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Honey Bees in America
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Honey Bees in America

by Eliot Wadsworth Having spent four plus decades in the world of plants, I am familiar with honey bees as companions in my garden, orchard, meadow, and, briefly, in a pair of poorly managed hives near our house. Their background murmuring and frenetic activity on warm days are a central part of the sights, scents […]

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Alicia Schwede, editor of Flirty Fleurs blog and owner of Bella Fiori
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Musings of a Florist :: The Early Days

Alicia Schwede, editor of Flirty Fleurs blog and owner of Bella Fiori Musings of a Florist :: visit flirty fleurs on Tuesdays and read a variety of musings by me – Alicia Schwede, editor of the blog.   I’ll be sharing some thoughts of what I’ve learned, what I would do differently, and what I’m […]

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Down on the Farm: A Glorious Summer at the Farm
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Down on the Farm: A Glorious Summer at the Farm

High summer has arrived, and we think Northwest Connecticut is as nice a place as any to enjoy it. Our cool, wet spring has our display gardens looking terrific, and we’re especially enjoying taking notes on a new Rose Garden that was installed last summer and fall. Our new Rose Garden features a wide variety […]

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Tips for Growing Peonies
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Tips for Growing Peonies

One of our favorite sights and scents in the garden is the yearly parade of Peony flowers that happens each June at the farm in Morris, CT. These gorgeous, and often fragrant, plants are very easy to grow. Below you’ll find some basic information about Peonies along with keys to success that will help you […]

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david austin garden roses buy bare root roses
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David Austin Roses launches sustainable packaging for bare root planting this season

As part of the leading rose breeder’s ongoing commitment to reducing its plastic consumption and impact on the environment, David Austin Roses is pleased to announce that its range of bare root roses now comes in plastic-free packaging. Without the need for a pot, these dormant plants have until now been packaged in an inner […]

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Best Flowers that you can bring or grow at home

Flowers also known as flora or blossom are one of the best creations of nature with plants, water or any other creation. Flowers are not only beautiful but also they give you happiness and calmness. Flowers help you in relaxing makes you feel better. Also, it helps you boost your mood and help you heal […]

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Hand-Forged Step Edger
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Top 5 Sneeboer Gardening Tools

These tools were selected from the Sneeboer line of durable, heirloom quality tools, which we discovered on a visit to England’s Great Dixter gardens. Made by the renowned Dutch company since 1913, each is hand forged from top-grade stainless steel then individually shaped, polished, and sharpened. These hard-working instruments are fitted with premium wood handles […]

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An English Country Wedding by David Austin Wedding Roses

The David Austin Wedding & Event Roses team have been busy preparing for a fabulous wedding day, set in the heart of the English countryside. Watch a rose-filled moment unfold as all aspects of this special occasion are festooned in glorious roses from their cut rose collection. The team share their insights below. An English […]

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Why do flowers have scents?

Flowers of many plant species produce a scent. This scent is typically a complex mixture of low molecular weight compounds emitted by flowers into the atmosphere and its structure, color and odor are critical factors in attracting pollinators. Although flowers can be identical in their color or shape, there are no two floral scents that […]

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Flower care

Reasons You Should Have Fresh Flowers At Home

1. Flowers clean the air It goes without saying that flowers improve the smell in a room but did you know some flowering plants can actually filter and clean the air of the room too? Peace lilies, gerberas and bromelias, according to studies can help to remove harmful toxins from the air and can even improve a night’s rest, as […]

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