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  • Celebrate with us on Social and WIN

    Use hashtag #armstronggarden and share your favorite plant, garden memory or photo from the Armstrong and you’ll be entered to win now through March 30, 2014!            One winner will be randomly selected from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter each week. The contest runs March 10th  - 16th; March [...] Read Full Article
  • Low-Care, Low-Water Perennials

    Perennial plants that grow and flower in California gardens without fuss and special care are those beauties that are Mediterranean in origin or nature. These are plants that thrive in our heat, require moderate to little water once established, and will bear up during periods of drought. This list includes many [...] Read Full Article
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    Sign-up for your email below to receive timely tips and specials from your neighborhood Armstrong Garden Centers. Connect with us in your favorite places      Read Full Article
  • Inside Out, Outside In

    Inside Out, Outside In Bring the comfort and design of your indoor spaces outside and the fresh from the garden look indoors.   Inside Out Create outdoor rooms that provide you with additional living spaces. Outdoor living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms allow us to enjoy our everyday activites outside in the fresh air.   Tips [...] Read Full Article
  • 4 Ways to Create a Beautiful Shade Garden

    As our gardens mature, we find ourselves gardening in more shade. This can sometimes be discouraging as sun-loving plants fail to bloom or become leggy and sparse. When this happens our plant palettes must change. There are plenty of colorful plants that thrive in shady spots and appreciate the cooler temperatures a leafy tree canopy provides. A simple way to think of creating a shade garden is in [...] Read Full Article
  • What’s an Annual? What’s a Perennial?

    What’s an annual? The flowers that we plant for seasonal color are primarily annuals. These plants last for one season only. There’s a reason for that. Because they bloom so heavily, and give their all for a glorious, colorful show, they’re done by the end of the season. In California, the [...] Read Full Article
  • Creating Beautiful Gardens for 125 Years

    When John Armstrong stepped off the train in Ontario, California in 1889 it’s doubtful he imagined his name would become synonymous with gardening excellence throughout California. John’s first venture was to purchase a few acres of property where he began growing eucalyptus and olive trees; he soon expanded his operation. Before the turn of the century, he opened his first retail garden center in Ontario [...] Read Full Article
  • March Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden On your mark, get set, grow! All types of summer vegetables can be planted now. Amend and feed the soil with E.B. Stone Flower and Vegetable planting mix and Tomato & Vegetable Food. Start planting. Now’s the right time to plant citrus, avocado and macadamia nut trees with the [...] Read Full Article
  • Avocados B to Z

    Only in California Growing avocados is one of the great joys of temperate-climate California gardening. Nowhere else in the continental U.S. can this be done with such success. With the variously-sized avocado trees, there’s one for every size of garden.  And by planting different varieties, you can harvest avocados almost year-round. Mexican [...] Read Full Article
  • Sweet Pea Planting Time

    Planting sweet peas is an annual pleasure, a fall ritual that’s fun and fulfilling.  They’re so easily grown from seed: you get dramatic results from such a simple act.  Because the seeds are rather large and easily handled, growing sweet peas from seed is a terrific way to get young [...] Read Full Article
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