June 13, 2011

Get Green This Summer!

These two garden centers will take your gardening to the next level

The Bruce Company, Middleton, WIGrowing plants in Wisconsin is a tricky business. Snow can stay late. Springtime is often wet and cold. Overnight frosts are sometimes a problem even in early summer in the Badger State.

Luckily, there are superb garden centers with a mind-boggling variety of plants that can grow in Wisconsin. These two garden centers stand out as the very best in their field. Big and bountifully stocked, you’re guaranteed to leave with your arms full of plants and your thumb blazing green.

Head north and get some gardening inspiration at Hanson’s Garden Village in Rhinelander. This huge garden center is designed to look like a small village, complete with a barn, cabin, church, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, hotel and general store.

But the whimsical exterior shouldn’t fool you—this is an outstanding garden center and nursery. Nearly everything they sell is grown from seed on-site. They are a recognized leader in growing regional plants. They know just what plants can grow in a cold, northerly climate and how to take care of them. If you’re in the Northwoods and you have even the slightest interest in gardening, don’t miss Hanson’s Garden Village.

The Bruce Company’s Garden Center in Middleton is the largest year-round garden center in the Madison area. They have everything—bulbs, seeds, seedlings, plants, trees, shrubs—anything you can plant in the ground. You’ll find everything you need to create healthy, thriving gardens.

But what really sets the Bruce Company apart is the “other” stuff they sell—the things that really help you enjoy the plants you grow. Choose from a wide variety of patio furniture and accessories. Buy everything you need to build your own backyard pond or water feature. Find bird feeders and plants to help attract more birds to your yard. Check out a full line of Weber grills. If it has to do with enjoying your backyard garden or patio, the Bruce Company has it.


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