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BLT Pasta Salad

Ingredients 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 6 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 medium tomato, diced 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup ranch dressing 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain....
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Make a List and Check it Twice…in the Garden!

Now that it seems as though spring has finally sprung, we gardeners will be making our lists and checking them twice. Because no matter how long the winter actually is, it always seems to take forever. And the outdoor chores that must be done conflict with the more...
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Looking For A Gift for Mom?

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. When you’re ready to look for that perfect something to show your mom just how special she is, The Bruce Company Garden Center is bursting at the seams with beautiful roses, lush hydrangeas and showy azaleas. You’d be hard...
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Protecting Your Yard From Rabbits

“Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits.” Elmer Fudd knew what he was talking about. Despite their adorable faces, bunnies and their cute little pals can do an awful lot of damage to your yard. Whether your back is turned or not! A couple of rabbits can strip the...
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Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients: 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined1 2 teaspoons olive oil optional: chopped green onion for garnish Directions:...
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Hummingbirds are coming!

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration of 2017 has begun and the iridescent flyers are on their way north. This week, there have been sightings in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Missouri. It may seem far away, but it isn’t too soon for us to prepare our Wisconsin...
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Craving Spring? We have the cure!

Though it can be fickle, April can be a golden month. We find ourselves looking for any excuse to be outdoors in the breeze-filled air! Everything that is alive is stretching-the length of the days, the leaves on the trees, the germinating seeds. New lily bulbs can be...
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What do tea bags and gardening have in common?

Gardening myths, folk remedies, tricks of the trade. It doesn’t matter what you call these little nuggets of information because gardeners will hear them and then pass them right over the fence. I’ve been mulling over these tips ever since a friend forwarded a very...
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New Perennials for Spring

One of the best things about working at a garden center is that we get to satisfy all of our horticultural cravings and obsessions. And every spring, there are hundreds of new varieties to go crazy for. Every truck holds some wished for treasure. So, here is what is...
LEARN MORE

Spring Gardening

As winter recedes, each sign of spring seems more symbolic than the last. And the teasing tone of this season always makes us a little crazy. We’re longing for thunderstorms instead of snow showers. The sandhill crane’s raspy call or the melodious song of a redwing...
LEARN MORE
BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

Ingredients 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 6 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 medium tomato, diced 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup ranch dressing 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain....

read more
Looking For A Gift for Mom?

Looking For A Gift for Mom?

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. When you’re ready to look for that perfect something to show your mom just how special she is, The Bruce Company Garden Center is bursting at the seams with beautiful roses, lush hydrangeas and showy azaleas. You’d be hard...

read more
Protecting Your Yard From Rabbits

Protecting Your Yard From Rabbits

“Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits.” Elmer Fudd knew what he was talking about. Despite their adorable faces, bunnies and their cute little pals can do an awful lot of damage to your yard. Whether your back is turned or not! A couple of rabbits can strip the...

read more
Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp

Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients: 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined1 2 teaspoons olive oil optional: chopped green onion for garnish Directions:...

read more
Hummingbirds are coming!

Hummingbirds are coming!

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration of 2017 has begun and the iridescent flyers are on their way north. This week, there have been sightings in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Missouri. It may seem far away, but it isn’t too soon for us to prepare our Wisconsin...

read more
Craving Spring? We have the cure!

Craving Spring? We have the cure!

Though it can be fickle, April can be a golden month. We find ourselves looking for any excuse to be outdoors in the breeze-filled air! Everything that is alive is stretching-the length of the days, the leaves on the trees, the germinating seeds. New lily bulbs can be...

read more
What do tea bags and gardening have in common?

What do tea bags and gardening have in common?

Gardening myths, folk remedies, tricks of the trade. It doesn’t matter what you call these little nuggets of information because gardeners will hear them and then pass them right over the fence. I’ve been mulling over these tips ever since a friend forwarded a very...

read more
New Perennials for Spring

New Perennials for Spring

One of the best things about working at a garden center is that we get to satisfy all of our horticultural cravings and obsessions. And every spring, there are hundreds of new varieties to go crazy for. Every truck holds some wished for treasure. So, here is what is...

read more
Spring Gardening

Spring Gardening

As winter recedes, each sign of spring seems more symbolic than the last. And the teasing tone of this season always makes us a little crazy. We’re longing for thunderstorms instead of snow showers. The sandhill crane’s raspy call or the melodious song of a redwing...

read more

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