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Overwintering Geraniums

One of the common questions we are asked is how to overwinter geraniums? Many people know that geraniums are one of the easier plants to try this with, so giving it a shot is something that we would certainly encourage. After all, what do you have to lose? In our climate here in northern Wisconsin, geraniums [...]

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Peace Lily Care - the common house plant

One of the most common indoor plants is the peace lily (or Spath to us in the floral industry.) Chances are if you have several indoor plants, one of these are in your arsenal. They are very common to receive from a funeral service or as an easy care gift, so it's probably one of the [...]

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Our 4 Generation Christmas Cactus

Basking in the sunlight of a south facing window at my in-law's home is an enormous Christmas cactus that is in bloom with beautiful pink blossoms this time of year. It is a special plant to our family because it belonged to my 70 year old father-in-law's grandmother, and has been passed down from one generation to the next. We only have [...]

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Poinsettia Care

It's that time of year when it's fun to decorate the home for the holidays. One of the most common blooming plants that is typical is of course the poinsettia. So pick out a nice poinsettia this year at your local greenhouse or florist and apply these simple tips for proper care: Light: Poinsettias need bright, [...]

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Thankful for our customers

As we approach Thanksgiving this week, I had to take a moment and look back at this year and reflect on all that I am thankful for. It's been another busy year and we have a lot to be thankful about.This year has stretched our capacities as small business owners. We've grown and learned a [...]

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Our Story

How it started. My mom and dad started Sharkey's Floral & Greenhouses in small town Crivitz, WI back in 1967. They started modestly with a few dozen roses for their first Mother's Day and grew the business over the next 35 years adding in greenhouses in two locations and successfully accomplishing the American Dream of the small entrepreneur. [...]

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