Allow me to give you specific information on times to plant certain types of plants and flowers, give you tips on how to best maintain them throughout the year whether they are indoor or outdoor plants, and reminders of special days or events coming up that Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses can assist you with. I have been in this business a long time and can help you learn how to get the most out of your garden.

DENDRANTHEMA'S ARE IN, The chrysanthemum that is GUARANTEED to come back. And anyone

whom has shopped at Potratz Floral Shops & GREENHOUSES knows If BOSS MOSS (JIM) doesn't believe

in the goodness of selling a product HE WON'T SELL IT !!!. We also have perennial's @ B2G1 free. And we

are offering "Growers Choice" B1G1 FREE . The garden mum's are flowing in waves of color. price's from

3.00 dollars and up, currently 6 inch mums are not ready yet. Once again the MUMBO COMBOS ARE AVAILABLE

at an amazing 15.00 dollars . beautifully crafted to bloom with 3 colors at once and at the best price ever.

Thank All of You for being part of the joy in our joy. And remember where you see gardens, flowers

planted, they're people that "BELIEVE'' IN TOMORROW.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

By Starr Potratz

Remember to honor and celebrate those who have fought for our Freedom in the past and in the present so that we can live a better tomorrow. Our Greenhouses will be open Friday May 26 8:30-7:00, Saturday May 27 8:30-5:00, Sunday May 28 10:00-5:00 and on Memorial Day Monday May 29 10:00-4:00. Our Floral Shop will be open Friday 8:30-5:00 and Saturday 8:30-3:00 and will be closed Sunday and Monday. Our Mall Location off Interchange Road will be open Saturday 9:00-6:00, Sunday 9:00-4:00 and Monday 9:00-4:00 weather permitting.

With so many places to purchase your seasonal plants, you can be assured at Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses that Quality and Variety has always been true to our heart since 1919. Start your growing season off right w...

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SPRING TIME TEARS

By Starr Potratz

Hello beautiful people!!! You will understand my title as you read on.

First I hope all ya'll have been scooping up the delights Boss Moss brought back from the plant show. I'm sure everybody enjoyed that sun-shiny weather here along Lake Erie and hopefully it spread further out.

Which leads me to talk about not being disappointed with the first show of our early bloomers. These days of sunny euphoria are pretty and gives us lake people a reprieve from the other end of that joy ...our lake effect snow. In all reality it is coaxing out early bloomers but worse yet it can go beyond and hit our later spring affecting our booty from the fruit trees.

So Plant Lady recommends trust YOUR limits! A job too big ...is a job too BIG. Bulbs are easi...

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BOSS MOSS IS BACK

By Starr Potratz

What is 53 feet long and brings great deals? I won't make you wait any longer. The truck is in from the big TPIE Florida plant show! It's time to fill your fruit bowls with fruit! We have the best selection of Citrus Trees and Plants...

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Grapefruit!!!

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THE BEST GIFT

By Starr Potratz

Lets start with THANK YOU, we have been busy even having Santa

help deliver Christmas plants,gifts,fresh trees and joy. The most important

gifts are those we already have that being family and friends. My Christmas wish

to you is that the presents around your tree are the presence of those you love.

Please travel safe and enjoy and may your new year be blessed and full of

love, peace and health. Thank YOU from everyone at Potratz Floral shop & Green

house's . Happy Holidays , Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

SMORGASBORD

By Starr Potratz

The weather outside is frightful and the cold temperatures are horrid... this we all know.

What we need to remember is this affects our wildlife's food sources. Deer and bunnies are the top two criminals when they can't get their native materials. For example my Spice Bush Viburnum went from 5' to 3' when it was devoured... thank goodness the lower part was buried in snow! I also lost a specimen Dwarf Burning Bush one of their favorites. We have to be forgiving for they know not what landscape costs. Deer love Arborvitae, English Yew and our treasured Azalea flower buds... there goes spring blossoms.

Solution: Hardware Cloth, Netting or certain topical Repellants... I've heard Irish Spring soap works to keep the critters away athough I c...

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Holiday Safety and Choice's

By Starr Potratz

Holiday swag is flying out the door at Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses.

Fresh Trees & Wreaths, Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Amarylis, Holiday Ornaments, Tropical Green & Blooming Plants, and Floral Arrangements to complete your Holiday Decor are all available for pick up or delivery.

This Holiday Helper wants to make sure you have the information on potential hazards with some of the well known holiday plants that have toxic effects as listed by the AKC. which are Holly, Azaleas, Kalanchoes, Bird of Paradise and Lillies. This by no means is extent of the list of plants, shrubs, or cut flowers. Allergic or toxic reactions can happen to anyone.

Safety Choices: Let's not leave out Tinsel and other hazards to pets and unknowing children.

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GIVE THANKS

By Starr Potratz

On behalf of the entire family and associates here at Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouse's Inc. we THANK YOU!!!!!!! Without you who would we share our passion for plants and flowers with? The mums have been flying out the door, don't worry we still have some left but limited quantity so get over here and check it out.

This coming next two weeks will be amazing, with our Open House and Women's Expo. where we have lots of great holiday ideas, savings in both the Greenhouse and Floral Shop. Just because our days are approaching the end of 2016 doesn't stop this family from going strong. Let's finish strong with beautiful fall and holiday deals. Come see what's new and if it's old there's a good chance it can be yours at great savings.

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MUMS & MORE

By Starr Potratz

Thank you for your support at the Wine Fest in Gibson Park this past weekend. The annual North East Wine Festival is a favorite to many. Whether it is the local fruits of the vine or to grab your favorite festival foods we hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.

Potratz has enjoyed bringing you quality locally grown chrysanthemums, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and unique tropical interior plants. Our knowledgeable staff will help to ensure a happy growing experience.

Upcoming events: We will be selling our locally grown Mum Plants at Peek N Peak's Fall Festival Oct. 8-9 and 15-16 so come and see what we will have available and blooming.

And as always, we can be reached by phone 814-453-5501 at the Greenhouse & 814-454-1549 for t...

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Beauties & Beasties

By Starr Potratz

As the family grower , quality control , and the OZ of questions or the holder of the magic 8 ball.

hold on '' oh magic 8 ball will curious minds read Starrs Blog, Sweet the 8 ball said ''AS I See it YES''Yeah.

Out in the field rain or shine I'm seeing fuzzy and different caterpillars. You know me and research

I looked at a u tube on these buggers. I'm not talking child hood woolly bears that give us FUN , These are

pale yellow,orange brown ,white , some sporting black spikes. We are talking stinging burning nasty BITES!!!

As a true victim , The bite stung itched and took it's own sweet time healing.,won't touch one of

them again OUCH. And yellow jackets on green foliage, not even in flower. Lets pay close attention to

picking them up or...

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1418 Buffalo Road,

Erie, PA 16503