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Prep Your Garden For Winter!

Wow. We had amazing fall weather, but the forecasted chilly temperatures make it look as though winter is ready to settle in. But there is still time to plant bulbs this weekend, so stop into the Garden Center to stock up on a bit of color for next spring and take...

Preparing Our Containers and Garden Ornaments for Storage

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...

Wholewheat Penne with Pumpkin, Rosemary & Pine Nuts

Ingredients The clean-out-the-fridge-and-pantry meal that comes together by sheer accident is gratifying on so many levels. This could be one of those, or it could just as easily be something you plan for, a welcome meal for when pumpkin season arrives at last. You'd...

Late Fall Gardening Tips

At long last. It’s time to take a deep breath, because the physical work, and often frenetic pace, of the growing season is over. Not having a million things to accomplish in the garden may make some folks bereft, but many others so happy. The Garden Center is...

Streusel Apple Bread

Prep Time: 30 mins Cooking Time: 1 hr 12 servings Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped cored apple 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup sour milk* or orange juice 1/3...

Forcing Spring Bulbs Now

Forcing spring bulbs into winter bloom was the rage in the 1800’s. Hyacinths were especially popular. But there are others to try, too. We love vases of paperwhites and pots of amaryllis. And with a little prep time, you can have pots of tulips and daffodils blooming...

Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

October can be such a confusing time for new gardeners. Though the sun certainly isn’t quite as warm, the golden color of autumn light can fool us into thinking that it is still late summer.  Fall is the time of year for two of our favorite garden activities-harvest...

Apple Blossom Tart

Prep Time: 1 hr 10 mins Cooking Time: 3 hrs 15 mins Serves 8 Ingredients: 3 large (about 1 1/2 lbs.) Pink Lady apples, cored and cut into 1/8"-thick slices 1/4 c. packed light brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice 1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar, divided 1 1/4...

Tips on How to Winterize Your Pond

The night temperatures are starting to cool and the leaves have started to color. And though the last few days still felt like summer, winter is definitely on its way. So now is the time to get your ponds and water features ready for the frosty temperatures to come....

Protect Your Outdoor Furniture This Fall & Winter

The maple leaves are just beginning to color and before we know it, the snow will be falling. So now is the perfect time to think about protecting your casual outdoor furniture from any winter polar vortices. Outdoor living is so popular now that everyone has a piece...
Prep Your Garden For Winter!

Prep Your Garden For Winter!

Wow. We had amazing fall weather, but the forecasted chilly temperatures make it look as though winter is ready to settle in. But there is still time to plant bulbs this weekend, so stop into the Garden Center to stock up on a bit of color for next spring and take advantage of the 50% savings.

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Preparing Our Containers and Garden Ornaments for Storage

Preparing Our Containers and Garden Ornaments for Storage

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

read more
Late Fall Gardening Tips

Late Fall Gardening Tips

At long last. It’s time to take a deep breath, because the physical work, and often frenetic pace, of the growing season is over. Not having a million things to accomplish in the garden may make some folks bereft, but many others so happy.

read more
Forcing Spring Bulbs Now

Forcing Spring Bulbs Now

Forcing spring bulbs into winter bloom was the rage in the 1800’s. Hyacinths were especially popular. But there are others to try, too. We love vases of paperwhites and pots of amaryllis. And with a little prep time, you can have pots of tulips and daffodils blooming in your kitchen in late February.

read more
Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

Fall is the time of year for two of our favorite garden activities-harvest and reflection. Without the harvest, we can’t reap the rewards of a summer well spent. And without reflection, we’ll never learn from our mistakes and successes.

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Tips on How to Winterize Your Pond

Tips on How to Winterize Your Pond

The night temperatures are starting to cool and the leaves have started to color. And though the last few days still felt like summer, winter is definitely on its way. So now is the time to get your ponds and water features ready for the frosty temperatures to come.

read more

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