from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

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

living-ornament

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

wreath-making

“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 […]

Turn Cherry Tomatoes into Something Special

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Tomato Recipe Contest on Facebook. Here’s the winning recipe, from Megan Miller of Carver, MA. THIS summer — unlike many of my fellow local gardeners — I had a wildly successful crop of tomatoes. My heirlooms colored up and my cherries were extraordinarily prolific. In fact, I’m still harvesting […]

Good Ideas Grow in the Pumpkin Patch

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Sometimes the most successful fund-raisers are spontaneous. A recent effort here at Gardener’s Supply started with a single pumpkin plant, which grew to massive proportions, sending its vines throughout our test gardens. By the end of last week, we had harvested 29 sugar pumpkins, tended by Deborah Miuccio, our test gardener. We never expected such a […]

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