The Garden in December

By Rachel Anderson, Certified Professional Horticulturalist December is a pretty quiet time in the garden, which is a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  Along those lines, I’ve been thinking a lot about gifts – gifts given and gifts received.  And then I thought about all the gifts my garden has given me,…

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A few of our favorite holiday recipes

  PUMPKIN BARS These delicious (and very popular) Pumpkin Bars were served at our Sixteenth Annual Holiday Tea on November 26, 2011. Bars: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8…

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The Garden in November

By Rachel Anderson, Certified Professional Horticulturalist It’s blustery, it’s rainy, and it’s chilly.  But boy is it beautiful!  There’s snow in the foothills, and the last of the fall colors appear bright and glowing against the steely sky, and best of all, the snow geese are back!  Every time I hear them honking overhead I…

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The Garden in October

By Rachel Anderson, Certified Professional Horticulturalist Wow!  October is a busy month in the garden!  There’s a lot to do before the first frost and the rains set in for the long haul.  I love working outside in October because the colors of autumn seem so bright and there’s a crispness in the air that…

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Using Plants as Natural ‘Pest’ Repellents

By Eve Boe, Lily Hirdler, and Zoe Howell   As summer draws to a close, many of us are squeezing in our last cookouts, patio parties, camping trips, and gardening chores. We’re also noticing the arrival of some uninvited guests, mosquitoes, flies and moths, to name just a few. Most of these ‘pests’ are simply…

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We’ve got Peeps!

With its amazing variety of plants and vintage structures, the Nursery is always a wonderland of beauty with photo opportunities at every turn.  Add to the mix a new arrival of baby chicks (referred to as a ‘peep of chicks’) and a bunch of adoring staff members and you have…well…you have a bunch of really…

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A Year in Pictures

2011 was a great year at the Nursery. It was busy and fun from beginning to end. There were memorable events, great classes, new and familiar faces, and of course, an awe-inspiring, never ending array of incredible plants.  Given all this, we’ve created an online photo book on our Facebook page to showcase just some…

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Our New Website!

Welcome to our new website and our first blog entry!  When we sat down to design our new site we knew we wanted to create a website experience that reflects the spirit of our nursery; friendly, down-to-earth and nostalgic yet also professional and informative. We want our nursery and our website to be a welcoming,…

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