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The best new flowering shrubs that thrive in our area.
Summer weather has arrived. Heat and humidity are on the rise. Be sure to water your plants on a regular, consistent basis. A thorough deep soaking once or twice a week is recommended for landscape beds. Daily water is needed for pots and hanging baskets. Try to water your pots and flower beds early in the day so that plants go to bed with dry foliage.
The rise in humidity brings fungal disease. Watch for brown curling leaves. Safe fungicides are available for plants like roses, lilacs, tall phlox, bee balm, zinnias, dogwoods and peppers. If you haven’t done so yet, it’s time to fertilize. Flower power is dependent upon food. Any all purpose fertilizer complete with micronutrients will do. We prefer Espoma’s organic fertilizer once the weather heats up. It’s organic and will not burn your plants even when the weather gets hot.
The Proven Winner shrubs are all stocked up. We have Limelight and Bobo hydrangeas, Bloomerang lilac, Bloom-A-Thon azaleas, Sonic Bloom weigela, Miss Molly butterfly bush, Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon, and Infinitini crape myrtle. We also have Proven Winner native shrubs like Low Scape Mound aronia (chokeberry), Scentlandia and Little Henry itea (sweetspire), Brandywine viburnum, Sugar Shack buttonbush, Artic Fire dogwood and Gatsby Star oakleaf hydrangea.
Call or e-mail us if you’re looking for a particular plant or new variety. We strive to carry all the good new stuff, but only if it works in our climate.
Here at Effingers we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and quality plant material at affordable, competitive prices. Call or come in and visit!
We love our local customers and we want to be your one stop shop. We offer everything you can think of from flowers to shrubs, trees, soil or anything else garden based that makes your home more vibrant. We are also here to help you make your ideas come true, you can bring us your sketches and we will supply everything you need to complete your project. Let us help you live in a greener, more beautiful world. Belleville, Breese, Cahokia, Caseyville, Collinsville, Columbia, Edwardsville, Fairview Heights, Floraville, Freeburg, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Highland, Lebanon, Madison, Maryville, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, New Baden, O’Fallon, Pinckneyville, Pontoon Beach, Red Bud, Shiloh, Sparta, Smithton, Troy, Waterloo.
What Do We Offer?
We offer a wide variety of flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs, herbs, ground covers, clematis, roses, gardening supplies and pretty much anything else you can think of to make your home the most beautiful on the block. We are the premier plants nursery in the area. We carry a large selection of Burpee© vegetables including tomatoes and peppers. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or friend? Our garden center houses outdoor and indoor house plants & flowers, we now even offer bonsai trees for sale. Effinger Garden Center is an independent local grower. Rick and Trudy Effinger and their staff are involved residents of the Belleville community. We offer excellent customer service, an experienced knowledgeable staff and affordable, fair prices.
Effinger Garden Center should not be confused with other local stores and nurseries. We are a local plant nursery serving the metro east for 40 years. Effinger prides itself on only purchasing from local growers to help give back locally. Not only do our gardening flowers, shrubs, plants, landscaping trees, and house plants come from local growers, we actually grow most of the plants ourselves. Come on it, we’ll help you with all your gardening needs.
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