Green Circle Growers Blog

Plant Amaryllis this Winter for a Magnificent Bloom

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, December 02, 2010

In the garden, nature provides the variations of light and warmth that trigger plants to rest during the winter and begin growing again in the spring. Indoor plants that are too fragile to be exposed to Mother Nature’s whims need some assistance to create a sense of seasonal change.  ...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

Protecting Bulbs from Munching Critters

Green Circle Growers - Sunday, September 20, 2009

When you visualize your spring garden, you may picture a sea of yellow Daffodil (Narcissus) cascading down a hillside, their orange and yellow trumpets nodding in the spring breeze. You may envision beautiful stands of bright red Tulip (Tulipa) marching tall and stately across evergreen borders.  ...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

Time to Plant Fall Containers

Green Circle Growers - Monday, September 14, 2009

The approach of fall means it's time to redo the containers that grace your front porch or backyard deck. Out with the bedraggled Ivy Geranium (Pelargonium) and wilting Wave Petunias (Petunia); it's time for a fall makeover.  ...read more

Fall-Planted Roses Add Fragrance to Next Year’s Garden

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The flower of poets and love, Roses (Rosa) add beautiful, rich bursts of color and a lovely, heady fragrance to the garden from their first blooms in June through the final days of summer. ...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