Welcome To The Pumpkin Patch

May 28, 2016

Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a spooky carved pumpkin on your doorstep. While it is always easy to find a pumpkin in the fall it can be a lot of fun for you and your children to...

2017 Flower & Plant Trends Part 1

May 25, 2016

Each year for a week in April in California, leading plant breeders, growers, and suppliers showcase their plant varieties and new products. This event is the debut of new plant varieties and...

Companion Planting, We Go Together

April 16, 2016

Last month we shared an article with you about companion planting with a focus on why certain plants “don’t play well together”. As promised, this month we’re going to focus...

5 Easy Spring Vegetables

March 26, 2016

While planting warm weather vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers is still months away now is a great time to get out of the house and into the garden. There are plenty of tasty cool...

Irreconcilable Differences

March 20, 2016

The origins of companion planting in North American vegetable gardens is said to date back to when Native Americans taught the pilgrims how to plant squash, corn and beans. This technique has also...

The Year in Color-Wearing of the Green

March 06, 2016

Green seems like a most appropriate color for the month of March. In many areas of the country the grass starts growing and by the end of the month, the first official “mowing of the...

What’s in Your Salad?

January 16, 2016

Is it me or has growing and shopping for vegetables become a lot more complicated these days? We’re bombarded with terms like sustainable, non-GMO and organic. We’re told that our food...

While the Weather’s Still Warm…

December 20, 2015

I know you’re reading this title and thinking we’re nuts, but the truth is that in some areas of the country it is still planting season. If you’re fortunate enough to live in...

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