19 Apr

2013 Must Have Annuals - So Far

This year we again have a fantastic selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.  While Mother Nature seems to be reluctant to let Spring arrive this year, we are hopeful that you all will be able to begin your planting soon.  In anticipation of warmer weather, let me tell you about a few of the annuals I am most excited about in the greenhouse this year.  So far anyway. 

15 Apr

Special Order Your Trees and Shrubs Now!

It is hard to know what our customers want when it comes to trees and shrubs.  So we keep a modest selection of common favorites that are reasonably priced and do well in our climate.  If you are interested in a tree or shrub that we do not keep in stock, we may still be able to help you find what you are looking for.  In order to keep our shipping costs to a mimimum, we will combine all special orders into regularly scheduled batches. Tree and shrub deadline for ordering is Sunday, May 5.  See below for details.

29 Apr

What's New in 2012?

New Photo Album just posted!  Take a peek at some of the items making their inaugural appearance at Thompson Greenhouse.  From the flower garden to a hanging tomato basket, there is surely something that will catch your eye.

View the album now!

14 Apr

Shrub Photos added to Photo Album!

We have an excellent selection of shrubs for you to choose from this year. Evergreen? Flowering? Fall color? Traditional standards? A new spin on an old favorite? There is something for everyone. In addition to a full description of each variety, we provide you a hyperlink to more information and photos, and a photo of the shrub as it sits at our shop. Visit our photo album now

20 May

Thriller, Filler, Spiller

When planting flowers in a container, there are three words to remember in design - Thriller, Filler, and Spiller.  Select tall "thriller" plants for the center/back of the container, "spiller" plants to flow over the edge, and "filler" plants for in between.  We've put together a helpful container design planner that guides you on the number and types of plants suitable for your container size and shape, and a list of some plants that qualify in each of the three categories.

29 Apr

Bird and Butterfly Gardens

Would you like to attract hummingbirds to your yard?  Or maybe butterflies?  Maybe you would like to encourage pollenation in your vegetable garden by planting bee-friendly plants nearby.  Or, you are allergic to bees and don't want them to be especially attracted to your flower garden.  Thompson Greenhouse has put together a list of plants we carry that will help you plan accordingly.

26 Apr

Deer Resistant Plants

Many of our rural customers have trouble with deer and rabbits eating their flowers.  Fortunately, that doesn't mean you can't have a flower garden.  You just have to select varieties that these animals will not eat.  At Thompson Greenhouse we can help you make those selections. 

12 Apr

2011 Opening Weekend Flowers

Opening Day in Haviland (this Friday, April 15), will not be a very inspiring day for gardening weatherwise; forecast calls for high winds and an overnight low of 32 degrees. But don't let that keep you away!  Thompson Greenhouse will have over 100 different types/colors of bedding plants that will be ready for you to plant on Saturday.  The selection will change over the next two months, but for Opening Day here is what you can expect:

10 Apr

2011 Vegetable Preview

Wondering what kinds of vegetable plants we are growing this year?  Well here you go! Tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, cucumbers all come in plants.  We also have many Kansas-friendly choices for direct-seeding.