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Monthly archives for January, 2011

Perennials to Grow from Seed

Perennials to Grow from Seed
I can’t help but cringe when I browse the perennial section of seed catalogs and see finicky flowers like Himalayan blue poppy without any comments about the challenges of starting them from seed or how many years it will take the plants to bloom. Some perennials are notoriously finicky to grow from seed; others are as easy to grow a [...]

Rooting for a Good Cause

Rooting for a Good Cause
To make good on our promise to support the gardening community, we’re lending a hand to Pete’s Greens, an organic farm in Craftsbury, VT. An early morning fire in January destroyed the farm’s barn, along with stored crops, meats, coolers and vegetable cleaning and processing equipment. To show our support, our stores in Wil [...]

New Kitchen Garden Planner

New Kitchen Garden Planner
If you want your 2011 vegetable garden to produce more food for your table, planning is the key. No matter how much experience or growing space you have, taking time to map out your garden is the best way to maximize your efforts. If you want your 2011 vegetable garden to produce more food for your table, planning is the key. No matter [...]

Visiting Vizcaya

Visiting Vizcaya
Spanish moss adorns the alléeIf you find yourself in the Miami area this winter, be sure to check out Vizcaya Gardens. It contains 50 acres of formal gardens, a villa and native hammock (jungle forest) on Biscayne Bay in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. Expansive gardens combine Italian and French design with an American content. “An [...]

New Compact Light Stands

New Compact Light Stands
Grow dozens of plants in just over two square feet of floor space with the new 2-Tier 2-ft. Light Garden. As much as I appreciate living in a region with four distinct seasons, winter’s gray skies and the frozen tundra outside my back door can start to wear me down. The seed catalogs, with their glossy photos of colorful flowers and veg [...]

Snowy Morn in Vermont

Snowy Morn in Vermont
It’s interesting to see how a foot or two of snowfall will change the look of your garden. Much gets covered by the thick blanket, and what remains is often beautiful in a new way. It’s interesting to see how a foot or two of snowfall will change the look of your garden. Much gets covered by the thick blanket, and what remai [...]

Bressingham Gardens

Bressingham Gardens
[SlideDeck2 id=4328] We hope you enjoy this slideshow tour of the English gardens of the Bressingham family. Adrian Bloom has developed dozens of superior perennials, many of which have a horticultural heritage in North America and made them available through the family nursery, Blooms of Bressingham. One lifetime isn’t long enough to c [...]

The Best Harvest

The Best Harvest
Try our Family Food Garden, a new online garden planner. Our goal is to redesign the family garden and grow a new generation of gardeners. Instead of growing a bed of one crop, each Family Food Garden plan has a variety of plants. That adds visual interest and breaks up gardening chores into bite-size pieces, which is critical if you want to [...]
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