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planting Bulbs for Spring Color

By: Sue McConnell – Retail Team – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI One of the most welcome sights in spring are masses of beautiful, brightly colored tulips and other spring bulbs. Red, yellow, pink, and shades of purple, along with white, brightens our… Continue Reading “planting Bulbs for Spring Color”

Fall Colors For Your Garden

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI             The weather is beginning to turn cooler, and fall offers the perfect opportunity to display an explosion of colors and textures in your garden.  A vibrant backdrop of trees and shrubs… Continue Reading “Fall Colors For Your Garden”

Evergreen Shrubs

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Many evergreen shrubs offer year-round interest.  Their blue, green, or yellow tones make a bold statement in your garden throughout the spring, summer, and fall months.  In winter, their bright colors keep… Continue Reading “Evergreen Shrubs”

Fall Garden Tips

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI September is a great time to spruce up your landscape.  By completing a few early autumn tasks, you can shape up your garden, add some fall color, and begin to prepare for… Continue Reading “Fall Garden Tips”

Unique Trees

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI             Trees can add value to your home, provide shade, windbreaks, and a cleaner environment.  You can plant a single tree to be used as a focal point or plant multiple trees… Continue Reading “Unique Trees”

Shade Tolerant Perennials

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Do you have a shaded area in your garden that needs a splash of color?  Many varieties of plants can tolerate shade, even though they may prefer sun if provided with adequate… Continue Reading “Shade Tolerant Perennials”

Deer Resistant Perennials

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Do you have problems with those pesky deer nibbling at the beautiful flowers you worked so hard to grow?  While plants are not typically considered “deer-proof,” here are a few perennials that… Continue Reading “Deer Resistant Perennials”

Drought Tolerant Plants

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI During this time of year, many varieties of plants are likely to require more water.  However, some flowers, shrubs, and trees can be quite tolerant of hot, dry conditions.  Drought tolerant plants… Continue Reading “Drought Tolerant Plants”

Caring for Plants During Heat and Drought

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI             Even though the length of the summer growing season in our region can be shorter than in other locations, heat and dry conditions can still stress our plants.  Besides choosing drought-tolerant… Continue Reading “Caring for Plants During Heat and Drought”

Rain Gardens

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI                 A rain garden can add beauty to your yard, provide habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife, and help protect water resources.  A rain garden is a shallow depression where native shrubs,… Continue Reading “Rain Gardens”