this season


Raindrops pitter patter on the window and drum on the rooftop. Thunder echoes in the distance.  This aquatic sky dance is music to our ears as we know rain showers grow May flowers, and May flower growing is in full swing at A.J. Rahn Greenhouses!

We have grown countless offerings for all your gardening needs be it annuals, perennials, veggies, fruit trees and bushes, deciduous or evergreen trees and shrubs.

Blooming perennials are ready for your gardens including Phlox, three varieties of Shasta Daisies, and May Salvia. Our nursery selection is bigger than ever with evergreen and deciduous trees including Dogwood, Japanese Maple and Magnolias, fruit trees and bushes. New this year is Brazzle Berries which are Blueberry (“Peach Sorbet” & “Jelly Bean”) and Raspberry (“Shortcake”) plants developed for urban gardens that can be grown in containers. For rose lovers we provide 156 beautiful varieties of rose bushes and 16 varieties of tree roses. Do come and peruse our amazing selection of perennials. You’ll find over 250 perennials including 34 varieties of Hosta!

Vegetable growers will be in heaven with our abundant selection of veggies. We received great feedback on the  Burpee Grafted tomatoes, heirlooms with disease resistant roots, and offer them again. You’ll also find new Burpee tomato varieties such as Fresh Salsa, Cherry Punch, Big Daddy Hybrid, Orange Wellington and more. As always you can count on the “trieds and trues” such as broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, lettuces, cabbage, kohlrabi, collards, rhubarb, asparagus. Of course we have a bountiful collection of pepper varieties, including the famous hottest of hot Ghost Pepper, Bhut Jolokia. As well, you’ll find strawberries, rhubarb, swiss chard, melon and squash plants, and a wide variety of herb choices. Also look for the famous Goji Berry plant which provides a cranberry sized fruit dense in antioxidants, protein, and vitamin C.  A yummy way to eat healthy!

In annuals we feature new varieties of Petunias which are vigorous growers and prolific bloomers and do not require deadheading and trimming back. The Surfina petunia is very tolerant of heat and humidity and grows thick and full. Supertunia also provides a thick growth habit, but offers larger blossom heads. The Sweetunia and Potunias have a round habit and are great for pots as well as niche and corner gardens. A new color to look for in the Potunia is “Papaya” which will add a lovely orange contrast to your gardens and containers. These sun loving petunias are grown from vegetative cuttings – not seed-- so they are hungry and require regular feeding.  For their summer care we offer  Jack’s Petunia Food and know that it makes all the difference. 

You’ll also find new selections in Begonias; the Breezy tuberous begonia in white salmon, yellow and red, the profuse flowering orange Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia, and the Suntory Collection called Crackling Fire in vibrant orange, yellow, pink and red colors. Also know that we have received wonderful feedback on the performance of the Whopper Begonia with its vigorous growth habit and huge traditionally shaped deep red Begonia blossoms.

We are seeing the effects of our 2013-2014 winter which was harsh on perennials, trees and shrubs with its deep and long freezing cold. Know that some things will grow out. It will take a while but some recovery will happen. If you have any questions please connect with our knowledgeable staff for guidance.

Mother’s Day is May 11!

Celebrate the wonderful Mothers in your life with flowers and gift certificates from A.J. Rahn Greenhouses!

As always, we’re looking forward to seeing you!



MaY To Do List

May is the time to measure your window boxes and beds, consider your sun and shade conditions, and write down ideas of what you envision in these areas for your gardening delight, planting fun, vegetable growing and summer color beauty. Then, come and select from our flower filled, ready for your planting needs, greenhouses! Enjoy planting!

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