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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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
When am I supposed to prune my roses and by how much?
The best time to prune your roses is in late winter, early spring just as you see that the leaves are starting to bud out. Pruning before then runs the risk of additional frost injury. When you prune them, you will be removing dead wood, weak and crossing branches. How much to remove depends on the gardener’s own goals.
Rigorously pruned rosebushes have fewer flowers, both at the first flush of bloom and throughout the season than do plants pruned more moderately. Drastic pruning can produce coarse flowers and reduces the food supply that is stored in the stems. Continuous cutting back year after year lessens the vigor of the bushes.Read More