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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 it. For more information, read the article, How to [...]

Custom Garden Clothes: It’s Abo...

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Zephyr Summer Shirt: Our new gardening clothing feels breezy and cool. Special fabric fends off the sun. 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, [...]

5 Favorite Rhubarb Recipes

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Jonathan Stevens, rhubarb lover and author of the blog Real Men Sow. 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 happ [...]

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 munching on garden insect pests) it’s t [...]

More Than a Garden Shed

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My place: I am going to add a front porch this summer. 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 [...]

11 Other Ways to Use the Boot Tray

Orchid plants growing on a boot tray with rubber grids for drainage.
Jumbo Boot Tray 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 available in three siz [...]

Variegated Solomon’s Seal, 2013...

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Variegated Solomon’s seal, this year’s perennial of the year. 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, he [...]

What to Do With Horticultural Plastic

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A recycling trailer at the Missouri Botanical Garden, part of a pot- recycling program that uses collection trailers that can be pulled behind a pickup truck. Photo: Steve Cline 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. [...]

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