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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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All about Tropical Bulbs

This week we are excited to bring back guest blogger Charlie Nardozzi, a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. In this week’s blog, he gives tips and tricks on bringing the tropics to your garden, no matter where you are. Stay tuned throughout the gardening season for more guest bloggers from the gardening world.

January 12, 2012 · Charlie Nardozzi · Comments Closed
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Planning for Spring: Think Pink!

The color pink represents so many wonderful causes and feelings, I thought I would take the time to highlight and celebrate it as one of my favorite colors in the garden. Pink blooms, depending on the shade, can create an endless variety of statements in your garden. When the weather gets cold, I start planning ahead for spring and thought I would help you do the same with some of my favorite pink flowers.

December 28, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Gardening by Moonlight

Most gardeners enjoy the fruits of their labor in the day, watching the sun shine on their gorgeous plants. But why stop there? Plant a Moonlight Garden and enjoy your garden at all hours of the day – combine show-stopping, white flowers with fragrant blooms and create an evening oasis to sit back, relax, and enjoy the splendor of moonlight reflecting off your flowers.

December 15, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Reflecting on Fall: How Did Your Garden Grow?

After you have finished all of your fall planting, it is always a great idea to reflect on your garden from the past season and evaluate how everything did. I like to take “inventory” of everything I planted in the spring and summer and keep a garden journal with their progress. It is important to note what did well and what may not have met your expectations. For those plants that grew, bloomed, and wowed – make note to plant more next spring.

December 7, 2011 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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The joys of planning your spring garden

Our Advanced Sale started today, which made me (gleefully) start thinking about what I am going to do in my garden this spring. My garden is a new space for me and has plenty of beautiful Daylilies, Peonies, Astilbe, Hosta, and other perennials that were graciously planted by the resident before me. This spring, I want to make the garden my own and try as many different varieties of plants as possible.

November 9, 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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To mow or not to mow?

So it’s the middle of October and most of your flowers have faded and gone to seed. You’ve got lots of dried brown stalks and you’re not quite sure what to do. To mow or not to mow?

October 13, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Daylilies – Fast-growing perennials for just about any application.

In mid-July, my trusty hound Clover and I hopped in the American Meadows truck and headed to the local garden center to buy several bags of fresh compost for the project. Once we returned home, we removed existing vegetation, mixed in compost and planted several different bare root daylily varieties.

October 12, 2011 · Ethan Platt · 7 Comments
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