By Sara Gasbarra Acclaimed Chicago pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky and I have been close friends for many years, our work and lives intersecting via Chicago’s restaurant industry where Leigh crafts beautiful (and delicious!) Italian-inspired pastries and desserts for Nico Osteria, and I build and tend culinary gardens for chefs and other hospitality clients with my full-service garden […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Feeling creative? Check out the Learn + Share area for several great DIY projects. Our step-by-step slideshows will inspire you to create. One of the projects is an Adirondack-themed wedding centerpiece, below, which features items gathered from the woods—pine cones and birch bark—in combination with Ivory Pillar LED Candles, twine and a large wooden bowl.