Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!

We are pleased to announce that these will be the offerings for our 2021 Spring seedling sale.  We won’t officially be selling these seedlings until Saturday May 8th, they still have some growing to do, but we do want to put them on your radar.    All of the plants listed we grew either fromContinue reading “Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!”

Nursery Update – Week of April 2, 2021

This week continues to bring new signs of spring, even if the weather has turned back into winter.  We’ve got a lot of new growth going on at the nursery, both for the near term and long term future.   Our seedlings are coming along well.  We mentioned some of the varieties that we are growingContinue reading “Nursery Update – Week of April 2, 2021”

A Visit to Phipps Conservatory’s A Splash of Brilliance – Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show

Living in Pittsburgh our family has been members of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for years.  I especially love going to Phipps this time of year (February) when we’re in the dead of winter and yearn to be around nature, greenery, and in outdoor spaces.  We don’t just visit Phipps in the winter, the showsContinue reading “A Visit to Phipps Conservatory’s A Splash of Brilliance – Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show”

Resource – My Favorite Gardening Youtube Channels

Here are a few gardening channels from Youtube that I find useful, practical, and informative.  There are many other great channels out there that I’m probably leaving out, but these are the ones that I come back to time and time again when I want to learn or review something.   The Gardening Channel With JamesContinue reading “Resource – My Favorite Gardening Youtube Channels”

Product Review – Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm

First the disclaimer.  I am in no way affiliated with Back to the Roots or their products and I’m not making money through this review.  I’ve been curious about these kits for some time and have really wanted to try it.  Finally, a couple weeks ago I picked up a kit, and it delivered!  WithContinue reading “Product Review – Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm”

¿Cómo hacer un huerto latino en el noroeste de los estados unidos? Parte 2 – Los Ajíes

Los ajíes marcan la comida Latina.  Ajíes son de América.  Antes de marcar la comida tailandes, hindu, o europeo las indígenas de este continente ya comían y cultivaban ajíes.  Y son muchos los ajíes, muchas variedades.  Escribir aquí en un blog post no es suficiente, que se puede escribir muchos volúmenes en este asunto.   CultivarContinue reading “¿Cómo hacer un huerto latino en el noroeste de los estados unidos? Parte 2 – Los Ajíes”

Recado, or recao, or recaito. A seasoning blend/marinade that is a great way to use fresh ingredients to give your food great flavor.

This blend can go by a lot of names. My mother in law sometimes just calls it “una mescla” or a mix. It can also vary in ingredients and quantities based on taste or availability. This is how we made it recently, but you can add/adjust according to your preferences and what you have. WithContinue reading “Recado, or recao, or recaito. A seasoning blend/marinade that is a great way to use fresh ingredients to give your food great flavor.”

¿Cómo hacer un huerto latino en el noroeste de los estados unidos? Parte 1 – Hierbas de la cocina.

Para mi, los olores y sabores de las hierbas me transporta a América Latina más que otros ingredientes.  Nada da sabor fresco más que cilantro con limón verde.  Y nada dice comida Panameña más que el culantro, especialmente en su plato nacional el sancocho de gallina.  Pero más allá que los sabores del mundo latino,Continue reading “¿Cómo hacer un huerto latino en el noroeste de los estados unidos? Parte 1 – Hierbas de la cocina.”

Homemade Hot Sauce

With a wealth of homegrown cayenne peppers, I decided the best thing to do with them would be to make hot sauce.  I’ve never made hot sauce before, and I’ve also never canned anything before, so I bought a couple of canning jars and figured this would be a good way to learn the canningContinue reading “Homemade Hot Sauce”

Native Plant Spotlight – Jerusalem Artichoke

This Pennsylvania Native is not from Jerusalem, nor is it an artichoke.  It is, however, a lovely perennial with edible tubers. Sometimes referred to as a sunchoke its scientific name is Helianthus Tuberosus.  The flowers strongly resemble sunflowers, or another PA native, the Ox-Eye Sunflower.  It’s a great addition to those aiming for an edibleContinue reading “Native Plant Spotlight – Jerusalem Artichoke”