Green Circle Growers Blog

Give Your Halloween Pumpkin a Floral Makeover

Green Circle Growers - Friday, October 22, 2010

At night the Harvest Moon hangs low in the sky, the perfect backdrop for screeching black cats and broomstick-riding witches. Yep, Halloween is creeping up fast, and Mother Nature is doing her part to create the proper atmosphere! Soon, ghosts and goblins, ballerinas and super heroes, and dinosaurs and princesses will wander zombie-like along neighborhood streets, weighted down by plastic pumpkins stuffed with goodies, crying “Trick or Treat” as they ring every doorbell. more

Don’t Throw Out Dead Chrysanthemums; Plant Them in Your Garden

Green Circle Growers - Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum), or “mums” as they are often called, are America’s favorite fall flower. Everywhere you go you see pots of cheerful chrysanthemums, their densely petalled heads dancing in the autumn breeze. Home owners line their entry walks with pots of chrysanthemums or step them up front porch stairs. You’ll see them displayed in elegant pots on patios or in charming baskets set next to someone’s front door. more

Colorful Chrysanthemums Are Perennial Fall Favorite

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, September 02, 2010

A perennial fall favorite, Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum), commonly referred to as mums, add beautiful color to fall gardens, patio plantings and container arrangements. Looking for all the world like bright, colorful bouquets that have sprung up amidst the shriveling leaves and dead stalks of fading summer flowers, Chrysanthemums revitalize garden landscapes. more

Plan Now for Fall Garden Beauty

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, August 26, 2010

As gardeners know, to everything there is a season. Many gardeners focus on bright spring bulbs and graceful summer blooms but fail to consider what their gardens will look like when fall arrives. Failure to plan ahead will leave your autumn garden beds dull, brown and lifeless, sadly bereft of beauty. However, careful planning now will ensure that your garden remains filled with a bounteous display of colorful blooms all through the fall until winter’s frosty fingers tuck it in for winter sleep. more

Turn a Sunflower Head into an Instant Birdfeeder

Green Circle Growers - Thursday, September 24, 2009

In summer the delightful Sunflower (Helianthus) towers over the garden, its huge, yellow head bobbing cheerfully in the breeze. Among the garden’s tallest plants, sunflowers can reach an astounding height of 10 feet on their thick green stalks, their gigantic flower heads growing to nearly a foot in diameter. more

Protecting Bulbs from Munching Critters

Green Circle Growers - Sunday, September 20, 2009

When you visualize your spring garden, you may picture a sea of yellow Daffodil (Narcissus) cascading down a hillside, their orange and yellow trumpets nodding in the spring breeze. You may envision beautiful stands of bright red Tulip (Tulipa) marching tall and stately across evergreen borders. 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. more