Archive for August, 2013
Hyacinths are some of the most versatile spring-blooming flowers. Their fabulous, colorful blooms bring a sweet fragrance to the garden, pairing well with almost any other spring-bloomer. Hyacinths grow well in pots and can be chilled and forced to bloom indoors in the colder months.
Our customers take our products and plant them together in endless displays of fabulous color. We’ve taken a few of our favorite customer photos and explained exactly how you can “get their look” in your garden. Bonus: All can be planted this fall. Enjoy!
August 22, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· One Comment
Tags: Creeping Phlox, daffodils, fall planting, Grape Hyacinths, hyacinths, tulips, virginia bluebells Â· Posted in: Customer Stories, Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials
August is not only a month filled with gorgeous summer-bloomers, but also the perfect time to plant Bearded Iris and Fall-Flowering Crocus. It’s also a great chanceÂ to care for your existingÂ IrisesÂ by trimming old foliage back and, if mature enough, dividing and re-planting. Below are a few tips on August planting and care to get you busy in the garden!
August 20, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: August Planting, bearded iris, Fall Blooms, Fall-Flowering Crocus, saffron crocus Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Who doesnâ€™t love garlic? Its robust flavor adds dimension to almost any dish and the best part is â€“ itâ€™s extremely easy to grow! The best, tastiest Garlic comes straight from the garden. Our Softneck California Garlic is known for both its culinary and medicinal aspects, making it a home garden favorite. What is standing between you and freshly grown, flavor-packed garlic? Just a few simple steps this fall and you’ll be harvesting plenty of delicious garlic come summer!
At the end of June, I wrote a blog about planting Wildflowers in the greenspace in front of my city home. Now that it’s the beginning of August, I figured I’d share an update about how the seed is doing.
Who wouldn’t want to harvest fresh, delicious vegetables from the garden into the fall months? Extend your vegetable growing season this year by starting cool season Vegetable Seeds indoors and directly sowing some varieties into the ground now. It’s fairly simple and extremely rewarding!
With warm days and cooling nights, fall presents the perfect time to plant Wildflowers.Â Fall planting mimics the natural life cycle when flowers begin to fade, produce and drop seed.Â Fall planting can allow for earlier blooms the following spring, which is appealing to anyone that lives in a region with short summers and long winters!Â