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There is something therapeutic, soul enhancing and fun about planning, planting, weeding and generally being outside in the warmer months. This year, I got through the winter by maintaining an indoor herb garden, growing a variety of Amaryllis Bulbs, and plotting and scheming my spring garden on Pinterest.
April 14, 2015
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· No Comments
Tags: bulbs, city gardening, Container Garden, garden planning, Perennials, Urban Gardening, vegetables Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Perennials
We hope you’ll be able to join our garden experts next Thursday, July 18h at 6 PM EST for a webinar about summer maintenance of your garden. We’ll talk about maintaining your Perennial, Bulb, Vegetable and Wildflower beds as well as be answering your questions live! Please click here to register and attend the event.
July 10, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: bulbs, garden expert, how-to, online video, Perennials, vegetables, Webinar, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Vegetable Seeds, Wildflowers
We’re excited to be hosting a variety of webinars throughout the summer and fall months. Below is a schedule of what you can expect and please visit our webinar page to sign up for the most recent webinar in advance. You can also go directly to this page on the day of the event to watch – Pre-registration is not necessary. To watch videos of our past webinars, please visit our YouTube page.
July 5, 2013
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· Comments Closed
Tags: bulbs, how-to, Master Gardeners, Perennials, Q & A, vegetables, Videos, Webinars, wildflowers Â· Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials, Vegetable Seeds, Wildflowers
Many vegetable gardeners are reaping the benefits of their tomatoes, peppers and basil right now in delicious summer meals. Who wouldnâ€™t want to extend their summer vegetable garden for delicious, home grown veggies into the fall months? There are several varieties of vegetables that can be started indoors now, or directly sown outdoors in a few weeks for fall harvest.
July 10, 2012
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· One Comment
Tags: growing vegetables, starting vegetables from seed, vegetable gardening, vegetables Â· Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Vegetable Seeds
When most think of starting vegetable gardens from seed, they immediately picture greenhouses, growing lights, and months of preparation. Although this is one way (and for some varieties, the only way) to grow vegetables from seed, there are many varieties that will thrive and produce delicious crops simply by being directly planted in the ground or in containers.
March 22, 2012
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 3 Comments
Tags: easy to grow vegetables, growing vegetables, starting vegetables from seed, vegetable gardening, vegetables Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Vegetable Seeds
Everyone loves the versatility and fresh, crisp flavor of Asparagus. Itâ€™s perfect for summer grilling, steaming, stir fries and can even be canned or frozen for winter storage. Why not grow your own and enjoy fresh Asparagus every summer? Planting and growing Asparagus is easy â€“ Just follow these simple steps!
While planning my vegetable garden for the spring, I have been debating about whether or not to build a raised bed. I decided to weigh out the benefits and drawbacks, and make a logical decision (the best kind of decision, right?). For your benefit, as Iâ€™m sure there are other gardeners trying to make this same decision, the pros and cons of raised beds can be found below, along with my decision.
January 16, 2012
Â· Amanda Shepard Â· 2 Comments
Tags: garden planning, growing vegetables, vegetable gardening, vegetables Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Vegetable Seeds
You’ve planted your tomatoes and peppers and set out your petunias and geraniums. Whew! If youâ€™re like most gardeners, you rush to do all your planting in spring, and then switch gears to “maintenance mode.” Yes, spring is the time to plant most vegetables and annual flowers, but when it comes to planting perennials you [...]
June 3, 2010
Â· Ray Allen Â· One Comment
Tags: asters, astilbes, bee balm, bleeding hearts, ferns, flowers, garden, hellebores, heucheras, hostas, planting, summer, vegetables, veronica, yarrow Â· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials