Archive for the ‘Gardening in Spring and Summer’ Category
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!
There is no better way to cure the ‘winter blues’ than starting to plan your spring planting! Although some claim that there can never be a true “blue” flower, gardeners and growers have worked to come as close to blue as the human eye can tell…
January 17, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: African Lily, Blue Flowers, bulbs, Creeping Phlox, garden planning, gladiolus, Morning Glories, Passion Flower Vine, Perennials, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials
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?
If you’re in garden daydreaming mode, browsing these award-winning plants is not only enjoyable, it’s also a way to narrow down your plant choices if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the options.
Delosperma (or Ice Plant) is an easy-to-grow garden jewel found mostly on the West Coast, but can grow almost anywhere. This groundcover is a drought-tolerant succulent that boasts large, show-stopping blooms, attracting butterflies to the garden. Try one of our five new varieties this spring and we guarantee you won’t be dissapointed!