from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

Grow Pumpkins in a Pot — Will it Work? Yes.

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With their long-ranging vines, pumpkins can take a lot of space. Are they off the list for small-space gardeners? Maybe not.

Seeds to Try in 2015: a Blanket Recommendation

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Last summer I tried growing a few new varieties of flowers that are especially attractive to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Because I wanted to get started gardening early, I chose varieties I could start from seed indoors.

New for 2015: Kale on a Stick?

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So, this Brussels sprout walks into a bar and meets a kale. The result: Kalettes! A natural cross between Brussels sprouts and kale, Kalettes™ grow on a tall stalk, just like Brussels sprouts. Instead of tiny cabbages, the plant forms open 2″ rosettes that resemble green and purple flowers. Johnny’s Selected Seeds started offering Kalettes […]

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 […]

Horticulture is Healing

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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 […]

Congratulations, winners!

Congratulations, winners!

Congratulations to Jacquelyn and Suzanne, winners in this year’s Win Your Wish List contest. From Jacquelyn Nappa, Lakewood, NJ, who won in October: “I’m a Jersey Shore home gardener with sand as my soil base, so I have three large raised beds in my front yard. We’re surrounded by large oak trees, so the front […]

Colossal Carrot Harvest

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We’re getting more great entries in our 2014 Harvest Photo Contest. This one is from Annmarie Mones in Trumbull, CT. Here in CT I used the square-foot gardening method. I had several different patches and varieties of carrots, beets, and some parsnips planted this year. Unfortunately, voles moved into my garden, and I lost all […]

A Great Gift that Gives Back

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“Who Needs Gift Wrap?” writes “Jessie the Gardener” from Philadelphia. In her review of the Heritage Honey and Beestick Set. “I purchased this to gift to a friend who loves tea, and I thought the honey and dipper might go well with a box of her favorite tea. It turned out to be such a […]

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