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Fall Planting - Wildflowers
Fall Planting - WildflowersFall Planting - WildflowersFall Planting - Wildflowers
Some say “FALL IS THE BEST PLANTING TIME” Fall has been proven the best time of year to plant trees, shrubs, spring blooming bulbs and lawns as the warm ground temperatures allow fo...
Amend Your Soil in the Fall
Amend Your Soil in the FallAmend Your Soil in the FallAmend Your Soil in the Fall
The fall months are a great time to improve your soil! The season is just about over for most of us and like most of us, we say "Okay – gardening is over with for this year"...but ...
Colorful Fall Perennials
Colorful Fall PerennialsColorful Fall PerennialsColorful Fall Perennials
Here in Vermont, the leaves on the trees are offering a beautiful show of color for the fall and birds are gathering, making plans to fly south for the winter. You might think this...
Butterflies: Saving the Monarch Butterfly
Butterflies: Saving the Monarch ButterflyButterflies: Saving the Monarch ButterflyButterflies: Saving the Monarch Butterfly
Great numbers of Monarchs gather and migrate each fall and it is hard to imagine that this phenomenon may be coming to an end as the Monarch is facing the threat of extinction. Real...
Spring Planted, Summer Color - Bulb Tips & Tidbits
Spring Planted, Summer Color - Bulb Tips & TidbitsSpring Planted, Summer Color - Bulb Tips & TidbitsSpring Planted, Summer Color - Bulb Tips & Tidbits
Spring Planted, Summer Color - Bulb Tips & Tidbits Since it is that time a year when we are all planting or getting ready to plant our bulbs for summer color, we thought we might ...
Beautiful Rain Gardens – Save the Environment
Beautiful Rain Gardens – Save the EnvironmentBeautiful Rain Gardens – Save the EnvironmentBeautiful Rain Gardens – Save the Environment
If you’ve ever been to wetland areas then you are familiar with the plants that grow there and the wildlife that frequents them, such as butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, hummingbird...
How to Plant & Grow Milkweed
How to Plant & Grow Milkweed How to Plant & Grow Milkweed How to Plant & Grow Milkweed
Planting Milkweed Seeds We recommend planting milkweed seed in the spring or fall in most parts of the U.S. In the fall, the cold will start the stratification process of the seeds ...
Creating A Butterfly Garden
Creating A Butterfly Garden Creating A Butterfly Garden Creating A Butterfly Garden
Everyone loves butterflies and as they flit around your garden visiting all the flower treasures, it is enchanting to watch. Butterflies are just about as beautiful to look at as th...
Attracting Honey Bees to Your Gardens
Attracting Honey Bees to Your GardensAttracting Honey Bees to Your GardensAttracting Honey Bees to Your Gardens
Sometimes one looks around their garden and that ever pesty flying insect starts buzzing around your head. It’s not always a bad insect; it could be a honey bee. Honey bees are not ...
Why Annuals Are a Must Have For Your Garden!
Why Annuals Are a Must Have For Your Garden!Why Annuals Are a Must Have For Your Garden!Why Annuals Are a Must Have For Your Garden!
Don’t be just a perennial kind of person because you miss out on the wonderful aspect of annuals in your garden. Annuals are those that flower for only one year but they really are ...
Container Garden Tip: Extend Summer Color
Container Garden Tip: Extend Summer ColorContainer Garden Tip: Extend Summer ColorContainer Garden Tip: Extend Summer Color
Fabulous and fun, containers filled with bright blooms are easy to maintain and thrive with the right care. They’re great additions to any patio, yards or landscape. Before summer’...
The Health Benefits of Natural Honey
The Health Benefits of Natural HoneyThe Health Benefits of Natural HoneyThe Health Benefits of Natural Honey
The Health Benefits of Natural Honey Antioxidants in Honey: Antioxidants are substances that slow down the deterioration of our cells. So much is being written about antioxidant...
In Today’s Cuisine Edible flowers Are ‘All That’
In Today’s Cuisine Edible flowers Are ‘All That’In Today’s Cuisine Edible flowers Are ‘All That’In Today’s Cuisine Edible flowers Are ‘All That’
After being left by the wayside for many years, cooking and garnishing with flowers is back in style once again. Many chefs and innovative home cooks are garnishing their entrees wi...
