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  • Flower Fields Forever

    Flower Fields Forever Well, actually The Flower Fields of Carlsbad are only open March 1 - May 11, 2014. So, you should hurry out to see the 50 acres of stunningly beautiful flowers. A sea of colorful flowers seems to stretch farther than the eye can see. The many attractions include [...] Read Full Article
  • Lavenders Explained

    There are more than thirteen types of lavenders and many more named lavender varieties which can sometimes be overwhelming. Here, Armstrong Garden Centers simplifies lavenders so that selecting those that are best for you becomes easier with guide to Lavender.   Types of Lavenders Lavenders (Lavandula is their botanical name) commonly sold in [...] Read Full Article
  • Color Explosion

    Color Explosion with Spring Blooms Spring can bring a beautiful explosion of color to our gardens when flowers pop open full of color. Make the most of the season by planting spring blooming perennnials in your mixed borders that bloom year after year. With a little effort and planning you can [...] Read Full Article
  • Plant a Mixed Border

    Mixed boarders overflowing with flowering plants seem to be everyone's ideal. Containing a mixture of perennials and annuals and evening flowering shrubs, they'll provide gorgeous color from early spring through fall. This project will take most of a weekend, but will be well worth it! Plant List: Daylily Yarrow Garden Phlox Delphinium Liatris Encore Azalea Purple Coneflower Black and [...] Read Full Article
  • Plant a Butterfly Garden

    You'll be rewarded every time you see butterflies fluttering about as they gather nectar from your beautiful garden. Plant List: Dill Rudbeckia Butterfly Bush Autumn Joy Sedum Parsley Asclepias Monarda Fountain Grass Lantana Veronica Purple Coneflower Step 1 Choose a sunny site. Step 2 Amend the soil. Apply plenty of E.B. Stone Planting Compost at a 50/50 ratio with the native soil and a pre-plant fertilizer like E.B. Stone Sure Start, following directions. Turn [...] Read Full Article
  • Plant a Mixed Herb Container

    The satisfaction you’ll get from this easy project will have you searching for more pots and containers. Plant List: Oregano Parsley Thyme Chives Tricolor Sage Basil Rosemary Step 1 Choose a container; glazed ceramic or terracotta pots work well. Make sure it’s large enough to hold all the herbs you’ll want to include and has a hole in the bottom for drainage. Step 2 Choose your herbs [...] Read Full Article
  • New Flowers for Containers and Flowerbeds

    What’s New? Part of the fun of nursery shopping is seeing what’s new. Each visit we hope you’ll see something that catches your eye, something we haven’t grown before. Armstrong Garden Centers’ growers and buyers are constantly searching out what’s new. We have special agreements with plant breeders to be able [...] Read Full Article
  • 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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