Have you been to the garden center lately? It’s the time of year when the greenhouse benches are overflowing with amazing annuals in all colors and textures. It can be a bit overwhelming, yes?
I was walking through our garden center in Burlington last week, looking for respite from the April showers that have continued into May. I [...]
Volunteers from Gardener’s Supply in Waterbury, VT.
At Gardener’s Supply, we are encouraged to get out into the community and do some good. In support of that vision, the company matches employees’ charitable donations, and offers one paid day a year of volunteer time. Employees lend a hand in many ways: We donate blood, we [...]
Super Hoops — it’s a dramatic name for a simple product. But when you consider all the ways Super Hoops can help you in the garden, maybe that superhero name really does fit. And unlike single-wire hoops that tend to sway and flop, Super Hoops are made from two parallel, heavy-gauge wires joined by cross braces. The double-wire cons [...]
My shelves are full of gardening-related titles that get used rarely. But there are a select few that are always within arm’s reach.
Michael Dirr, author of the most widely used books on trees and shrubs, speaks with students at Middlebury College in Vermont during a 2009 visit to the campus.
I’ve collected hundreds of garden-rel [...]
Cynthia Fowser’s door, with a close-up of one of the arrangements, at left
Thanks to everyone who entered the 2013 Door Decor photo contest. Here are the winners:
First Prize: Cynthia Fowser, Pennsville, NJ
The $250 prize goes to a woman who lives on Christmas Tree Lane. “All materials were gathered from my yard and surrounding wo [...]
A 35-foot linden provides instant impact, even when planted in December.
Special delivery: A linden tree, weighing 15,000 pounds, 35 feet tall.
It’s hard to sell trees in the fall. Just ask a landscaper or anyone who works at a garden center. Customers seem to think fall planting is risky. After all, winter is coming. And plant [...]
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the first reaction — for many people — was stunned silence. It’s hard to take in the fearsome power of nature and the shocking devastation. It’s easy to feel helpless and small. But eventually, you snap out of it and ask: “How can I help?”
The team from Gardener’s Supply arri [...]
Fruit on the mulberry tree
Between all of the weeding and feeding, I am definitely noticing some major plant growth. All of the sudden, tomato branches need to be fastened to their supports as they begin to reach outward and upward. There’s lots of fruit development in the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, as well as many garden [...]