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Posts in category Flower Gardening

Jennifer’s Journal: Planting for Privacy

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June 5 I have been planting like mad! Almost every bed has been planted with so many goodies, including tons of tomatoes, cucumbers on a trellis, and vertical icebox watermelons. Next project: I’m off to solve some privacy screening issues. I’d like to grow a vegetative screen that blocks our view of the parking area […]

Hummingbirds at Home

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About the Writer This post comes from an article written by Scott Weidensaul, which appeared in the May-June 2013 issue of Audubon Magazine. Reprinted with permission. Vermont Event If you live in Vermont, consider attending Hummingbirds at Home, a workshop and film screening of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, A PBS Nature film.The event is […]

Jennifer’s Journal: TubTrug Innovations

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Monday, April 29 Planted Bloomsdale spinach, Pot of Gold Swiss chard and Strawberry Blonde calendula in what I imagine to be the most captivating pattern ever. Started seeds in our Grow Shelter. In addition to lettuces and various greens, I included a few flowers, as well as Burgundy okra, birdhouse gourds, and luffas in small […]

Meet Jennifer, Our Creative Gardener

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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. […]

A Mother’s Day Bouquet Can Start in the Backyard

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One of the joys of gardening is to step out my back door and clip a few sprigs to bring inside. The day’s prettiest blooms and just-unfurled leaves — gathered simply into a bunch and displayed in a jar of water — provide everything I need to start the day. The tiny arrangement graces my […]

After the (Drought, Flood, Fire, Pest Outbreak)

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5 Steps to Creating Resilient Gardens and Landscapes Record-breaking droughts, floods and wildfires, as well as outbreaks of diseases and insects, have taken their toll on garden and landscape plants nationwide. Although it’s impossible to fully insulate your gardens and landscape against damage, there are steps you can take to rejuvenate affected plantings and build […]

Old Seeds? Test for Germination First

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Last week, I got an e-mail from Jeff, who works in our customer contact center: “I had a seedstarting failure this season. I used some older seeds (2008-ish) and placed the seed tray by a cool window to germinate. Cheap and stupid right? I am getting zero sprouts on day six. What would you recommend?” […]

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 […]

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