. Since they are not primary dishes, they are not classified as vegetables. However, due to similarity of their growth habits and cultural requirements, herbs are often included with vegetables for discussion and in the garden.
Many herbs may be grown in the home garden throughout the year. Since only a small portion of the plant is usually needed at any one time and because the plants are generally small, herbs are adapted to container culture. Their attractiveness as an ornamental plant makes them fit well into the home landscape, either in a border planting, or included in the flower garden. Specially designed formal herb gardens are both practical and attractive. To popular belief, herbs are sometimes planted among vegetables to repel certain insects and other pests.
Warm-season vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, corn, and okra, developed in tropical climates. They grow edible fruits instead of edible roots, stems, leaves, or buds, as cool-season crops do.
Cool-season vegetables grow best when temperature is warmer. In most areas, they can be planted two to four weeks before the last spring frost. These crops often are those that develop edible roots, stems, leaves, or buds, such as potatoes, broccoli, and spinach.
Hanging baskets are easy to plant and maintain and many plants, both annuals and perennials, will thrive in this lofty space. Baskets can be planted densely and will look lush and mature right from the start. And the real benefit of hanging baskets is that you can position color and focus exactly where you want it. There are 3 different types of hanging basket to choose from:
- Rattan baskets: These look great and have a plastic liner which is great for water retention.
- Plastic baskets: Great for insulation, helping to protect your plants from strong winds and sunshine.
- Wire-mesh baskets: A traditional design that allows for planting in both the top and sides of the basket.
We can design custom-containers for people that either lead a very hectic lifestyle, or just don’t have the know how to make their own planters or hanging baskets.
If you have a design for a container that you would like to have come to life, or you only want to use certain colors or flowers, please ask us. We will be glad to work with you on your unique planting project and make sure that you have exactly what you’re looking for. Custom container planting is offered in all seasons. If you haven’t got “the perfect pot”, please choose from our large selection of containers.
An interior houseplant makes an ideal gift. We can supply small to large pot plants for most environments; from kitchens, sitting rooms and bathrooms, through to beautiful large houseplants for sunny conservatory environments. Houseplants are environmentally friendly and good for creating a calm atmosphere.
Interior Foliage Plants are a beautiful addition to decorate any interior space, and they are so much more.
Blooming plants can add a world of color to any environment. Livening up an area to give it a more prestigious look and making a friendlier environment in which to live.
Shrubs with brilliantly colored berries are a real asset to the winter garden. They’ll shine from the border when there’s little else around, and their generous loads of fruit bring in birds from miles around. Any color in the depths of winter is doubly valuable. But with scented flowers and jewel-like berries to enjoy too, you’ll want to spend as much time outside during the colder months of the year as you do in summer.
Evergreen and reliable, conifers are elegant trees with sculptural foliage, beautiful cones and sometimes autumn color, too. Several are compact enough to fit into a smaller garden.
A good ground cover plant is to provide a rapid, dense cover, to suppress germination and development of weed seeds and to eliminate the need for weed control measures. Such plants are usually evergreens or have densely twiggy growth.
Glazed ceramic containers are a great way to bring color into your home, patio, or garden. We carry a seemingly endless supply with a vast array of colors, shapes, and designs.
Brookedge Nursery carries a wide variety of concrete planters designed from old world classics. Our unique designs with rich, sculpted details are the perfect compliment to your entranceway, courtyard, or pool area.
Terra Cotta Planters
Our terra-cotta collection is very attractive and will make a great gift.
Our lightweight containers are as versatile as they are durable. From the practicality of plastic to the detail of faux cast stone fiberglass, they are the perfect alternative when ceramic, terra cotta, or stone just will not do.
Organic Gardening Supplies
We carry many different products from fertilizer and soil to insect and disease control to help your garden grow naturally. We are committed to earth-friendly gardening practices. Stop in to see our wide selection of organic products to meet all of your gardening needs.
Proper plant nutrition is essential for your plants to grow strong, stay healthy, flower profusely, and bear fruit bountifully. We have a fertiliser for every plant and every plant need. Stop by today and let us assist you in selecting the right fertiliser solution.
We offer many different chemical options for your insect, disease, and weed problems. Buy a safe and effective solution from us.
Brookedge stocks an impressive selection of natural stone products, which can add unmatched beauty and value to any home. We can offer limitless possibilities for walkways, water features, and landscape projects.
Mulches are loose coverings or sheets of material placed on the surface of cultivated soil. Mulches can be applied to bare soil or to cover the surface of compost in containers. Using mulch in your garden is a great way to save time and energy. Mulch helps the soil hold moisture so you water less often, helping conserve water. It also suppresses weeds as it enhances the appearance of our yards and gardens. Mulches are environmentally friendly as they continue to enrich our soils over time.
Make any gardening task easier with our stylish and handy garden tools. Whether it is a time saving fruit picker, a wrist saving ergonomic hand tool, or even a pruner, you will find it here at Brookedge. Stop in today to see our wide selection of tools to meet all of your gardening needs.
The beauty and functionality of ceramic dates back thousands of years. Bring this timeless appeal to your garden in the form of a soothing fountain. Aesthetically pleasing, emotionally calming … take a look at our selection of ceramic fountains.
Our selection of handcrafted concrete cast stone fountains is truly diverse, combining form and function with unique sculptural features and details. Add to that dozens of acid washed and stained finishes and you can experience their lasting old world beauty in your home or garden.
Fountain Spitter /Spouts
Fountain spitters are named as such because they generally take the form of a sculpted animal, person, or mythical being that “spits” water out of its mouth. Fountain spitters can be quite fun when paired with a pond, but they can also be used in other areas; however, an added benefit of using a spitter with a pond is that it helps to circulate the water.
Natural Stone Pavers
Natural stone fountains with their timeless beauty and unmatched durability have played an important role in gardens and landscapes for many centuries. Need to make a dramatic statement? Seeking the calm and serenity of a meditation garden? Natural stone can answer these questions and more. Stop in today to see our full line of one of a kind Basalt, Granite, and Natural Stone fountains.