5 Flowering Plants With Surprising Uses

Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Some people grow plants purely for their aesthetic properties, opting for the most beautiful, interesting or complementary varieties to make their garden pop. Some, on the other hand, like to ensure that what they are growing is both beautiful and potentially useful. Sometimes that utility is unknown until someone happens …

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5 Colorful Cool Weather Flowers for Your Garden

Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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As fall slowly spreads it’s cool weather across the country, countless home gardens begin to lose their vibrant colors of spring and summer, and take on a more dreary shade of brown as plants and flowers begin to die or go dormant. With the advent of hybridizing certain species of …

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Offseason Garden Tool Audit: How to Choose the Right Tools for Your Garden

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Congratulations, you made it through another year of gardening! We hope you enjoyed beautiful blooms, bountiful harvests, and the satisfaction that you created something beautiful at your home. As the growing season comes to a close, one area of your garden that you can still work on is your tools. …

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Fall in Love With These Bulbs (That Aren’t Tulips)

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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We’ve written quite a bit about tulips lately and for good reason. They’re gorgeous flowers that look great in a vase or in your plant beds. But tulips aren’t the only flowers that grow from bulbs and must be planted in the fall. That’s right, there’s a huge variety of …

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4 Ways To Preserve Your Fall Harvest

Saturday, August 25th, 2018
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After a long season of planting, watering, weeding, mulching, pest control, harvesting and more—the last thing you want is any of your harvest to go to waste. After all, you worked hard to get the greatest yield possible and wasted veggies is no way to end a growing season. So, …

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5 Awesome Growing Tips from Market Gardener Charles Dowding

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
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If you aren’t familiar with Charles Dowding, it’s time to get acquainted. He’s a soft-spoken British market gardener and author whose YouTube videos are chock full of growing methods that help him increase yields, save space or make his garden easier to manage. His long, informative videos take you through …

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5 Heirloom Vegetables to Plant in Your Fall Garden

Sunday, July 29th, 2018
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Growing your own fruits and vegetables is rewarding. Growing heirloom varieties is even more so. Of course, growing our own saves us money and allows us to know exactly what goes into our food and, therefore, our bodies. But what’s the fun in growing conventional varieties anyone can go buy …

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Culinary Herbs You MUST Grow in Your Garden

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Herbs and spices launched thousands of ships in the global quest to move these desirable culinary ingredients to hungry cooks worldwide. Today, herbs are relatively commonplace—easily purchases at your local supermarket. The problem, however, is most often these herbs command a high price even when they’re not organic. If you …

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6 Medicinal Plants to Grow in Your Garden

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Before the advent of modern pharmaceuticals, people cured what ailed them with a vast array of natural substances, not the least of which derived from plants. Around the world, knowledge of which plants were useful for different symptoms was passed down through the ages and cultivated for the purpose of …

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8 Essential Peppers for Summer Gardens

Monday, June 11th, 2018
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If you want to add a touch of homegrown heat to your summertime recipes, here’s a list of our favorite peppers to grow in a home garden. For best results, peppers should be started indoors, about eight to ten weeks prior to last frost. However, most types of peppers are …

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Gardeners’ Best-Kept Secret on How to Make Your Whole Garden Deer-Resistant

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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Deer: KEEP OUT! If Bambi likes to chow down on your vegetable plants and maybe strip your rose buds before they open, here’s great news. Years ago, the second spring after I had just created a new garden with expensive rose bushes and a big vegetable patch, it happened. Deer …

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What’s your Phlox IQ?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Pssst:  There are only two important types. And they’re totally different. Ok. OK. There are others, but only two big ones for gardeners—one tall perennial, and one short annual, both easy, easy, easy to grow!  You’ll want them both.  Here they are: Number One. One of the most important plants …

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I love your Dahlias!

Monday, February 12th, 2018
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I just got a great email from a gardener in North Carolina who has been planting our dahlias for several years. Here are his photos, and the new ones he’s trying this year. “Dear Linda: Each spring, I’ve found dahlias from Eden Bros. are great “fillers” in our garden—wherever I …

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Salmon Star – Spectacular new Oriental Lily that lives up to its name

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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This beautiful newer member of the Oriental Lily Group brought a brand new color to the group, and what a color it is!  Each petal is apricot pink, with a deep salmon-colored stripe down its center. And imagine the competition. The  Oriental Group includes Stargazer, the stunning red lily that …

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Top Five Flower Seeds

Monday, January 29th, 2018
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The numbers are in: Customers’ Top Five Favorites I asked our Order Department for the results, and here they are.  Out of the hundreds of varieties of Flower Seeds we  carry, these are the big winners.  And why not?  They’re some of the all-time most beautiful flowers, most come in a rainbow of …

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Winter Dreams for spring: These are not your Grandmother’s Glads!

Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Wow!  Look at the colors!  Selection! New bi-colors and tri-colors.  Plus one beautiful flower (“The Peacock Orchid”) you didn’t even know was a “glad. I like glads for two big reasons. They’re inexpensive (Our Spring bulbs are on sale during winter for big savings: shipping begins in March, warmest zones …

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Which “Fall Bulbs” are best for spring bloom in your region?

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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The bulbs like Tulips and Daffodils, that are planted in fall to bloom in spring. Easiest flowers of all!  That’s the best thing about fall-planted bulbs.  The secret is that the flower is already formed in each bulb…no green thumb required. And everybody loves them.  They’re the first blooms of …

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A free internet visit to Keukenhof, the famous tulip garden in Holland

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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There’s no other place like it on earth. And whether you’ve heard of the world-famous 79-acre Tulip Garden in Lisse, Holland or not, here’s your chance to have a great look at it all without leaving home. It’s named Keukenhof, (Kew’-ken-hoff) and is visited by more than 800,000 people during …

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Botanical Names? You know more of them than you think!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
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Rhododendron.  Hydrangea.  Viola.  Aster.  Phlox.  These are just some of the botanical “Latin” names you already know.  OK. OK.  Nobody needs to know them all, and I surely don’t. But I’ve learned that they’re the only way to be sure you’re getting the seeds or plants you really want. For …

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Celebrity Wildflowers

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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A few famous plants are named for celebrities, but not the celebrities you know. If you read gardening books like I do, you pick up fascinating stories about plants.  Did you know there was a famous doctor and plant expert in Charleston, SC during the Colonial Period named Dr. Garden?  …

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Paint your own Rembrandt

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Do you know about “Rembrandt Tulips?”  They’re some of the oldest of them all.  Named after the 16th Century hybrids which were some of the earliest efforts of the Dutch tulip growers, they are the ones that touched off “Tulipomania.”  It was an astonishing financial craze in Holland over the …

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Secrets from the Pros

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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When you see those mouthwatering photos from Holland, ever wonder how the pros do all that?  Well, there a few things they do and most of us don’t.  It’s amazing how easy it is to plant bulbs like a pro. 1. Plant them close together, not spaced out! Nothing’s more …

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Picking Types of Tulips

Monday, September 25th, 2017
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It’s easy.  Don’t be confused by all the “classes” or types of tulips.  All you need to know is that the major groups bloom at different times, in succession, just like a flower parade.  So it’s important. When we say “Early Spring” that means early spring in your area, (A …

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Remember King Alfred?

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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When it comes to daffodils, King Alfred  was king of them all for decades, especially in the USA.  Just ask your mom or grandmother—they’ll remember King Alfred Daffodils, always the one to plant, famous since its introduction early in the 1900’s. The Netherland Flower Bulb Center keeps scores on these …

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“Naturalizing” Daffodils

Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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“Naturalizing” is simply a big word meaning planting something outside the flower garden.  With daffodils, it’s usually in woodland, since they’ll be happy in any unprepared soil—yes, you can plant them anywhere, sun or shade, and in whatever soil is there (except in wet spots or under dense evergreens). If …

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Don’t Forget Hyacinths

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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Don’t forget Hyacinths, the bulbs with the big perfume, and an alluring history. The “other” major bulb for spring glory is the Hyacinth. It was made famous by Madame Pompadour, Louis XV’s favorite mistress at Versailles from 1741 until her death. As history tells us, she was a woman who knew …

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Fall Flowers and the No. 1 Gardening Book All About Them

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Is your garden (and maybe the gardener) tired when fall rolls around?  Well, it’s historically the most typical thing among gardeners to sort of give up after August.  After all, you’ve already done a great job with your Tulips, Daffodils, Irises, Peonies, and maybe Roses, but that’s all about spring.  …

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