Weekly Garden/Nursery Update September 17th and What can you do with a ton of peppers?

Greetings.  I’m hoping the gardening season continues to treat you well.  Here at the garden/nursery some things are wrapping up, like tomato season.  We have a few tomatoes still on really raggedy and blighted plants, and probably once those ripen that will be it for the year as far as tomatoes go.  Peppers are stillContinue reading “Weekly Garden/Nursery Update September 17th and What can you do with a ton of peppers?”

¿Qué hacer con una abundancia de ajíes?

Este año tenemos el maravilloso problema de tener demasiados ajíes. ¡Sí, yo sé, pobre nosotros!  Pero, los he cultivado de semilla, he cuidado las plantas, y quiero utilizarlos bien. He dado unos ajíes a familia, vecinos, y amigos, pero, la mayoría de ellos tienen sus propias plantas que obtuvieron de nuestro vivero, así que tienenContinue reading “¿Qué hacer con una abundancia de ajíes?”

Nursery/Garden Update Sept 3rd

This is my favorite time of year.  No, not because of pumpkin spice, but yes because of spice.  We’ve been rolling in peppers!  I’ve been runny nosed and teary eyed at every meal, not because of Covid or anything like that, but rather from habaneros, jalapenos, thai dragons, and all kinds of spicy treats.  MyContinue reading “Nursery/Garden Update Sept 3rd”

Nursery/Garden Update August 6, 2021

I love this time of year!  I love fresh home grown tomatoes, peppers, blackberries, and more.  We are getting all of those from our garden and more.  I am very grateful for this abundance, which is better than just calories to sustain us.  It is healthy, nutritious, and tasty food that keeps us healthy inContinue reading “Nursery/Garden Update August 6, 2021”

Nursery/Garden update Week of July 16, 2021

Many things have been growing well and the garden is filled with life. I love doing the planning, work, and research all year to have a garden, but this is the time of year I really love.  Things are growing and getting ready to harvest.  We get to be outside in the sun and enjoyContinue reading “Nursery/Garden update Week of July 16, 2021”

Pepper Pruning

There are two camps of pepper growers out there, those that prune and those that do not.  I fall into the “do not prune” group, with a couple of exceptions.   Peppers (and tomatoes and eggplants) can be pruned to become more bushy and less upright.  Some growers say this increases yield.  I don’t disagree orContinue reading “Pepper Pruning”

Nursery/Garden Update end of June 2021

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted an update.  We’ve been really busy, and were just out of town for a little while too.   We just got back from vacation (more about vacation later), and a lot is happening in the garden.  It seems everything took off in the garden when we were gone. Continue reading “Nursery/Garden Update end of June 2021”

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”