The Buzz Gardener's Center

The Buzz is where you’ll find expert help from our gurus of gardens and floristy. 
We’re here to help you with your outdoor and indoor gardening needs. Have questions? Just ask our experts! 

Agastache, Hummingbird Mint, Hyssop is a must-have in your perennial garden!

Let’s Talk Agastache

Also knows as Hummingbird Mint and Hyssop, Agastache are probably the longest blooming perennial you can have in a temperate-climate perennial garden. For this, and many other reasons, Sean professes Agastache is his all-time favorite perennial!

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Buy Native Hydrangeas at The Gardener's Center in Darien, CT

Let’s Talk Native Hydrangea

Hydrangea arborescens, or smooth hydrangeas, are native to the eastern U.S. and are much easier to grow & take care of than non-native varieties. Learn why you're going to fall in love with Pinky Pollen Ring Hydrangea and Annabelle Hydrangea.

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Begonias are the easiest annual to grow!

Sean’s “Annual” Love Affair With Begonias

They’re beguiling. They’re bewitching. They’re begonias and they’re Sean’s favorite annual. Sean, our horticulture guru here at The Gardener's Center, points out some key reasons why they make great additions to gardens and containers, no matter your light conditions. Watch the video and see if they're not going to be...

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Some weeds you want in your garden: Milkweed and Butterfly Weed

Add Milkweed and Butterfly Weed to Your Garden

Weeds are the bane of most gardeners existence, but Sean, our horticulture expert, talks about some wonderful “weeds” to include in your garden: These are two native milkweeds, the first called Asclepias Incarnata, or Swamp Milkweed, and Asclepias Tuberosa, or Butterfly Weed.

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How to choose the right catmint

Catmint: An Easy Garden Favorite

Interested in a super popular, ornamental perennial? Sean, our horticulture expert, is also a fan of catmints, (botanical name is Nepeta), not to be confused with catnip, although they are related. Why are catmints so popular? Well, they check a lot of boxes for gardeners.

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