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
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
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
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!
For centuries, gardeners have grown nasturtiums. The Incas ate them in salads. King Louis XIV displayed them in his palace gardens. Monet grew them at Giverny. Thomas Jefferson sowed seeds of nasturtiums in the vegetable gardens at Monticello. Nasturtiums are easy to grow from seeds. Plant them ½ inch deep and 10 to 12 inches… Continue reading Growing Nasturtiums