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Yellow and Purple Pansies
November 3, 2022

Growing Pansies

Pansies are the colorful flowers with “faces.” A cool-weather favorite, pansies are great for both spring and fall gardens!  Good for containers, borders, and as ground cover, they are a go-to flower for reliable color almost year-round. Pansies look pretty on their own in a monochrome scheme or in mixed colors; they also look pretty […]
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Paperwhites - new
June 7, 2022

Getting Paperwhites to Bloom Indoors

Paperwhites (Narcissus papyraceus) are popular indoor plants for winter with their clusters of fragrant, white blooms. Unlike other narcissus, paperwhites don’t require a chilling period, so forcing them to bloom indoors is as easy as putting the bulbs in water and waiting. While paperwhite bulbs can be planted in soil, more commonly they are grown in containers […]
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Pink Pentas
March 19, 2022

Planting Pentas

Planting perennials is an economical way of introducing year-round color and texture in the landscape. Pentas are warm region tropical blooming plants, so called because of the five-pointed petals on the flowers. The plants come in a profusion of colors, so learn how to care for pentas and enjoy their rich jewel tones. When you […]
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June 4, 2024

Pointers for Prolific Pepper Plants

Sunlight Chose a sunny location that gets at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. Soil Peppers like well-draining, rich soil that’s slightly acidic (pH 6.O-6.8). Amend the soil with compost. Peppers can be planted in the ground or in containers. Make sure your container is big enough and has drainage holes. How […]
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Mixed Hot Peppers in Bowl
March 10, 2023

Perplexed About Peppers?

Which is the hottest? Which pepper is best for frying? How about all those pretty colorful peppers? How do you choose? Let’s start with hot peppers. Signs above the plants sold at Adams Fairacre Farms shows the SHU rating. What’s that? In 1912, Wilbur Scoville, an American pharmacist, devised a test and scale to measure […]
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Ornamental Peppers
June 15, 2021

Ornamental Pepper Plant Profile

In the vegetable garden, some plants blur the boundary between beautiful and delicious. The vibrant reds, yellows, oranges and purples of our ripening fruits and vegetables sometimes seem to lend themselves to use beyond the plate; these lovely veggies enhance the flower garden and vase as much as they do our recipes. The ornamental pepper […]
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Purple Blue Asters
February 27, 2023

Perennial Catalog

The ultimate guide to choosing and caring for perennials! View the catalog below or click HERE to download the full catalog. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you can download here.  
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Perennial Plants in Garden
February 15, 2022

What’s a Perennial?

Even in their dormant phases, perennial plants can die back to the ground, but their root systems are very much alive and the plants will continue growing when conditions are right. What Is a Perennial Plant? Perennials are plants that are expected to live longer than two years. Unlike annual plants (zinnias, marigolds, radish) which […]
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Perennial Garden
May 19, 2022

Tips for Perennials

When to Plant Perennials can be planted in early spring. Add long lasting fertilizer and bone meal when planting. Mix spring, summer and fall bloomers in a perennial border. The easiest way to accomplish this is to visit the garden center from early spring until summer and buy what’s in bloom. Staking Tall Perennials Some […]
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