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Indoor Gardening

The moderate temperatures gave way to sub-freezing ones on Tuesday, so it looks as if winter is here. Some of us are missing last year’s early December snowfall, though we’re probably in the minority. Outside, seeds and buds are slumbering. The earth is...

Christmas Traditions

Every family has their own holiday traditions that they practice year after year. We bundle up and head get to the same place to get the tree. We bake cookies from the same family recipes. We watch the same holiday special on television. And there are some...

Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients 2 tsp. unflavored gelatin 2 Tbsp. cold water 1/4 c. boiling water 1/2 c. sugar 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder for a more intense chocolate flavor, add 1 additional Tbsp. 1 1/2 c. heavy cream very cold 1/2 c. Baileys Irish Cream very cold 1 tsp. vanilla...

Choosing a tree

Close on the heels of the Thanksgiving celebration, comes one of the most harrowing of all the winter holiday experiences-the Selection of the Christmas Tree. Luckily, we live smack in the middle of tree central.  Of the 13,000 or so Christmas tree farms...

Everything holiday houseplants

Gardening in late November? Are we crazy? Most everyone we know is consumed with holiday decorating, shopping and entertaining, but you can still squeeze in a little winter gardening to satisfy your green thumb. And beautiful blooming plants make excellent...

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow & Pecan Streusel

Ingredients Mashed Sweet Potatoes: 3 pounds sweet potatoes* peeled and chopped into large chunks, see note 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup milk or half and half 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice 2 tablespoons brown sugar salt to taste Topping; 4...

Winter Holidays

Now that Halloween is past and we’re closing in on Thanksgiving, it suddenly seems okay to be excited about winter holidays. The inside of the Garden Center sparkles with lights and glitter, while the outside is fragrant with the aromas of balsam fir and cookies...

Mini Pecan Pie

Ingredients 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 cup corn syrup 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup melted butter 3 eggs beaten 1 cup chopped pecans 2 pillsbury pie crusts, or pie crust of choosing Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease your...

Storing Garden Ornaments

November can be such a melancholy month. The days are shortening and we know that the icy grip of winter is imminent. Our landscapes are losing the bright autumn leaves and before long snowflakes will begin to gather on the grass and in the garden. The season for...

Prep Your Garden for Winter!

Wow. We had amazing fall weather, but the forecast looks as though winter is ready to settle in. There is still time to plant bulbs yet this weekend though so stop in to the Garden Center to stock up on a bit of color for next spring. If you have hybrid roses, loosely...
Indoor Gardening

Indoor Gardening

The moderate temperatures gave way to sub-freezing ones on Tuesday, so it looks as if winter is here. But don’t forget your indoor gardening chores.

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Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

Every family has their own holiday traditions that they practice year after year. We bundle up and head to the same place to get the tree, we bake, we watch the same holiday specials on tv. But have you ever wondered how some of them got started?

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Choosing a tree

Choosing a tree

Close on the heels of the Thanksgiving celebration, comes one of the most harrowing of all the winter holiday experiences-the Selection of the Christmas Tree. Luckily, we live smack in the middle of tree central. Of the 13,000 or so Christmas tree farms in the United States, more than 900 are located in Wisconsin. So we have plenty of choices.

read more
Everything holiday houseplants

Everything holiday houseplants

Gardening in late November? Are we crazy? Most everyone we know is consumed with holiday decorating, shopping and entertaining, but you can still squeeze in a little winter gardening to satisfy your green thumb. And beautiful blooming plants make excellent presents for gardening friends and kids.

read more
Winter Holidays

Winter Holidays

Now that Halloween is past and we’re closing in on Thanksgiving, it suddenly seems okay to be excited about winter holidays. The inside of the Garden Center sparkles with lights and glitter, while the outside is fragrant with the aromas of balsam fir and cookies baking across the street. There are a lot of events and activities in the coming weeks and we’d love to see you and family in the store.

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Mini Pecan Pie

Mini Pecan Pie

Ingredients 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 cup corn syrup 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup melted butter 3 eggs beaten 1 cup chopped pecans 2 pillsbury pie crusts, or pie crust of choosing Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease your...

read more
Storing Garden Ornaments

Storing Garden Ornaments

The season for outdoor gardening is drawing to a close, and there is not much to do, besides raking up the last of those leaves and preparing our containers and garden ornaments for storage.

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