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Gardening After The Winter Holidays

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s a relief to direct our energy inward for a little while and focus on some new projects. Winter is such a great time to make plans for the future. You can gather the courage to put those gardening lessons learned last summer...

Early Seed Starting of Flavorful Varieties

Did you know that the average grocery store’s produce travels nearly 1,500 miles between the farm where it was grown and your refrigerator? That nearly 40% of our fruit is grown or produced in other countries? And that, even though a simple thing like broccoli is...

Christmas Traditions

Every family has their own holiday traditions that are practiced, and enjoyed, year after year. We bundle up and head out to the same place to get the tree. We bake cookies from the same family recipes. We watch the same holiday special on television....

Indoor Gardening Tips for a Chilly December

Although there hasn’t been much, we’ve had a little snow, so it looks like winter is here. Some of us are missing accumulation, but we’re probably in the minority. Outside, seeds and buds are slumbering. The earth is still. Inside our homes, we’re warm and...

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...

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 gifts for...

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...

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...

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...
Gardening After The Winter Holidays

Gardening After The Winter Holidays

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s a relief to direct our energy inward for a little while and focus on some new projects. Winter is such a great time to make plans for the future.

read more
Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

The origin of the Christmas tree is well documented. The modern version originated in Germany and spread to the United States in the 1820s with the influx of European immigrants.

read more
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.

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.

read more
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.

read more
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

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