Have You Seen Our New 2014 Rose Introductions Yet?

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Featured, For the Garden, New Roses, Roses | 0 comments

Have You Seen Our New 2014 Rose Introductions Yet?

Since 1901, Jackson and Perkins has been bringing beautiful and unique roses of superior quality to the gardening world. It’s not simply business—it’s a way of life. And now, over a century later, roses are still our greatest love. This year, we proudly introduced 6 sensational new roses: 3 gorgeous floribundas, 2 stunning hybrid teas, and one outstanding shrub rose!

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Real Men Garden

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Featured, Outdoor Living | 0 comments

Real Men Garden

When you think of a gardener, who comes to mind? Do you think of a woman or a man? Most people would probably answer “a woman.” That may have been the thought, or even the truth, in years past, but it is a trend that is changing rather rapidly. According to the new garden trends report for 2014, young men between the ages of 18 and 34 will be spending about $100 more this year than the average gardener. What exactly they’ll be spending it on, I guess no one knows precisely, but I think there are a few good guesses as to why more guys are going out and getting their hands dirty, so to speak.

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Why Should We Plant Trees?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Trees | 0 comments

Why Should We Plant Trees?

Why would you want to plant trees on your property? The real question is why wouldn’t you? The benefits of including trees in your landscaping plans cover everything from improving the environment and saving energy to reducing soil erosion, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal of the property, and even helping create a happier, calmer atmosphere.

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Rose of the week: Fragrant Roses

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Featured, Roses | 0 comments

Rose of the week: Fragrant Roses

These come in a variety of shapes and sizes but all follow the time-honored tradition of giving their loving caretakers something to smile about on those warm summer nights. Every so often, a lucky winner is honored with the Gamble Award and joins an every growing list of roses that become known for their lovely scent. Jackson & Perkins knows well how much rose growers prize these beauties and stocks a broad selection of fragrant roses on their site.

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Garden for the Greater Good: Think Globally, Act Locally

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Featured, Outdoor Living | 0 comments

Garden for the Greater Good: Think Globally, Act Locally

Gardens and the very idea of gardening have undergone a rather amazing transformation over the years. No longer are people content to simply add some plants here and there to make their yards pretty. And no longer is it only farmers and a few country folks growing fruits and vegetables. Instead, people are realizing that simply being a gardener isn’t enough, and they’re becoming good stewards as well, using their passion for growing things as a way to have a positive impact on the environment and to create a better future for everyone.

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Would You Like to Help Bring Back the Bees?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Birds & Wildlife, Featured, Gardening News | 0 comments

Would You Like to Help Bring Back the Bees?

Almost everyone today is aware of the decline in bee populations over the last few decades, and farmers and gardeners are especially cognizant of its significance. Bees are arguably the most important pollinators of flowering crops. In fact, the US Department of Agriculture estimates that bees pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops, which works out to about 1/3 of what we eat.

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Rose of the Week: Heirloom Hybrid Tea

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Cause Roses, Featured, Roses | 0 comments

Rose of the Week: Heirloom Hybrid Tea

Our Rose of the Week at Two Floral Avenue is the
Heirloom Hybrid Tea Rose.

We’re very proud of this little number and you’ll be impressed by the ample size of the bloom and the warm, deep pink color. We’ve heard that you can have great success with these roses by planting in a “morning sun, evening shade” location, especially in warmer climates.  Very nice fragrance, too.

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A Glass Bottle Greenhouse

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Featured, Outdoor Living | 1 comment

A Glass Bottle Greenhouse

I live in a town that doesn’t recycle glass. Your eyes do not deceive you—in 2014, in this world of growing environmental awareness, my town does not recycle glass. Plastic and cardboard—that’s it.

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A Concise History of Jackson & Perkins

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Featured, For the Garden, History, Roses | 2 comments

A Concise History of Jackson & Perkins

When you have a rich and fascinating history, you should take pride in that history and be willing to share your story with others. At least, that’s how we feel here at Jackson & Perkins!

Today, we’re known not only as the foremost source of premium Jackson & Perkins roses (including eagerly awaited new introductions every year) but also as the place to go for holiday gifts, an enormous and ever-increasing variety of perennials, bulbs, patio plants, and gardening supplies, and a whole lot more.

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