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Out of the Cold: Gardening Indoors this Winter

For those of us retreating into our homes this winter, watching the snow fall from inside, there comes a certain longing for the relaxation and satisfaction of getting our hands dirty in the garden. Gardening in a zone four, there is really no chance of me getting outside to my garden until mid May. So, I improvise!

November 29, 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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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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Layer Bulbs for Big Color in a Small Space

A simple trick to get long-lasting color from your bulb garden is to layer the bulbs at planting time. In general, the larger the bulb, the deeper it should be planted. To layer bulbs, you plant the largest bulbs first, then plant smaller bulbs in layers above them. Here’s how: 1. Choose a variety of [...]

September 23, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · 7 Comments
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Fall is for Planting!

Mixed Fall-Planting Bulbs Many gardeners think that spring is the best time to plant. We're glad to get outdoors and get our hands in the soil after a long winter…. and we assume plants feel the same way. Although spring is the time to plant vegetables and bedding plants (petunias and impatiens, for example) it's [...]

September 2, 2010 · Suzanne DeJohn · 2 Comments
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Sex, Power and a Flower

Flowers have been used for almost everything in history, but one of the grand stories is the one of the Hyacinth.  It was always popular, but made world famous at the French Court by none other than the beautiful mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour.  She was a highly educated beauty and always more than [...]

April 25, 2008 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
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