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What are annuals?
Then you're done till next time. In areas that rarely freeze but get plenty hot in summer, cool season annuals (pansies are a favorite) may be used for a winter bloom and allowed to die out in the heat.
California
El Segundo
Air Plant Fertilizer
Prices start at : 9.95 USD

  •  Apply monthly for best results
  •  A variety of nutrients support healthy growth
Vermont
Burlington
General Purpose Orchid Mix
Prices start at : 13.95 USD

Orchids require a potting mix that provides them with plenty of drainage and aeration yet also holds adequate moisture. Contains fir bark, charcoal, and sponge rock (perlite). This all-purpose orchid potting mix is recommended for cattleya, dendrobium...
  •  Weighs 4 lbs.
  •  1/4 cu. ft.
  •  General-purpose orchid mix promotes healthy roots
  •  Recommended for cattleya, dendrobium, oncidiums and other orchids
Vermont
Burlington
Plant Health Care for Seedlings/Houseplants
Prices start at : 11.95 USD

Start your seedlings off right, with a healthy diet of Plant Health Care. This balanced formula contains a 6-12-6 fertilizer, plus humus, amino acids, and vitamins to make seedlings stocky and disease-resistant.
  •  Easy to apply using a sprayer or a watering can
  •  Optimum nutrient levels for healthy plant growth
  •  Balanced fertilizer is ideal for both seedlings and houseplants
  •  NPK analysis: 6-12-6
Vermont
Burlington
Orchid Pure Water Fertilizer
Prices start at : 16.95 USD

Guaranteed analysis: Very popular among serious orchid growers for all types of orchids, this fertilizer is specially formulated using nitrogen primarily in its nitrate form, which is the form most available to orchids for efficient plant utilization.
  •  Zinc .04%
  •  Molybdenum .01%
  •  13-3-15 NPK
  •  Ammoniacal nitrogen .5%
  •  Copper .04%
  •  Specialty fertilizer for orchids encourages bigger blooms, healthier roots and sturdier foliage
Vermont
Burlington
Perennials demystified
"Perennials" come from nearly all the plant families of the world. To our view the plant looks dead, or nearly so — a few bits of green might struggle on through the cold. Your favorite plant may become a loved garden choice for a friend, or become...
California
El Segundo
African Violets 101: Getting Started with Your New Plant
If the mix in the inner pot really dries out, add a little water from the top to restart the self-watering action. Your goal is to firm the plant into place, not to pack in as much mix as possible.
California
El Segundo
Dear Sheila (2), Groundbreaking time in your new veggie garden
Let's plan a gardening shopping trip, and a "moms play date" in mid-March. But if we have no luck asking the guys, we can run aourselves. We'll be sure to test next year. Last month, I helped my friend Sheila choose crops for her very first vegetable...
California
El Segundo
How To Harvest Lemongrass
In cooler growing zones, lemongrass is often grown as an annual or can be overwintered indoors in pots. Medicinal Uses Of Lemongrass Lemongrass is regarded in herbal medicine as a diuretic, mild sedative, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, stomachic, anti-parisitcal...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Seed Starting Mix, 9 Qts.
Prices start at : 8.95 USD

SuperRoot Booster: Start seeds off right with this finely textured blend. Our SuperRoot Booster with MycoActive Technology creates the living soil mix that plants need to thrive. Ideal for use in self-watering and regular seed-starting trays, it offers...
  •  Canadian sphagnum peat moss, vermiculite, limestone, wetting agent, mycorrhizae (Glomus intraradices)
  •  Boosts nutrient and water uptake
  •  Gardener's Supply Exclusive
  •  Fine-textured blend promotes rapid germination and vigorous seedlings
  •  SuperRoot Booster creates the living soil mix that plants need to thrive
  •  Enhances plants' resilience to stress
Vermont
Burlington
Organic Seed Starting Mix, 6 Qts.
Prices start at : 9.95 USD

It's so rich in nutrients that there's no need to fertilize seedlings for six weeks or more! Beneficial microbes, including mycorrhizae, support healthy growth and boost plants' resilience to stress.
  •  Gardener's Supply Exclusive
  •  Stimulates seed germination and supports healthy seedling growth
  •  Bio-Blended Compost (composted manures and plant materials), sphagnum peat moss, perlite, mineral and nutrient amendments
  •  6 quarts
Vermont
Burlington
Eco-co Coir Seed Starting Mix
Prices start at : 4.95 USD

