9 Most Popular Flowers for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day originated in the 17th century in Great Britain. During the 18th century, the custom of giving flowers was brought back from Persia by King Charles XII of Sweden. Roses were the primary flower of choice as it was considered the favorite flower of Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. The tradition has evolved such that many different flowers are given for Valentine’s Day. Here are 9 of the most popular flowers currently being exchanged to express one’s love. Alstroemeria The exotic flowers of Alstroemeria, or Peruvian Lily, are used in cut flower arrangements, but they also make great […]

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Popcorn Growing Guide

National popcorn day is here, and one of the best ways to enjoy this delicious treat is by growing it in your garden. Jung Seed has several varieties that provide ornamental value and a tasty snack. Today, we’ll look at how to grow and harvest popcorn from the garden while examining the unique types you can grow. What Is Popcorn? Many of you are familiar with this popular food, but what makes popcorn different than sweet corn? Popcorn is a type of corn with smaller kernels than other corn. Another key difference is their harvest time. Unlike sweet corn, popcorn […]

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Garden Trends: Color of the Year 2023

As you start planning your garden for 2023, there are many new items available at Jung Seed. With so many choices to choose from how do you decide? One way would be to get some inspiration from the new Color of the Year! This year Pantone has chosen Viva Magenta. It is described as “a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It […]

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4 Festive Holiday Plants

The weather outside is frightful, but the indoor temperature is delightful. As you head to the nursery this time of year, you’ll see an assortment of plants produced for the Christmas season. Among those plants are poinsettias, a popular shrub known for its red bracts (a type of leaf). There are other species you can grow this time of year too. As a bonus, many of these plants can be grown as houseplants throughout the year. Let’s examine the various holiday plants and consider how to make them thrive beyond Christmas. Poinsettias Poinsettias are popular for a good reason. They […]

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Jung Seed Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Looking for gift ideas? Jung Seed has the perfect gardening gifts! Each year, we carefully select products to feature for the holidays. From beautiful flowers to practical gardening items to beautiful decor, we have everything your favorite gardener would love. Too hard to choose? Why not select one of our popular Holiday Gift Boxes which features several items. Or looking for something fun to stuff stockings with? We’ve got you covered with our Seed Stock Stuffers. Here are some of our 5 favorite gift ideas this holiday season. Amaryllis Amaryllis is a popular choice for the holiday season. They are […]

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How To Create Winter Container Displays

November is a quiet time in the garden. The perennials, trees, and shrubs have entered dormancy and show few signs of life. Birds have migrated, and the pollinators have begun their hibernation. If that’s not enough, the days are cold and dark, making it difficult to enjoy the outdoors. Fortunately, there’s a way to create a festive look in the landscape this time of year, especially with containers. Winter containers are gaining popularity as gardeners realize their unique contribution to the landscape. Container displays can brighten your patio, balcony, or driveway. You can also display containers in your garden. Here’s […]

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8 Patriotic Plants: Gardening with Red, White & Blue Foliage

There are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July, from fireworks to parades. Many gardeners like to commemorate the holiday with red, white, and blue flowers. Another way to add patriotic colors to your garden is by growing plants with red, white, and blue leaves. Modern breeding has led to creating plant varieties with uniquely colored foliage, giving us even more options to add color to our gardens. Many of these plants can be used in shady landscape areas to make them brighter. Here are a few plants that will add a patriotic touch to your garden. Forever Red […]

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Bee Kind Gardening – A Guide To Plant & Pollinator Balance

The word “Native” is an ambiguous definition when it comes to plants. Native to where? To North America? To a geographic region? To your entire state, county, or just your neighborhood? Plants don’t read books, but they are smart; they simply grow where they have suitable conditions for success. All plants have adopted strategies and mechanisms that send cues and signals to attract pollinators that form the foundation of our earthly balance between all plants and animals. Going All Native? Not So Fast! Maybe a gardener will choose to put in plants for a specific habitat or pick plants that […]

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Create A Mardi Gras Themed Garden

American Mardi Gras first began around 1699 near New Orleans by a French-Canadian explorer named Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. Although Mardi Gras can be traced back as far as the 17th century in Europe. While it started off with religious practices, it has since become more of a general celebration. Mardi Gras Day is filled with music, parades with floats, parties, and food. Mardi Gras is well known for the colors associated with this celebration – green, purple, and gold. The history behind the colors is a fascinating one dating back to 1872 when the King of the Carnival proclaimed […]

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7 Heart-Healthy Foods You Can Grow

February is the month of the heart. We celebrate the special people in our lives with Valentine’s Day. But did you know February is also heart health month? Starting in 1963, heart health month focuses on creating awareness and education of cardiovascular health. One way to improve your heart health is to eat heart-healthy foods. Here are the top seven foods you can grow that are great for your heart. Almonds & Walnuts Almonds and walnuts are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals critical for heart health. They can reduce bad cholesterol and reduce plaque buildup. Walnuts have more antioxidants […]

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