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Archive for February, 2008

While the snow flies up north, the flowers bloom.

“The Wildflower Wave” we follow each spring has begun. The Southwestern deserts are lighting up with color while snow and cold continue in most of the country.  If you’d like to follow along, here are two fascinating sites that are updated daily, with reports and photos of what’s happening. Yes, the wildflowers are in bloom:  [...]

February 21, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Posted in: Wildflowers

Woodland Wildflowers, Trees & Shrubs

This is the time of year any gardener who’s familiar with the native woodland flowers starts dreaming about spring.  For over 20 years in Vermont, we tended a 2-acre woodland garden, and this flower, The Great White Trillium, was the mainstay of our bloom.  You can have a look at our own woodland wildflower garden [...]

February 17, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials

What’s New for Spring 2008

Since we’re wildflower enthusiasts, we’re not as fixated on the “new” as most gardening sites, but who can resist the latest and greatest?  Right now, there is a new info page on our site called “What’s new” showing just 20 of the new things in our Perennial and Spring Bulb Departments, now on sale for spring. [...]

February 10, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Wildflowers

The Wildflower Wave has begun.

Each spring, we follow the bloom of No. America’s wildflowers that begins in the Southwestern Deserts–yes, in February–and rolls across the continent .  At Anza-Borrego State Park in California, down beside the Mexican border, the flowers are already starting to open. After lighting up the Southern California hills (photo), the “Wildflower Wave” will roll eastward. During [...]

February 10, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Posted in: Wildflowers