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July 15, 2011

TidBits of Information

  • Campanula Blue Waterfall

    A gush of cool blue, bell-shaped flowers cascade from the center of Blue Waterfall. This low, mat-forming creeper is great for edging, walls and containers. Garden Gate magazine told readers, “This plant did well the first year, but the second season it doubled its size and bloomed three times!” From Blooms of Bressingham®

  • Grow Bags

    Beans on the Deck! Tomatoes on the Stoop!
    Potatoes on the Porch! What the Heck?

    New from Gardener’s Supply

    Colorful Grow Bags make it easy to maximize your harvest in a small space. Grow beans, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes and more anywhere. Garden-tested and available in periwinkle blue, poppy red and black,default,pg.html

  • 10 Neat Things about Slugs (that you didn’t want to know!)

  • Achillea 'Peachy Seduction'

    Large clusters of glowing peach-pink flowers. Foliage is reliably robust and disease resistant even in humid summers. Columnar habit is remarkably dense, full and sturdy. Taller and more rigidly upright than Tutti Frutti varieties. Excellent flowering uniformity. Long blooming period, mid-June through July. Heat loving - no meltdown! Comes to Blooms of Bressingham from Takii (from Sahin breeding).

  • Blue Bunny hydrangea is a drift of blue flowers from mid-summer until fall. It forms its flowers buds on new wood and so blooms reliably every year. Blue Bunny is a strong growing plant that produces an abundance of distinctive blue flowers

  • Lady Elizabeth Daylily

    For decades, near-white daylilies have been considered weak novelties best grown by collectors. The All American Daylily Award for 2011 goes to a pristine beauty that defies all the stereotypes. Lady Elizabeth (pp# 11,862) provides a generous display of sparkling, diamond-dusted blooms on a vigorous plant suited to everyday gardens, mass plantings and commercial landscapes throughout the USA. Sun resistant, 5"-5½" diameter blooms appear in early to mid season on 18"-24" scapes, continue blooming for 5-6 weeks, and then repeat again late in the season. Dense, bright green foliage provides a graceful pedestal below the flower display, which can range from 30-110 total days per year depending on growing conditions.

  • Daylilies are the perfect perennial according to Gary Carlson, owner of the AHS display gardens ‘Daylilies of the Field’ in Orillia. He makes this statement with distinct certainty as these perennials have become his passion for which he has over 1200 named plants himself. Full article here:

  • Gardening in a Drought - Smart gardeners are finding ways to garden using less water. In addition to using proper watering practices, or collecting and recycling water, there are also some cultural tips you can follow for water-wise gardening. Full Article here:

  • WIN EASY CARE ROSES ON ‘Your Easy Garden’ Blog
    “Great Gardens” contest winners to receive garden goodies, including Next Generation Flower Carpet roses. Three lucky gardeners will receive a collection of all three colors of Next Generation Flower Carpet groundcover roses – offering supreme heat and humidity tolerance – as part of a “Great Gardens” contest being held on Tesselaar’s Your Easy Garden blog this summer.

    The contest, to be held from July through September, will ask gardeners to share images and stories from their gardens in three different categories: One category will be featured per month, and the winner of that category will be randomly chosen at the end of that month. Gardeners can enter more than once by answering that month’s feature question and engaging in conversation on the blog.

    • Best Plant Combos (July)

    • Best Story About Your Garden & Why Gardening Is Important To You (August)

    • Best “Easy Gardening” Tricks & Tips (September)

    Gardeners can enter more than once by answering that month’s feature question and engaging in conversation on the blog. Monthly winners will receive a canvas totebag, The Rose, a stunning a coffee table book including writing contributions from five of the world's most respected rosarians (including Tesselaar Plants cofounder and president Anthony Tesselaar) and the entire collection of Next Generation Flower Carpet roses – Amber, Scarlet and Pink Supreme. The roses will be shipped next spring at the appropriate planting time for the winner’s area. The contest begins July 1 and will run through September 30, 2011. Complete contest rules can be seen on.

  • The Bloom Bar™ sets the standard for a garden app on iPhone4 and iPod Touch. This innovative tool gives you a birds-eye view in each of your gardens; simply slide the garden gate to watch the bloom colors unfold each season!

  • Holland Bulb Farms recently launched the iMyGarden app, now available at This garden design app is the first of its kind in the world of flower bulb gardening. The application brings technology to the landscape as it enables gardeners to design and share their ideas through the use of their iPhone, iPod, or iPad devices.

  • Largest display of hanging baskets -

    Al Ain is known as the 'Oasis' or 'Garden city' of the Emirates, but this garden stood alone in its impressiveness. The purpose of my visit was to verify on behalf of Guinness World Records, that Al Ain Paradise was the world's largest display of hanging baskets. The garden had set the Guinness World Records achievement last year when I personally counted 2,426 hanging baskets.

  • Beyond the gnome: New trends in garden art. It's out with the gnomes, in with the new as Buddhas, outdoor paintings, bold colors and recycled artworks take over 21st century gardens. Here's how to make these trends your own. Read the full article here:

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row