Category Archive for: ‘Gardening’

grinch tree

A Small Tree With a Big Message: DIY Grinch Tree

While it’s lovely to have classic holiday decor like elegant Christmas trees decked in traditional ornaments and holly-adorned wreaths, I also like to inject the Christmas season with a little quirkiness and whimsy. Queue this little wonder! Not only is it adorable and brings back happy childhood memories of Dr. Seuss’s Beloved How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this miniature Grinch tree …

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garden book gift guide

The Gift of Inspiration: the Best Garden Books to Give this Year

The holidays are coming, and what better way to treat your gardener friends than by giving them the gift of new garden ideas to dream about? A new gardening book is most welcome during the winter months, when you can escape into plans and inspiration for what you will plant, create, and harvest next year. Here are some of our …

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How To Choose A Perfect Christmas Tree

Know Your Tree! How to Choose the Right Fresh Christmas Tree for Your Family

What makes the “best” Christmas tree? Having sold fresh cut Christmas trees for many years, I can attest to the old adage that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In truth, your best fresh Christmas tree may look vastly different than someone else’s. Size, shape, branch density, needle length, color, and fragrance are some of the personal preferences …

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The essential guide to poinsettias.

Get to Know Your Poinsettias: History, Growing, and Styling

We all see poinsettias everywhere we go throughout the holidays. They are for sale in pretty much any store you walk into, are a stand-by for school fundraisers, and can be seen in many peoples’ houses over the season. December 12th is even National Poinsettia Day in the United States! Poinsettias have become such a universal symbol for Christmas and …

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garden-inspired gifts: kokedama moss ball gardening kit

Creative Holiday Gifts that Gardenistas Will Love

The holidays are coming up, which means it’s time to find the perfect gifts for all the special people in your life. This year, try giving gifts inspired by nature that bring the calming beauty of the garden indoors. We just love all of the unique, crafty stuff there is to be found on Etsy, so we put together this …

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Secret gardeners: Jeremy Irons

Secret Gardeners: Peek into the Private Gardens of Five Celebrities

Have you ever wished that you could step into the luxurious private gardens of some of the world’s most impressive estates? Do you ever imagine whether or not your favorite celebrities garden, and what sort of things they grow? Victoria Summerley’s new book The Secret Gardeners gives access to twenty-five breathtaking gardens owned by celebrities in the UK. Hugo Rittson-Thomas’ …

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