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How to Use Burgundy Flowers and Foliage

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on May 09, 2018
Burgundy is a color that’s both potent and sophisticated. It’s a good one to have in your garden design tool kit. From garnet to merlot, maroon to mahogany, these dark, purple-red hues can take your garden to a whole new level. Read on for some creative ways to put burgundy flowers and foliage to work in your yard and garden. Create Accents and
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Topics: Color Trends , Foliage Plants , Garden Design , How-To , Inspiration

Color Trends for Your 2016 Garden

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jan 14, 2016
  Predicting color trends has become an annual event for interior designers and paint companies. How much these color picks impact consumer behavior is debatable, but they definitely influence the fashion industry, homewares manufacturers and wholesale buyers. No color predictions are more eagerly awaited than the ones from Pantone.
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Topics: Color Trends

Field to Vase Event Celebrates Locally-Grown Cut Flowers

Posted by Longfield Gardens on Sep 30, 2015
Recently, Longfield Gardens sponsored an event that is very dear to us – supporting American grown cut flowers. The Field to Vase Dinner was held in Mt. Vernon, Washington, about an hour and a half north of Seattle. As I drove to Jello Mold Farm, I couldn’t wait to see the beautiful fields of dahlias, zinnias and other
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Topics: Color Trends , Cut Flowers , Inspiration , Tulips

Color-Changing Tulips: New Varieties for Fall 2015

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Sep 17, 2015
Holland’s flower bulb breeders are always working on something new. One development we’ve been watching closely is a range of new tulip varieties with built-in color variations. In some cases these tulips change color over time and in others, a single variety produces flowers in several different colors. This year, we are excited to be
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Topics: Color Trends , Fall Planted Bulbs , Inspiration , Spring Blooming Bulbs , Spring Blooming Flowers , Tulips

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

Color Trends – Black and White In Your Garden

Posted by Marlene Thompson on Aug 07, 2014
Fashion designers from Paris to New York, home designers in every magazine and bloggers across the web have all been raving about the black and white trend. If you love color trends, you are going to love this! If you prefer a classic look, you are going to love this too! It’s black and white
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Topics: Color Trends


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.

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