Then it's finely ground to provide the perfect environment for seedling roots. Simply add water and each convenient compressed brick expands to 10 quarts of fluffy planting mix. Our exclusive coir seed starting mix is an effective, economical and earth-friendly...
  •  Horticultural-grade, finely ground coconut coir
  •  Each brick expands to 10 quarts of mix
  •  Gardener's Supply Exclusive
  •  Earth-friendly coir is derived from coconut husks
Vermont
Burlington
Transplant Mix, 30 Qts.
Prices start at : 19.95 USD

Our SuperRoot Booster with MycoActive Technology creates the living soil mix that plants need to thrive. Mycorrhizae, amazing microbes that form a partnership with roots to support vigorous and resilient plant growth.
  •  Gardener's Supply Exclusive
  •  A blend of peat and coconut coir helps plants stay hydrated
  •  SuperRoot Booster creates the living soil mix that plants need to thrive
  •  Canadian sphagnum peat moss, perlite, coir, vermiculite, limestone, wetting agent, mycorrhizae
  •  Garden-tested and guaranteed!
  •  Boosts nutrient and water uptake
Vermont
Burlington
Organic Potting Mix, 20 Qts.
Prices start at : 21.95 USD

Abundant beneficial microbes, including mycorrhizae, boost plants' resilience to stress. Bio-Blended Compost, a carefully balanced mix of expertly composted natural materials that contains high-quality nutrients to support healthy, vigorous growth.
  •  Specially formulated mix provides optimal growing conditions for container plants
  •  20 quarts
  •  Garden-tested and guaranteed
  •  Bio-Blended Compost (composted manures and plant materials), sphagnum peat moss, perlite, mineral and nutrient amendments
Vermont
Burlington
Yellow Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides ‘Aurea\')
Prices start at : 12.95 USD / 2.5" Pot Size

Yellow Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides ‘Aurea') A different twist to this famous plant, ‘Aurea' has highly fragrant flowers that turn a deep golden-yellow several days sooner than the regular varieties giving the effect of a yellow gardenia.
  • Minimum Temperature Indoors: 60
  • Grows to: 1-3'
  • Sun Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Sun
  • Bloom Season: Intermittent
Connecticut
Danielson
Variegated Tree Ivy (Fatshedera ‘Angyo Star\')
Prices start at : 19.95 USD / 4" Pot Size

When young, you can train Tree Ivy into shapes such as columns. This intergeneric hybrid between Fatsia japonica and Hedera helix begs for a bit of dryness between waterings to keep the roots healthy.
  • Minimum Temperature Indoors: 50
  • Plant Type: Easy Grower
  • Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10
Connecticut
Danielson
Hawaiian White Hibiscus (Hibiscus arnottianus)
Prices start at : 17.95 USD / 4" Pot Size

When in bloom, the growing tips are inundated with buds and flowers emerge daily for weeks. They carry a light fragrance and although they are known to flower throughout the year on their native islands, ours tend to bloom mostly in summer.
  • Grows to: 2-4'
  • Minimum Temperature Indoors: 60
  • Sun Requirement: Full Sun
Connecticut
Danielson
White Fusion Peacock Plant (Calathea hybrid)
Prices start at : 24.95 USD / 4" Pot Size

White Fusion Peacock Plant (Calathea hybrid) ‘White Fusion' makes a beautiful accent plant in any home, especially in bright, indirect light areas. This is one of the best foliage, air-cleaning plants to brighten up a partially sunlit window.
  • Minimum Temperature Indoors: 60
  • Grows to: 12-24"
  • Sun Requirement: Partial Sun
Connecticut
Danielson
Pink Powder Puff (Calliandra emarginata)
Prices start at : 12.95 USD / 2.5" Pot Size

A plant that is easily shaped and pruned, it can be maintained at a manageable size indefinitely. Pink Powder Puff (Calliandra emarginata) Fill the growing area with a year-round splash of color.
  • Bloom Season: Everbloomer
  • Hardiness Zone: 10
  • Grows to: 2-4'
Connecticut
Danielson
Ecuador Philodendron (Philodendron verrucosum)
Prices start at : 19.95 USD / 4" Pot Size

