7 Design Tips for Shady Gardens

7 Design Tips for Shady Gardens

Some gardeners never spend a minute thinking about design. Others (like me) can spend a year finding the perfect spot for a rock. The person who created the garden shown above, definitely thought a lot about design. If youRead More

Love Alliums? See How a Garden Designer Puts Them to Work

Love Alliums? See How a Garden Designer Puts Them to Work

Alliums are a great way to add color and excitement to your early summer flower garden. These big-blooming perennials are incredibly easy to grow, yet many people are unsure about how to integrate them into aRead More

Making an Impact With Border Dahlias

Making an Impact With Border Dahlias

The only way to really understand a plant is to grow it yourself. So in our business, we wind up growing a lot of plants. We have a large trial garden behind ourRead More

Bloom Time Chart for Spring and Summer Bulbs

Bloom Time Chart for Spring and Summer Bulbs

Flower bulbs are an easy way to boost the amount of color in your yard and garden. By choosing bulbs that flower at different times during the growing season, you can be sure to alwaysRead More

Facebook Fans Say Mental Health Is Top Reason for Gardening

Facebook Fans Say Mental Health Is Top Reason for Gardening

For people who don’t garden, it can be hard to understand what’s so appealing about playing with plants. To be honest, I occasionally ask myself the same question. Yet every spring I can hardly wait to get backRead More

How to Plant an Indoor Amaryllis Garden

How to Plant an Indoor Amaryllis Garden

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,Read More

The Flowerhouse - A Blooming Showcase of Past, Present and Future

The Flowerhouse – A Blooming Showcase of Past, Present and Future

  It was a signature Michigan autumn evening: crisp, cool and a little windy. The chill in the air didn’t deter the big crowd that gathered to celebrate the 10thRead More

Field to Vase Event Celebrates Locally-Grown Cut Flowers

Field to Vase Event Celebrates Locally-Grown Cut Flowers

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 hourRead More

Color-Changing Tulips: New Varieties for Fall 2015

Color-Changing Tulips: New Varieties for Fall 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 casesRead More

Inspiration for Your Spring Garden: Tulips Go Casual

Inspiration for Your Spring Garden: Tulips Go Casual

There’s no better place to see spring flower bulbs than Holland’s Keukenhof gardens. For eight weeks every year,  you can feast your eyes on 80 acres of garden beds packedRead More