That’s The Spirit!

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Picture yourself on the patio, enjoying the summer breeze and the company of friends as you sip on a cool, refreshing cocktail that you created with the herbs from your garden. Herb inspired cocktails as well as handcrafted infused liqueurs are gaining popularity and with good reason!  They are simple to make and a joy… Read more »

Grilling Up Garden Goodness

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Herbs, veggies and grills are perfect summer partners! Just as in the kitchen, herbs and veggies team well with each other or with meat, poultry or fish, on the grill. Here are some “What goes with what?” suggestions: •    Asparagus- chervil, dill, tarragon •    Broccoli- caraway, dill, mint, oregano •    Brussels sprouts- basil, borage, caraway,… Read more »

Hardscape Essentials: It takes more than plants to make a landscape

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What is it? Hardscape is not a catchy term for overly difficult gardening sites. It simply means the hard, durable parts of the landscape…the non-plant elements. Hardscaping elements are often chosen for function and directly or indirectly add beauty as well.  Hardscape can be used to: provide definition of different areas within a landscape, direct… Read more »

Sweet Corn Care

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Sweet corn is a favorite summertime treat, but the plants do require some attention to produce a good yield of delicious ears. With summer in full swing, the sweet corn is starting to put on some growth. Sweet corn is a favorite summertime treat, but the plants do require some attention to produce a good… Read more »

Sunflower Varieties

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While the traditional yellow flower heads are common, many new varieties offer different flower colors, such as white, red, and lemon. There’s no flower more varied and more loved for its bright cheeriness in the garden than the sunflower. You can grow compact plants, such as ‘Big Smile’, that stand 1 to 2 feet tall,… Read more »