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Geranium Seedlings Bring Spring into our Call Center

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  Winter can be a difficult time for gardeners. Sure, there are seed catalogs to get us through January, but February arrives, and it’s still winter. Is it too early to start seeds? Not at all, especially if you aspire to grow plants that have a long lead time, such as artichokes or onions. Valerie […]

Planting Season in the Cubicle Farm

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I’m growing corn in my file cabinet.

Actually, I’m growing something called “corn shoots.” It takes about seven to 10 days for them to be ready for harvest, and they’re supposed to be delicious.

The Orchid Challenge Begins with Hope and a Plan

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I was at the garden center, and I saw a table full of out-of-bloom orchids marked down 50 percent. I couldn’t resist, so I picked up three with the intent to get them to bloom again.

Hanging Planters Make Great Gifts

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I was searching everywhere for unique teacher presents last week and I saw a couple of these living ornaments in the greenhouse of our garden center. I loved them but I needed more than two gifts. So, I bought several hanging vases and a bunch of tiny terrarium plants. I just divided the plants and put them […]

Miniature Vegetable Garden Thrives Under Lights

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I’m deep in the heart of a bitter cold northern winter and something strange is happening. I’m rejecting gardening books and seed catalogs. I really don’t know why, as I’ve always enjoyed snuggling with garden literature. Lately though, I just can’t drum up the enthusiasm for a good, long, green-thumbed read. What I really need […]

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 […]

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 […]

Revitalize Your Houseplants with Worm Castings

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A few years ago a young woman asked me for help with her large, potted acacia tree. “I’ve had it for several years, and it was doing fine until recently. Now, the leaves are yellowing and dropping, and it’s just not thriving.” “Let me guess, I’ll bet you’ve taken good care of it, and have […]

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