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BONNIE’S GARDEN – Dancing with Daffodils

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Daffodils are one of the first flowers we learn to recognize as children. Maybe we called them “Daffy-down-dillies” or “Jonquils.” Their correct botanical name is Narcissus; the correct common name is ‘daffodil’. Jonquil refers to a specific kind of Narcissus/Daffodil. Daffodils are divided into thirteen different groups, depending on flower shape. They come in large…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Terrariums

A TERRARIUM IS A FUN WAY TO ENJOY INDOOR PLANTS WITH LITTLE MAINTENANCE Terrariums are miniature plant habitats, especially useful for growing plants with high humidity requirements. Our present-day terrariums, from the utilitarian fish tank to more decorative glass containers, are direct descendants of the Victorian Era “Wardian Cases,” large containers used to grow or…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Fall Already?

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

September 23 is the Autumnal Equinox. The Autumnal Equinox occurs when the sun is directly in line with the equator. On this day, the day and the night are of equal length. From now until the Winter Solstice on December 21, the hours of dark will be longer than the hours of daylight every day….

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Bringing Houseplants In For the Winter

SUMMER VACATION TIME IS OVER FOR OUR HOUSEPLANTS TO BE OUTSIDE Here we are in late September and fall is officially here on the 23rd. It’s time to be thinking about prepping our tropical houseplants to come back inside. This Saturday is FALL GARDENER’S FAIR –  OUR HOUSEPLANT EXPERTS WILL BE CONDUCTING A FREE EDUCATIONAL…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Why Garlic and Onions Belong In Your Garden

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

I’m one of those people who believe that onions and garlic make everything taste better. If a recipe calls for half an onion, I figure adding the whole onion will make it better. Same with garlic. And since fall is a perfect time to plant onions and garlic—and we just got fresh garlic and onions…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Houseplant Highlight for September – Money Tree

Pachira aquatic, better known as “Money tree” is an easy-care, low maintenance houseplant. This plant gets its name because the Feng Shui practice believes that a Money Tree, when properly placed in a home or business, brings prosperity and good fortune. They are usually found with its trunk braided. The top of the Money Tree…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Fill Your Garden With Beautiful Spring Color

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Our fabulous assortment of spring-blooming bulbs just came in and I’ve already had a lot of questions. Here is What You Need to Know Buy bulbs now for the best selection but hold off on planting most bulbs until October.  The exceptions would be bearded iris rhizomes,  fall-blooming crocus, lycoris and colchicum which should be planted right…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – September Gardening Chores

SEPTEMBER OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF THE “FALL IS FOR PLANTING” SEASON From a meteorological and a green industry standpoint, September 1 marks the beginning of the fall season.  Fall is officially here on Monday, September 23. There is so much going on with gardening now that September is here.  I am glad that September is here…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Plant a Rainbow

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Fresh German bearded iris rhizomes just came in so here are a few interesting facts about these beautiful perennials. The word ‘iris’ come from the Greek word for ‘rainbow.’ Since iris come in such a wide variety of colors, that‘s pretty appropriate. There is a Fresco painting of iris on the island of Crete that…

TALKING GARDENING with DOUG – Houseplant Care

BRINGING HOUSEPLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER We are less than a week away from October. October is when we begin the dialogue with customers about prepping their houseplants for coming inside. Most tropical plants do not like temperatures below 50 degrees. And, this is certainly possible in October. Matter of fact, around October 20 is…

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