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The Great Gardener’s Giveaway: Meet Three Winners


Who are these lucky people who win contests? Meet three who won prizes in the Great Gardener’s Giveaway: First prize: Fran Blank, of New London, OH, won the Gardener’s Supply Cart, along with a $100 gift card. “I always enter contests but never win. I am thrilled! This is the icing on the cake for […]

Congratulations to Our Spring Photo Contest Winner


Seems appropriate that the winner of our Signs of Spring photo contest is named April. Her photo of a tulip bud won first prize, though there were many great entries. “Spring is definitely my favorite season,” says April Deering, who gardens in Colorado. “I just love watching everything come to life, with all the colors […]

Enter Our Photo Contest: Signs of Spring


For the gardener, no season is as eagerly anticipated as spring. And after the winter of 2013-14, we are ready! So, what are the signs of spring in your area? Is it the first crocuses? The swelling buds of the oaks? Is it your neighbor, washing his boat? Share a springtime image and you could […]

Mystery Seeds Yield a Sweet Surprise


Here at Gardener’s Supply we have something called “the free table.” It’s where employees put things they want to give away, so it’s always interesting to see what shows up. The free table is a great place to recycle. You’ll find everything from last year’s bestseller to a sparkly cat figurine. Last spring, I grabbed […]

Your Houseplant is an Annual in Disguise!


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


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 […]

Prune Hydrangea Bushes at the Right Time


When do you prune hydrangeas? Well, it depends. Some hydrangeas bloom on current season’s growth and should be pruned in late winter or early spring, before the shrub begins active growth. These include several varieties that have become quite popular: Limelight, Quickfire, Burgundy Lace, as well as the classic “snowball” types, such as Annabelle. Another […]

Help Monarchs by Planting Milkweed in Your Garden


Times are tough for monarch butterflies: For the past few decades, the population of monarchs has declined dramatically. Gardeners looking for the flash of orange-and-black monarchs are discovering that this most famous and beautiful of butterflies is becoming harder and harder to spot. The reason? Habitat loss. Specifically, there’s a lot less milkweed, the single […]

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