‘Green Penguin’ Scotch Pine

We started carrying a new form of pine last year by the name of Pinus sylvestris ‘Green Penguin’. It’s very dwarf with a dense and upright habit. Growing just 3-5″ per year it is suitable for using as an upright accent in smaller gardens or foundation plantings. Like most pines it is fairly deer and…

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Fall Bulb Info and Ideas

Fall Bulb Info and Ideas

I came across these two articles about bulbs recently and wanted to share them with you.  The first is about growing saffron crocus, which we have in stock this year: http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2013/SaffronCrocus.shtml And the second is about using bulbs a little more creatively: http://awaytogarden.com/how-to-plant-bulbs-creatively-with-chanticleers-jonathan-wright/ We still have a good selection of bulbs and supplies so you…

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Hosta Diseases

Hosta Diseases

I came across this great free publication about pests and diseases of Hostas recently and thought I’d share it with everyone.  You can download it from IA State here: Diseases and pests of hostas

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Protecting Roses Over the Winter

Most of us have found out over the years with growing roses that it can be quite tricky to over-winter them successfully in our harsh winters. Hopefully, by following these simple procedures, you will have a much improved survival rate to look forward to come spring. Since mulching is a key factor to improving survival…

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Preparing Evergreens for Winter

This is an article readdressing an issue that many homeowners faced last year. We had a very hard winter for many of the evergreens listed in this article. I am hoping for a milder winter, however there are never any guarantees! For the sake of helping you save your evergreens this winter, we are visiting…

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The Best Time of the Year

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year already. September 24th was my one year anniversary of being the new owner at Caan Floral. Going into any endeavor you never know how things will go, but I am extremely happy to report that all is going great. I have had great support from…

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Indoor Blooming Plants

Putting our gardens to rest for winter is sad but inevitable. But our love for flowers and plants doesn’t have to stop there. Our selection here at Caan Floral is vast when it comes to the varieties of indoor plants to choose from. Blooming in particular is one of the things we long for most….

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Fall Cleanup

It’s hard to believe it’s already the first day of autumn. The season has been so cool that it feels like we should have two more months to garden yet!  While there’s still time left to enjoy your gardens, this is the time of year that people come in or call with lots of questions about what…

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