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Posts in category Flower Gardening

Winning Plants to Look for in 2014

In fall, many gardens are highlighted by the fragrant “sweet autumn clematis,” which covers itself with frothy clouds of small flowers. Until now, the late-bloomer was only available in white, but growers have created a new variety, Sweet Summer Love, which blooms in cranberry-violet. Fragrance is sweet cherry-vanilla. This new clematis is one of five […]

Create a Big Display with Small Bulbs

In our front garden, there is a bed that runs along the sidewalk. I love to fill it with spring-blooming bulbs every year — usually tulips. Because tulips don’t put on a good show after the first year, I treat them as annuals. Said another way, they make their way to the compost pile after […]

Introducing Intervale: Hand-Picked Gifts Inspired by Nature

What’s in a name? In our case, quite a lot! Gardener’s Supply is proud to have grown up in an area called “the Intervale,” a river valley filled with farms and forestland just minutes from downtown Burlington, VT. Intervale, our new gift and decor collection, flows from this natural beauty and abundance. You’ll find unique, […]

New Amaryllis for 2013

It’s hard to beat amaryllis for eye-catching beauty and easy care. And watching an amaryllis bulb come into flower is nothing short of a miracle. This year, we’re proud to add five new varieties to our amaryllis lineup, including Safari, a variety offered only by Gardener’s Supply. It has gorgeous, velvety red blooms on strong […]

How to Get Dahlias to Last Longer in Bouquets

Up here in Vermont, the dahlia season has arrived late, but those of us who’ve escaped early frosts are enjoying the fantastic blooms at last. Dahlias make great cut flowers, but I’ve often been disappointed in their short life in a bouquets. This year, I learned a way to help cut dahlias last longer, about […]

Gardening at Age 99

What is a hobby you can do the rest of your life? Gardening — with adaptations. Take it from a couple of 99-year-olds. My mom, Maggie, claims that gardening is her psychiatrist. She wants to have a garden even if it doesn’t grow or produce anything she can eat. Just to see it and talk […]

Mosaiculture in Montreal

[fsg_gallery id="1"] I just returned from a visit to Mosaïcultures Internationales, taking place this year at the Montreal Botanical Garden. From the photos, you can see that it’s an amazing show, which runs through Sept. 29. If you are in the area, make plans for a visit. The event takes place only once every three […]

Garden Vandals Strike, Yet Hope Prevails

banana stump
I went out to weed the front garden early this morning while it was still cool. The bed runs right along the sidewalk on Colchester Avenue in Burlington, VT, so I like to keep it nice. Every year, my spouse and I plant something different, featuring colorful annuals. This year’s design includes a banana tree, […]


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