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  • Decking the Halls at Moss Mountain Farm
    by Hannah Thomas on November 26, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Christmas at Moss Mountain Farm is a busy time of the year. We enjoy receiving guests throughout the season and sharing the beauty of this special time. Planning holiday themes and decorations begins in early fall and I’m always trying new approaches to decking the halls from one year to the next. No matter how …

  • Arkansas Holiday Attractions You Won’t Want to Miss
    by Hannah Thomas on November 22, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I may be partial, but I think Arkansas has some of the coolest attractions around, especially during the Holidays. It’s a special place year round, but as the Holidays approach you can find plenty of unique events and attractions you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate this year, …

  • Growing Dragon’s Breath Celosia
    by Hannah Thomas on October 24, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I’m always looking for plants that can provide interesting color in both the garden and home, particularly during the fall. One of my favorites in recent years is Dragon’s Breath Celosia. It’s akin to cockscomb, but what’s so unique about this particular variety of celosia is that it features both fiery red plumes as well …

  • Saving Pollinators in Missouri
    by James on September 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Saving Our Pollinators  Partnering with Leaders to Improve our Communities.   First Community Bank’s and P. Allen Smith’s ‘Bloom With Us’ Pollinator Program   Pollinators are a Critical Component of Our Food Chain Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bumble bees are beautiful additions to the garden — animating space and bringing additional life and color.  But did you …

  • Blending Art and Nature at Crystal Bridges
    by Hannah Thomas on June 28, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    I recently got a chance to visit the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. It was not my first visit to Crystal Bridges, but I find that you can visit the museum several times and never run out of new things to see. I was able to catch two of their …

  • Intricate Beauty in the Winter Garden
    by Kristina Howley on December 1, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Need to shake off that Thanksgiving drowsiness? Get out into your garden! There’s no better time than the present to start garden scheming for next year and there’s no better way to do it than to get out and see it. Today take note of the dried flower or seed…

  • Stella D’Oro Spotlight
    by Kristina Howley on November 26, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    They call it “America’s favorite daylily” Judging from the sheer number of ‘Stella d’Oro’ daylilies you see on campuses, in parks, at gas stations, and along residential streets across the country, it just might be true. But how did this happen? And what makes it so special?’Stella…

  • Spruce up the shade
    by Kristina Howley on November 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Don’t waste another season with an empty spot in your yard… We’ve been busy adding tons of exciting new varieties to our online garden shop, including many beautiful flowering shrubs that thrive in shaded areas – spots that get fewer than six hours of sun a…

  • Hydrangea Pruning
    by Kristina Howley on November 21, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    We know hydrangea pruning is confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. You only need to know two things to be successful: which type of hydrangea you have, and whether it blooms on old wood or new wood. And we’re going to spell it all…

  • Weed Suppressing Ground Covers
    by Kristina Howley on November 20, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Beat weeds at their own game Ground covers: beautiful + functional Even if barely anything else in your garden is awake yet, you’re probably already seeing a few brave spring weeds starting to grow. I know I am. They’re able to make use of any…

Veggie Gardening Tips Featuring Vegetable Gardening Tips, Organic Growing Techniques, and Unique Plants for the Backyard Gardener

  • Making a Great Display of Culinary Herb Plants
    by Kenny Point on August 1, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Last winter wasn’t the mildest but it was a good one for over wintering herb plants outdoors in the garden. Even herb varieties that are typically borderline hardy here in my growing region survived to put on a great show in the landscape this spring and summer. A big part of that success is location

  • Growing Winter Lettuce to Produce Early Spring Harvests
    by Kenny Point on April 7, 2017 at 1:49 am

    Winter Lettuce is one of my favorite crops for fall planting even though it doesn’t yield a harvest until the following spring. The name is a bit deceiving because this isn’t a single plant variety, and it isn’t a crop that is harvested during winter, at least that isn’t how I use it in my

  • Troy-Bilt FLEX Chipper Shredder Attachment Review
    by Kenny Point on April 4, 2017 at 1:10 am

    It’s been a couple of years since I began using the innovative Troy-Bilt FLEX System that employs a shared “power base” engine that connects to a variety of attachments to perform assorted tasks around the home and garden. Today I will share my experiences with a new addition to the FLEX line of equipment; the

  • The Latest Mushroom Cultivation Technique is in “Yesterday’s News”
    by Kenny Point on February 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Here’s a really quick, easy, and simple hack for growing mushrooms at home with just a few easily obtainable items. I learned this technique from a couple members of the Georgia Mushroom Growers Club at the Radical Mycology Convergence in New York last September. The ingredient list is short and consists of “Yesterday’s News” Kitty Litter (unused

  • VermisTerra Worm Castings and Teas for Soil Enrichment
    by Kenny Point on February 13, 2017 at 3:59 am

    A previous post detailed a simple worm bin that can be made out of recycled materials and kept right inside your home. But not everyone wants to take care of worms or have them in the house, in spite of the benefits gained through recycling kitchen scraps and producing a wonderful plant fertilizer in the