Gaillardia grandiflora The Vibrant blooms that keep giving all summer long The Arizona Sun Blanket Flower is one of our favorite perennials! Flowers begin to develop at the beginning of summer and continuously put out new blooms throughout the season. In addition, this is a native wildflower that attracts pollinators to the yard. Plant Care … Continue reading Arizona Sun Blanket Flower + GIVEAWAY!
I love a good plant marker. They help organize the garden, add an educational aspect for on-lookers, and provide the botanical garden-feel to your own personal garden. Taxonomy (the science of naming) is critical to our deeper understanding of plants. With so many wonderful plants in the world, it can be difficult to describe a … Continue reading DIY your own plant markers!
Mulch is defined simply as a layer of material applied to the surface of soil. Although mulching is never mandatory, the benefits far outweigh the effort used in the mulching process. When applied correctly, it can dramatically improve the soil's productivity. A few Mulching Material Options strawpinewheatgrass clippingscompostleavesbark chipssaw dustcardboardnewspaper Benefits of mulching Suppresses weed germination … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Mulch your Garden
Sunflowers are a summertime staple! Their flowers normally begin to open right at the beginning of the season. Helianthus annuus (the common sunflower's scientific name) is native to North America. These showy plants typically reach up to 8 ft (with the largest one recorded at 30 ft)! They grow best in full sun and well-draining, … Continue reading Recipes with Sunflowers
Hydrangea paniculata (Fire Light Hydrangea) is Jack Frost's plant of the month for July! The beautiful blooms actually change color during the summer season; they gradually transform from white to a pomegranate red. Expect an abundance of full flowers each year, even after harsh winters (tolerant to -40 F.). Fire Light Hydrangeas make for great … Continue reading July- Plant of the Month
It's that time of year again. Our gardens are really kicking into high-gear as the temperatures soar. The new growth and ripe fruit invite insects, fungi, and bacteria to come out and play (the kind we don't want. And yes, there are kinds you should want in your garden, but that's for next week's post). … Continue reading Protect Your Garden with Neem Oil
Hey y'all,Welcome to the Jack Frost blog! Our team at Jack Frost has been dedicated to providing you quality landscaping services for over 30 years, and now we want to give you even more! Starting in July, we will be creating a monthly newsletter filled with exclusive deals, gardening tips, horticulture education, recipes from the … Continue reading Welcome!