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Cast Out the Critters

Prevent gypsy and winter moths from damaging your plants Remember all of those gypsy moths that came to visit last summer? Well, according to state environmental officials, we’re about to have an unwelcome deja-vu. As the days begin to get warmer and trees and shrubs begin to leaf out, the gypsy and winter moth caterpillars are getting ready to […]


The Future of Color

2018 interior color trends announced Does it feel like 2017 just got here? Well, yes, it kind of does. But when it comes to the design world, things move at a fast pace. Which is why the 2018 color trends for home interiors were announced at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.   In previewing these trends, […]


A Peek at the New Plants

​In our patient anticipation of spring, it’s been a thrill to see our garden center come to life once again. And this week especially, it really feels like the start of the season. Many of the new plants we’ve been waiting for are in now – and new annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs, trees and tropicals continue to arrive weekly. […]


So, what’s the big deal about infrared cooking?

  Why backyard chefs are all fired up Perfectly seared on the outside – yet tender and juicy on the inside. With grilled meat, that’s the culinary goal. But acheiving it can be tricky. Tricky, that is, until infrared grilling came along. Is infrared new? Infrared technology has been around since the 60s, but in […]


Spring Flower Power

Pointers for Pansies and Bulbs Well, March is finally behind us, and so far, April seems to be cooperating with our dreams of springtime. The daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are popping, the pussy willows and forsythia are budding and, yes, the pansy trucks are rolling in! That wonderful, multicolored, ‘smiling faced’ flower that is the […]