Archive for the ‘Gardening in Spring and Summer’ Category
Bearded Irises are one of the most popular perennials in gardens throughout the world and we’re not surprised! The endless array of colors and sizes makes this a versatile and show-stopping element of any garden. We wanted to give you several tips to make sure your new Irises get acclimated to your space and become the backbone of your perennial garden!
Monarda, also known as Bee Balm, Horsemint and Bergamot, is a colorful perennial that is native to North America. It caught the eyes of early settlers and since then has been hybridized to include a great variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, making Bee Balm a must-have in any perennial garden.
Our Spring Photo contest was so hard to judge this year! We truly enjoyed becoming spectators in each of your gardens and appreciate you taking the time to submit your photos. Click through to find our winning photos and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Don’t worry — Our next Photo Contest is not too far away!
June 2, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 2 Comments
Tags: bulbs, Customer photos, Perennials, Photo Contest, Spring Blooms, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Contests, Customer Stories, Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Wildflowers
There are several plants that come up and greet the gardener with the warm welcome that spring is finally here. One of these plants is the favorite Bleeding Heart, which illuminates shady areas with unique, heart-shaped blooms. These easy-to-grow perennials make a bold statement planted on their own or paired with other shade-loving perennials.
Coreopsis, also known as Tickseed, is a perennial superstar in gardens from Maine to California. Native to the Great Plains, Coreopsis is drought-tolerant and resilient, making it the perfect choice in almost any garden. This deer-resistant perennial’s bright, gorgeous blooms ignite the garden in the summer through the fall.
May 19, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Coreopsis, Deer-resistant plants, Drought Tolerant, Perennials, Tickseed Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
We recently caught up with a gardener in Vermont who had planted hundreds of our Daffodil Bulbs several years ago. We wanted to check in on the project and learn a little more about the garden.
May 9, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Customer Story, daffodils, garden design, Landscape Design Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos
Our customer service team receives hundreds of calls each day from gardeners across the country. We asked them to put together their 5 most common questions for us to answer. See what they are and the answers in our blog.
May 1, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 10 Comments
Tags: bulbs, Common Questions, Customer Questions, Gardening FAQ, Gardening tips, how-to, Perennials, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
A new blog from guest writer Kristin Gembara, a certified Master Gardener from Illinois, talks all about fungi and its importance in the garden.
With the gorgeous display of Spring-Blooming Bulbs either in full swing or on its way in much of the country, our customers are asking “How do I care for my Bulbs once they are done blooming?” We are here to help with instructions on how (and why) to care for your precious Bulbs once they have finished blooming for the spring.
April 17, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 3 Comments
Tags: Bulb Maintenance, daffodils, fall planted bulbs, hyacinths, Spring Maintenance, Spring-Blooming Bulbs, tulips Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Calla LiliesÂ are some of the most beloved and gorgeous summer-blooming flowers, both in the garden and cut for bouquets. Whether you’re looking to add pops of color to your garden bed or are gardening in containers this season, Calla LiliesÂ offer delightful, colorful blooms that are deer resistant and easy to grow.