Buy Amaryllis Now for Holiday Bloom

Friend and garden expert Ron Wilson talked about Amaryllis and why you should buy them now (hint: I takes 6-8 weeks to flower!). So here’s what Ron has to say: This week’s plant pick definitely gives one of the best holiday and winter ‘flowering’ shows of all the holiday plants.And, it makes a great Christmas gift for anyone. So why is this our pick for this week?Because … Continue reading Buy Amaryllis Now for Holiday Bloom

Fall Color May Mean More Than Just Autumn

From friend and colleague and garden expert, Ron Wilson. Take a look! Gardening Tips From Ron Wilson RON WILSON Oct 10, 2019   I received a call recently from Miguel Preza, the Integrated Pest Manager for a local nursery about the onset of early fall color. He said something very helpful, “If the tree or shrub looks different than the others, take a closer look. … Continue reading Fall Color May Mean More Than Just Autumn

Photo Tutorial How To Prepare Pumpkins, Squash

Check out our red truck in the field with Farmer Bruner gathering pumpkins and squash. I like to poke them with a fork, microwave for a couple of minutes, pull them out with mitts, let cool and then peel or cut. My friend, Matt Swaim, cuts off the bottom of butternut squash and then stands them up to peel. No microwaving needed. Like spaghetti squash? … Continue reading Photo Tutorial How To Prepare Pumpkins, Squash

Ron Shows How to Plant a Tree

TREES AND PLANTS ARE AN INVESTMENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLANT YOUR NEW TREES AND PLANTS THE CORRECT WAY. HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO GET YOUR GROWING INVESTMENT OFF TO A GREAT START. DIG IT! Tip- Lay a tarp next to where you will be digging for easier cleanup. Remove sod from the planting area and soil from the hole. Dig a hole minimum … Continue reading Ron Shows How to Plant a Tree

Why Plant in Fall?

Why plant in fall? Fall is a great time to plant for many reasons. The main reason is plants are shutting down their tops for the season and getting ready for winter. During this time, their roots kick into high gear. Did you know in the Fall plants develop more roots than any other time of the year?   Check out Natorp’s site for all the … Continue reading Why Plant in Fall?

Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers and Green Tomatoes Too!

I’m not sure if it was the mention of pickled hot peppers on Ron Wilson’s gardening show recently when we were chatting that brought on a deluge of requests, or if it was the fact that I’ve been talking about pickled peppers in my classes. So for those who asked, I’m sharing Ron’s mom, Nell’s pickled pepper recipe again. It’s a seasonal one for which … Continue reading Pick a Peck of Pickled Peppers and Green Tomatoes Too!