Archive for February, 2014
The genus Thymus (Thyme) is a wonderful group of herbal plants for both culinary and gardening use.Â Native to the Old World of Europe and the Mediterranean, this herb has had a close association with mankind since the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans.Â The various species are planted for use as medicinal plants, as culinary plants and as ornamental plants of the finest order.
Did you know that our regional mixtures have about 300,000 seeds per pound?Â That’s a lot of wildflowers.Â In fact not only is it a nice blanket of annual color in the first growing season, it’s a long standing display of perennials for the second and successive seasons.Â This is one of the many reasons why our regional mixtures are so popular.
February 20, 2014
Â· Mike Lizotte Â· Comments Closed
Tags: annuals, Early Bird Seed Sale, Perennials, Regional Wildflower Mixtures, Sale, spring planting, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Wildflowers
In recent years, edible wildflowers have become increasingly popular in the culinary world, often used for garnishing dishes and brightening up salads. Our customers have been asking for them for quite some time and we’re excited to have formulated an Edible Flower Seed Mix, perfect for making a colorful statement both on the plate and in the garden!
February 11, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 3 Comments
Tags: Culinary Garnishes, Edible Flower Seed Mix, Edible Flowers, Edible Wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Wildflowers
A common question we get from gardeners each year is: "Why are my blue Hydrangeas pink, or, Why are my pink Hydrangeas blue?" The answer is really quite simple (and no, it’s not magic). The color of your Hydrangea blooms are directly linked to the PH levels of your soil.
February 8, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 7 Comments
Tags: Changing Hydrangea Blooms, Changing Hydrangea Color, Hydrangea, Soil PH, Soil Test Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials