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Behind the Scenes: Fower Production

February 26, 2024

Have you ever wondered what it takes to grow the irresistible hanging baskets and planters you see at Colonial Gardens? In this blog series, I hope to enlighten you on the challenges and processes of growing quality healthy plants for you to beautify your home! There are many steps in the process of growing these gorgeous hanging baskets...

Is it Really Winter? And What Are these Plants Doing?

December 18, 2023

It is now the 3rd week in December and for the most part the grass is still green, and some of the shrubs and the underbrush still have not lost all of their leaves. There has been only one light snow event, and the coldest overnight low so far was in the low twenties. Many perennial plants still have some green leaves, and I have seen some...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 3 in the Soil Series

November 20, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost every store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success in growing your...

Terrariums - A How To Guide

September 28, 2023

What is a Terrarium? A terrarium is a container in which you can create an environment for growing plants due to the constant supply of water, therefore preventing the plants from becoming too dry. In addition to this, light that passes through the glass allows for the plants within to photosynthesize, which is very important to plant growth.

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 2 in the Soil Series

September 25, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost every store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success in growing your...

Plan(t) Ahead: Spring Flowering Bulbs & Fall Planting

September 12, 2023

Imagine the most mighty plant, storing all of its power and energy during winter hibernation, waiting for the opportune moment to burst forth and signal spring’s advent. This is the glory of spring-flowering bulbs. For centuries, bulbs have inspired writers, florists, and gardeners with their gleaming petals. Bulbs bring early spring color,...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 1 in the Soil Series

September 4, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost any store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success of growing your...

Pressing Fresh Flowers

August 30, 2023

In the 1500's Oshibana is “the art of pressing flowers in a way to create a whole picture that is meticulous and skilled”. Pressing flowers is a wonderful way to preserve your love of flowers, save memories and create natural projects in your home. Pressing flowers can symbolize longevity or eternal love. Saving your wedding bouquet or a...

Drying Fresh Cut Flowers

August 15, 2023

Dried Flowers have been dated throughout the ages. Flowers have always had practical and symbolic uses either medicinally, aromatically, or for cosmetic purposes. There is a desire to surround ourselves with the natural beauty of nature. Drying Flowers and creating designs for your home is a wonderful way to bring the beauty of the outdoors,...