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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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Fall Seeding Take 3

In part three of the Seed Man’s series on planting wildflowers he talks about the best way to pick seed that will succeed.

October 6, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 2 Comments
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Fall Seeding Take #2!

So now that we know the best time to plant this fall, I would like to turn our attention to the preparation of an area for fall seeding.  Whether sowing in the fall or spring, the proper preparation is always important in determining success or failure of a wildflower planting. Better preparation = More Flowers! [...]

September 29, 2011 · Mike Lizotte · 13 Comments
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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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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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The Secret to Successful Wildflowers: It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

First Year Annuals "How do I get best results from my wildflower planting?" It’s a question I get over and over. So assuming you purchased a quality wildflower seed mix with a nice variety of annuals and perennials and may (or may not) have read the instructions that came with the mix, here are the [...]

September 21, 2010 · Mike Lizotte · 3 Comments
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Tips for Best Success Partial Shade Plantings

Partial Shade Mix There are a number of factors that go into a successful wildflower planting. A couple of important factors that surface quite often when talking with customers are soil composition and sunlight conditions. In a perfect world we’d all get 6 hours of sun and have well balanced soil with perfect amounts of [...]

July 28, 2010 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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We all like a little instant gratification once in a while!

When it comes to gardening and wildflowers, patience is our friend.  We’re also always looking for low maintenance, hardy plants that will come back season after season and last for the next 10 years.  Most would classify these as perennials.  What we usually forget is that from seed, perennials need to winter over after germinating [...]

June 3, 2010 · Mike Lizotte · Comments Closed
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There’s Still Time to Plant Perennials

You’ve planted your tomatoes and peppers and set out your petunias and geraniums. Whew! If you’re like most gardeners, you rush to do all your planting in spring, and then switch gears to “maintenance mode.” Yes, spring is the time to plant most vegetables and annual flowers, but when it comes to planting perennials you [...]

June 3, 2010 · Ray Allen · One Comment
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