A Miraculous Product for Your Pond and Fish

     We have an amazing new product available for your ponds and fish. It is called Microbe-Lift CMC. Calcium Montmorillonite Clay (CMC) has been used by animals and humans for centuries because of its healing properties. It is the fish breeder’s secret to bigger, healthier, more colorful Koi fish with longer life spans.      With over 60 different…

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Alternatives to Boxwoods and Traditional Dwarf Hollies

Here are some of our favorite landscape plant selections that can be planted instead of the standard boxwoods and non-fruiting dwarf hollies: Ligustrum ‘Sunshine’ This 3’-4’ tall and wide evergreen shrub is a wonderful alternative to boxwoods. Easily trimmed as a hedge, its new yellow foliage is present nearly year round. This plant is reliably evergreen. Ligustrum is sometimes referred to as…

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Some Like It Hot! (We Have Pepper Plants For Days)

We have a huge selection of pepper plants, including several organic varieties! Some of our varieties include: * Baron F1 Yields mostly large to extra large 3 to 4 fruits Heavy and sweet Rich red color * California Wonder The largest open-pollinated, heirloom bell pepper; considered the standard bell pepper for many decades Nice tenderness with lots of flavor 0…

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We Have a Huge Selection of Tomato Plants

We have a huge selection of tomato plants, both heirloom and hybrid, including several organic varieties! Some of the many varieties we carry include: * Better Boy (Hybrid) Great disease resistance and reliability One of best tasting slicing tomatoes available Yields tons of tomatoes Indeterminate (bears fruit throughout the season instead of only one harvest time) * Early Girl (Hybrid) Packed with flavor,…

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Top Full Sun Perennial Plants For Container Gardens (Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers)

Container gardens are a great way to enjoy amazing color all year long, especially for those who don’t have a lot of gardening space.  A basic recipe for building a container garden is to use a Thriller, Filler(s), and Spiller(s) for a well-rounded look. Thrillers are plants that add height and dramatic effect to the container. These are generally placed in…

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Fresh Cut Fresh For The Holidays

Using living greens indoors during winter is an ancient tradition, shared among many cultures.  The tradition of placing living evergreen trees inside homes, as a symbol of their Christian faith, originated in Germany in the 16th century.  When German immigrants came to the New World, they brought the tradition with them.  The first Christmas trees in the colonies were found…

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A gorgeous Christmas (or is it Thanksgiving - let's split the difference and just call it a holiday) cactus.

Let Brazilian Rainforest Flower Fairies Brighten Up Your Holidays

The much-loved Christmas cactus is a member of the small genus Schlumbergera, which contains only six species.  Native to the rainforests of southeastern Brazil, Christmas cactus does not tolerate temperatures below 50°F.  While Christmas cactus is generally considered a very low maintenance plant, getting it to bloom does require some attention.  The bloom season starts in late fall, and the duration…

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Turkey enchiladas are a great way to change up post-Thanksgiving leftovers.

New Reasons to Be Thankful for Thanksgiving Leftovers

So the last stragglers have finally pushed themselves away from the Thanksgiving table.  As you survey the remains of the meal on the table and in the kitchen, you think the same thing you do every year – wow, there’s a lot of food left.  And, almost immediately after that thought – wow, how am I going to get rid…

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Parsnips taste like carrots that have been kissed with sugar.

Out In The Garden It’s Time To Settle In For Winter

Colder weather is on its way, but you still have a little time left to get a few things growing in the garden and prepare others for the threats of winter.  There shouldn’t be too many insect pests dining on your garden and landscape plants now that the weather is a bit cooler.  You should have decided by now which sections…

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You could just call this a gratuitous persimmon photo, since it’s usually so difficult for humans to harvest ripe persimmons.

Taking Care Of Fall Business

Believe it or not, you can still plant veggies for winter or spring harvest.  Many crops are generally pretty cold hardy in our area, and if they require protection, it’s usually as simple as heavy mulch, or protecting the leaves from ice by wrapping the plant or installing row covers if you have a lot of plants to protect.  If…

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