Drink Up Your Garden Recipes!

Our yearly ‘Drink Up Your Garden’ event is around the corner.  Here is a taste of what you might find at this year’s event.  Find these drinks featured on KEZI’s “In The Garden”!


Brown Sugar Bourbon Cider


3 oz Heritage Distilling Brown Sugar Bourbon

4 oz of Deterings Apple Cider

1 oz Ginger Ale

Pour over ice, stir and garnish with slice of apple and enjoy!


Pear Sage Lemon Thyme Refresher


1.5 oz of Vodka
1.5 oz of Pear, Sage & Thyme Simple Syrup (See below)
Pour ingredients over ice – shake in cocktail mixer and pour in glass with 2 oz of club soda Garnish with sage leaf


Pear, Sage & Thyme Simple Syrup Recipe
Bring to boil 2 cups water
Add 1 cup of sugar until it dissolves
Add in one sprig of thyme and 3-4 sage leaves and a whole pear cut into 3-4 pieces- simmer on medium low for 10-15 min
Strain and put in container to cool

*For non alcoholic version add 2 oz of simple syrup over ice and add 3 oz of club soda

Rosemary Lemon Grass Cooler


1.5 oz of Gin
1.5 oz of Rosemary Lemon Grass Simple Syrup (See below)
2-3 oz of club soda
Pour ingredients over ice and stir
Garnish with rosemary and blade of lemon grass

Simple Syrup Recipe:
Bring to boil 2 cups water
Add 1 cup of sugar until it dissolves
Add in one sprig of rosemary and one lemongrass stem chopped into a few pieces                Simmer on medium low for 10-15 min
Strain and put in container to cool.

*For non alcoholic version add 2 oz of simple syrup with 3-4 oz of club soda



We hope you enjoy these drinks as much as we did! Be sure to stop by for other fun drinks at our event on Saturday, October 14th from 12-4!


2017 Cart Run ~ Sign up is now live!

Sign up now for the 2017 Cart Run!

Participants have one hour to shop and receive 50% off all plants that can fit on the cart!

Participants must pre-register. $5 deposit is required to reserve your spot and limited spots available. One cart per customer. Check-in starts at 5:30 and event starts promptly at 6:00 pm. Customers must be in line to check out by 7:00 pm.

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Here is a video from a few years ago!


Memorial Weekend Sales On Now!


Annuals & Veggies:

  • SunPatiens ~ $3 each (Reg.$4.99)
  • All Hanging Baskets ~ Buy 1 get 1 50% off (Sale item of equal or lesser value)
  • All veggies ~ Buy 2 Get 1 Free *

Perennials, Trees & Shrubs:

  • Gallon Perennial Fuchsia ~ Only $6
  • $14 All Lilac Reg. $24.99
  • $25 off all Dogwood Trees (Reg. $100-$150)
  • All Strawberries ~ Buy 1 Get 1 Free *

Garden Goods:

  • Gardner & Bloome Tomato, Veggie & Herb Food ~ $5 (Reg. $9.99)
  • Plastic Fly & Wasp Traps ~ $4 (Reg. $7.99)
  • 50% off Ceramic Pottery prices $39.99 and higher

*Free items of equal or lesser value.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From The Garden

Mother’s Day is around the corner and sometimes it can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for the special mom in your life!  Here are a few ideas to help you decide!

For the Foodie Mom: Get her some wonderful extracts from Meso Nutso Pantry

For the Bird Loving Mom: Get her a beautiful bird feeder

For the Sentimental Mom: If your mom appreciates a thoughtful gift that brings back memories of past times, finding a rose with a special name can be very meaningful.

For the Mom who wants your time:   If this is your mom, a Johnson Brother’s Gift Card is the best gift you can give her! Include a note that lets her know you will be taking her on a trip to Johnson Brothers to pick out exactly what she wants.

For the Mom who is a bee lover: Give her some local honey from The Queen’s Bounty.

For the Mom who appreciates art: If this is your mom, give her a print of a flower from Lisa Livoni Art.

For the Mom who loves a cocktail: Give her a cocktail infusion kit from Rokz.

For the Mom who loves to clean: Give her an assortment of Mrs. Meyers Cleaning Products!

If you still can’t decide after seeing these ideas, a Johnson Brothers home-grown hanging basket is always a good choice!

Come by and we can help you pick out the perfect gift for the perfect mom in your life.

Lady Bugs & Praying Mantids Are Here!

Releasing live lady bugs in your garden is a wonderful way to naturally guard against pests that will ruin your vegetables and flowers.  Lady bugs will eat dozens of pests per day.  The adults will lay eggs throughout the gardening season.  Lady bugs will protect your garden from Aphids, Spider Mites, Thrips, Mealy-bugs, Scales, White fly eggs and more!

Besides all of these benefits to releasing lady bugs in your garden, kids LOVE them! It is a fun way to get your kids outside and helping in the garden too!

Hanging Basket Release~ April 22nd!

Join us as we release our 2017 collection of famous hanging baskets! Here is a look at some of our 2016 baskets.   We grow over 7,500 hanging baskets right here at Johnson Brothers!

Whether you need a sun basket or a shade basket, we have a basket for you! Join our hanging basket care class on Saturday, April 22nd from 12-1 to learn tips on how to keep your baskets looking beautiful all summer long!

Pinwheel Class- In case you missed it!

This last Saturday we had a fun class on making Paper Pinwheels! Our guest teacher Kathy from Art-sy did a wonderful job!

Here are some pics and easy instructions in case you missed the class!

Here are a few examples of the finished product to give you inspiration!  These are so fun to place in a plant as a gift or use a cake topper! Below is a pictures of the items needed to create these cute little decorations:

2 sided paper (can be scrapbook paper or you can get creative and use old maps!

Straws (we used thick paper straws)

Paper piercing tool


Coated wire to attach buttons




Here are some steps to create paper pinwheels:

  1. Start by drawing an “x” on your paper from corners to corners.
  2. Then, use your scissors to cut the “x” but leave about a half inch from the center.  The middle spot needs a small hole punched (use the paper piercing tool). 
  3. Take your paper piercing tool and make 4 holes in the left hand corners of each section.
  4. Now take a button and thread it with some coated wire
  5.  Thread the button through one of the holes in the left hand corner of the sections.  Now repeat this for each of the corners.  Once all of the corners are through the wire, pull the wire through the center hole.
  6. Now pierce a hole through your straw about a half and inch from the top.  You will now take your pinwheel and thread it through the hole of the straw and wrap around.
  7. There you have it! I hope you enjoy making your own!