gardening cary

Garden to (Thanksgiving) table recipe: Swiss chard casserole

Garden to (Thanksgiving) table recipe: Swiss chard casserole

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to curl up with warm foods that soothe the soul. What’s Thanksgiving Day without a casserole or two, anyway? Gather around the table with your loved ones to feast on this chard-topping recipe straight from the garden!

Monkey business: How to grow your monkey grass this season

Monkey business: How to grow your monkey grass this season

Cool weather is creeping in, and now is the perfect time to consider some new additions to your garden. Monkey grass is a great, low-maintenance form of ground cover. It’s also perfect for bordering flowerbeds or the walkway to your front door. Monkey grass also provides color through the winter, ranging from deep greens to lighter shades of green.

Pumpkin cheesecake bars recipe: Orange you glad it’s October?

Pumpkin cheesecake bars recipe: Orange you glad it’s October?

It might still be hot outside here in the Southeast, but fall has officially arrived! That crisp autumn air will be here before we know it. Now is the perfect time to start baking delicious holiday treats! Check out this pumpkin cheesecake bars recipe that will leave even your Jack-O-Lantern drooling!

Teacher’s pet: Why air plants make the best gift

Teacher’s pet: Why air plants make the best gift

Those sweet summer nights are coming to a close, and school is back in session! Do you have kids who’ve just gone back to school for the year? If so, you might consider getting a little back-to-school gift for their new teacher… for all he or she is about to endure with a class full of kids this year! We think air plants make such great gifts for anyone—green thumb or not! These beauties are so unique and nearly impossible to kill. You can’t go wrong!

Crash course: The art of Japanese maple care

Crash course: The art of Japanese maple care

Spring is in full bloom, and with it comes a warm rainbow of Japanese maples. Acer Palmatum is known in Japan as kaede, (“frog’s hands”) and momiji (“baby’s hands”) because of their foliage. Growing widely across northeast Asia, these maples are now exported to western countries as well.

Garden to Table Recipe: A Twist on the Tomato Sandwich

Garden to Table Recipe: A Twist on the Tomato Sandwich

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...

In living color: Changing the hue of your hydrangeas

In living color: Changing the hue of your hydrangeas

They say not to play with nature but when it comes to hydrangeas, we have a pretty fun experiment you can try out in your own yard. It’s a great way to give the kids a little science project and a lesson on pH too!

Ready to change the color of your Springtime shrubs? Here’s how…