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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.


Trough Gardening with Fafard


What is trough gardening? Essentially it is a planting scheme that starts with a trough, which can be any shape, but is most often a long, rectangular container, at least as deep as it is wide. Traditionally troughs are made of stone or cast concrete, but more recently gardeners have used small to medium-size containers …

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Growing Onions, Scallions, and Leeks

Allium cepa 'Red Burgermaster'

  The cool days of early spring are the perfect time to plant some hot onions – as well as many of their close relatives. Onions, scallions, and leeks all do best if they have their feet in the soil before May Day (or about a month before last frost date). These culinary hotsy totsies …

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Vegetable Garden Soil Preparation


  Rain and snow melt make spring vegetable garden prep a challenge every year, but once I can get into the garden, I have a yearly regime that ensures good crop growth while minimizing weeds. Amending, turning, tilling, fertilizing, and covering are the five practices that enable me to garden productively, even when time is …

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Native Wildflowers for the Garden

The delicate wood geranium (Geranium maculatum) blooms towards late spring.

  America’s native plants are a national treasure.  They also offer a wealth of material for American gardens.  This is perhaps most evident in spring, when many of the most beautiful native wildflowers strut their stuff in our fields, forests, and perennial borders. Among the first of these to bloom is one of the queens …

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