Perennials at Michler's in Lexington KY

Keeping Up With the Times at Michler's

The past few weeks have brought change to everyone's lives.  Here's how we're adjusting our business practices at Michler's in order to keep you healthy and your green spaces growing.
March 25, 2020 — Flora Michler
Hellebores at Michler's in Lexington, KY

Annuals or Perennials? The Great Debate

It's that time of year again!  Not sure whether to invest in long-lasting perennials or indulge in bright pops of annual color?  For both the experienced gardener and those getting their hands dirty for the first time, creating an interplay of perennials and annuals can take your backyard paradise to the next level.
March 19, 2020 — Flora Michler
Spring seedlings at Michler's in Lexington KY

Spring Planting: Staff Picks

Our staff are ready for spring!  From our gardens to yours, here's what we're looking forward to planting this year.
March 05, 2020 — Flora Michler
Snake plant (sansevieria) at Michler's in Lexington KY

Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

How did such a benign plant accumulate so many unfriendly-sounding names?  Known as snake plant, mother-in-law's tongue, and viper's bowstring hemp (among other things), sansevieria is easy to care for and very hardy.
March 04, 2020 — Flora Michler
Valentine's Day at Michler's Florist

Writing a Thoughtful Enclosure Card: Valentine's Day Edition

Still wracking your brain for just the right enclosure card message?  This Valentine's Day, embrace your inner wordsmith!  A few thoughtful sentences can make a beautiful gift unforgettable.
February 05, 2020 — Flora Michler
Valentine's Day Gift Box

Valentine's Day Gift Box

Searching for the perfect gift for that special someone?  Our Valentine's Day Gift Box offers an unbeatable Valentine's Day trifecta: chocolate, wine, and roses.
February 03, 2020 — Flora Michler
Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Pet-Friendly Houseplants

If your life includes a furry friend or two, that doesn't mean you can't also enjoy some indoor greenery.  Many popular houseplants are nontoxic for cats and dogs.  Whether you're looking for vining tendrils, compact foliage, or even colorful blooms, there's a plant on this list (and in our greenhouses) for you.
January 20, 2020 — Flora Michler
Pothos Plant at Michler's in Lexington, KY

Caring for Houseplants Through the Winter

Keeping houseplants healthy through the winter can be a challenge for even the most experienced plant enthusiasts.  Here are some ideas to give your plants what they need when the weather turns chilly.
January 06, 2020 — Flora Michler
Christmas Centerpiece and Champagne Gift Set

Christmas Centerpiece and Champagne Gift Set

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We have added a unique gift to our Christmas Collection this year--a box including a Christmas centerpiece and a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Champagne to pop open on New Years.  This centerpiece and champagne gift set is available seasonally during the month of December and can be picked up or delivered anywhere in Lexington, KY.
December 20, 2019 — Flora Michler
Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed - photo by Katie Joya

Asclepias - Milkweed

There is no mark of approval more satisfying for the gardener than that of the butterfly. And there is no plant more attractive to the esteemed Monarch butterfly than Asclepias. Asclepias, named after the Greek god of healing, is commonly known as milkweed, and is a vital link in the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly.
October 25, 2019 — Robin Michler
An open hand gestures towards glass terrariums that are filled with plants and moss

Lecture Recap: The Magic of Terrariums with Holli Friley

The best terrariums are made or given in the spirit of a memory or place and contains objects you have collected on your travels.  The magic happens when there is a dialogue between the terrarium and a person.  Learn how to make and take care a little world of your very own.
June 18, 2019 — Anna Campomanes
Simple Practical Bonsai Guidelines with Ryan Gugeler

Simple Practical Bonsai Guidelines with Ryan Gugeler

We had the great honor of having Ryan Gugeler, local bonsai artist and collector, demonstrate shaping a Blue Alps Juniper bonsai.  As Ryan worked, the crowd asked some really great questions about the general care and maintenance of bonsai.  Ryan's answered with his basic principals and are recounted in this post.
June 08, 2019 — Anna Campomanes