28 April 2008

Perennials for 2008

Here is a short list of some perennials we are currently growing for sale at Running Creek Farm Greenhouses: Agastache Alcea Aquilegia Aruncus Buddleia Caryopteris Centaruea Centranthus Coreopsis Delphinium Dianthus Digitalis Echinacea Gaillardia Gypsophila Heuchera Lavendula Lupine Malva Monarda Oenothera Platycodon Rudbeckia Scabiosa Veronica Just to name a few. Stop in a visit us and if you don't see what you are looking for, just ask. Some crops will be ready earlier than others due to weather and seasonal demand. For example, Zinnias, an annual plant, are not typically ready for sale until at least the third week in May, sometimes later. They are more sensitive to cold and need to stay protected until all chance of frost is gone. We will be open for retail sales the beginning of May.

21 April 2008

Rain Barrel Comments

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19 April 2008

Give Some Thought To Your Landscaping How To Design Plans

If you would like to create a wonderful attractive landscape at your home but do not know where to start, there are many different places to draw your inspiration from. Having landscaping how to thoughts is not nearly as hard as you may think. Take a look at that house that gets your attention every time you drive by. Take some mental notes, take a few pictures or possibly even stop by and ask the owner where he came up with his wonderful looking yard. Books and magazines about landscapes and designs are a good source of inspiration. The Internet is full of landscaping plans and articles that will get your brain thinking of all of the possibilities. Look around enough and you may find some sample landscape plans, pictures, and tips from experts in the field. If you decide to design your yard around a centerpiece, two of the more common ones are decks and patios. These outdoor centerpieces add usefulness to your home while making your outdoor living area seem larger. Decks and patios are great places to entertain guests or to simply gather around with your family. They can also be a special place for you. You can add a small patio to your garden for a place that is all yours. This will become a favorite place to get away from it all and relax. Decks and patios also have the benefit of adding value to your home. Something that seems to becoming more popular is the home fountain. There are the old style fountains that look like they came out of a fairy tale and there are modern smooth designs. The style you choose depends on what you like. Perhaps a lush green lawn is the ultimate in landscaping how to. A dark green beautiful yard is popular because not only is it a thing of beauty it also is a great place to hang out. Your lawn is one of the easier parts of your landscape to maintain. Take care of them and they will take care of you for a long time to come. About the author: Doug Taylor For more information on landscaping how to try visiting http://www.homelandscapinghowto.com where you will find lots of tips, advice and resources about topics such as front yard landscaping ideas.