Green Circle Growers Blog

Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, October 14, 2010

There are still a few weeks left to enjoy your fall garden but killing frosts are fast approaching. It’s time to get your garden beds ready for winter. These final pleasant fall weekends provide an excellent opportunity to trim and prepare plants for the cold days ahead.  ...read more

Fall Is the Time to Stock Up on Perennial Flowers

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, September 08, 2010

One of the delights of planting perennial flowers like Echinacea (Echinacea, also Coneflower) and Gaillardia (Gaillardia, also Blanket Flower) in your garden is that they return every year to bloom anew. The purchase of perennial flowers such as Coreopsis (Coreopsis, also Thickseed) or Leucanthemum (Leucanthemum, also Shasta Daisy) from your local garden center adds beautiful color and fragrant blooms to your garden, providing years of enjoyment. Gardeners have a particular fondness for easy-care perennials because they thrive with so little effort. Unlike annuals, perennial plants do not die or require re-planting every year. As their name implies, perennials continue to live and thrive in your garden year after year. ...read more

Rejuvenate Garden Beds With Fall Favorites

Green Circle Growers - Friday, September 11, 2009

As fall approaches, lush summer gardens seem to lose their luster. Gone to seed are the once-bright Echinacea (coneflower). All that's left of the Petunias is a leggy tangle of twisted vines. Barren stalks protrude from the earth where blossoms used to bounce on the breeze. But it's too early to give up on Mother Nature. There's still life left in your garden; it just needs a little rejuvenation. Revitalize your fall garden by adding some lovely late-blooming flowers, a few decorative grasses and exotic ornamentals.  ...read more