We'd like to make-believe that it wasn't quite as hot and humid as it really is because this kind of heat really isn't the most pleasant time of the year to smell the roses in our home gardens. So that's why we're headed indoors this Saturday (August 19) at 10am for our Fairy Garden Workshop with Anna.
Did you miss Taco Tuesday? We did too. But that's okay! If you're like us, you might be planning to mix it up a little bit this week anyway. Us gardeners plan on taking a twist on our ritualistic tacos this week because we have a special summer delivery on its way to Garden Supply Company this Saturday (August 12). With the Carolina Peach Truck on it's way, we've got a tasty garden to table recipe to brighten your summer which calls for many ingredients you can pick straight from your own veggie garden. Try our Just Peachy Salsa recipe with fresh peaches after picking up your peach basket this Saturday from 2:30-4pm!
What's cool to plant while you're hot? Cool season vegetables. That's what! Although the dog days of summer make it tough to think about milder days, they are coming and fall will be here before we know it. That means it's time to start planning and planting your cool season vegetable garden so that soon enough you'll be feasting on garden-to-table meals using your own fresh broccoli, cauliflower, beets, swiss chard, lettuce, kale, cabbage, radishes and your other favorite fall veggies.
The dog days are here. In this heat, gardening is hard work at this point in the year. Trust us, we know it! So how about we talk about something stress-free and easy-going? Let's beat the heat, go inside and talk about easy care for a second.
When it comes to indoor plants, air plants are some of the easiest to care for out of the many houseplants we carry. So how do we care for them? It's simple!
No matter how you pronounce it––tuh-MAY-toh or tuh-MAH-toh––a tomato is a tomato. What matters is how they taste and everyone knows those tomatoes that we pick fresh from our veggie gardens are 500 times better than anything you could ever buy at the store.
While all of us green thumbs tend to enjoy eating our tomatoes right there in the garden, fresh off of the vine, there are plenty of other ways to serve up the fruits of our labor. And when it comes to tomatoes, there's nothing like a good old tomato sandwich--Duke's mayonnaise, white bread and sliced tomato. It's that easy! But today, we'll share with you a twist on the tomato sandwich to add a little flare to your tradition. Give it a try...
If your dad is like most guys, he's got a collection of tools that fill the garage so full there isn't much room to pull in the old SUV. It takes a real macho man to play with flowers because a true man knows a little dirt don't hurt the soul. So why not pair the two and grab dad a last minute garden gadget for his tool toy chest and make gardening half the hassle and a little more fun.
We can't all afford to fly to Hawaii this summer for a tropical vacation but it's safe to say a tropical plant purchase could fit in your budget. So let's bring the tropics home for a nice little stay-cation! Want to know how to best keep Hawaii's state flower blooming and healthy through the summer? Read our hibiscus how to.
You can make her breakfast in bed, but you know what goes best with a cup of morning Joe and a stack of flapjacks? That's right! Fresh cut flowers. So this Mother's Day (it's this Sunday, y'all!), why not get mom a gift that keeps on giving and buy her a shrub for the garden and one that you can pick gigantic, gorgeous flowers off of most of Spring?
If you've already started your vegetable garden, you probably have snap pea vines that are beginning to trail along the topsoil or up a lattice. Come early May, these babies will be producing more snap peas than you can eat in one sitting. If you're looking for a super simple way to prepare your fresh pickings, try this Pickled Snap Pea recipe! They make great snacks, apps and go perfectly atop a fresh salad! You'll have your family saying: "Pretty peas! Can we have some more!"