Park News June 2013

Park News for June 2013

In this issue:
Help Us Celebrate Our 145th Anniversary at Flower Day!
Cast Your Vote Today!
Scroll Down to Answer Your Garden Questions!
Fun Wallpapers from Park


2012 AGA Winner - Santa Cruz Sunset

Help Us Celebrate Our 145th Anniversary at Flower Day!

The South Carolina Festival of Flowers is here again, and with it Flower Day at Park Seed on June 22, 2013. As always, we have a fun day planned as we throw open our 9-acre trial gardens and Garden Outlet to visitors. Load up the car, bring the camera and the cold water, and plan to make a day of it in Hodges, South Carolina!Visist Us for Flower Day Saturday, June 22

Park Seed is an All-America Selection test site, so we are honored to grow all of the 2014 AAS nominees, along with more than 2,000 other varieties. You’ll find burgeoning vegetable gardens here, rows and rows of the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen, and theme gardens (butterfly, drought-tolerant, etc.) with trees, shrubs, and perennials galore.

Our horticulturists are on hand to offer guided tours through the gardens and to answer all your questions about the plants you see growing at Park Seed. Everyone at Park eagerly looks forward to the day when we get to meet our customers, so please feel free to introduce yourself and tell us about your garden!

In addition to the guided tours, we have several talks planned for the day. A Clemson University Extension Agent will speak about Crepemyrtles, a local beekeeper will tell us how to attract these valuable visitors into our gardens, and an expert on plant pests will give us much-needed information about controlling the threats to our garden plants.

Best of all, you can find savings of up to 90% on seeds and plants in our Garden Outlet! We celebrate Flower Day each year with incredible deals, but quantities are limited, so come early (that’s a good idea anyway, because of the June heat!) and make sure you have room in the trunk for fabulous new trees, shrubs, plants, bulbs, and seeds!

Picnic tables dot the entrance to the gardens, and food and drink from local Greenwood vendors will be available. We have plenty of parking, and we’ll even drive you (and all your Garden Outlet goodies!) back to your car in one of our golf carts! So dress for warm weather, bring the whole family, and we’ll see you at Flower Day!

P.S. Do you live in or close to Greenwood, South Carolina? This year, we’re opening the gardens and the sales early – on Tuesday, June 18th. Beat the crowds and save!



Cast Your Vote Today!

Voting has begun for the 2013 American Garden Award (AGA) winner! This year, there are 4 candidates vying to be the favorite of American home gardeners:

Impatiens SunPatiensREG Compact Electric OrangePetunia SurfiniaREG Summer Double PinkVerbena LanaiREG Candy CaneZinnia Zahara Cherry

The criteria for the AGA is simple: you choose the plant you like best! This fun award is only in its fourth year, but it has already identified some crowd pleasers. And the best part? You can find all of this year’s nominees growing at Park Seed and can vote on Flower Day!

Of course, if you can’t make it to Flower Day (or simply can’t wait to vote!), here’s the link:

Choose your favorite today!


Scroll Down and Answer Your Garden Questions!

As your garden begins to grow, you will probably have a few questions about some of the seeds and plants you bought from Park Seed. We are here for you year-round, with horticulturists on the phone and lots of good information right on the website! chat online with customer service

Here are a few places to get your questions answered:

When you’re on any page of the website, scroll down to the very bottom of the page. You will see a “soil” background and several columns of information in white and green type. These are all the contact and reference numbers and links you need to find out just about anything regarding your plants, your orders, and anything else you might need to know.

* Click on the link to Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) as a good starting-place for answers.

  • Click of the link to the Park Gardener’s Handbook for detailed gardening information, including our popular Know Before You Grow series on vegetable-growing instructions
  • Chat with a Customer Service Representative online – no waiting!

By asking questions now, early in the season, you can grow the best garden of your life with seeds and plants from Park!


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