Author Archives: Vermont Wildflower Farm

Grow, Don’t Mow! Flowering Lawns & More

Grow! Don’t Mow! Reduce the size of your lawn into attractive wildflowers or lawn alternative options! A lawn can be attractive but we all spend hours on a nice lawn not to mention the cost of maintaining that lawn and … Continue reading

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Dahlias are One of the Easiest Summer Plants to Grow!

Dahlias are one of summers easiest plants to grow. They give you late summer color when most other garden plants have passed or on their way to being done for the season. The big, beautiful blooms Dahlias produce are fabulous … Continue reading

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How to Grow Milkweed!

Planting Milkweed Seeds We recommend planting milkweed seed in the spring or fall in most parts of the U.S. In the fall, the cold will start the stratification process of the seeds ie. exposing them to the cold temperatures that … Continue reading

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Saving the Monarchs!

Great numbers of Monarchs gather and migrate each fall and it is hard to imagine that this phenomenon may be coming to an end as the Monarch is facing the threat of extinction. Reality is setting in for many of … Continue reading

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Wildflowers & Their Significance

Flowers that represent love and memory that you can use to convey messages to your loved ones.  Flowers have their own unique language, which was popularized during the Victorian era — from 1837 to 1901. This language of flowers was used to … Continue reading

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PESTICIDES & NEONICOTINOID

When we state our products are ‘chemical free’ we mean it and this includes Neonicotinoids. What is that, you ask? Neonicotinoids are systemic pesticides that will kill the very pollinators you’re trying to attract to your wildlife garden!his systemic pesticide … Continue reading

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2013 Photo Contest Winners!

Photo Contest Winners: Congratulations to Our 2013 Photo Contest Winners! We had well over 600 entries and most of the photographs entered were outstanding! Winners were chosen by a panel of judges and narrowed down to 50 finalists. From those … Continue reading

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Extending the Season with Colorful Fall Perennials

Here in Vermont, the leaves on the trees will offer a beautiful show of color for the fall and birds are gathering, making plans to fly south for the winter. You might think this signals the end of the growing … Continue reading

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Wildflower – Sweet William – Great in Flower Borders

This article in our blog is by Guest Writer Theresa Martz of TendingMyGarden.com Article and Photographs Copyrighted by TendingMyGarden.com and used with permission. Sweet William (Dianthus Barbatus) is a wildflower that  originated in the mountain areas of Europe. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Beautiful Rain Gardens – Conserve Water, Save the Environment

If you’ve ever been to wetland areas then you are familiar with the plants that grow there and the wildlife that frequents them, such as butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, hummingbirds, turtles and a whole host of song and marsh birds. Your … Continue reading

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