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Effortless Blooms

Although weeding, watering, staking and all the other get-your-hands-dirty aspects of gardening are therapeutic to many, some gardeners are looking for an easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow solution for a space filled with blooms. Fortunately, there are quite a few varieties of seed, bulbs, and plants that require little care, staking, and are disease-resistant.

April 3, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Don’t Worry – Your Fall Bulbs Will Be OK!

With the mild winter we have been having across the country this year, we have been frequently asked “My fall bulbs have started to sprout. Will they be OK?” The short answer is simply “yes.” However, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your precious fall bulbs will be on track to bloom in early spring.

February 20, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · 2 Comments
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Our Favorite Flowers

We are often asked by customers, “What is your favorite flower?” Usually unable to answer on the spot as there are just too many to choose from, we have decided to take the time to give everyone on our team the chance to answer this question once and for all.

November 15, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Planting Fall Bulbs in our City Garden

This past weekend my friend Jintina and I finished planting our garden bed that is devoted to fall-planted bulbs. Greeted with a gorgeous fall morning, we put our gardening gloves on and got to work!

November 10, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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The stunning, show-stoppers of winter: Amaryllis

The wonderfully bright, long-lasting blooms that Amaryllis produce are undoubtedly one of the most joyous parts of the winter months. It is a wonderful experience, for both the novice or expert gardener, to see Amaryllis grow and bloom in just a few short weeks.

November 5, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Create a spring show with fall-planted bulbs

Fall-planted bulbs bring color and life to your spring garden. Whether its tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths, or allium, the little amount of work it takes to plant them in the fall is well worth the stunning show they put on in early spring. We are frequently asked for tips on planting in the fall, and thought that we could share some of our best tricks with you.

November 4, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Not just your plain, old, yellow daffodils.

Everyone knows, and loves, Dutchmaster Daffodils. They are bright, hardy, and will come back in multitudes year after year. What’s there not to like? Although we agree that Dutch Master King Alfred Improved Daffodils are fantastic, we want to highlight some other daffodils that have their own charm and place in every garden.

November 4, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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When is it too late to plant?

A common question every fall is, “when is it too late to plant?” The answer is simple: If you can dig a hole, you can plant a bulb! As long as the ground isn’t frozen, go ahead and plant.

November 2, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Introducing our new pre-planned specialty gardens and ever-blooming collections

Each year we get dozens of calls from gardeners who are either looking for quick and easy pre-planned gardens or specialty collections for specific needs. Our gardening experts have designed eight different collections that will provide a unique purpose for each garden.

October 6, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Sowing Wildflower Seed in the Fall – Part 1

With autumn officially here, it’s time to start planning how we’re going to maximize our time spent in the garden. Less sunlight and cooler days are a sure sign fall has arrived. It’s also about the time our phones start ringing with questions from gardeners wondering if fall is a good time to plant.  The [...]

September 22, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · One Comment
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