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Archive for October, 2008

Amaryllis Grandma never knew.

WOW! Just look at the amaryllis for this winter’s indoor bloom.  People love them for the holidays, and give them as holiday gifts. This fall on the site, we have over 30 choices, including indoor kits with hyacinths and paperwhites, too. But I’m always fascinated by the “new” ones–especially the doubles, that seem to arrive […]

October 24, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in the Winter

Fall Glory: frost causes leaves to turn, right?

Wrong. It has nothing to do with the temperature…it’s all the shortening day lengths in fall.  After living in Vermont for years, I had to learn all about it, since Vermont claims to have the most beautiful fall foliage in the world.  There is only one place in China with the same collection of tree […]

October 11, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall