The counts are in, and monarch butterflies are doing a bit better this year, though there is still much to be done. Gardeners can help in many ways—primarily by planting native species of milkweed.
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“Donna, your wreath looks better than mine, except I can see what I am doing!” After being a florist for more than 30 years — and gardening for the majority of her life — it is no wonder that Donna Covais can design beautiful gardens, wreaths and floral arrangements. What separates her from the crowd […]
We’re excited. Today, Gardener’s Supply has joined a class of companies called B Corps. With this certification comes a dual mission that combines bottom-line success and social responsibility. In short: Do well and do good. Since we started back in 1983, Gardener’s Supply has been a socially responsible business, which we’ve expressed by supporting employee […]
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 […]
Congratulations to this year’s winners of grants from the American Community Gardening Association and Gardener’s Supply. Recipients were selected based on need, community involvement, influence on the community and the number of people served by the project. Gardener’s Supply also supports ACGA by providing scholarships for recipients to attend the ACGA annual conference. The four […]
Last week — on a rare day free of rain — volunteers from the marketing department went to rejuvenate some gardens at a facility that serves Burlington’s homeless. We spent the morning digging out weeds and planting a fresh batch of perennials, shrubs and herbs. We also set up a row of Terrazza planters with […]
After the first five weeks of our pilot year of Company Farm, I’ve learned that farming is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for people who tend to worry. When you start a farm (or a backyard garden), you surrender certain controls and take what nature dishes out. We started Company Farm with the […]