From the employee-owners of Gardener's Supply

Monthly archives for December, 2011

Fire and Resolutions

Roasting marshmallows on the solstice

On the shortest day of the year, the employees of Gardener’s Supply gather for a moment of personal reflection. Each of us writes one of the year’s regrets on a scrap of paper. Then, Jim Feinson, our company president leads us into the crisp December air, where a copper fire pit blazes. We toss our […]

Red-Carpet Plants

Red-Carpet Plants

The announcement of award-winning plants might not generate the buzz of the Academy Awards — at least not among the general public. But if you’re a gardener who likes to stay on top of the latest and greatest, then perusing plant awards offers a glimpse into what to expect at garden centers this spring. More […]

Amaryllis, Again


Many people wonder if you can get amaryllis bulbs to rebloom. Yes! It’s easy because amaryllis are forgiving plants. Amaryllis benefit from a summer outdoors. For best growth and bloom potential, remove them from pots and plant them in the ground. “The flowers faded months ago, but I can’t bear to throw it out. I’d […]

Save a Seed or Two

Save a Seed or Two

I’m finally getting around to tidying up some of my flower gardens, and one of the benefits of my tardiness is that there are plenty of seedpods filled with ripe seeds. In a matter of minutes I collected hundreds of seeds for replanting. Saving seeds is one of gardening’s best-kept secrets. When else in life […]

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