Fresh Rosemary Wreath

Fresh Rosemary Wreath

One of my favorite weekend projects is making wreaths from fresh rosemary. I love the fragrance and the simple, timeless statement they make on my front door.   They are also perfect for kitchen decor.   This particular wreath dries beautifully, you can use the rosemary for cooking in your some favorite recipes. It’s a wreath you…

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‘Green Penguin’ Scotch Pine

We started carrying a new form of pine last year by the name of Pinus sylvestris ‘Green Penguin’. It’s very dwarf with a dense and upright habit. Growing just 3-5″ per year it is suitable for using as an upright accent in smaller gardens or foundation plantings. Like most pines it is fairly deer and…

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Growing Moss

I have recently been asked about growing moss for miniature gardens and as an outdoor garden plant. I was taught that making a slurry of moss, buttermilk, and beer was a great way to grow moss. It seems that this is really not the best way to propagate and grow moss! I am sharing this…

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Fall Bulb Info and Ideas

Fall Bulb Info and Ideas

I came across these two articles about bulbs recently and wanted to share them with you.  The first is about growing saffron crocus, which we have in stock this year: http://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2013/SaffronCrocus.shtml And the second is about using bulbs a little more creatively: http://awaytogarden.com/how-to-plant-bulbs-creatively-with-chanticleers-jonathan-wright/ We still have a good selection of bulbs and supplies so you…

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Common Gardening Mistakes

Common Gardening Mistakes

This is a great article for those of you who are new to gardening and those us who are gardening “masters”, using that term loosely. I say that because I have found gardening is a grand experiment, complete with successes and failures. I am notorious for trying wrong plants in wrong places to see if…

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