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Want More Bees in Your Garden? Plant More Flowers!

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jun 12, 2015
Next week is National Pollinator Week, so it’s a great time to think about making your garden more bee-friendly. What’s the single best thing you can do? Plant more flowers! The more pollen and nectar you offer, the more pollinators you’ll support. Bees are hungry from early spring…
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Topics: Garden Design , Habitat Gardens , Inspiration , Summer Blooming Flowers

How to Stretch the Peony Season

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jun 05, 2015
Late Season Peony Sarah Bernhardt Peonies are one of America’s best-loved perennials. They’re also one of the easiest to grow! They can be planted almost anywhere, aren’t troubled by deer or insect pests, and will bloom for generations without a bit of attention.
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Topics: Fragrant Flowers , Peonies , Perennials , Summer Blooming Flowers

Planting Your Vegetable Garden? Make Room for Flower Bulbs!

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on May 22, 2015
Vegetable gardens are prettier and a lot more fun when they contain flowers as well as vegetables. Tulips and dahlias are perfect for vegetable gardens. They fill a gap in spring and fall without competing for growing space.  
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Topics: Spring Planted Bulbs , Summer Blooming Bulbs , Summer Blooming Flowers

Favorite Flowers for a Fragrant Garden

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Mar 13, 2015
I like having my flower garden smell as good as it looks. So during the summer, I surround myself with as many wonderful fragrances as possible.
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Topics: Fragrant Flowers , Inspiration , Summer Blooming Flowers

How to Extend the Peony Season

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Mar 06, 2015
There’s so much to love about peonies. The flowers are big and fragrant, and they come in beautiful colors. The plants are sturdy, attractive and live for generations. You don’t need to worry about diseases or pests (including deer). And the blossoms are gorgeous in bouquets.
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Topics: Summer Blooming Flowers

Why is Stargazer the World’s Most Popular Lily?

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Feb 20, 2015
I have a weakness for lilies. There’s no other flower with such extravagant, exotic-looking, exquisitely formed and sweetly perfumed flowers. Though I have dozens of them in my garden, it’s never enough.  I am not alone in my affection for lilies. They’re the 4th most popular cut flower in the world, right behind roses, chrysanthemums and
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Topics: Lilies , Summer Blooming Bulbs , Summer Blooming Flowers

New for 2015: Kaveri Oriental-Asiatic Lily

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jan 16, 2015
s Every new gardening season brings a flurry of new plant varieties. Sometimes there’s a real gem in that list, and for 2015 that nugget of gold is Kaveri, an exciting new type of hybrid lily that’s destined for greatness. Kaveri is an inter-species hybrid — a cross between an Oriental lily and an Asiatic lily — and it will be
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Topics: Lilies , Spring Planted Bulbs , Summer Blooming Flowers

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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.