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Decorate Your Entryway for the Holidays

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Nov 18, 2016
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, now is the perfect time to get your entryway freshened up for the holiday season. Say goodbye to those faded mums, sad pumpkins and yellowing ornamental cabbages. Bring on the evergreen boughs, red berries and twinkling lights!
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Topics: Home Decor , Inspiration

How to Plant an Indoor Amaryllis Garden

Posted by Danielle Ernest on Dec 17, 2015
As a longtime gardener, I love to push the limits to see how creative I can be. While shopping at one of my favorite garden centers, Molbak’s in Woodinville, WA, several ideas for growing amaryllis bulbs came to mind that I haven’t seen others illustrate. One of them being – why hasn’t anyone tried planting amaryllis
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Topics: Amaryllis , Home Decor , Indoor Bulbs , Inspiration

Amaryllis and Paperwhites: Inspiration Is Everywhere!

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Dec 11, 2015
Amaryllis and paperwhites may be some of the easiest bulbs to grow. They are the perfect gift that keeps on giving long after the Christmas trees and holiday decor come down. Amaryllis have big, bright blooms that are spectacular during the dreary days of winter when we are all sick of seeing gray. If you plant a few
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Topics: Amaryllis , Home Decor , Indoor Bulbs , Inspiration , Paperwhites , Scilla maderiensis

5 Tips for Long-Lasting Flower Bouquets

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jun 19, 2015
I love making bouquets from the flowers in my garden and wish I did it more often. Cutting flowers forces me to slow down and admire what’s in bloom. With clippers in hand I’m suddenly no longer in a hurry and have time to look around and think about colors and textures and how various flowers
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Topics: Cut Flowers , Home Decor , Summer Blooming Flowers

What Is Your Color Personality?

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Feb 16, 2015
What does your favorite color say about you? Your garden is an extension of your home and choosing flower colors that are right for you can create the look you desire. If you like color and spring-planted, summer-blooming bulbs, you are going to love this!  <!–[if lte IE 8]> <![endif]–> hbspt.cta.load(213398, ‘b2ee2062-08bb-440c-83a6-207c1c9e2491’, {});
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Topics: Color Trends , Home Decor , Summer Blooming Bulbs

Allium – Fireworks in the Garden and In Your Home

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Jul 03, 2014
This spring I was able to enjoy a stunning display of alliums in my garden. These late spring bloomers were the grand finale in a spectacular spring flower show.
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Topics: Alliums , Fireworks , Home Decor

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Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.