Bulbs · Flowers · Seeds · Services · Yard Management

Fall-Cleaning Beats Spring-Cleaning

I just finished cleaning a client’s front yard by weeding, edging, mulching and adding some fabulous new plants. I am working on my own yard this week doing the same, as I prepare to host a progressive dinner party we donated to our kids’ school auction. I am realizing as I work how beneficial it is to do… Continue reading Fall-Cleaning Beats Spring-Cleaning

Bulbs · Flowers · Outdoor · Pictures · Sun-loving Plants

Dinner Plate Dahlias

One of my garden’s big success stories this past summer was dinner-plate dahlias.  I have tried to grow a variety of dahlias for years with little to moderate  success, but for 2009, I tried a different growing approach and I enjoyed a bumper crop! Dinner-plate dahlias definitely won most improved flower of the summer. In… Continue reading Dinner Plate Dahlias

Bulbs · Flowers · Perennials · Pictures · Seasonal · Shade and Sun Plants · Sun-loving Plants

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies have hit the stores with very low prices.  You can get this flowering potted bulb for as low as $5.99.  Enjoy it for several weeks inside now.   Then this spring you can plant it outside in your garden and it will re-bloom next summer.  This is a great addition to your home… Continue reading Easter Lilies

Bulbs · Flowers · Perennials · Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day – Bargain Lilies

Mel’s Green Garden Tip of the Day:Must-have for your summer garden: White Flower Farm’s Strawberries and Cream Asiatic Lilium Mixture (item #S984206, 25 bulbs for $20). This is a great Lily. It has 3 different colors of Lilies: the most beautiful shade of red, creamy white and a pretty pink. It multiplies through the years,… Continue reading Tip of the Day – Bargain Lilies