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

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

Plant Ornamental Allium Bulbs Now for Flowers Next Spring

Plant Ornamental Allium Bulbs Now for Flowers Next Spring

Alliums may be the easiest plants you’ll ever grow. The only tricky thing about them is remembering that they need to be planted in the fall, at the same timeRead More

How to Make a Hand-Tied Flower Arrangement in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make a Hand-Tied Flower Arrangement in 5 Easy Steps

One of the best things about having a flower garden is being able to share the riches. Everyone loves getting flowers, and it’s extra special when they come from yourRead More

Dahlias from Bud to Bloom

Dahlias from Bud to Bloom

  Sometimes flowers take you by surprise and seem to burst into bloom overnight. But more often, it’s a slower process that happens over days or even weeks. Watching andRead More

Which Flowers Do Hummingbirds Like Best?

Which Flowers Do Hummingbirds Like Best?

Hummingbirds are fun to watch and easy to attract. Though their diet typically includes more insects than nectar, they spend a lot of time visiting flowers. Planting the types flowersRead More

Want More Bees in Your Garden? Plant More Flowers!

Want More Bees in Your Garden? Plant More Flowers!

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!Read More