Archive for May, 2022

Perennial Flower Power

Posted on May 27th, 2022

Summer is almost here and our perennials are blooming, attracting butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Perennials bring beauty to our gardens for years at a time. All they ask for in return is proper care! Part of that care is cutting them back minimally once a year. This process rids perennials of their old foliage to […]

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Memorial Gardens

Posted on May 27th, 2022

A memorial garden is a lasting way to commemorate the memory of a loved one.

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Edible Flowers

Posted on May 23rd, 2022

Edible Flowers… not only yummy, but they also make a great arrangement too Did you know that there are flowers that you can eat? Some flowers that are totally safe to eat may be growing in your garden now. Add some color and texture to your next meal! HIBISCUS Sweet and somewhat citrus taste, many […]

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Watering Different Types of Annuals

Posted on May 23rd, 2022

All plants need water, however annual flowers need extra care.

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Hummingbird favorites

Posted on May 16th, 2022

There is nothing more magical than watching hummingbirds flutter around your deck while feeding on some beautiful flowers. Hummingbirds are attracted to bright colors and tubular flowers, as the tubular flowers tend to hold the most nectar. Here’s a list of some of our fluttery friends’ favorites. Annuals Black and blue salvia Cuphea/ Vermillionaire Lantana […]

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VanWisdom: How to get the most out of your tropical plants

Posted on May 16th, 2022

Hints to help keep your plants happy and healthy all summer

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Recipes inspired by your garden

Posted on May 9th, 2022

Fresh and quick recipes using veggies and herbs right from your garden. Experiment with different flavors and see what you can create!   Balsamic roast tomato and ricotta pasta Toss torn lasagna sheets with balsamic roasted tomato, fresh ricotta, and basil pesto for a quick, weeknight meal! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups vine-ripened cherry tomatoes 1 […]

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Van Wisdom: Which tomato should I use?

Posted on May 9th, 2022

Choosing the type of tomato to grow for what you are making in the kitchen.

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants… Garden Prep

Posted on May 2nd, 2022

  Every great garden starts with great soil just like healthy soil grows healthy plants.  Soil is just as much living as your plants and believe it or not they work together 24/7. When I had the opportunity to make our line of premium soils even better, I JUMPED on it! Our bagged soils and […]

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Van Wisdom: What can go out and when?

Posted on May 2nd, 2022

We get this question a lot this time of year. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as simple as giving you a date—it’s driven by nighttime temperatures, so staying on top of the daily weather forecast is crucial. Since Mother Nature is unpredictable, we stick to the following rules of thumb, knowing that it’s all about being […]

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