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Archive for the ‘Perennials’ Category

Winter 2015 Photo Contest Winners

View the gorgeous winning photos of our 2015 Winter Photo Contest.

March 15, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Peony Growing Tip: How to Prolong Cut Blooms

Peony blooms are some of the most rewarding, fragrant treats of the spring garden and make for amazing cut bouquets. Aren’t happy with the longevity of your blooms? Try our simple growing tip for longer-lasting cut flowers!

March 7, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Plant Alyssum to Help Naturally Protect Lettuce Crops

A new study by horticulturist Eric Brennan, from the Agricultural Research Service, shows that organic lettuce growers in California are using Alyssum (Lobularia maritime) as a companion plant, to help naturally protect their crops from destructive aphids.

March 1, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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All About Begonias

Begonias are the stars of the shade garden, with colorful, dazzling blooms that open up in the late summer. Begonias love rich, moist soil and are perfect for containers, window boxes and small space gardens.

February 21, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · One Comment
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Pollinator Partnership Part II: Creating a Pollinator Habitat

In last week’s blog, we talked about our sponsorship of the Pollinator Partnership. This week we’ll outline specific varieties to add to your garden to create a habitat for pollinators.

January 27, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Pollinator Partnership – Part I

We’re excited to be sponsoring the Pollinator Partnership in 2015. This non-profit is the largest organization in the world that is dedicated to the protection of pollinators and their ecosystems.

January 18, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Perennial Plant Association Names Geranium Biokovo as the 2015 Perennial of the Year

Each year, the Perennial Plant Association awards one perennial variety as the “Plant of the Year.” This year, Geranium Biokovo has earned the award!

January 4, 2015 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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2015: The Year of the Gaillardia

Each year, the National Garden Bureau chooses a variety of plants to feature. They explain on their website, “Each year we select one annual, one perennial and one edible as our “Year of the” crops. Each is chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile.”

December 28, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Bee Helpful By Gardening

Honeybees are integral to our food system; they pollinate many fruits, nuts and vegetables, helping crops grow and produce. Recently, the bee population has been declining worldwide, which can be harmful to our eco-system in many ways. Agricultural agencies, environmental workers and farmers have been trying to solve the bee problem for several years, and it really starts with you – the gardener.

December 22, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Anemones (or Windflower): A Colorful Sight

Also known as windflower, Anemones are colorful, delicate and unique, offering a variety of uses in almost any garden.  Depending on the variety, they can bloom in the spring, summer, or fall, offering a season-long interest of spectacular blooms.

December 15, 2014 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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