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

New Tulip Bulbs for Fall 2016

New Tulip Bulbs for Fall 2016

Tulip bulbs make it easy to paint a masterpiece with spring-blooming flowers. This year’s lineup of new varieties offers some unexpected color combinations and unusual flower styles that are sure toRead More

Planting Dahlias in Your Vegetable Garden

Planting Dahlias in Your Vegetable Garden

One thing all dahlia lovers have in common is a shortage of growing space. No matter how big your garden is, there are always more must-have varieties than you have room for. Last spring, IRead More

How to Keep Container Plants Looking Their Best

How to Keep Container Plants Looking Their Best

Spring is here and gardeners everywhere are busy stuffing plants into pots. It’s one of my favorite rites of spring. I love selecting the plants, composing the designs and seeing instant results. At this time ofRead 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

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