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This is a tropical vine that grows in the sun on a trellis or on a fence. Easy to grow with lots of blooms. Comes in pink, red and white. ...

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These are tropical hibiscus. They are not perennial but are beautiful plants for the season. Grow in full sun. The more sun they have, the more blooms they will have! They come in a 6" pot and you can plant them in your large pots. They are great in the center of a combo pot!
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These are perennial hibiscus that haven't been transplanted yet. They bloom late April or May and last for years. Blooms get the size of a dinner plate. ...

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This is our seed house. All different kinds of plants are planted in here and watered all through the day. When they get big enough, they are taken to another house and transplanted into flats. ...

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As Spring is quickly approaching we will be closing the Winter Market to prepare for opening the garden center in March. I hope to see you all when do this again in the fall!!! ...

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Buy your spring flowers and summer vegetables directly from Parks Brothers Greenhouses, Arkansas's largest greenhouse grower!

Parks Brothers Greenhouses grows top quality annual bedding plants, garden vegetables, perennials, hanging baskets and patio containers in the spring. In fall and winter, our greenhouses are full of mums, pansies, kale, snapdragons and poinsettias.

Parks Brothers Retail
6733 Parks Road
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 410-2217

Please call us at 479-410-2217 for our hours which change during the season.

Help is in the Medicine Cabinet

aspirin I love finding new, exciting and EASY ways to help an ailing plant or garden.  Easy ‘medicine’ for my plants is a big thing for me.  If it takes a lot of work, I’m probably just going to let that plant die and buy a new one.  (Shhh…don’t tell Jason that.  As far as he’s concerned, I have a green thumb got it?)  But I never dreamed that my plants might actually benefit from real medicine, like say Aspirin.

Yes, that little white pill we all know so well that’s been curing headaches for as long as any of us can remember, helps keep heart attacks at bay, and is rumored to reduce your risk of cancer is actually good for healing your plant’s ailments too.  Who knew?  According to Avant Gardener mixing 1.5 uncoated Aspirin tablets with 2 Gallons of water can bring your sick little plant back to life.  Here’s how it works.

Aspirin is Salicylic Acid derived from the Willow Family.  Stressed plants naturally produce Salicylic Acid in an attempt to heal themselves.  Unfortunately, sometimes their efforts are too slow to save them in time.  Adding Aspirin to the plant can help to speed up the healing process and save the plant.  In various studies, treated plants grew faster and were able to fight off pests and diseases better than untreated plants.  Aspirin treated plants also showed an increase of production in fruits, herbs, and veggies.  Martha McBurney, the master gardener that first tested the effects of Aspirin Water on plants at The University of Rhode Island even treated their seeds with Aspirin and reported 100% germination.  You can even add an Aspirin to your vase of fresh cut flowers to keep your flowers fresher longer.  I don’t think I will ever look at Aspirin quite the same way again.

I haven’t read any studies yet on whether eating fruits and vegetables treated with Aspirin Water can help deter headaches, but I figure it probably couldn’t hurt to try. 

For more info on how Aspirin can help your garden, visit PlanTea.

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