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Meet Jennifer, Our Creative Gardener

Jennifer Prince
Say hello to Jennifer, our new Creative Gardener. She’s managing our gardens here in Burlington, VT, where we set up photo shoots for our catalog and find inspiration for blog posts and newsletter articles. Jennifer will be sharing her gardening journey with readers throughout the summer. Stay tuned for her regular posts and garden photos. […]

Random Acts of Gardening — in the Woods

After: A splash of color on those sap buckets
Last week, I found myself looking out the window and watching it snow in mid-April. I began to think about these bumper stickers we have that say “Practice Random Acts of Gardening.” I was trying to think, what would be a random act of gardening — even if I could not be in the garden […]

‘Goodness is in All of Us’

Canned goods destined for the local food shelf.
As we approach Thanksgiving 2012 in Vermont, we are especially thankful to have been spared the fury of Superstorm Sandy. Our thoughts are with those who were not. The storm has produced so much suffering that it’s hard to know how you can help. Like many companies at this time of year, we raise money […]

Good Taste, Good Works!

slice of bourbon fruitcake
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 didn’t have to look far for the perfect partner: Bien Fait Cakes, an artisanal bakery in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Bien Fait’s delicious, […]

Get Up Early; Get Up and Ride!

Brian Youngberg
It’s a resolution many people make, but few follow through: “I should commute by bicycle more often.” To get people motivated, it seems a challenge is required — the National Bike Challenge. Employees at Gardener’s Supply took part in this year’s event, a free program with the goal of getting 50,000 people to bike 10 […]

A Good Year for Potatoes

Root storage bin for potato harvest
The 2012 harvest keeps coming. This month, Deborah Miuccio, who manages the test gardens here at Gardener’s Supply, harvested about 60 pounds of potatoes from her family’s backyard garden. “I planted them in a 4×5′ raised bed and fertilized with a thick layer of our homemade compost. In midsummer, I covered the young plants in […]

Gardening is a Process

sisters
This spring, I was pleased to get an e-mail from my newly retired Aunt Ila, who wanted to start a vegetable garden in Michigan. I set her up with a 3×6′ Grow Bed, a link to the Kitchen Garden Planner, and my best wishes for a bountiful harvest Well, it’s been a tough year for […]

What’s In Your Grow Bag?

potato-grow-bag
We’re an eclectic bunch of gardeners here at Gardener’s Supply. We love to try out new products in our own gardens and experiment with unusual plants. After hearing about some of these adventures in lunchroom and hallway conversations, I thought it would be fun to collect stories from fellow employee-owners about how they’re using one […]

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We are an employee-owned company of avid gardeners, located in Burlington, VT.