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Archive for September, 2008

Now: How are your Dahlias, Sunflowers & Asters?

If your garden is “over” for the year, look what you’re missing!  Here are three of the biggies for fall bloom.  The dahlia at left is “Crazy Love.”  And the other photo is of two native wildflowers: the Showy Sunflower and the famous New England Aster which, as you can see, bloom together beautifully. The best [...]

September 29, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Perennials

The New Daffodils

It’s that time of year. And of course, the big yellow Dutch Master (King Alfred) Daffodils are still No. 1.  But this year, I’m amazed at the choices of our fall bulb customers.  That’s “Misty Glenn” at left, a daffodil with a handsome green eye, and guess what?  It’s one of the top sellers.  The [...]

September 16, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall

The Truth about Goldenrod

No hay fever, and lots of wonderful surprises.  Over 25 years ago, when we began gardening with wildflowers, I learned a lot about goldenrod.  In those days, we tended a three-acre meadow at our Wildflower Farm, after we turned our hobby (wildflowers) into a business.  After a few years, we had over 35,000 visitors during [...]

September 9, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Wildflowers