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Camellias! Beautiful Cool-Weather Blooms!

Camellias! Beautiful Cool-Weather Blooms!

Camellias are a beautiful choice for yards and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Valued for their cold-weather blooms and glossy green foliage, camellias come in a diversity of varieties with colorful flowers. Camellias can be grown as small trees or shrubs in the...

Season of Giving!

Season of Giving!

This holiday season, Farmington Gardens is partnering with a local organization, the Elks Lodge, to help collect donations for local families in need. Whether bringing in non-perishable food items, or a monetary donation at the register--every little bit helps!  ...

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...

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...

March Garden Tips

  • Check temperature of soil to help know when to plant spring vegetables.
  • Bare-root strawberries are available and ready to be planted.
  • Plant berry crops.
  • Fertilize cane berries, raspberries, blackberries.
  • Prune ornamentals for air circulation and to help prevent fungus diseases.
  • Compost garden beds.
  • Consider planting insectary plants to encourage beneficial insects.
  • Start black spot treatment on roses.

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