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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
Hostas are the ultimate foliage plant for shade. Their resilience, versatility and endless variety of colors, shapes, and forms makes it a true garden gift that keeps on giving. Whether you’re looking for a smaller variety for a shade container, or a larger Hosta to offset your favorite flowering-plants, there are sure to be (several) choices for you!
Throughout the years, the term “bulb” has come to describe any type of root form that is planted in the ground to produce a plant. However, only a few of these plants are truly “bulbs.” There are four different types: rhizomes, corms, tubers and bulbs. We’ll get the bottom of this misunderstanding and explain exactly what the true difference is between these four terms.
This season, we’re thrilled to have added a variety of new Berry varieties, including several plants that thrive in colder areas. Haskap Berries and Goji Berries bring attractive foliage and gorgeous blooms to the garden, followed by delicious, easy-to-grow berries. This year (and for years to come), why not grow your own food and try something unique?
Now that we’re into November, it’s extremely important (if you haven’t already) to prepare your garden for the winter months. This doesn’t need to be a weekend-long affair, simply follow a few easy steps and your garden will be ready to hibernate (along with you) for the winter and come back next spring stronger than ever!
November 11, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 3 Comments
Tags: Cutting Back, fall bulbs, Fall Cleanup, Garden Maintenance, Mulching, Preparing your Garden for Winter Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
If you love the colorful blooms of Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths but can’t wait until spring, try forcing bulbs indoors for earlier flowers. The process is fairly simple and fun — A great activity to do with children.
November 6, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· One Comment
Tags: fall bulbs, forcing bulbs, forcing daffodils, forcing hyacinths, forcing tulips, gardening projects, kids gardening, Winter Blooms Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos
We’re always looking to carry as many unique varieties as possible and are excited to have just added a dozen new Fall Bulbs available to plant now! Whether you’re looking for deer-resistant Daffodils, easy-to-grow Camassia, or Wild Tulips, we have it all!