Green Circle Growers Blog

Stock up on Marigolds to Protect Vegetable Plants

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, July 07, 2011

Summer’s barely begun, but garden centers are already marking down popular annuals. If you’re a vegetable gardener, this is the perfect time to stock up on Marigolds (Tagetes). These colorful, low-growing annuals with the tightly-ruffled pom-pom heads are the super hero of vegetable gardens. more

2011 Named Year of the Zinnia

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, May 19, 2011

When the Spanish discovered Zinnias growing in Mexico in 1519, they called these colorful, multi-petalled flowers “mal de ojo,” Spanish for “evil eye.” The name derives from the startling appearance of the flower’s large, unusual center which is edged with tiny, yellow, star-shaped flowerets. Named for the mid-18th century German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn, Zinnias are in the spotlight this year, which has been named the Year of the Zinnia by the National Garden Bureau. 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. more

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. more