Starting Vegetable & Herb Seeds Indoors
Starting Vegetable & Herb Seeds IndoorsStarting Vegetable & Herb Seeds IndoorsStarting Vegetable & Herb Seeds Indoors
Starting Vegetable & Herb Seeds Indoors There are some really good reasons to start your vegetables & herbs indoors from seed and many folks purchase now to do just that. WHY STA...
January is the Quietest Month in the Garden.......
January is the Quietest Month in the Garden.......January is the Quietest Month in the Garden.......January is the Quietest Month in the Garden.......
January May Be A Boring Gardening Month – So, Spice It UP! Lots of folks ask us what is the most boring garden month or what do you guys do in January? We’d agree that for getting ...
Getting the Hang of Hanging Baskets
Getting the Hang of Hanging BasketsGetting the Hang of Hanging BasketsGetting the Hang of Hanging Baskets
What's So Great About Hanging Baskets? Hanging Baskets... • Are beautiful! • Last a lot longer than cut flowers • Add visual impact by bringing plants up to eye level • Are moveable...
Drought Tolerant Perennials
Drought Tolerant PerennialsDrought Tolerant PerennialsDrought Tolerant Perennials
Ask any experienced gardener and they will tell about different times when they have had issues with watering. You may never have had to worry about water shortages but sometimes ev...
Fact About The Visitors to Your Gardens
Fact About The Visitors to Your GardensFact About The Visitors to Your GardensFact About The Visitors to Your Gardens
We all get wildlife visitors to our gardens. While we all have certain likes and dislikes regarding who might be visiting our garden, we should all try and enjoy god’s creations – ...
Got Moss in Your Garden? Easy Tips to Get Rid of It!
Got Moss in Your Garden? Easy Tips to Get Rid of It!Got Moss in Your Garden? Easy Tips to Get Rid of It!Got Moss in Your Garden? Easy Tips to Get Rid of It!
Moss in Your Lawn or Garden? How to Remove It! We often get feedback that folks have moss in their lawn and gardens, even in spots where it never was before and want to know how to...
PERENNIALS – The Mainstay of Your Gardens
PERENNIALS – The Mainstay of Your GardensPERENNIALS – The Mainstay of Your GardensPERENNIALS – The Mainstay of Your Gardens
PERENNIAL EDUCATION What Are Perennials? Technically, perennials are plants that live and bloom for more than 2 years. This is in contrast to annuals that live for one year and ...
Gardening With A Purpose!
Gardening With A Purpose!Gardening With A Purpose!Gardening With A Purpose!
Gardening With A Purpose! All the latest trends indicate that we as a society are doing our gardening with a purpose in mind – growing our own food, creating urban ‘green’ spots, p...
Flavorful Things For Your Own Herb Garden
Flavorful Things For Your Own Herb GardenFlavorful Things For Your Own Herb GardenFlavorful Things For Your Own Herb Garden
Plant these easy-to-grow herbs in your garden and enjoy some fresh-from-the-earth taste at your dinner table. Some herbs, such as Mint and Thyme, should be purchased as plants and t...
Getting More from Your Organic Veggie Plantings
Getting  More from Your Organic Veggie PlantingsGetting  More from Your Organic Veggie PlantingsGetting  More from Your Organic Veggie Plantings
Organic vegetable gardening in fall is always the best. It may be getting cooler, fall foliage setting in but your garden should still be going strong! Help your garden produce mo...
Let Us Grow Lettuce!
Let Us Grow Lettuce!Let Us Grow Lettuce!Let Us Grow Lettuce!
There are many different types of lettuce, but all of them do best in cool temperatures, between 45 and 75 degrees and are best suited for Spring and Fall weather. Many gardeners pl...
Choosing the Best Tomato for your Garden
Choosing the Best Tomato for your GardenChoosing the Best Tomato for your GardenChoosing the Best Tomato for your Garden
Pick Before you Plant: Choosing the Best Tomato for your Garden There are more than 700 kinds of tomatoes to choose from, so let’s just review the basic types. Take a look at thi...
