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When creating a work of art, it’s important to start with the right materials.

At Fafard®, we know it takes consistent, high-quality growing media to create floristic masterpieces, which is why our mixes are made with only the finest ingredients. At Fafard® we are masters in helping growers and gardeners achieve plant perfection.


Top 10 Best-Tasting Cherry Tomatoes

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Cherry tomatoes are garden candy. This time of year, my girls scour our plants each day looking for full-colored fruits just at their peak of sweetness. We grow several distinct varieties each year for snacking and salads. This year’s pickings include ‘Sun Sugar’, ‘Cream Amethyst’ and ‘Wild Sweetie’. Cherry tomatoes are natural tomato variants (Lycopersicon …

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Glorious Gladiolus


Few gardeners feel ambivalent about common garden gladiolus (Gladiolus x hortulanus). In the decades since the first large-flowered hybrids were developed in the late 1830’s, the tall flower spikes have been in and out of fashion many times. But glads and the gardeners who love them are nothing if not persistent. Even when horticultural fashion …

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Spectacular Summer Flowering Bulbs

Lilium 'Ladylike' JaKMPM

As perennial favorites, hardy bulbs are unexcelled at providing sudden swaths and splashes of vibrant color, whether in the open garden or in containers. And that goes for summer as well as spring (and fall and winter!). Consider the lilies, for example. The voluptuous, richly hued blossoms of these fleshy-bulbed perennials are just the thing …

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Beguiling Rock Garden Plants

Dianthus gratianapolitanus 'Grandiflorus'

Rock garden plants have an elfin, seductive charm all their own. Hailing from windswept, mist-shrouded summits, rocky slopes, craggy coastlines, and other picturesque and often challenging habitats, they somehow embody the mystery and majesty of their native haunts. Make their acquaintance and you will almost certainly yield to their spell. Just about any garden can …

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