This Bourbon Fruitcake is handmade in small batches in Vermont, filled with fruits and nuts and flavored with smooth bourbon.
Here at Gardener’s Supply, we enjoy giving back to our Vermont community by doing business with local merchants. When searching for a traditional, handmade fruitcake to feature in our Holiday 2012 catalog, we did [...]
What’s in the name? The B is for benefit, and it’s Corp as in corporation.
We’re excited. Today, Gardener’s Supply has joined a class of companies called B Corps. With this certification comes a dual mission that combines bottom-line success and social responsibility. In short: Do well and do good.
Since we started ba [...]
With Grow Bags, you can put a garden almost anywhere: on a deck, balcony, porch or parking lot. A group of young people from Minnesota has started a program that shows urban residents how it’s done. Here’s their story:
The Gardening for Good team with a set of Grow Bags at Urban Baby, a north Minneapolis nonprofit that runs w [...]
Ellen Ecker Ogden’s design in progress, top, for the 2×8 Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, below, which features flowers. Ogden’s design, A Paint Box Garden of Edible Plants, features vegetables.
If you’re a garden designer in Vermont, what do you do in the winter? If you’re creative, you design!
Ellen Ecker Ogden, who c [...]
When you’re deciding how to manage pests in your garden and landscape, keep this in mind: First, do no harm. The vast majority of garden visitors are either helpful or harmless.
Learn to identify ladybug larvae, right. They are major aphid eaters.
Read Most Bugs are Good Bugs for more detail and photos of benefi [...]
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 [...]
A top-quality hose is a worthwhile investment. It ensures that you can get the job done efficiently and with ease.
These sturdy hoses are made of rubber and have metal fittings.
The hot weather this summer has meant lots of watering. I recently spent most of a day going to my landscape clients to make sure their gardens and new plantings [...]
Use an angel food cake pan (or a bundt cake pan) to make it easier to shave the kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
I used to grow enough corn that we could eat it for dinner every night during August and still have enough to freeze for winter. Once you’ve been eating home-frozen corn for a few years, it’s difficult to be sati [...]