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Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Spring is here and we couldn’t be happier! Now it’s time to get a jump start on preparing your garden for the summer months. Our Spring Garden To-Do-List Prune away dead and damaged branches to promote new growth, but keep in mind it’s best to do after the threats of hard frost have past Cut back … Read More

Worth The Read: Edible Landscaping

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Recently we picked up an exciting new how-to landscaping book called Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist by Michael Judd. It’s a great little book to help gather ideas and inspiration. Some topics the book goes over are: How to make a Herb Spiral Rainwater harvesting Growing fungi Growing a food forest with uncommon fruits … Read More

Spring is Near

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

As we stare outside it is hard to believe that soon enough the snow will melt, the ground will thaw and your spring bulbs will start cracking the Earth’s surface. Which makes now the perfect time to take advantage of these lazy, cold winter days and start planning your warm weather garden, be it a … Read More

Give Thanks & Plan Ahead

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

To all of our valued customers, we hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday season. Winter is a great time for families and gardens to relax, but a new year brings the warm welcome of Spring. OK – garden talk now! Unfortunately, not much is happening in the garden at this time, but in the spirit of … Read More

Get Your Spring Garden Ready this Fall

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Fall is officially here and the weather is turning fast! Before you sit down and enjoy another piece of pumpkin pie, take a moment to think about your landscape in the early spring. Are you happy with your spring blooms? Would you like to add more color? Now is the perfect time to plan for … Read More

Plan Your Fall Garden

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

As another summer comes to close, thoughts of autumn colors and crisp, cool air begin to fill our heads. The fall season is a great time to plant a new garden or take care of an existing one. Cooler air and soil temperatures reduce the need for regular watering and give gardens a chance to … Read More

Sustainably Drained (Water Your Plants!)

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Rain rain, go away – period (but water the plants before you go)! While rain is beneficial to our much treasured gardens, it can wreak havoc on a landscape or structure when not handled properly. Traditionally, the rule of thumb is that water rolls downhill and as long as you grade away from something, all … Read More

Vertical Gardening – “Growing Up”

Monday, April 21st, 2014

In the age of hip gadgetry and extreme convenience, it’s hard to believe that gardening is on the rise. Folks, both young and old, are looking to put plow to field (not literally) and reap the benefits of growing their own fruits and vegetables at home! While traditional gardens of size and variety are still … Read More

Winter Insights: Food for Friends

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Winter is the time when gardens go to sleep and get ready for their next grand performance. Growth gives way to dormancy and food sources become scarce for the foragers of suburbia. Squirrels and chipmunks stow away acorns and birds fly south for a much needed vacation. Winter is a time for preparation. As stewards … Read More

WINTER VISION

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

When someone mentions the word “landscape,” the average mind conjures up thoughts of flowers and green grass – not dormant perennials and peeling bark. Winter is an often overlooked season for finding interest in the landscape. Whether it be in the fruit display of the Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata), the bright red stems of the … Read More