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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Late November is an exciting time of the year, and could arguably be the most wonderful time. It’s the beginning of the holiday season, with the ever popular Thanksgiving kicking off the season. Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy a meal together and reflect on the past year while thinking...
Best Spring Blooms for Vases and Fragrance

Best Spring Blooms for Vases and Fragrance

Get Fragrant Blooms for Inside and Outside for up to 90 days! My favorite online flower bulb supplier, Holland Bulb Farms, has released its top 24 fall-planted flower bulbs for cutting gardens and scented gardens. 12 fall planted bulb varieties were selected as the best for cut flowers. 12 flower fall planted bulb varieties were selected...
Waxed Amaryllis: The Hottest Gift of the Season!

Waxed Amaryllis: The Hottest Gift of the Season!

What the what? A waxed amaryllis? What is a waxed amaryllis? Perhaps those were things you said when you read the title about Waxed Amaryllis. Well, one thing they are not are flowers made out of wax. A waxed amaryllis is an amaryllis bulb that is hand-dipped in melted wax with a ring-shaped stand attached...
7 Deer Resistant Combinations for Spring Blooms

7 Deer Resistant Combinations for Spring Blooms

You’ve waited all winter and part of spring to see the bulbs you planted blooming. They’re up, they have leaves, stems, and a bud—but then Bambi and her crew shows up and decide your tulips look like a good afternoon snack – all that waiting and hard work for nothing but disappointment. It’s a story...
Lasagna Garden: Planting Flower Bulbs in Layers

Lasagna Garden: Planting Flower Bulbs in Layers

Everyone wants flowers blooming all the time, right? Since I have been working with plants, I have noticed that people want flowers blooming as much and for as long as possible. I understand why people want flowers blooming all the time because flowers are beautiful! Creating a garden with flowers blooming requires planning, hard work,...
The Beginner's Guide to Gardening with Daffodils

The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening with Daffodils

He was so enamored by his handsome reflection in a pool of water that the gods punished him by turning him into a flower. Who was this boy? And what flower did they turn him into? The boy’s name was Narcissus. The flower the gods turned him into was the daffodil, which has the Latin...
Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Chilled Bulbs 101 Having a plan when it comes to gardening sets you up for future success. Planning now for winter garden projects as well as the awakening of the earth in spring can reap bountiful rewards. Chilling bulbs for indoor forcing or gardening in warm climates requires early planning for the best results. Gardeners...
Species Crocus vs Giant Crocus: Learn the Differences

Species Crocus vs Giant Crocus: Learn the Differences

Giant Crocus vs Species Crocus Early in spring when the snow starts to melt and the earth wakes up, one of the first flowers to emerge is the crocus. Adored for their bright yellow, purple, or white blooms early in the season crocus are an essential fall planted bulb to add to your garden. Did...
Top 12 True Blue Flowers to Plant this Fall

Top 12 True Blue Flowers to Plant this Fall

Natural Blue Flowers: Unique, Extraordinary and Rare Blue is the color of the sky and oceans; blue is seen all around us in nature when we look up and when we look to the sea. A place that blue is not so common in nature is in the garden. True blue flowers are rare, which...
10 Essential Bulbs for Fall Planting

10 Essential Bulbs for Fall Planting

A few days ago the season changed from summer to fall. Just like that those hot days and warm nights of summer are exchanged for warm days and cool nights of early fall. Eventually, cool days and cold nights will take over for the next several weeks or months. With the arrival of fall on...
Storing Dahlias for Winter

Storing Dahlias for Winter

Did you grow big, beautiful dahlias this past summer and want to keep them for next season? If you love growing dahlias and want to ensure your dahlia collection remains strong you will want to dig and store your dahlia tubers for next season. Here are 5 easy steps to storing your dahlia tubers for...
10 Perennials to Plant This Fall

10 Perennials to Plant This Fall

Perennials: Plants that Keep On Keepin On’ Perennials have been a hot gardening topic for years. People love that they can plant perennials one time and not have to re-plant for many years. The term perennial can be confusing for a few reasons, hopefully, I can help clear common confusion about the word perennial. Garden...