Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Fanfare Blaze Blanket Flower-Beauty and power

Gaillardia aristata Fanfare Blaze (Blanket Flower)

Fanfare Blaze Blanket Flower

Light Needs: Full sun
Watering Needs: Once established, needs only occasional watering
Average Landscape Size: Compact mounds reach 12-16 in. tall, 18-24 in. wide.
Key Feature: Long Bloom Season
Blooms: Early spring to fall
Landscape Uses: Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden

Get started with a variety of Gaillardia Blanket Flower seeds.

The Fanfare Blaze Blanket Flower is simply amazing!
Blooming from early Spring right on through Fall, this Blanket Flower is ideal for providing warmth to any garden flower bed.

Consider alternating between the Fanfare Blaze and Black-Eyed Susans.

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Both are great looking & long lasting perennials and are hardy enough to take a beating.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sweet Purple White Bicolor Dianthus

Bi-color Dianthus

Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Purple White Bicolor' 

A reliable repeat bloomer perennial with fragrant blooms that feature purple-pink petals with a darker purple center.
Ideal for drawing in butterflies and hummingbirds while also being sun tolerant.

The beautiful flowers of this perennial appear in late spring and last until mid-summer with infrequent re-blooming until frost.

Height: 18-36 in 
Spread: 10-12 in
Spacing: 10-14 in

Friday, October 16, 2015

Chelsea Garden Inspiration Tour by Monrovia’s Nicholas Staddon

Chelsea Garden Inspiration – RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – Part One

Join Monrovia’s Nicholas Staddon for a tour of the display gardens at the 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Designs by Tommaso del Buono & Paul Gazerwitz, Alan Titchmarsh & Katie Gould, and Adam Frost are featured. Design elements include water features, strategically planted trees to create dappled shade, and interesting use of foundation shrubs,  topiary and perennials. Part one of two.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Make Glow In The Dark Paint In 4 Easy Steps!

Make Glow In The Dark Paint In 4 Easy Steps!

Create a unique mood every night with glow in the dark garden stones.

Did you know that you can save a lot of money and have fun with your kids by making your own glow in the dark paint?

4 Easy Steps for Glow In The Dark Paint. To learn how to create amazing glow in the dark garden rocks, click here.