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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
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?
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!
A common question we often get is, "Can I store excess seed for next season’s use and if so, how?" Seed storage is not only a great way to save money (it’s cheaper to buy in bulk), but is extremely easy to do!
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
One of the most common questions we receive each fall is, "When should I plant Wildflowers?" We’ve compiled our large selection of blogs, articles, and videos to help answer this question for all of you. Enjoy!
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