03 Dec Holiday Savings at The Green Goddess!
We always refer to the poinsettias when we think of “Holiday Plants” to be used as decorations.
20% OFF ALL POINSETTIA PLANTS
Realistic potted poinsettias let you enjoy the traditional holiday flower without all of the hassles. Our poinsettia plants add color and cheer to any home. Come and get yours at 20% off!
The Green Goddess Annual Holiday Open House
Please join us for great food, a festive atmosphere and good company! See you there!
Date: Friday, December 13th
Location: 4139 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
CREATE YOUR OWN VERTICAL WALL GARDEN
Gardening is fun but when space is an issue this can make it work!
Brighten up a wall space or courtyard by installing your own vertical garden.
Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to do it.
- Choose a Wall
Start by choosing a wall. What plants you should choose will depend upon the wall you pick and how much sunlight it receives. However, if you’d like to try particular plants, then choose a wall that will provide the best growing conditions for them.
- Build a Frame
The basic structure of a vertical garden wall is a three-layer sandwich made of frame, plastic sheeting, and fabric. Build the whole setup before hanging it.
Attach the Plastic Sheeting
Attach a sheet of plastic to the frame. The plastic acts as a backing for the fabric layer, plus keeps the water off the wall.
- Attach the Fabric
Attach the layer of fabric to the frame. This is the material in which your plants will live, and which will hold water for them. You’ll need two layers of fabric at least. Attach them directly to the frame with galvanized screws and stainless-steel staples as if you were stretching canvas across a frame.
- Setup the Irrigation System
To keep plants growing on a vertical surface, you’ll need an irrigation system that can provide moisture throughout the fabric layer.
- Add Fertilizer Injector and Attach Irrigation System to Water Source
To fertilize your wall, attach a fertilizer injector. with a simple irrigation valve that sends liquid fertilizer into the irrigation system. Then hook up the irrigation system and connect to your water source. You’ll need to filter the water with an irrigation water filter, which is cheap and available at most hardware stores.
- Choose Your Plants
As with any gardening, take into account sun, shade, humidity, wind, and cold when choosing plants that you’re going to leave outside all year.
- Insert Plants
To insert plants into the outer layer of fabric, use a razor blade to make a horizontal cut in the material. Get as much soil off the plant’s root ball as possible (to help stave off root rot), and insert it into a cut.
- Plant Design
Choose plants that will grow 2 to 3 feet out from the wall, and plant them at the top so they create shade underneath. Planting in vertical strips, with green shade plants in one strip and sun-loving flowers in another, is a good idea.
Green Goddess Gardening 101:
- Annuals and perennials can still be planted during December.
- Watch your weather report from frost and protect your plants! Remember, we sell frost covers.
- Fruit trees and nut trees can be planted in December, but be mindful to use trees adapted to the
- low desert.
- Plant artichokes
- Plant bare root trees and shrubs when they become available at the end of the month.
Dec 24th Close at 3pm
Dec 25th Closed
Dec 31st Close at 3pm
Jan 1st Closed