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What on Earth is DE?

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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 single-cell aquatic plants. The formulation we sell is a super-fine dust (applied by hand […]

After the Storm: Coping with Snow- and Ice-Damaged Trees and Shrubs

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Have winter storms battered your landscape? When the weather finally clears, it’s time to evaluate the damage done to your landscape plants by wind, snow and ice. Here are some things to consider: Be safe. Steer clear of hazards, such as downed or sagging power lines, large cracked limbs and trunks, and hanging branches. Notify […]

Your Houseplant is an Annual in Disguise!

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Who hasn’t brought a houseplant or two outdoors for an open-air, summer vacation? Every summer I hang plants from the branches of my dogwood where they thrive in dappled light and benefit from the summer rains. Many of our favorite indoor plants are actually tropical perennials that thrive in our hot, humid summers. Why not […]

Hosta: a Treat for the Eye and the Palate

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When you think about hostas (and daylilies and roses and dahlias), you probably focus on their appealing foliage and vibrant blooms. Surprisingly, these plants are delicious as well as lovely. In fact, many of our favorite garden plants can feed both body and soul. Here’s a quick peek at how to harvest and prepare hostas […]

Tomatoes and Peppers Thrive on Brewery’s Roof

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When you review a product on gardeners.com, you can include a photo or two. That’s what Alan Edwards did in his review of our upside-down Revolution Planter. The photos made us want to learn more about his innovative garden. Here’s what he told us: This garden is located on the roof of the Appalachian Brewing […]

Redefining the Cubicle Farm with a Grow Light

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Given a choice of where to plant a garden, I bet most gardeners would choose their backyard or community garden. For me, it’s my desk … at work. With winter in full swing and the ground hard as a rock, outdoor gardening is not an option for the next few months. How do I harvest […]

How I Built a Raised Bed in My Laundry Room

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Over the years, I’ve helped develop dozens of gardening innovations here at Gardener’s Supply. Among my favorites is the Raised Bed Corner. It’s a foolproof way to build beautiful raised beds, using standard lumber. Last month, I put this innovation to work in our laundry room. See, my wife and I wanted to save water […]

6 Easy-Care Houseplants That are Sure to Thrive

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Looking for houseplants that can take a long winter — or someone who doesn’t have a green thumb? Here are recommendations from Karen Winter, manager in our Burlington garden center. Every so often I’ll find someone strolling through the greenhouse, looking a little confused. When I ask, “Can I help you find something?” The reply […]

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