Green Circle Growers Blog

Tips for Growing Beautiful Roses

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, May 10, 2012

One of America’s favorite flowers, roses grace gardens with their beauty and heady fragrance all summer long. From June to September, rose bushes bloom with a profusion of colorful flowers from pale pinks to luscious salmons and sunny yellows to deep reds. Roses do require attention but are not the prima donnas of old. Modern rose varieties are hardier and more disease and pest-resistant than the roses your grandmother may have fussed over. Today, gardeners of all experience levels can grow roses successfully.  ...read more

Science Proves Flowers Have Power to Boost Mood

Green Circle Growers - Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Feeling depressed? Anxious? Overstressed? Stop by your local garden center and pick up a pot of posies. A new study on the emotional impact of flowers by behavioral researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey proves scientifically what we know empirically: Flowers make us feel good! Rutgers researchers found that flowers have a remarkable power to improve emotional health. Simply being in the presence of flowers was found to elevate mood significantly, measurably increase feelings of life satisfaction, and promote positive social behavior. That’s a lot of power for a pot of pansies, or Viola Wittrockiana, the happy-faced flower’s scientific name. ...read more