Archive for January 2018

An Aloe For Every House

I was cooking with a friend a few years back and touched my thumb to a pan that had just come out of the oven. I held the minor burn under cold water for a time, and then asked my friend for ice. To my surprise, she brought me not only an ice cube, but…

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Fairy Garden Workshops February 19-23

Monday through Friday of February school vacation week. 10 AM  each day. (Workshops typically last 1 1/2 to 2 hours.) We provide all the materials including dish, soil, plants, stones, accessories and fun, glittery stuff! $40 per person or register 2 or more in advance for $35 per person. Please call the store to reserve…

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Plant Propagation – Feb 18 1 to 3 PM

By popular demand C.L. Fornari is repeating her master class in plant propagation for the home gardener. Learn the basics of seed starting, cuttings and more. $20 per person. Participants will receive lengthy handouts, a jar of rooting hormone and a guaranteed seat. Advance registration and payment only. Call 508-775-8703 or come into the store…

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For The New Vegetable Gardener

I spoke to a man today who was planning on planting a vegetable garden in 2018 for the first time. He wondered what he should be thinking about now that might help him jumpstart this project. “What does the new vegetable grower need to know?” What a great question…the information applies not only to the…

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Is That Green Moss Killing My Trees?

Many of our customers worry that the green fuzz that is on the branches of their shrubs and trees is hurting their plants. People often notice that the tops of a tree have died and there are greenish, furry looking growths on those branches. This is lichen and many wonder if they should be scraping…

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