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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.

 

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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Annuals for Fantastic Fall Color

Beautiful red flowers and golden leaves in fall make  Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' a great sage for season's end.

Many gardens lack for fall color – prompting many gardeners to resort to the ubiquitous fall mum.  Often overlooked, however, are the numerous other annuals for autumn display, many of which come into their glory months before chrysanthemum season.  Their beauty, longevity, and relative novelty make them a refreshing and often preferable alternative to what …

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Halloween Plants and Their Lore

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All ancient festivals related to Halloween involved the harvest as well as fruits, herbs, trees and vegetables believed to have magical properties. Plants historically linked to Halloween were most often used to ward off evil, gain good health, or even tell the future. Some classic examples include fruits and vegetables carved into Jack ‘O Lanterns as well …

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Perennial Sunflowers are Fall Gold

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Fall is for gold: golden trees, golden grasses and golden sunflowers glowing in the fading sun of the season. The many sunflowers of fall are especially glorious, and unlike the common annual sunflowers of summer, they are perennials that come back year after year. Their numerous species are also American natives that deserve a place …

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