heucheras

Finding interesting color for your shade garden can often present a challenge. After you have exhausted all the combinations of hostas, hydrangeas, and hellebores that you can imagine, you may still be looking for a way to add more hues to your garden. Why not try heuchera!

Father's Day is Sunday, June 17th. Stop by Al's to find great gifts that your dad will love!

Al's Video Tip

There's nothing that Dads like more than barbecuing, and with the Big Green Egg® we've made it simple to give Dad exactly what he wants.

Nepeta 'Walkers Low' in bloom

These gorgeous perennials will look wonderful in your sunny garden. While their blooms are sure to be the talk of the neighborhood, it's the pollinators that will really take notice! Many perennials are loved by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds alike. These easy care perennials only require removing their spent flowers to help them re-bloom, so they are super easy to maintain while offering big impact in return. So if you're wondering what to plant this season, pick a perennial.

penstemons in bloom

Penstemon is a great flower to help attract hungry pollinators to your garden. With sun, and a little shade in the afternoon, these flowers will bloom from June through the first frost, and are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies.

Watering plants

Now that your plants have been planted for this season, it's time to turn your attention to watering. Proper watering techniques will ensure success in your yard and garden all summer long. Here are a few recommendations from Al's Experts for when and how to water to achieve the best water-wise results.

Rack of Ribs

At the top of the list of "All Things Good" there has to be a special place for Baby Back Ribs.  I'm not sure if it's the whole act of rolling up your sleeves, or the first tangy bite that just falls of the bone that has us in love with BBQ.  Regardless, there is an art to good BBQ and having the right BBQ and BBQ accessories can make the difference. So get your grill fired up, and start this Memorial Day Weekend off right with this simple, sure-fire Weber's Time to Grill™ recipe by Jamie Purviance.

Spittle Bug

Spittlebugs are easily recognized by the white foamy 'spittle' produced by nymphs.  After consuming the sap from their favorite plants, spittlebug nymphs engulf themselves in a foamy excrement that makes them less desirable to predatory ants.  This "fecal foam" protects the spittlebug from becoming a meal.  Adults are less often seen but are commonly known as froghoppers.  All feed on plants, including woody and herbaceous types.

Oh, the humble watering can. With its iconic design and simple function, it helps gardeners bring the life-giving water to their thirsty plants. And sure, any ol’ hose can deliver a blast of H2O, but the watering can does it with the grace and elegance of a gentle spring rain.

Come celebrate Mother's Day with Al's.  Make your own memories by choosing a beautiful hanging basket she'll enjoy all summer long.