I feel fortunate to have a job that requires me to grow food as part of our testing program. Last year I was asked to test a prototype of the Revolution Classic Vine Planter. Our product designer suggested we try growing sweet potatoes in it. I was skeptical and predicted we wouldn’t get much of […]
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Composing a planter? Instead of trying to find the perfect combination of color and texture, choose a plant that looks fantastic all by itself. The key is to look for plants that have bold forms. Often they are non-flowering, but have striking foliage or shapes. Think sculpture instead of bouquet.
If you’re gardening in compact spaces and plan to grow only a few vegetables this year, these are the ones to choose. With careful watering and regular fertilization, you can easily harvest fresh greens, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, peppers and tomatoes all season long.
Because we are “a company of gardeners,” many of us have employee gardens right outside our workplaces. Here’s the story of one of those gardens. After taking two years off from vegetable gardening (I had moved and could only plant a few containers on my porch), I was itching to get back into it. I […]
What happens when a skilled decorator turns to gardening? Blogger/decorator Kelly Elko of EclecticallyVintage.com took a $7 thrift shop dresser and turned it into a striking centerpiece for her patio. The project was simple. She gave the dresser a fresh coat of paint, lined the drawers with plastic, drilled some drainage holes and filled the […]
We’re an eclectic bunch of gardeners here at Gardener’s Supply. We love to try out new products in our own gardens and experiment with unusual plants. After hearing about some of these adventures in lunchroom and hallway conversations, I thought it would be fun to collect stories from fellow employee-owners about how they’re using one […]