Archive for the ‘Gardening in Spring and Summer’ Category
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!
When I first heard we were going to be carrying Hardy Kiwi plants this spring, I’ll admit I was a bit hesitant. But after doing some research, these vigorous vines are actually quite simple to grow (even in our zone 5) and the small, sweet fruits are extremely sweet and satisfying!
Looking for an easy-care, drought-tolerant perennial to ignite your garden into the autumn months? Sedum, also known as Stonecrop, grows in any sunny spot and each one looks so phenomenally different, you’ll want them all in your garden! We are carrying over 10 new varieties for spring 2014 and have highlighted a few of them below.
December 8, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 2 Comments
Tags: Drought Tolerant, Fall Color, Groundcover, Low Water Gardening, New Plants, Perennials, Sedum, Stonecrop Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials
Each year, the National Garden Bureau chooses a perennial to feature as their "Perennial of the Year." They recently announced that 2014 is the "Year of the Echinacea." We are thrilled because Echinacea is one of our favorite perennials and we carry over 20 varieties as seeds and plants.
Daylilies are one of the true cornerstones of any perennial garden. With some care, they grow in any soil type and multiply each year, making them one of the best garden investments. Many varieties are re-bloomers, putting on a colorful show twice in one season. These deer-resistant beauties are a must-have for any perennial garden and we are excited to be carrying seven new varieties for spring 2014.
November 15, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: daylilies, daylily, Hemerocallis, New for 2014, New Plants, New Products, Unique Varieties Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials
Who doesn’t love the bold, dramatic texture that Elephant Ears bring to the summer garden? Whether you are in a colder area or not, there are a few simple steps you should take to over-winter your tubers for next spring’s planting.
I live in a small city and am fortunate enough to have a yard and garden (albeit small) to tend to. There is one bed in the back part of my yard that is always changing and evolving with each season, that I’m never quite satisfied with. This season, that’s all going to change!
October 10, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 3 Comments
Tags: Astilbe, city gardening, daffodils, daylilies, garden design, hosta, Hydrangea, shade, Small space garden, tulips, urban landscaping Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Although these photo submissions did not win our 2013 Summer Photo Contest, we wanted to share their beauty with you anyway. Enjoy!
September 26, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Customer photos, hibiscus, Perennials, Photo Contest, Purple Coneflower, Sweet William, Viola Â· Posted in: Contests, Customer Stories, Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Wildflowers
As proud members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSAA) we’ve been supplying golf courses around the country with our proven wildflower seeds for years.Â We’ve worked on thousands of projects, from adding color to tee box areas, to helping cut down on mowing expenses by installing wildflowers across the course. We have the solutions!
September 19, 2013
Â· Mike Lizotte Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Commercial seeding, Custom Wildflower Mix, golf course, Landscaping, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Wildflowers
This spring, I planted our Northeast Wildflower Seed Mix in the greenspace of my city corner. It has been one of my most rewarding plantings — Not only have I had the delight of finding new varieties in bloom each week, but it’s amazing to see (literally) every child squeal with delight walking by, picking their own souvenir.