Bring Back the Bees

Bring Back the Bees

America’s pollinating bees are in serious decline. You can make a difference in your garden. The orchard mason bee (Osmia lignaria) is a gentle beneficial insect that has potential as a valuable pollinator.  It is NON AGGRESSIVE and will sting only if handled roughly or if it should get trapped under clothing.  This bee does…

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March in the Garden

March is one of the most exciting times to garden. Everywhere you look, there is something to do! Continue to sow cool-season vegetable seeds, such as beets, carrots, cabbage, peas, and potatoes. Continue to transplant artichokes,asparagus, chard, lettuce, and onions.  All these vegetable LOVE the cool weather and even enjoy a frost.  Primrose and pansies too….

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Trees and Shrubs have Arrived!

Trees and Shrubs have Arrived!

All of the wonderful trees and shrubs Sooz and I hand picked have finally arrived, and if you are looking for a fruit tree now is the time to get it in the ground! We have several apple varieties including Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Red Fuji, Jonathan, Gala and Honey Crisp. Cherry trees are one of…

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February in the Garden

Now is the time to start working out in your garden.  There are a few things you should do now to control weeds and insects later. Horticultural Oil contains mineral oil and is used to control fungal diseases, insects and mites.  It kills by suffocation. It can be used on most crops, including fruit and nut…

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We Have Bare Root Vegetables!

We Have Bare Root Vegetables!

Its that time again!  We have received our bare root vegetables and now is the time to get them in the ground. Asparagus roots so big that you’ll have to see ‘em to believe!  We have both Mary Washington and Sweet Purple. Strawberry roots come in three varieties: Quinault, Ft. Laramie and Sequoia.  There are both…

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