GROWING ROOTS FOR THE FUTURE
Why Plant Something?
Little or large, planting benefits the environment in many ways. Not only are plants lovely to look at, they also play a very important part in keeping the natural world healthy.
Plants reduce pollution by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and giving off oxygen – just what we need to survive!
If your garden has edible plants that you can eat, it means that you don’t have to shop at the supermarket as much!
Plants help remove chemicals and bacteria from water in the ground.
Trees and plants absorb sound and help with noise pollutions. Great solution for those who live near highways and railways.
By tending to your garden and plants, you’ll have fun and help out the planet too!
GREENER IS CLEANER
One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions.
One of the most important factors in neighborhood satisfaction is the abundance of trees and well-landscaped grounds.
Carefully positioned plants and trees can cut as much as 25% off your household’s energy consumption for cooling and heating.
By adding quality, low-maintenance landscaping to your home, you can boost its resale value by 15%.
Visit a Public Garden
Find lush gardens, woodland paths and plenty of fresh air at Long Island’s beautiful botanical gardens and arboretums.
Test Your Knowledge
Find out if you are a master gardener or one who just likes to get dirty by testing your skills with our quizzes and tests.
JULY COVID THOUGHTS
by Allan Armitage
Please join me for a few minutes as I share some thoughts on the currents times we are living through. These are stranges days and we have a responsibility to be smart, healthy and well for ourselves and each others.
8 BEAUTIFUL VIRTUAL GARDEN TOURS AROUND THE WORLD
Spring is finally here, and while we may not be able to enjoy public spaces right now, there’s no better time to take a virtual tour of some of the world’s most beautiful gardens.
VISIT OUR LONG ISLAND GARDEN CENTERS
PLANTSOMETHINGLI.COM is exclusive in presenting only local garden centers that are “best in class” for service, education and diverse plant selections.
ALBERT SCHMITT’S FAMILY FARM
34 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, NY 11746 (631) 219- 0222
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms has been a family farm for many decades. The current business is a compilation of Albie and Dottie Schmitt. They have been married over 50 years and farming together ever since. They each from long lines of farmers – the Schmitt’s have been farming here since 1853. Located in Dix Hills, conveniently located off the LIE, Schmitts Farms offers the best in annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and great fall festivities.
80 Montauk Hwy, East Moriches, NY 11940 (631) 909-4630
Bay Gardens, a third-generation family-run business, serving both Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island, NY, has been a leading Long Island landscape design and Long Island landscape construction firm since 1957. We are dedicated to providing estate quality nursery stock to the public at wholesale prices. We are known for our selection of Leyland Cypress, Green Giant Arborvitae, Emerald Green Arborvitae, Privet Hedge and much more.
BAYPORT FLOWER HOUSES
940 Montauk Hwy, Bayport, NY 11705 (631) 472- 3136
Bayport Flower Houses is a long-standing tradition on the South Shore – serving these communities since 1932. We have a dedicated team of horticulturists and floral designers providing the local communities with the beauty of flowers & plants.Bayport Flower Houses has been named one of the Top Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers in the U.S. by “Today’s Garden Center” magazine for the past five years. So stop by and take some time to stroll through our shop.
CHARLIE WHITMORE GARDENS
26 Montauk Highway Amagansett, NY 11730 (631) 267-3182
We are a full service landscape and design installation company, with over 40 years experience, servicing the East End of Long Island. With a detailed approach to all of our landscape projects our business is focused on the needs of our clients. We have a 100% commitment to customer satisfaction. When purchasing, building or re-modeling a home we will help you make the best landscape decisions through our personalized and innovative service and our competitive pricing.
F&W SCHMITT FARMS
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747 (631) 271-3276
We are a family owned and operated farm located in Melville, NY. Come to our greenhouse in the spring, where we offer a variety of flowers, annuals and perennials for sale to brighten your home or yard. Our spring events are always family friendly, and our experienced staff is here to help you with your questions. From sod, flowers, annuals, perennials and vegetables, we’re your go-to source for everything that grows on Long Island.
SMILE FARMS @ IGHL
1 Montauk Highway, Moriches, NY 11705 (631) 874-2080
The ‘Smile Barn’ is a local green house and nursery growing annuals and perennials for sale within the community. Individuals working in the greenhouses help to produce the items sold while gaining self esteem and important job skills. A separate and distinct work-related opportunity not funded by Medicaid is available to the Day Habilitation participants through IGHL Greenhouse Enterprises.
WHITMORES LANDSCAPING INC.
4 Hardscrable Court, EastHampton, NY 11937
The Whitmore family has been in the landscaping, nursery and gardening business, serving the Hamptons since 1945. From landscape design and large tree installation and preservation, to providing the highest quality plant materials and year-round maintenance, you won’t find a team with more expertise or local knowledge. Trust Whitmores to enhance the beauty and value of your property.
250 Atlantic Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520-4927
Atlantic Nursery and Garden Shop, Inc. is a full service nursery and garden center owned and operated by the same family since 1929. We offer 2.5 acres of superior quality plants and accessories to create and maintain a successful garden.
525 SMITHTOWN AVE.
BOHEMIA, NY 11716
Joseph’s Greenhouse is a neighborhood garden center located in the center of Bohemia, NY and was established in the Early Spring of 2008. We have over 25 years experience and provide quality plants and service to the local community.
982 LOCUST AVENUE
BOHEMIA, NY 11716
Locust Ave Farm Inc. is a family enterprise, owned by Steve and Diane D’Agostino. Our flower nursery has operated in Bohemia for 31 years . We specialize in many varieties of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables.
721 MAIN STREET
FARMINGDALE, NY 11735
Starkie Brothers Garden Center is a full-service Garden Center offering a wide range of products for all your indoor/outdoor gardening needs. We are your one-stop gardening destination, located in the village of Famingdale.
250 OLD COUNTRY ROAD
MELVILLE, NY 11747
White Post Farms, as it is today, evolved from a family-owned and operated vegetable farm. We are the Best Animal Farm and Petting Zoo on Long Island. White Post Farms is centrally located right in Melville, NY.
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