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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.


Plentiful Peonies

The colorful peony 'America' is a vibrant hybrid with open, single flowers. (photo by Jessie Keith)

Garden peonies (Paeonia lactiflora) are a marvel.  Starting each spring as eager reddish shoots, they emerge from the warming soil and grow quickly to at least three feet tall and wide.  By late spring, mature plants are covered with fat buds that open to large, luxurious flowers.  Bloom configurations run the gamut from simple, poppy-like …

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Small Trees Fit for Yard & Garden

Euonymus carnosus fruit is colorful in fall.

Small trees are useful things. Although lacking the lofty majesty of tulip poplar or silver maple or European beech, they compensate by being a good fit for yard and garden. Majesty is all well and good in a large city park or country estate. More modest properties, however, call for something that can coexist peaceably …

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Top Flowering Vines for Garden Color


Heavenly blue morning glories catching the first light of day, iridescent purple hyacinth beans hanging like summer jewels, delicate trumpets of the cardinal climber drawing hummingbirds in charms—these are just three of the finest vines for garden color. Each year we erect trellises and tall tipis just to grow our favorite climbing flowers. Summer just …

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Corydalis: A Charming Spring Shade Perennial

Corydalis solida 'George Baker'

Endearing little sprites that carry flocks of dainty, spurred blooms above clumps of ferny divided leaves, tuberous Corydalis (crested larks) are among the most valuable early-spring “bulbs” for shade. These low-growing perennials have long been known to horticulture: the most familiar of the tribe, Corydalis solida, has been kicking around gardens since at least the …

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