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Crocus cultivars What’s Blooming in Your Garden: February

February 20, 2017

Even though it’s still winter, there are plenty of plants that are starting to peek out and add color to our gardens, including our Plant of the Month: Daphne! Other late winter bloomers include hellebores, corylopsis, euphorbia, cyclamen, heather, crocus, gravillea, edgeworthia, and mahonia. Madame Lemonnier Lenten Rose (Helleborus x lemonnierii ‘MadameLemonnier’): This new hellebore has… Read more >

Can I prune yet? Yes you can!

February 17, 2017

Back in October, we talked about waiting to prune until plants are fully dormant in order to keep them healthy and strong. Now that we’re in late winter and the sunshine is starting to peek out of the gray clouds, February-March is the best time to get back out in your garden to prune and… Read more >

Plant of the Month: Daphne

February 13, 2017

Winter Daphne, sometimes known as the romance plant, blooms in mid-February around Valentine’s Day and usually lasts through early March. They are known for their fragrant flowers and showy, bright blooms. Daphnes are a great addition to shade gardens and can be planted as a specimen plant or in groupings. They also work very well… Read more >

Where does your water go?

February 9, 2017

The warming weather has turned our frozen gardens into spongy goo again and has us thinking about drainage. The rain and melting snow can cause you to question: where should all of that water be going? Other than the giant puddle you formerly called your garden. Proper drainage is always important but in the winter… Read more >

Transitioning to farm life

January 27, 2017

Growing and shrinking pains It all started with a dog. A 6-month-old Staffordshire terrier mix from Texas that we adopted in September 2015. You might say it was an attempt to fill a void, or to quell the sudden quiet and cleanliness of our house that was the result of my daughter fleeing the nest… Read more >