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Monthly archives for March, 2013

Microgreens: A Taste of Spring

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From Seed to Harvest in 23 Days I’m still waiting for spring. Waiting — impatiently — to get out there and garden. But no matter the weather, you can grow and harvest a crop of microgreens just a few weeks. Kind of takes the edge off. Spring is coming. It’s so close, I can taste […]

Custom Garden Clothes: It’s About Bloomin’ Time!

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We’re proud to introduce our new line of hard-working, easy-wearing gardening clothes for women. Finally, enjoy the freedom to do what you love in feel-good garden wear that moves with you. With plentiful pockets and clever coverage, they’ll prevent accidental “over-exposure” when you bend and reach. And, thanks to our flattering fit, you’ll look fabulous […]

5 Favorite Rhubarb Recipes

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Want to grow your own? Read the article How to Grow Rhubarb. Want to buy some? We sell a variety called Chipman’s Canada Red, hardy in USDA zones 3-8. Recently, we’ve seen a lot of interest in growing rhubarb. It has to be one of the easiest crops to grow. A happy plant will produce […]

Welcome Bluebirds Into Your Landscape

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I know it sounds silly, but somehow I feel like I’m a better person for having bluebirds nesting in my yard. If these brilliant icons of spring opt to spend time in my landscape, then I must be doing something right. If you, too, want to enjoy their company (and benefit from the penchant for […]

More Than a Garden Shed

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In February, Deborah Norton of Acworth, GA, shared a photo of her shed, above, on our Facebook page. “Repainted my potting shed this past summer. I have an old chandelier inside that provides light; running water and shelves with light for starting seedlings. This month, I added my Bottle Tree! Absolutely tacky and absolutely lovin’ […]

11 Other Ways to Use the Boot Tray

Orchid plants growing on a boot tray with rubber grids for drainage.
When it comes to humble, hardworking products, our Boot Tray makes the top of the list. It’s simple, sturdy and contains the mess. Nothing fancy. In recent years, our customers have shown us that the Boot Tray is not just for boots. Shop for Boot Trays However you decide to use our trays, they are […]

Variegated Solomon’s Seal, 2013 Perennial of the Year

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With gracefully arching stems and bright green leaves with white edges, variegated Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’) is a welcome addition to the woodland garden and an ideal companion for other shade-lovers, such as hosta, astilbe, hellebore, brunnera and ferns. Although it doesn’t produce the riot of color of many previous Perennial Plants of the […]

What to Do With Horticultural Plastic

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About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. “Each sites hosts a trailer, brings it in when it is full, and returns with an empty one,” Cline says. Steve Cline sorts plastic pots and cell […]

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