May is the time to measure your window boxes and beds, consider your sun and shade conditions, and write down ideas of what you envision in these areas for your gardening delight, planting fun, vegetable growing and summer color beauty. Then, come and select from our flower filled, ready for your planting needs, greenhouses!
Mother’s Day is May 12!
Celebrate the wonderful Mothers in your life with flowers from A.J. Rahn Greenhouses!
As always, we’re looking forward to seeing you!
It’s May! The lovely flower month of May! Come visit and shop our greenhouses brimming with blooming annuals, perennials, rose bushes, vegetables and nursery greens expertly grown for your gardens and summer color surroundings.
Among the traditional endless selection of colorful shade and sun beauties like Geraniums, Fuchsia, Petunias and Begonias, you will discover new this spring Crackling Fire Begonias, a type of mini dragon wing with striking flowers in colors of creamy yellow, pink, orange and white. Also new in Begonias are selections of angel wing varieties including Lois Burke (light green leaf/dark pink flower), Torch (dark green leaf/dark red flower), Fannie Moser (green leaf/white with pink fringe flower), Cypress (green/pink spotted leaf/red flower), Camo (light green leaf/light pink flower), and Lana (green with white streak leaf/pink/white flower). Remember too, the still new Begonia Whopper series which provide fabulous, large, rose and red flowers. These are shade lovers and great for baskets, combos and beds.
In New Guineas there is a new series called “Divine” which thrive in part sun and literally beam with rich colors of lavender, white, violet, and red (it’s so red it’s a candy apple red!). In addition to our traditional offering of Gerbera Daisy beauties you will find the Garvinea Gerbera Daisy which shoots a smaller but taller bloom and are perfect as cut flowers. Both can be grown in garden beds, containers and patio pots and are color prolific.
Feedback from our customers last year for great performers highlighted the Lucky Lemon Yellow Lantana whose colorful heat tolerant bush outsmarted our challenging 2012 drought conditions. As well, deer found them totally unpalatable! Lantanas are always elegant choices for pots, baskets, combos and garden beds. Top mention also goes to Surprise Petunias which were the feature last year as our thick and lush window box flowers. You too will enjoy beaucoup compliments when you include these in your gardenscape and container plantings. Happily, they come in a variety of colors including Red, White Improved, Yellow Blue Improved, Blue Sky, and Pink Lemonade,
For vegetable growers there is also new to celebrate. You will find Burpee Grafted tomatoes which are a graft of your favorite heirlooms with disease resistant roots. You’ll enjoy stronger, healthier plants and a harvest of heirloom flavors including Brandywine Red, Black Krim, Mortgage Lifter, and Big Rainbow. As always you can count on the” trieds and trues” such as broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, lettuces, cabbage, kohlrabi, collards, rhubarb, asparagus. Also, of course we have tomato and pepper varieties galore! As well, you’ll find strawberries, berry bushes and a wide variety of herb choices.
For rose lovers we provide 156 beautiful varieties of rose bushes and 16 varieties of tree roses. Come and peruse our amazing selection of perennials. You’ll find over 250 perennials including 34 varieties of Hosta! We also have a nice selection of nursery for your home landscaping needs. You’ll find wonderful new selections including the Chocolate Mimosa and the Golden Chain trees as well as new varieties in transitional peonies. All of our nursery stock, perennials, and roses are now on display and we have knowledgeable staff outside in these areas for any questions you may have, so come visit and avail yourself of their expertise.