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Early Color: Our Favorite Spring Blooming Perennials

From the depths of the soil have emerged the most dependable of dependables: the perennial plants. Here’s a list of our favorite spring blooming perennials.


Our garden’s secret: the soaker hose

We’re mid-summer. The unrelenting sun beats down all day. The humidity could suffocate a cat. Your thirsty plants crave the sun’s energy but are wilting amid the swelter. You need to water them, but you don’t want to stand around with the hose and sweat your tomatoes off. Let a soaker hose do the work. […]


Bring the Great Outdoors Indoors Where There’s Air Conditioning and No Bugs

We fancy ourselves gardeners. We have this running joke. We show people our thumb and ask what color is that? They say a normal color that would describe human skin. We retort: “That baby’s green. It’s a green thumb.” No, no. We don’t actually do that. It would be terrible and stupid. We are neither […]


Behold the splendor of the Liberty Garden Model 1200

What is beauty? That may seem like an overly subjective even unanswerable question. We, however, aren’t playing philosopher. We aren’t venturing into the abstract. If you own a home, the question is not a hard one to answer. Homeowners understand beauty, and beauty is whatever makes a hard job easier, cleaner and quicker. By that […]


Gardening. It’s not just for vegetables anymore.

We’ve honed enviable gardening skills over the past few summers. Our tomato plants stretch to the sky. Our strawberry plants could feed a brigade. We pickle banana peppers and cucumbers. Herbs? We grow more than you’ve got names for. Until this summer, though, we wasted not a thought on flowers. We subscribed to the moto: […]


Can you smell that? It’s spring. Finally.

Spring began officially on March 20. For us, though, Easter marks the start of our favorite season. Chirping birds. Sprouting Plants. No more snow. Here are four reasons why we love spring. 4. Baseball People complain that baseball moves slowly. They don’t get it. Football is our favorite sport, and we hang on every play. […]


From our fingertips springs forth life: the Burpee Ultimate Growing System

We at G@H love gadgets but not gimmicks. We think ourselves above being snookered by shiny and new. So, we approached the Burpee Ultimate Growing System with skepticism. It costs $20. Other 72 cell seed starters cost less than $5. Red flag! Barpee claims its product, unlike others, is self-watering. You fill the bottom tray […]