Plant of the Week

Dwarf Rose of Sharon and Dinner Plate
are both Hibiscus varieties

Dinner Plate: (Hibiscus moscheutos)
A cold-hardy, herbaceous, flowering perennial plant grown for its huge, show-stopping blooms. Fresh leafy shoots sprout from the ground in late spring, quickly creating a small rounded form. Native to the USA, dinner plate hibiscus plants are hardy in zones 4-9.

Dwarf Rose of Sharon:  (Hibiscus syriacus)
This hardy
dwarf shrub is an important source of late-summer color in cottage gardens, beds and borders. Use in romantic country gardens or cutting borders.

Get yours at Broccolo Garden Center: 2755 Penfield Rd. Fairport, NY 14450



What do we do with all this rain!?
Use it in a rain garden!
Wet areas in lawns are a perfect spot to turn your lawn into a rain garden. There are many trees shrubs and perennials to choose from.
This is an example of a functional dry river bed for drainage with River Birches and spring blooming native Iris.

Lawn Care Update

It is time for visit #3 – the middle treatment.  Most lawns are green from the rain, but it is also growing the weeds.  We will be there to inspect and treat weeds as needed.  We are also on the lookout for common lawn insects this time of year.  See you soon! (Not a client??? Reach out for a quote below!)


Day Trip: Try FLX Museum

For an interesting day trip consider the Finger Lakes Museum. Located a little over an hour from Rochester in Branchport on the north end of Keuka Lake, the Finger Lakes Museum stirs the imagination, educates the mind, and inspires visitors of all ages.

As Vice Chair of its Board, our own Laurie Broccolo plays an integral role in steering the museum towards fulfilling its mission to inspire appreciation and stewardship of the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the vast Finger Lakes Region.

The Museum campus itself makes for a perfect family outing bursting with programs and activities like paddling and yoga. The site consists of a former Branchport School building, now being renovated to house exhibits, educational programs, and community events.

Broccolo has been involved in many of the projects and fundraising since 2012. The 13-acre campus includes model environmental stewardship features with bioswales, a riparian zone along Sugar Creek, turf paver parking, interpretive signs, timber frame lean-tos, the Creekside Center canoe and kayak livery, and an ADA accessible launch/dock. Situated on its grounds the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve has served as a natural water filtration system for over 160 square miles of agricultural and residential runoff for thousands of years, and the Museum has developed trails, a boardwalk leading to a shoreline octagon pavilion, and interpretive signs for the Preserve.

Garden Center Event Series

Three C’s Of Container Gardening
“J” teaches simple rules that yield great results for your containers.  Color, contrast, and the containers themselves are outlined.

DATE: July 31
TIME: 10:00AM – 11:30AM

COST: $20


Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein