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Archive for June, 2009

Why Fall is the best time to plant shrubs.

We hear it every year, but do you know why the experts always insist fall is a better time than spring to put in shrubs and perennials?  It’s actually very simple, and well explained by Dr. Douglas Welch, a well-known Professor and Extension Horticulturist.  In his article, “Fall is Ideal for Planting Trees and Shrubs,” he […]

June 28, 2009 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall

The Heat is On!

Now that summer heat has arrived, we may suffer from discomfort, but wildflower meadows really don’t.  This is one of the great advantages of wildflower gardening:  As one expert put it, wildflowers are famous for “Waiting for the Water.”  When heat hits them, most established wildflower plants may wilt a little, but it’s something they’re […]

June 27, 2009 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Wildflowers

Spectacular New Fall Bulbs this year.

Of course, we still have all the classics and then some.  But just look at what’s new for fall planting!  (They’re all at 35% Off right now, so get your order in before the discount drops.)  An incredible new tulip called “Bleu Aimable” and a mix called “Red Hot” are my favorites of scores of […]

June 17, 2009 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall

Now is Iris planning time.

Have you been seeing the big beautiful Bearded Irises in bloom?  They’re finishing their lavish show right now in most of the country, and as any good gardener knows, plan today for a year from now.  Fortunately, they’re on sale at Half Price right now, for a limited time, so you can save as you […]

June 17, 2009 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags:  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials