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How to plant fall bare root perennials

How to plant fall bare root perennials

Fall is a special and magical time of the year for outdoor activities.  Casual outdoor activities with your family like a visit to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, or a crisp fall hike are a great way to enjoy the season.  One of our favorite outdoor activities is planting flower bulbs, trees, shrubs and...
Am I late? Did I miss the fall planting season?

Am I late? Did I miss the fall planting season?

Perhaps you were at your local home store or garden center over the weekend, making your plans for the fall season and you noticed tulips, daffodils and other fall bulbs lining the store shelves. Maybe you started to wonder if you should have had your fall bulbs planted by now and if you were late...
Organic Sprouts 101

Organic Sprouts 101

What are sprouts? Sprouts are tiny immature plants grown without soil.  Alfalfa and sandwich booster mix make a wonderful addition to any sandwich or salad. We have other sprouts that make a great garnish to any entree, like crunchy bean mix and ancient eastern blend. Visit our sprouting seed page for more sprouts! Why grow sprouts? Growing...
Mount Hood Daffodils 101

Mount Hood Daffodils 101

Oh my, Mount Hood, what a sight to see!  I was fortunate enough to utter these words twice this past year. The first time was when I was visiting family in Oregon; we got an overhead view of Mount Hood from the plane as we entered the Portland Airport and then an up close view...
Tulips are the Bee's Knees for Spring Pollination // Guest Blog

Tulips are the Bee’s Knees for Spring Pollination // Guest Blog

While speaking with a gardening friend this past weekend, he asked me what spring blooming bulbs would be best for attracting bees. This friend of mine certainly put a bee in my bonnet, as it affirmed my thoughts on the important role bees play in our world.  Most flowers are pollinated by insects as opposed...
Gardening with Potatoes 101 // Guest Blog

Gardening with Potatoes 101 // Guest Blog

(photo source: Chariot’s Run) Spring is here and it is the time of year to start planning and planting your vegetable garden! One of the most beloved vegetables you can plant is the potato! Potatoes are low in calories and fat, but also high in potassium, vitamins and minerals.  I suggest you incorporate some potatoes...