Let's Talk Purple

Welcome to our Blog. Our experts, the Purple People, are here to share their expert advice with you!

The Purple People’s Top 5 Lawn & Garden Tips

Posted on May 3, 2016 by The Purple People

Spring is the busiest time for our knowledgeable Purple People in our Garden Store, as it is the best time to prep our lawns and garden beds for the coming seasons. We decided to ask our Purple People what the most common questions and concerns they saw this time of year. Here […]

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Easter’s just a hop away!

Posted on March 24, 2016 by The Purple People

Whether you are celebrating Easter at your home or going somewhere else, we have the perfect hostess gifts and decor to get you ready for the day! Stop in to get your zero-calorie Easter baskets filled with Easter Lilies, Hydrangeas, Mums, Begonias, Primrose and more!                 […]

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Take a Sneak Peek of What’s in Store for Spring!

Posted on March 4, 2016 by The Purple People

It may still be winter outside, but spring is in full swing here at Bordine’s. We have everything you need to get your gardens and patios ready for the season. Take a look at some of the great products in our store!         Spring decor and houseplants are the […]

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New Garland Hangers: Making Holiday Decorating Easy!

Posted on November 17, 2015 by The Purple People

Our new, adjustable garland hangers from Village Lighting Company makes hanging up your holiday garland a breeze. These hangers are available for single or double doorways. With padded ends and durable tension, there is no need to hammer into wood or screw into brick. Creating an elegant entryway for the […]

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Is your garden ready for winter?

Posted on November 10, 2015 by The Purple People

Perennials– Now that the cooler temperatures have arrived and we have had our first hard frost/light freeze, it is time to cutback dead or dying foliage to reduce foliar diseases (evergreen types should not be cutback). The dead growth and debris around perennials causes pests and diseases to infest the plants […]

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The Purple People’s Top 10 Fall Favorites

Posted on September 25, 2015 by The Purple People

Mums- These hardy weather plants provide color in our gardens when almost everything else is losing it. We love adding Mums to our garden beds and fall containers! Artificial Wreaths – A beautiful wreath hung on the front door is the perfect way to say “I am ready for fall!” Come in […]

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Plant Bulbs Now For Spring Color!

Posted on September 18, 2015 by The Purple People

Nothing says spring quite like tulips, daffodils and hyacinth! But it’s fall so why are we talking about bulbs? These gorgeous spring beauties must be planted NOW, before the ground freezes! Follow these easy steps to add color to your spring landscape: Well drained soil is the key! Planting depths […]

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You Autumn Be Planting!

Posted on September 4, 2015 by The Purple People

Whether adding plants for spectacular fall color or getting a jump start on bringing color to your garden next spring, these next couple months are an ideal time to plant! Mums, Pansies, Cabbage and Kale thrive in the cooler weather and add a burst of vibrant fall color to containers […]

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September 2016 Calendar

Posted on September 2, 2015 by The Purple People

Fall is a great time to be out in the garden!  Enjoy the cooler temperatures while adding to your landscape now and you’ll be rewarded next spring with a beautiful garden oasis. 2016 September

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What’s your philosophy?

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Heather Glenday

phi·los·o·phy [fi-los-uh-fee] -noun,  plural -phies. • a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs. Think about this definition for a moment as it relates to gardening. Ever thought about your container gardening philosophy? When you are creating your containers, what principles do you follow that lead you to the […]

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Space Saving Gardening

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Fiona Brinks

To some, the thought of starting or maintaining a vegetable garden can be scary.  With so many great new ways to garden, there is no reason to feel this way! Check out the ideas below and get started! One of the easiest and increasingly popular ways to grow veggies is […]

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Spring Clean Up!

Posted on April 23, 2015 by The Purple People

Since spring is here and hopefully warmer weather is in our future, It’s time to do some pruning and clean up! The hard work and elbow grease you put in now will reward you ten times over when your garden comes to life in a month or so! But where to start? Start by taking […]

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Welcome!

Posted on April 9, 2015 by The Purple People

Welcome to our new blog, Let’s Talk Purple, featuring our experts, the Purple People. Here you will find weekly information to help guide you to a successful garden and beautiful one as well. At Let’s Talk Purple our experts will share tips, design solutions and ideas, dyi projects, new plants […]

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Meet the team

Posted on April 8, 2015 by The Purple People

Dan Ingram, General Manager at our Brighton location has been with Bordine’s over 20 years. He loves growing vegetables, especially the hottest varieties of peppers! If you are lucky maybe he will share his famous salsa recipe with you!  Kurt Hennig, Vice President of our Nursery department, has more than […]

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Gardening How-To’s

Posted on March 31, 2015 by The Purple People

Grub Damage Grub damage will show up as large patches of dead grass in the lawn. When the dead grass in these areas is tugged, it will easily pull out of the ground due to the absence of roots. Download the Grub Damage guide (PDF) Lawn Fertilization To achieve a […]

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Plant Selection Guides

Posted on March 31, 2015 by The Purple People

Perennials by Bloom Time We’ve created a list of perennials sorted by the month in which they bloom. Plan a garden that has blossoms all season long! Download the Perennials by Bloom Time list (PDF) Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens Butterflies add beauty and color to your garden. Observing their diversity […]

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Plant Care Sheets

Posted on March 31, 2015 by The Purple People

Perennials General Care Perennials are plants that grow and flower for three years or more. Most perennials are considered ‘herbaceous’: they die back to the ground each fall, but the roots remain alive to produce new foliage in the spring. A wide range of sizes, forms, colors and bloom times […]

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