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Ahhh, fall at last.Â It has been a wonderful year.Â You worked hard in your garden, and it showed.Â You had beautiful color from your many flowers, scrumptious vegetables to eat, and appreciative neighbors who loved the gift of seeing a beautiful garden every day.Â
There are a variety of reasons why fall is an amazing time to garden. The cool, crisp weather is wonderful to work in, it extends your gardening season significantly and many bulbs and plants prefer being planted in the fall. I’ll highlight several of my favorite reasons to get you excited about fall planting!
July 27, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· One Comment
Tags: fall planted bulbs, fall planted perennials, Fall Planted WIldflowers, fall planting, garden planning, Spring Blooms, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials, Wildflowers
Like most Spring-Blooming Beauties, Grape Hyacinths create a show-stopping display of color and are fabulously easy to grow. We wanted to highlight a few reasons why we love these hardy, vigorous bulbs and also share a few of our favorite varieties with you.
July 20, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: Deer Resistant Bulbs, Fall Gardening, fall planted bulbs, Grape Hyacinths, Muscari, Spring Blooms, Spring-Blooming Bulbs Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, How-Tos, Perennials
Tulips are the most popular Spring-Blooming Bulb and we’re not surprised! Simply drop the bulbs into the ground in the fall and come spring, you will be met by a dazzling show of flowers blooming in all shapes, colors, and sizes. If you have any room in your garden beds, I definitely recommend tucking Tulips in. They don’t take up much room and create a show-stopping burst of early spring color.
Our Spring Photo contest was so hard to judge this year! We truly enjoyed becoming spectators in each of your gardens and appreciate you taking the time to submit your photos. Click through to find our winning photos and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Don’t worry — Our next Photo Contest is not too far away!
June 2, 2014
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 2 Comments
Tags: bulbs, Customer photos, Perennials, Photo Contest, Spring Blooms, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Contests, Customer Stories, Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Wildflowers
We’re always looking to carry as many unique varieties as possible and are excited to have just added a dozen new Fall Bulbs available to plant now! Whether you’re looking for deer-resistant Daffodils, easy-to-grow Camassia, or Wild Tulips, we have it all!
Hyacinths are some of the most versatile spring-blooming flowers. Their fabulous, colorful blooms bring a sweet fragrance to the garden, pairing well with almost any other spring-bloomer. Hyacinths grow well in pots and can be chilled and forced to bloom indoors in the colder months.
With warm days and cooling nights, fall presents the perfect time to plant Wildflowers.Â Fall planting mimics the natural life cycle when flowers begin to fade, produce and drop seed.Â Fall planting can allow for earlier blooms the following spring, which is appealing to anyone that lives in a region with short summers and long winters!Â
Spring in Vermont is hard to predict, but the past few weeks have been sunny almost every day with a beautiful, light breeze. This is not only good for us gardeners (although we’ve been feverishly watering), but has also quickly brought to life many of our Spring-Blooming Bulbs, early-blooming Perennials, trees and meadows. I took a quick walk around the neighborhood today and captured several of my favorite plants. I hope you enjoy!