Flower farming is growing in America

Flower farming is growing in America

Flower farming has been on the rise in America in recent years, with more and more people looking to grow their own flowers. There are many reasons for this growth, including the increasing popularity of locally grown flowers, the desire to have fresh flowers on hand...
December 7 is halfway through the earliest sunsets.

December 7 is halfway through the earliest sunsets.

At Blue Gables Farm, sunset is at 4:43 PM every day from 11/30 thru 12/14, and then it’s 4:44 PM on 12/15 and 4:45 PM by 12/18. It never gets darker earlier than right now! We will celebrate more on December 15, than on December 22, the day after the winter solstice. ...
Praying mantises and other good flower-garden bugs

Praying mantises and other good flower-garden bugs

When we think of bugs, we often think of pests that devour our gardens and leave them in ruins. But there are many good bugs that are essential for a healthy garden ecosystem. These bugs help to pollinate plants, control pests, and break down organic matter. Good Bugs...
Lisianthus is the super rose

Lisianthus is the super rose

Lisianthus, often dubbed the “super rose,” is a flower that exudes elegance, charm, and versatility in the world of cut flowers. Resembling a rose in its appearance, lisianthus possesses unique qualities that elevate it to a level of floral excellence...
Growing Teddy Bear Sunflowers

Growing Teddy Bear Sunflowers

Here are the directions for growing teddy bear sunflowers: Choose a location. Teddy bear sunflowers need full sun and well-drained soil. Choose a spot in your garden that gets at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The soil should be loose and fertile, with a...
How to start flower seeds under grow lights

How to start flower seeds under grow lights

Starting flowers from seed is an easy and cost-effective way to get your garden blooming with beautiful colors and fragrances. While it may seem daunting at first, with the right equipment and some patience, you can successfully start your flowers from seed under grow...