Grown best in low-to-medium light, this easy-to-grow foliage plant brings greenery to any indoor space. Ecuador Philodendron (Philodendron verrucosum) Philodendrons are known for their ability to clean the air, grow under low light and tolerate the indoor...
  • Plant Type: Easy Grower
  • Sun Requirement: Partial Sun, Shade
  • Grows to: 2-3'
Connecticut
Danielson
Gardenia ‘Four Seasons\' (Gardenia jasminoides)
Prices start at : 12.95 USD / 2.5" Pot Size

As new growth emerges, buds appear and then unfold into pristine white flowers that have a loose, double form. Gardenia ‘Four Seasons' (Gardenia jasminoides) The name tells it all: this is an everblooming gardenia.
  • Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10
  • Plant Type: Fragrant
  • Bloom Season: Intermittent
  • Minimum Temperature Indoors: 60
Connecticut
Danielson
Par-Cel - Cutting Celery Seed
Prices start at : 4.10 USD / Packet

Thin, if necessary, to 2 or 3 plants per plug. Market bunched or use as a salad mix ingredient. 96,200 seeds/oz. Transplant plugs into the field at a 6" spacing in rows 18" apart.Leaves and stalks may be harvested once the plants have become established...
  •  Salad Mix Component
  •  Hydroponic Performer
  • Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
  • Days To Maturity: 80 - 85 Days
Maine
Winslow
Bronze - Organic Leaf Fennel Seed
Prices start at : 4.45 USD / Packet

Flavor is of sweet anise.Direct seed (recommended): Sow seed directly in the garden as soon as possible in the spring after the last frost. It is not necessary to thin for leaf harvest, but can thin later to 4-6" apart if larger plants are desired.Transplant:...
  •  Salad Mix Component
  •  Edible Flowers
  • Life Cycle: Tender Perennial
  • Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
  • Days To Maturity: 50 - 60 Days
Maine
Winslow
Vertissimo - Chervil Seed
Prices start at : 4.10 USD / Packet

Flavor is of mild licorice.Direct seed (recommended): Sow shallowly in early spring 1-2 seeds per inch. Press seeds into the soil mix or just barely cover with vermiculite, as seeds require light to germinate.
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
  • Grows Well in Containers: Yes
  • Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Maine
Winslow
Hera - Dill Seed
Prices start at : 4.10 USD / Packet

Harvest seed heads just as the seeds begin to turn a golden brown. Packet: 200 seeds.Direct seed (recommended): Sow in spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Sow 3-5 seeds per cell and thin to 1-2 plants each.
  • Days To Maturity: 40-50 to leaf harvest; 90-100 to seed
  • Latin Name: Anethum graveolens
  • Life Cycle: Annual
Maine
Winslow
Cumin - Seed
Prices start at : 4.10 USD / Packet

Harvest the seeds by hand, or pull entire plants to hang and dry. Sow seeds directly into prepared garden soil about 1/4- 1/2" deep when night temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C).
  • Salad Mix Component: Yes
  • Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum
  • Life Cycle: Annual
Maine
Winslow
Superdukat - Dill Seed
Prices start at : 4.10 USD / Packet

Edible flowers: Break into florets and mix into omelets, or hard or soft cheeses. Thinning is not necessary, but a 4" final spacing produces healthy, full plants.Transplant: Dill can be started inside in individual pots or cells.
  • Days To Maturity: 40-50 to leaf harvest; 90-100 to seed
  • Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
  • Life Cycle: Annual
Maine
Winslow
Cutting Celery - Seed
Prices start at : 4.10 USD / Packet

Direct seed (recommended): Direct seed in spring after the last frost. Thin, if necessary, to 2 or 3 plants per plug. Cut the plants 3/4 way down the stems, so that they can continue growing.If anything you purchase from us proves unsatisfactory, we will...
  • Days To Maturity: 80 - 85 Days
  • Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
  • Latin Name: Apium graveolens var. secalinum
Maine
Winslow
Bronze & Green - Organic Leaf Fennel Seed
Prices start at : 4.45 USD / Packet

Plant 1/4- 1/2" deep, 10 seeds per foot in rows 18" apart. Fennel must usually be wintered over for seed production. Feathery foliage with sweet flavor. Harvest seeds as they begin to turn their characteristic grayish-green color.If anything you purchase...
  • Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
  • Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare
  • Life Cycle: Tender Perennial
  • Days To Maturity: 50 - 60 Days
  • Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies: Yes
Maine
Winslow