Archive | February, 2017

Pick of the week: Mums

Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema x grandiflorum) are also known as “mums” for short. The flower heads are composed of a cluster of many flower heads. This our favorite color! Mums can be grown in any kind of soil but prefer full sun; are easy to grow and have a long flowering period. They have nine categories based on the arrangement of disk and ray of flowers- Incurved, Reflexed, Intermediate, Singles, Pompons, Sprays, Spiders/Spoons/Quills, Charms and Cascades.


Pick of the Week: Asters


Italian aster (Aster amellus) are daisy-like perennials and are super easy to grow. There are over 600 varieties. The yellow center of the Asters is actually comprised of many tiny flowerets. They grow best in moist, well drained soils with full to partial sun and can grow up to 8 feet tall. Plants Asters in the fall to allow them to get established before winter or start them as a plotted plant.