Best Feeds Garden Centers
offers a variety of plants, trees and shrubs
that will complement any landscape and garden design. With two garden center locations, one on Wildwood Road near North Park
and the other on Babcock Boulevard just off McKnight Road
we have a wide selection of the flowering trees, shrubs and greenery you are looking for. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you choose and maintain the plants that are right for your home and garden.
Choosing and Caring for Your Trees and Shrubs:
Position tall trees in the back of plantings or in clear areas of lawns away from power lines and underground utilities. The most important part of this tip is to check the tags prior to planting. The tree or shrub that is the largest now may be the smallest in 3 years. Some evergreens can grow to over 20 feet tall, but you wouldn't know that without looking at the tag.
Save these for screening or windbreaks. They grow too large to be good choices for the front yard or near the house. These include large species of deciduous and evergreen trees such as Maples, Oaks and Arborvitae.
Specimen or Ornamental Trees:
These are the trees that can be used in larger beds or as landscape trees in front yards. Many are prized for their shape, leaf or flowers that "pop" with color in one season and provide year round interest. These trees look especially good when planted next to a backdrop such as an evergreen or house. Trees such a Crabapple, Weeping Cherry or Dogwood are part of this group.
STOP! BEFORE YOU DIG: Always be sure to call 811 and have your utilities marked before digging or planting your new plants. Lines are typically marked within two to three days from the time you call.
These work well at the back of a mixed border or the corner of a house. They are also good for hedges. Some examples are: Rose of Sharon, Viburnum, Ninebark, Hydrangea and Holly.
These are good for foundation plantings, but again check the tag to make sure they won't grow to a height that will block windows. These are also good for beds or low hedges: Azalea, Barberry, Quince and Weigela are just a few.
These are great for small planting areas or to line walkways and boarders. Boxwood, Roses, Spirea, and dwarf Butterfly bushes work well here.
Plants To Brighten Your Home
Beautiful flowering house and tropical plants are easy to grow and can brighten any indoor space. By choosing a colorful container, everything from Orchids to Peace Lilies can be grown and accent any room. House plants are nature's air filters. They are essential for converting CO2 into O2. They can help keep your home healthier.
Best Feeds Garden Centers offers a large variety of exotic and tropical plants in addition to our seasonal garden plants. Our experienced staff will assist you in choosing and maintaining your plants of choice.
Full Sun Plants
require 4 or more hours of direct sunlight in an East, South or West facing window.
Medium Light Plants
require such as African Violets, Boston Fern or Rubber Tree plants can grow in florescent light which makes them ideal for office use.
Low Light Plants
like Peace Lillies are great for darker corners of your home or summer patio.