emptying bag of mulch into garden bed

Here’s our guide for everything you need to know about choosing and using mulch in your garden this year.   Mulching is a great way to get your garden looking beautiful while saving water and protecting your plants. Ready to get mulching? Read on for tips on the best garden mulch to use in your…

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chicken bog

This quick and easy 1 pot meal is sure to become a family favorite around the house!     INGREDIENTS:   2 tablespoons olive oil  1 cup chopped yellow onion  1 cup chopped carrots   2 teaspoons chopped garlic  1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice  1 teaspoon kosher salt  3/4 teaspoon black pepper  4 cups…

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calendula flower with frost

Jumping the gun on planting may leave you in the weeds! Read our complete guide on frost dates and zones.   Understanding frost dates and zones can give you the upper hand in your gardening endeavors. Knowing your frost dates by zone can help protect your plants and save you plenty of headaches. Stay in…

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Easter chocolate candy

Put your leftover Easter candy to good use!   INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE:   1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened 3/4 C sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 C flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch 1/2 C M & M…

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BROWN SUGAR SHORTBREAD BARS

A tasty, gooey treat with an irresistible chocolate topping! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup salted butter (room temperature) 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 10-12 full size Hershey bars buy 13 because they tend to get away. DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350º.    Lightly…

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lilac shrubs blooming in spring

Knowing how and when to feed our garden is key to getting our landscape plants looking and feeling their best.   You’re late, you’re late, for a very important date! Actually, you’re right on time to fertilize your landscape plants so they can thrive during peak growing months. Read this guide for what landscape plants…

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woman with houseplants

Haul out your supplies and dust off some leaves, it’s time to get your houseplants shiny for spring!   Haul out your supplies and dust off some leaves, it’s time to get your houseplants shiny and thriving for spring! Follow these tips for spring houseplant care and watch your plants grow bigger, bolder, and more…

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Grilled Zucchini and Squash

INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 cup minced shallot 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 medium zucchini, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices 1 medium yellow squash, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices   DIRECTIONS: Preheat grill…

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Irish apple cake

Bring the luck of the Irish home with this dense and delicious cake smothered in tasty custard sauce.   CAKE INGREDIENTS:   3 cups cake flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon cloves 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs…

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picking apple from tree

Spring into your juiciest year yet with these springtime fruit tree care tips!   Spring is the perfect time to get your fruit trees ready so they can thrive. As the temperatures climb, you can almost taste the juicy fruit that spring and summer will bring. Read on for tips on how to care for…

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