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January 2015











Seedin & Weedin...


Getting to the Root of It...



















Peach Jalapeno Chicken

Fern Baskets


Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery

has been busy playing in the dirt.

Over 600 fern baskets have been planted and are growing in our greenhouse.  Boston Fern, Dallas Fern and Asparagus Fern will be available for Spring 2015.



Year Round Care.




Celebrating 37 Years




6 - 4oz chicken breasts

1/2 c AWF Peach Jalapeno Jam

2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar

Salt and Pepper to Taste





  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together the PEACH JALAPENO JAM and vinegar. Spoon mixture over chicken.

  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken and juices run clear.

  • Enjoy!


NEW YEAR'S DAY--Fertilize with an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer at recommended rates. Continue to provide adequate light and water for prolonged bloom for several weeks.

VALENTINE'S DAY-- If your plant has become long and leggy, cut back to about five inches tall.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY--Remove faded and dried parts of the plant.  Keep the plant in a very bright interior location.

MEMORIAL DAY--Trim off two to three inches of branches to promote side branching. Repot to a larger container.

FATHER'S DAY--Move the plant outside for the summer; place in indirect light.

FOURTH OF JULY--Trim the plant again. Move it into full sun. Continue to water.

LABOR DAY--Move indoors to a spot that gets at least six hours of direct light daily.

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX--Starting on or near Sept. 21, give the plant 13 hours of uninterrupted darkness (put the plant in a closet, basement, or under a box) and 11 hours of bright light each day.

THANKSGIVING--Discontinue the short day/long night treatment. Put the plant in a sunny area that gets at least six hours of direct light.

CHRISTMAS--Enjoy your "new" poinsettia. Start the cycle all over again.





2015 marks the 37th year for Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery.






See how we GREW!










Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery




Make certain the root systems of bushes and shrubs are covered by mulch to protect from the harsh winter.



The Dirt...








Succulents make great indoor plants because they’re adapted to survive dry conditions. In winter , homes offer dry interior air to houseplants, which is why many don’t survive. Low relative humidity isn’t a houseplant’s friend. Succulents, though, with their water-storing ways, endure dry air.

Green Scene...


Tips for Care


1. Several hours of direct light is needed.


2. Water when the top of the soil feels dry.


3. Fertilize with a water soluable fertilizer in the Spring and Summer


Norfolk Pine



 Dig This...

Fairy Garden Decor

is available at

Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery

all year! 

Stop in to see what's NEW!




January Hours


9 am - 4 pm

Tuesday- Friday



All of the Flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.

-Indian Proverb






Bench's Greenhouse & Nursery

Your Place for All Seasons!

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