Author Archives: Brenda Powell

Why I Love Sweet Peas

Previously published on The View from the Garden in March 2014 Why do I love Sweet Peas?  This was the question I asked myself to stir the creativity in my brain.  I chose the subject for this blog, after all.  I knew we received a good selection of sweet peas in at the nursery.  Sweet

Spring Beauties

Imagine it is late January or early February and you look out your window to see purple, white and striped crocus blooming in your flower bed.  Next come the daffodils spreading their golden cheer around.  In March, the parade of tulips begin-bright red, orange, purple or pink.  When these spring beauties bloom in my landscape

Bonsai Comes Full Circle

It’s a funny thing about life and gardening, they return to their beginnings.  So it is with bonsai at Garland Nursery.  We have enjoyed a good relationship with Wee Tree Farm and then Wee Tree, LLC. since 1986, both separate businesses with wonderful owners.  However, that’s not where Garland Nursery’s connection to bonsai began. It

Feed Me!

Have you seen the musical (or the 1986 movie version) “Little Shop of Horrors”? Nerdy Seymour works at a florist shop. He buys a plant strongly resembling a venus flytrap, which does poorly until he accidentally discovers the plant thrives on human blood.  The plant in true fictional license, screams “Feed me, Seymour, feed me!”  Each time it needs more and