Ann Watson, Hawaii
Even though it snowed last week here in northern Vermont, we know the spring planting season is well under way in many parts of the country. One of our customers, who also happens to be a product tester for us, is lucky enough to garden year-round. Ann Watson, from Laie, Hawaii, is also an inspiration. Here is her story [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
The poinsettia has gotten pretty flashy in recent years. Not only are the colors amazing, some are dusted with glitter.
Slideshow: Poinsettias for 2009
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Slideshow:Poinsettias for 2009
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Wow. Po [...]
After thorough testing of the Fast Start® Seedstarter, we are excited to finally send it out into the world. Because it’s brand new, we are eager to hear what gardeners think.
The Fast Start® Seedstarter
The culmination of four years of research and testing, our new system represents a breakthrough in seedstarting. The new planting tray [...]
We love to hear and see how you use our products. You tell us when you call, you send e-mail, letters and pictures. We see your photos on our wall on Facebook. Check out some of the shots we’ve received in the last few months:
We love to hear and see how you use our products. You tell us, you send e-mail, letters and pictures. More [...]
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. [...]
Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog
Back in 1984, when we first started selling 4-pound bags of Diatomaceous Earth, people often asked, “What exactly is it?” Well, 20 years later, people are still asking.
Diatomaceous Earth, also known as DE, is made from the mineral remains of [...]
Plant a diversity of tomato varieties to reduce the possibility of disease.
Like many gardeners who lost their tomato crop to late blight last year, I’m wondering: How can I make sure it doesn’t happen again this year? Unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.