Midsummer Update from Our Trial Garden

Midsummer Update from Our Trial Garden

For Longfield Gardens, home is the Garden State: New Jersey. Our offices and warehouse are located in the eastern part of the state, less than 10 miles from the ocean. About 5 years ago,Read More

Planting Tuberous Begonias: Which End Is Up?

Planting Tuberous Begonias: Which End Is Up?

Begonias were named the National Garden Bureau’s 2016 annual of the year. This family of heat-loving and mostly shade-loving plants, includes rex begonias, wax begonias, Begonia boliviensis (‘Bonfire’) and our favorite — tuberous begonias. ARead More

Make Way for Lilies: How to Fit More Lily Bulbs in Your Garden

Make Way for Lilies: How to Fit More Lily Bulbs in Your Garden

I love lilies and every spring I somehow manage to find room for more of them. My flowerbeds are overflowing with plants and my garden isn’t getting any bigger. So it takes someRead More

Fragrant Lilies for Your Summer Garden

Fragrant Lilies for Your Summer Garden

Summer is filled with so many good smells: suntan lotion, burgers on the grill, rain at the end of a hot day, and my personal favorite… lilies! From mid-July toRead 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

Growing Dahlias: How and Why to Pinch Your Plants

Growing Dahlias: How and Why to Pinch Your Plants

To pinch or not to pinch? If that is your question, we say pinch! Though dahlias will grow just fine on their own, one little pinch will give you aRead More

Elephant Ears: Late Summer Fireworks for Pots and Planters

Elephant Ears: Late Summer Fireworks for Pots and Planters

  Gardeners are pushing container plantings to new heights. Both pots and plants keep getting bigger and more spectacular. Along with canna lilies, ornamental grasses and even bananas, one of theRead More

Eucomis: Why Grow Pineapple Lilies?

Eucomis: Why Grow Pineapple Lilies?

Last summer I grew eucomis for the first time. As you can see in the photo above, it was a big success. I discovered that pineapple lilies are incredibly easy to grow,Read More

How Big Will Your Flowers Bloom?

How Big Will Your Flowers Bloom?

When shopping online and in stores, it can be a challenge to feel confident that you are getting exactly what you want, especially when it comes to bloom size. ToRead More