Green Circle Growers Blog

Diverse Celosia Shines in Garden and Vase

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, August 02, 2012

A florist favorite in fresh and dried flower arrangements, Celosia also shines in garden plantings. This showy summer annual blooms in three very distinct forms. Some varieties of Celosia are topped with elegant feathery plumes and can reach a height of 4 feet. So called “wheat” varieties bloom in more compact, upright spires shaped like stalks of wheat. The most unusual Celosias are the crested varieties that have a unique thick and twisting flower formation that resembles a rooster’s comb. It is from this variety that Celosia gets its common name, cockscomb.  ...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

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

Late Summer Blooms Need Extra TLC

Green Circle Growers - Saturday, September 05, 2009

As we swelter through the final days of August, it's easy to give up on the few heat-bowed flowers still struggling in the garden and turn our thoughts to fall gardening chores and cooler weather. ...read more

Planting Bedding Annuals

Green Circle Growers - Monday, August 10, 2009

Planting your bedding flowers can be an easy and enjoyable part of your landscaping! Annual flowers only last through one growing season and typically die off when cold weather comes. Bedding plants come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes that can be mixed and matched to create wonderful-looking flower beds.  ...read more