Yesterday's Flowers for Today's Gardens

February 28, 2020

Celebrate the Extra Day – It’s LEAP year.

In 46 BC Julius Caesar created the 1st leap year to correct for the fact that a year is 365 days plus 6ish hours or ¼ of a day.  So every four years the calendar makers add a day. This is the year and the 29th is the day. Viola tricolor, Johnny jump up (sorta like leaping) has […]

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January 8, 2020

If Winter’s Here

IF WINTER’S HERE CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND? Three perennial flowers that brave EARLY spring. Darmera peltata, Umbrella plant Z 5-8 Well before its dramatic leaves appear, leafless red stems shoot up from the earth, as if from nowhere, then a sphere shaped by many pink flowers tops it all.           […]

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July 9, 2019

DEADHEAD IS NOT JUST FOR Jerry Garcia’s Sugar Magnolia.

Sugar magnolia, a magic musical song, does not exist in the plant world. Someone should create it. But it’s time to deadhead in the garden to make more flowers and keep your garden looking fresh. Deadheading means cutting back after flowers have gone by. It encourages plants to flower again. Cut back the stem below […]

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June 11, 2019

Discovery

As two customers left last week one said to the other, “oh, this is an education.” YES gardening is an education. We don’t just grow a pretty garden. Gardeners discover bees, bugs, butterflies, birds, soil type, ecology, ebb and flow of seasons, in short, nature and nurture. At Heritage Flower Farm we tell you this […]

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March 22, 2019

GET GROWING

In 1797 J.B. Bordley advised, those who have a garden are mostly     “sober, industrious & healthy;” & those who have no garden, are “often drunken, lazy, vicious & ailing.” Of course you are sober, industrious & healthy, well, mostly. It’s time to GET GROWING. We can help with great deals on Garden Collections: Butterfly Garden […]

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March 14, 2019

We Don’t Hibernate #3

WE DON’T HIBERNATE #3 Tired of seeing this? WE ARE TOO. The end is near. Here’s what we’ve been up to since January 2, 2019. Snow & ice are melting. It won’t be too long before we see little growing things poking out of the ground. WHEW sunshine

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February 21, 2019

We Don’t Hibernate #2

WE DON’T HIBERNATE #2 Where or where is spring? Aaurg! Winter won’t go away. Nevertheless we’re busy. Here are a few pink-flowered plants to remind you that there’s hope. Welcome spring with Geum triflorum Prairie smoke, hardy in Z 1-8 meaning it survives everything everywhere. Its hair-like, pink seed heads, like the hair on a […]

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February 6, 2019

We Don’t Hibernate

There’s Snow on the Ground We Survived the Polar Vortex BUT WE DON’T HIBERNATE We’ve been busy growing flowers for you Here are a few of our new (to us) old (to gardens) blue and bluish flowers we’re growing:   Been working on growing this for a few years to grow enough to sell. Finally […]

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