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Sensory Gardens

Sensory Gardens

Sensory gardens aim to incorporate plants and landscape features that can be enjoyed with all five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste! While welcoming to all, these gardens are often designed with children in mind. Sensory gardens can help us become more...

Why Should You Grow Native Plants?

Why Should You Grow Native Plants?

Planting native species has become an increasingly popular and effective choice when looking for ways to make our landscapes and communities more sustainable. Read below to discover reasons why growing natives is the way to go!   CREATE HABITAT FOR LOCAL WILDLIFE...

Growing Garlic!

Growing Garlic!

Fall is traditionally the best time to plant garlic. Just like onions and other plants in the Allium family, garlic is sensitive to day length and matures during the longest days of summer. Fall planting gives it a jumpstart on the growing season and it will be one of...

Summer Nights & Moon Gardens

5 TIPS TO CREATE AN EVENING OASIS Whether it's to avoid the heat or because you're working during the day, long summer nights provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy your garden in the evening. Moon gardens are one way to create spaces especially designed for...

Growing & Storing Dahlias

GROWING DAHLIAS Dahlias will transform the garden in late summer with their vibrant colors and large dramatic blooms. They are part of the Asteraceae family, which also includes sunflowers, artichokes, and lettuce! The national flower of Mexico, dahlias are native to...

Groundcover Guide

Groundcover Guide

Blue Star Creeper (Pratia pedunculate)   2” h x 12” w Zone 5-9 Tolerates light to moderate foot traffic Fast growth rate Moderate water needs Evergreen with small ovate leaves and bears a profusion of violet-blue, star-shaped flowers throughout the summer. This...

Bring Houseplants Outside This Summer!

Bring Houseplants Outside This Summer!

Thinking of moving your houseplants outside this summer? You can create a lush oasis by moving some of your indoor plants outside during the warmer months. However, your plants will need to gradually adjust to their new environment and choosing the right location...

Perennials – What’s in Bloom!

LAVENDER Lavender is in full bloom here at Farmington Gardens. A great choice for the home landscape, lavender is both heat and drought tolerant and pest and disease resistant. They thrive in full sun and prefer moderately-fertile, well-drained soils. We have a nice...

Pruning Evergreen Azaleas and Early Spring Bloomers.

Pruning Evergreen Azaleas and Early Spring Bloomers.

Nothing can get a gardener more excited than those first blooms of spring! When the blooms are gone it means summer is just around the corner. It also means it is time to prune those early spring bloomers. Pruning too late, or too early in some cases, you will most...

September Garden Tips

  1. Time to start harvesting winter squash.
  2. If frost is upon us, you can pick those green tomatoes and ripen them indoors.
  3. Start to reduce irrigation for the season.
  4. Great time to fertilize the lawn.
  5. Tidy up frost sensitive plants and bring them indoors for the season.
  6. Get out in the garden and enjoy this last bit of sun before the cool season sinks in!

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