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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.

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 [...]

4 Reasons We Love Succulents And You Should Too

Have you noticed?  Succulents are everywhere!  We are seeing them used as popular interior design elements and also for unique feature plants in outdoor container gardens. No matter the style of decor…rustic, classic or modern…they are everywhere.  But why?  They require little care, making them the perfect houseplant for those with busy schedules…they originate from [...]

Our best tips for planting daffodils!

Nothing says spring like the bright yellow bloom of daffodils! Seeing these flowers 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, they are deer and gopher resistant! [...]

2020-04-14T16:26:19-05:00Flower 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 [...]

2020-04-14T16:26:47-05:00Flower Gardens, Gardening|

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 [...]

2020-04-14T16:26:49-05:00Flower Gardens|

2020 Moonsign Pamphlet

Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners. This includes the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting. LLewelyn's 2020 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the moon's sign. Each [...]

4 Simple Steps to Force Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

The cold of winter can seem to last forever. As days get shorter and nights are longer, we patiently wait for the warm temps and colors of spring! Brighten dreary winter days indoors by adding pops of color with cheery spring bulbs like hyacinths, daffodils and tulips! Follow these simple steps to force blooms indoors, [...]

2020-04-14T16:27:24-05:00Flower Gardens, Gardening|
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