To make good on our promise to support the gardening community, we’re lending a hand to Pete’s Greens, an organic farm in Craftsbury, VT. An early morning fire in January destroyed the farm’s barn, along with stored crops, meats, coolers and vegetable cleaning and processing equipment. To show our support, our stores in Wil [...]
New residents fill contact center with excitement.
One of the immature mantids.
It was a frosty January morning when I arrived at my desk in the Gardener’s Supply call center to find a small box and a note. The box contained about 15 praying mantid egg cases; the note read: “These came in unsolicited; we thought of you. —Y [...]
Pat Bates, with one more load for the food shelf.
After almost 26 years at Gardener’s Supply, Pat Bates will be remembered for many things. To some people, she was the one who always raised her hand with a question at the annual meeting. Others will remember her as a champion for employee-ownership. To me, she is the one who reminded us [...]
We’ve learned to grow more food in less space by using ecological solutions, such as healthy soil, compost and drip irrigation. That’s one reason why Gardener’s Supply has focused on innovations for home composting and water-efficient container gardening.
Watch a short video of Will in the Mi Tierra Tropical Fruit Salad Garden.
A sundew plant is a clever gardener’s fruit fly trap.
Pear Fruit Fly Trap
To get rid of fruit flies, the easy and efficient solution is to buy a trap. We offer some beautiful options, including a crackle-glass pear that looks nothing like a trap. However, if you are looking for a DIY solution, here are some of the best ideas from the em [...]
Gardener’s Supply staffer Debbie Page goes to Nicaragua with a few packets of seeds and the goal of starting a garden.
Rudi and I planted a garden in a cement box that was part of the hospital ruins.
Nurses from the Miskito villages along the Rio Coco in northwestern Nicaragua choose seeds to plant.
Local children are curious [...]
Have you ever wondered what the decorations in your garden do while you’re busy elsewhere? The new Disney movie, Gnomeo and Juliet, imagines a world of star-crossed love among the statuary, where feuding ornaments stage midnight raids on rival gardens.
Classic Garden Gnomes look right at home in any garden setting. Resembling vintage anti [...]
Say hello to Jennifer, our new Creative Gardener. She’s managing our gardens here in Burlington, VT, where we set up photo shoots for our catalog and find inspiration for blog posts and newsletter articles. Jennifer will be sharing her gardening journey with readers throughout the summer. Stay tuned for her regular posts and garden pho [...]