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Cucumber Salad

Directions: Combine tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and onion in large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, oregano and parsley. Whisk in oil, salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetables and toss lightly. Sprinkle with feta before serving. Ingredients: 4 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges 4 cucumbers, sliced thin 1/2 medium onion, sliced thin 2 […]

It’s all in the Form, for Gorgeous Container Combinations!

Upright (thriller, vertical) plants add vertical interest and a sense of height to planting arrangements, making them more lively and dynamic. Mounding (filler, anchor) plants are used to create stability in planting arrangements. They bring a sense of balance to even the boldest combinations. Trailing (spiller, spreading) plants are the final “accessory” in planting arrangements. […]

Gazpacho for One

Directions: In blender or food processor, combine tomatoes, tomato juice, celery, garlic, half of the: cucumber, green pepper and onions; the hot pepper sauce and salt. Process until vegetables are finely chopped but not pureed. Stir in remaining cucumber, green pepper and onions. Refrigerate until chilled. Ingredients: 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped 1/3 c […]

Make room for ‘BIG’ color in your garden this year!

Hot, bold hues and diversified shades of foliage are all the rage. From Tangerine Tango, the new Pantone color of the year, to rich jewel tones galore, make this seasons’ garden space your own tropical paradise. Dramatic foliage plants such as Black Lace™ Elderberry or ‘Black Magic’ Colocasia help create that relaxed island feel. Plant […]

Beneficial Mulches Assist with Chemical-Free Garden Health

Benefits of Mulching Long before modern day use as a purely decorative element, mulch had an established history of benefitting plants, soil and gardeners. This is still its highest calling. A good layer of beneficial mulch can reduce stress on plants by regulating soil temperatures and reducing moisture loss and competition from weeds. In the […]