Growing plants from seed can be a fun and exciting project to jump-start the gardening season for the whole family. Growing seeds is a lot less difficult and time consuming than most people believe. Here are some basics to get you started: Supplies- -Containers – the most efficient, space-saving containers are the cell-based trays you will find at the garden center, generally 1″ x 1″ cells that make up a tray. Believe it or not, this is all the space…
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Posted by Sarah on May 4th 2015 in
“I am my mother’s garden, I am her legacy, And I hope today she feels the love reflected back from me.” -Staci Warren Mother’s Day is always a special time around Sunnyside. Spring is such a beautiful time of rebirth, and reminds us not only of our own growth from “seedlings to sunflowers,” but also of the nurturing hand of both Mother Earth and our own mothers. Each year, we…
Posted by Sarah on April 25th 2015 in
How do you grow your herbs? Rosemary pots, french tarragon baskets, garden chive rows, hanging thyme, herb knots, A few different methods come to mind for perfect herb gardening, all herbs are a delight to taste, touch, smell, and see. Remember to think about the herb properties when picking it’s summer home. For example: -Chives thrive in the ground and will over winter year after year. So in ground is…
Posted by Sarah on April 24th 2015 in
Oh happy trees that we plant today, What great good fortunes wait you! For you will grow in sun and snow Till fruit and flowers freight you. Your winter covering of snow Will dazzle with its splendor; Your summer’s garb with richest flow, Will feast of beauty render. In your cool shade will tired feet Pause, weary, when ’tis summer; And rest like this will be most sweet To every…
Posted by Sarah on April 18th 2015 in
Here’s just a quick list of “car stoppers” that I saw this morning on the way to work. The blooms are loud and proud on the Forsythia, Magnolias, Rhododendrons, and Azaleas. I’ll link a few photos to help share my excitement for the spring season.
Posted by Sarah on April 8th 2015 in
Pansymonium isn’t just a rad word, it’s a feverish feeling or affliction that should be treated with increased amounts of time spent outdoors enjoying the world around you. It’s safe to say that Spring in Minnesota is contagious. I’m just like you when it comes to wanting to upgrade my grey dormant yard to something spectacular. I start with the entrances to my home, front and back with some simple…
Posted by Sarah on March 9th 2015 in
How do I give my lawn a fighting chance? Great lawns need food, water and the occasional reseeding and weed prevention. Early Spring lawns need a little time to regain their strength; it’s best to hold off from raking until you see substantial green to avoid ripping the dormant grass from it’s place. If you have an abundance of rabbit poo hanging around your lawn, like I do, use a…