Green Circle Growers Blog

Pansies Good Choice for Changeable Spring Weather

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Freezing winds and snow flurries one day, sunny skies with balmy 60-degree temperatures the next. The unpredictability of spring weather is hard on growing plants. Bulbs are one of the few flowers hardy enough to survive Mother Nature’s mercurial spring temperament. Daffodils (Narcissus) and Tulips grow and sprout on warm days, sending tender green shoots poking through the ground. When a blast of cold or late snow freezes the garden, bulbs hold steady and wait it out until the next burst of warmth starts them growing again.  ...read more

Spring Weeding Pays Summer Dividends

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, April 07, 2011

As soon as the snow melts, gardeners start checking their gardens for signs of spring. Cheerful yellow and purple crocuses decorate the ground, splashes of bright paint on the garden’s still barren canvas. The green tips of spring Tulips and Daffodils (Narcissus) can be seen emerging from the soil. The tiny flowerettes of the Sedum that will color the fall garden can be seen clustering around the dry stalks of last year’s growth. And spotted between your favorite plants, already green and growing are the first weeds. ...read more

Most Popular Wedding Flowers for 2011

Green Circle Growers - Friday, March 11, 2011

After her dress, the selection of her wedding flowers is the most important decision a bride makes when planning her wedding day. Wedding flowers reflect and enhance the bride’s wedding theme and colors and set the mood for the wedding celebration -- romantic, joyful, cheerful, whimsical, traditional or flamboyant.  ...read more

Green Plants Chase Away Winter Chill

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, February 01, 2011

After the lush green beauty of summer, color slowly fades from the garden. Bit by bit, the world turns brown and dreary and cold, a perfect reflection of your drooping spirits. Fortunately, you can chase away winter’s chill with beautiful green plants from your local garden center. Filling your home with green and flowering plants during the winter will lift your spirits and make spring seem just a little closer.  ...read more

Rose Parade Puts Flowers in Spotlight

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In its annual celebration of all things floral, the 122nd Rose Parade shined the spotlight on an amazing bouquet of beautiful flowers and unusual plant materials from every corner of the globe. Along with a flotilla of bands, flag-waving color guards and historically garbed riders on horseback, a total of 47 floats rolled down the parade route, enthralling audiences in Pasadena and on television with one stunning floral display after another.  ...read more

Beautiful Plants Make Thoughtful Holiday Gifts

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

There are only 3 more shopping days until Christmas! If you’re starting to panic, take a deep breath and “say it with flowers.” Indoor plants make a wonderfully thoughtful holiday gift that will continue to delight recipients long after the holidays are over. While everyone else rushes from store to store fighting holiday traffic and dodging harried shoppers, you can complete all of your holiday shopping in a single leisurely trip to your local garden center. By giving seasonal plants to everyone on your holiday gift list you can even avoid one of the least-liked holiday chores – gift wrapping. Wrapped in their own lush green leaves and decorated with colorful blossoms, indoor plants come in a stunning natural gift wrap that will make your gifts stand out under the tree on Christmas morning.  ...read more

Plant Bulbs Now to Ensure Beautiful Spring

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, November 09, 2010

These crisp fall days before the ground hardens with frost are the perfect time to plant spring-flowering bulbs like Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths. Bulbs planted now will cover your spring garden with a fragrant blanket of soft pastels and bold color. ...read more

Plant Flower Bulbs Now for Beautiful Spring Display

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, September 16, 2010

As your fall garden lays aside its colorful summer cloak to wrap itself in the drab browns of winter, gardeners are already preparing for spring when gardens will again burst with colorful displays. Spring-flowering bulbs are now available at local garden centers; and avid gardeners are stocking up on Tulips, Daffodils (Narcissus), Hyacinths (Hyacinthus) and other spring favorites. ...read more

Fall Is Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, September 16, 2009

After the long, gray days of winter, life and color return to the garden each spring as the first green shoots of flowering bulbs push through the earth. Soon the spring garden will be in full bloom: the golden-trumpeted Daffodil (Narcissus) dancing in the breeze, cheerful Tulip (Tulipa) cups adding splotches of bright color, elegant Iris regally unfurling and the jasmine scent of fragrant Hyacinth (Hyacinthus) perfuming the air. But the beauty of the spring garden depends on fall planning and planting.  ...read more

Consider Tree's "Sensitivity" Before Planting Bulbs

Green Circle Growers - Monday, September 07, 2009

Garden centers at local stores are setting up their bulb displays, encouraging gardeners to start planning spring gardens. After a long, dreary winter, spring-flowering tulips, daffodils and other bulbs are a cheerful harbinger of the fragrant annuals and perennials to come. ...read more