Monarchs made the list! July 26, 2022
"The first definitive report of monarchs moving in mass comes from 1857, when a naturalist described butterflies appearing in the Mississippi Valley in 'such vast numbers as to darken the air by the clouds of them.' " Could you even imagine the sight? So many monarchs migrating that they darkened the skies. It saddens me and many of us here at Countryside, to hear that they have made it to the endangered species list. How incredibly sad. Click here to read the full article.

What can you do? Let me tell you, Countryside has an incredible selection of native plants. We have several varieties of Milkweed, the only plant monarch caterpillars eat! Click here for a short introduction to Milkweed and come on in to get yours. These perennial plants are easy to grow. Our professional staff will help you with arranging them. Plant a beautiful, native oasis for the Monarchs and other pollinators to lay their eggs, feed their young, and provide nectar for the mature pollinators. If we all do our part to help give them the habitat they need, maybe we can be a part of their survival.

We grew Swamp Milkweed this year and are offering big beautiful plants for only $4.97 each! (Regularly $14.99) You'll find them in Greenhouse 11.

Learn more about Monarchs at Monarchs and Music (also known as Monarch Mania) Sunday, August 14 at Crystal Lake Main Beach from noon to 4pm. This FREE event is family oriented and a great place to learn more about our fluttering friends.
Marcy L Cronin
Congratulations to our Newlyweds! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!
In winter, we tend not to notice how close our neighbors are but summer comes with a friendly reminder.

Watch for our article in next week's Northwest Herald on "Privacy Landscaping", for ideas of what to plant.

Arborvitae are a popular choice for year-round privacy. Click here for KC's introduction to Techny Arborvitae.
Stop in and save 20% Off Techny and Dark Green Arborvitae!

Visit the nursery today and find select trees, shrubs and evergreens 20-40% Off and finish those landscape projects you've been putting off!
Now is the time to refresh your annuals and hanging baskets!

Visit the greenhouses for:
50% Off Annuals
(does not include annual grasses)

Hanging Baskets are BOGO FREE!!!

Tropical Hibiscus, Banana Plants, Mandevilla, Alocasia, Colacosia, and Caladium are all 50% OFF!!

Clematis, Daylilies, and Peonies are NOW 25% Off

Secluded areas to extend your outdoor living are just a phone call or click away!

Our Landscape Department is working on summer jobs now! Click here to get started on a beautiful outdoors for Fall!

Proud to have Natural Stone and Unilock installers on staff to ensure your project is done right!

We look forward to meeting you and helping you to better utilize your outdoor areas!

Today is your last opportunity to get your garden entered into the McHenry County's Best Home Garden Contest! Click here to submit your picture and be sure to check back tomorrow to start voting! (Vote July 27 - August 7)
You could win a $200 Gift Card to Countryside!
5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave (Rte 176), Crystal Lake
Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cut Flower Garden Open Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also on sale:
Flowering Hanging Baskets BOGO Free, 50% Off Annuals,
50% Off Tropical Patio Plants, 20% - 40% Off Select Nursery Stock
Sale ends August 2 or while supplies last.