Flower Garden Projects

Discover useful tips on growing flowers, planting flower beds and creating flower container gardens from the experts at Earl May Nursery & Garden Centers.

Our best tips for planting daffodils!

Nothing says spring like the bright yellow bloom of daffodils! Seeing daffodils in landscapes, gardens and along walkways in early spring is like a warm sunny welcome sign at your home. Daffodils are dependable perennials you can count on to come back year and after year. Better yet…deer and gopher resistant! If you have lost [...]

2018-11-13T12:13:50+00:00Flower Gardens, Gardening|

Expert Advice for Successful Iris Planting!

Bearded Iris …an iconic flower with striking, large blooms in shades of purple, pink, yellow, orange, and white. Iris show up in pictures and paintings for home decor, but we think nothing compares to the real thing! Fall is a great time to plant bearded iris. Iris will bloom in late spring. Some will re-bloom in [...]

2018-09-11T10:59:43+00:00Flower Gardens, Gardening|

How To Choose The Perfect Mum

Fall is just around the corner and our garden centers are bursting with the colors of the season. What better way to do that than with mums.  Although they are a plant, and we love to plant them, most generally they are used for fall decorating.  Seriously, what’s more inviting than walking up to the [...]

Not All Cones Have Ice Cream!

Much like ice cream should be a staple in your freezer, coneflowers should be a staple in your landscapes and gardens! These rich, colorful blooms last for weeks, the plants last for years! Coneflowers are the perfect compliment to other pretty perennials…salvia, beebalm, penstemon, garden phlox and shasta daisies. Any combination of these plants will [...]

2018-10-31T11:39:19+00:00Flower Gardens|

Beware of Cheap Mulch: 4 Things To Know Before Your Next Mulch Purchase

How Box Stores Are Cutting Corners At Your Expense - Many discounters promote mulch at what appears to be bargain prices. While these offers look great and may be hard to resist, there are several things you should know before purchasing.  Loose Labeling Laws:  Regulations regarding how mulch is labelled for content are very weak. [...]

6 Simple Steps to Grow Plants from Seed

In addition to saving you money, growing your own herbs, vegetables and ornamental plants from seed is extremely rewarding. Consider Environmental Conditions Correct temperature is one of the environmental conditions critical for seed germination. Most seeds require temperatures of 70 to 75˚F degrees to germinate. To keep the medium at 70˚F or above, adding gentle [...]

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