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BONNIE’S GARDEN – 10 Fun Projects Your Kids Will Love

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

With school out for the rest of the school year, are you looking for ways to entertain your kids? Here are some plant projects that are both fun and educational. Fun Projects! Carrots Cut the tops off carrots (not baby-cut carrots) leaving about a one-inch stump. Place the stump in a saucer of water, near…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Being Stuck At Home Does Not Have To Be Boring

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

CONNECTING WITH NATURE IS THE KEY Are you staying home to avoid spreading or catching coronavirus? If so, that’s great. But, are you bored? Is cabin fever setting in with some of you? Are you wondering what you can do or what your family can do during this quarantine period? GO OUTSIDE!!! Oh, how those…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Spring Time Is Garden Time

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

So the first day of “official” spring was this past Thursday—but when is spring really? Well, that depends on who you ask. In the United States, spring begins on the Vernal Equinox (on or about March 20/21) and ends on the Summer Solstice. Meteorologists, on the other hand, consider spring consisting of the months of…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Houseplant Highlight for March

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

DRACAENA Dracaena (druh-SEE-nuh) are woody members of the lily family. Along with their close relatives Cordylines and Pleomeles, they are popular as office and mall plants because of their ability to adapt to poorer growing conditions. Dracaena needs warm temperatures and should be watered with day-old tap water, distilled water, or rainwater to avoid fluoride…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Starting Seeds Indoors

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Every year, about this time, I get hit with lots of questions from people who have started seeds indoors. Here are some of the most common questions, I get asked. The single most common question I get asked by customers who’ve started seeds indoors is, “Why are my seedlings long and floppy?” Long, weak stems…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – Preen and Mulch is Double Trouble for Weeds

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO APPLY PREEN AND MULCH TO YOUR EXISTING GARDEN BEDS Weeds, like some of our early blooming ornamental trees and shrubs, are ahead of schedule and are actively growing. But, more varieties of weeds are getting ready to sprout. Now is the time to apply PREEN and MULCH to your…

DOUG’S GARDENING BLOG – March Gardening Checklist

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

ARE YOU READY TO GET OUTSIDE AND ENJOY YOUR GARDENS? March has finally arrived. I love having more daylight making our days seem longer. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME begins this Sunday, March 8, which will make evening hours lighter. We have had such a mild winter so far. I wish I had a crystal ball to…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Farmers’ Market Opening

By Doug Hensel
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OUR 11TH SEASON OF THE HUGUENOT-ROBIOUS FARMERS’ MARKET IS STARTING UP THIS THURSDAY MARCH 28TH FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Yes, we are a year-round farmers’ market. Since January, our vendors have been inside The Great Big Greenhouse. We kick off each season with the first Thursday in April. But, this year with more…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Peas Please

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

My granddad always planted his garden peas between the middle and end of March. That means that right now is a perfect time. The first thing you need to do is decide which kind of pea you want to plant. Do you want to plant English or “shelling” peas? These are the traditional green pea—sweet…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – 15th Annual Weather in the Garden Event

By Doug Hensel
Doug's Blog

GET YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE BIGGEST GARDENING EVENT IN RICHMOND WITH WEATHER IN THE GARDEN THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 233 STARTING @ 10:00. It’s hard to imagine that The Great Big Greenhouse and the NBC 12 Weather Alert Team have been co-hosting this event for 15 years. This all started in 2005. Over the…

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