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Giving Thanks for the Garden

I love Thanksgiving. I love its slower pace and less stressful nature. I love its focus on family and friends instead of presents. I love the way it give us pause to consider all for which we are thankful. I am most thankful for my family and friends, of course, but my garden is close… Continue reading Giving Thanks for the Garden

Annuals · Birds in the Garden · Garden Design · Garden Musings · Perennials · Shrubs · Vegetable Gardening · Water Gardening

Buffalo: A City of Gardeners

I was recently invited as part of the Association of Garden Communicators to the city of Buffalo to witness the impact gardens have made on the revitalization of the city. I met passionate people eager to better their beloved city and toured neighborhood gardens, urban farms and city parks. Here’s what I learned: Buffalonians may… Continue reading Buffalo: A City of Gardeners

Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Musings · Perennials · Vegetable Gardening

Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Sometimes I believe I live a blessed life. As the manager of The Planter’s Palette, I have the opportunity to attend trade shows and other garden-focused events where I see incredible plants – many before they are introduced to the general public. A few weeks ago, Ball Horticultural Co. hosted their annual Ball Seed Field… Continue reading Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Vegetable Gardening

Harvest Vegetables at their Peak of Flavor & Nutrition

It won’t be long before gardeners are trying to keep up with the bounty of vegetables growing like crazy in containers and in gardens. The season of harvest starts innocently enough with a sweet pepper here and a head of broccoli there but before we know it, there are tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, zucchini…you know… Continue reading Harvest Vegetables at their Peak of Flavor & Nutrition

Growing Fruit · Vegetable Gardening

Check out my cool-season vegetable garden!

Fruits and vegetables have been growing in containers on our deck since early April. We’ve been enjoying romaine and butterhead lettuce in salads and on burgers for a month, and the rest of the cool-season vegetables are growing beautifully. Check them out. The heads of broccoli and cauliflower are beginning to form. Isn’t this the… Continue reading Check out my cool-season vegetable garden!