Flowers & Gardens

Get Growing! 2018 Spring Classes & Events

We are excited to have a very busy event line-up for spring 2018, to get everyone ready to garden this season! Suzanne Balet Haight, flower farmer, garden designer, and the owner of Balet Flowers & Design, will be the instructor for the following sessions. Please note that several of them require pre-registration. March 20, Herb [...]

2018-10-29T00:53:08+00:00March 12th, 2018|Flowers & Gardens, Special Events|

Selecting and Ordering Seeds

This is the time of year when all those colorful seed catalogs are delivered, and gardeners pore over their pages in anticipation of the season to come! All those pictures of plants at their peak and in perfect health allow us to dream of a garden bursting with color and productivity. Is ordering seeds the [...]

2018-10-29T00:53:08+00:00February 15th, 2018|Flowers & Gardens, Growing Vegetables, Tips & Tricks|

Flowers and Plants for Shade and Sun Gardens

If you love gardening, you may have spent those cold winter months gazing at landscape design books, dreaming of warmer days and the chance to implement all your new ideas. Maybe you have planned a vibrant, colorful bed to accent that sunny corner of your home. Or perhaps a calming green and white shade garden [...]

2018-10-29T00:53:08+00:00May 11th, 2017|Flowers & Gardens|

Creating a “Potager” Garden at Home

  What is a Potager? Quite simply, a potager is a French kitchen garden. The traditional version of a potager garden contains symmetrical or geometrical garden beds with the vegetables planted in patterns or groups rather than in rows, often with flowers, fruit and herbs intermingled. It can be as elaborate or as simplistic as you wish. Let [...]

2018-10-29T00:53:08+00:00May 11th, 2017|Flowers & Gardens, Growing Vegetables|

Garden Trends for 2017

We are often asked at the greenhouse about the current trends in gardens: color combinations, easy-to-grow perennials that reward you year after year, and nifty projects that are functional and beautiful. Here's our scoop on some garden trends for 2017 based on our industry knowledge as well as what we see in and around the Saratoga Springs area. All [...]

2018-10-29T00:53:08+00:00April 28th, 2017|Flowers & Gardens|

Hypertufa Class: May 21, 2017

Selecting a fantastic container for your container gardening project can be a task all by itself. Setting aside what plants you eventually will put in the vessel, choosing the right container can be time-consuming, combining aesthetic and practical considerations. Come learn the perfect solution to that issue: hypertufa! You can make your own containers easily with a simple [...]

2017-05-10T11:58:26+00:00April 24th, 2017|Container Gardens, Flowers & Gardens, Special Events|

Waking Up Your Spring Garden

After a long winter and some late-season snowstorms, we are all thrilled to have the sun's warmth melt the last of the snowbanks and wake up the earth for gardening season. Yet, it can be a daunting task to look outside at lawns and beds covered with leaves that blew in during the colder months, plants [...]

2018-10-29T00:53:08+00:00April 18th, 2017|Flowers & Gardens, Tips & Tricks|
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