Flowers to Help Bees Help Your Garden by Theresa
Flowers to Help Bees Help Your Garden by TheresaFlowers to Help Bees Help Your Garden by TheresaFlowers to Help Bees Help Your Garden by Theresa
Honey bees are not the only bees in trouble. Our native bees are also in decline. The use of pesticides known to be deadly to bees has been linked to the dangerous decline in pollin...
Grow! Don’t Mow! Flowering Lawns & More
Grow! Don’t Mow! Flowering Lawns & MoreGrow! Don’t Mow! Flowering Lawns & MoreGrow! Don’t Mow! Flowering Lawns & More
Grow! Don’t Mow! Reduce the size of your lawn into attractive wildflowers or lawn alternative options! A lawn can be attractive but we all spend hours on a nice lawn not to mention...
Your Lawn - End of Summer Health
Your Lawn - End of Summer HealthYour Lawn - End of Summer HealthYour Lawn - End of Summer Health
For sure, your lawn has endured a beating over the summer months – from parties to barbecues, pets and kids, your lawn has seen lots of activity! Summer isn’t over yet and your law...
Bring Outdoor Beauty Indoors
Bring Outdoor Beauty IndoorsBring Outdoor Beauty IndoorsBring Outdoor Beauty Indoors
Bring Outdoor Beauty Indoors Have your potted plants been outdoors all Summer, living it up in the sunlight? As much as you hate to be a killjoy, it’s time to prepare those plants f...
No Space? Try Container Gardening!
No Space? Try Container Gardening!No Space? Try Container Gardening!No Space? Try Container Gardening!
If you do not have space for a vegetable or flower garden or if your present site is too small, consider raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables or try flower ...
Strawberries – So Easy to Grow!
Strawberries – So Easy to Grow!Strawberries – So Easy to Grow!Strawberries – So Easy to Grow!
Strawberries are so yummy and who wouldn’t want to grow them right in their backyard? They are one of the easiest to grow fruit crops and will bring a huge reward to the home garden...
How To Create Your Own Italian Herb Garden
How To Create Your Own Italian Herb GardenHow To Create Your Own Italian Herb GardenHow To Create Your Own Italian Herb Garden
Add pizzazz to your cooking by using your own home grown Italian herbs. Growing your own Italian herbs involves a few seeds, a dash of knowhow, and a pinch of patience. Mix the thr...
Daffodils - More Bang for Your Buck!
Daffodils - More Bang for Your Buck!Daffodils - More Bang for Your Buck!Daffodils - More Bang for Your Buck!
On A Budget for Fall Planted Bulbs – Try Daffodils In this economy, many of us have had to put gardening purchases to the back burner. Right now, it is time in early September fall...
10 Practical Ways to Use Wildflowers
10 Practical Ways to Use Wildflowers 10 Practical Ways to Use Wildflowers 10 Practical Ways to Use Wildflowers
Wildflowers are a beauty to behold, especially in spring when the meadows are awash with new color. Their fragrant and colorful variations are always a beauty to behold. Did you kno...
10 Ideas For Your Very Own Oasis
10 Ideas For Your Very Own Oasis 10 Ideas For Your Very Own Oasis 10 Ideas For Your Very Own Oasis
10 IDEAS FOR YOUR VERY OWN OASIS “Summer is Icumen In” and you stare out at your back yard in despair. It’s no place for a family who can’t wait to get outdoors to enjoy the brilli...
Vermont Magazine Feature Article
Vermont Magazine Feature ArticleVermont Magazine Feature ArticleVermont Magazine Feature Article
Vermont Wildflower Farm is proud to be featured in the July/August issue of Vermont Magazine! Read it here 'AS SEEN' in Vermont Magazine and learn a bit more about us, the farm and ...
Customer Featured in Canada Living Magazine
Customer Featured in Canada Living MagazineCustomer Featured in Canada Living MagazineCustomer Featured in Canada Living MagazineCustomer Featured in Canada Living MagazineCustomer Featured in Canada Living MagazineCustomer Featured in Canada Living MagazineCustomer Featured in Canada Living Magazine
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Belknap Landscape & Large Estate Projects
Belknap Landscape & Large Estate ProjectsBelknap Landscape & Large Estate ProjectsBelknap Landscape & Large Estate Projects
We're planting wildflowers! Considering meadows or wooded areas for planting with wildflowers? While a daunting task for estates areas without the correct training, New Ham...