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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.


Enjoying and Growing Pecans

Pecan pie is an expected seasonal treat at the Thanksgiving dessert table.

In many American households, Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pecans. Whether in the shell, or roasted, or lacing the syrupy matrix of that Southern staple, pecan pie, this most American of nuts is a near-must for the holiday table. The story of pecan’s journey to the Thanksgiving table begins, fittingly, in the forests of …

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Winterberry Garden Gems


Berries of cardinal red, golden yellow and orange stud the branches of winterberries (Ilex verticillata) like late-season gemstones. When planted together in masses, they offer clouds of landscape color that can be appreciated both close up and from afar. Cut branches the for festive holiday arrangements or simply keep them outdoors for the birds to eventually devour …

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Miniature African Violets

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Miniature African violets (Saintpaulia ionantha hybrids), look and act very much like their larger violet siblings. The big difference is small size. Minis feature a basal leaf rosette that is only 3 to 6 inches in diameter, making them perfect for limited growing space, terrariums and other special situations. A Small Amount of History African violets …

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Funky Fall Container Gardening

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A “funky” fall container planting is any combination of container, plants and other materials that is unusual, quaint or full of unique character. Just about any vessel can serve as a planter, from old shoes to hollowed-out pumpkins. Add further funkiness by filling with unusually colored or fancifully arranged seasonal plants and enhance the display …

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