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

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

How to Plan for a More Colorful Flower Garden

How to Plan for a More Colorful Flower Garden

  Like most flowers gardens, yours probably looks its best in June. That’s peak bloom time for classics like peonies, bearded iris, Asiatic lilies, clematis, campanulas, baptisia and delphiniums. As summer progresses, we all struggle to maintainRead 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

Planting Your Vegetable Garden? Make Room for Flower Bulbs!

Planting Your Vegetable Garden? Make Room for Flower Bulbs!

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 inRead 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┬ácanna 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

6 Tips for Growing Caladiums in Zones 5-7

6 Tips for Growing Caladiums in Zones 5-7

If you live in the northern half of the U.S., you may think caladiums are only suitable for southern gardens. Not so! The photo above was taken in a zoneRead More

Garden Inspiration: Border Dahlias Around Our Homes

Garden Inspiration: Border Dahlias Around Our Homes

At Longfield Gardens, we are more than just a bulb company. We are also husbands, wives, parents, grandparents and gardeners. When planting season starts, we don’t have professional landscapers plantingRead More