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Donna’s Life Long Gardening Journey

We’re thrilled to introduce a new series the “gardenstead spotlight.”

Gardening is about people and connection. The Coronavirus may have altered the way we physically interact with our neighbor’s but it won’t stop us from virtually sharing what’s in their garden!

On occasion we’re going to highlight a member of our community in one of our three main areas: vegetable gardening, houseplants or flower gardening. During such a time of uncertainty, let’s find serenity and joy in the gardens. Let’s get storytelling.

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My Three Must-Have Garden Tools and How I Use Them

Whenever I enter the garden, to work, to observe, or to harvest… I bring the same three tools with me: A trug, pruners and a hori hori knife.

Whether I’ve planned to actively garden or not, I always catch myself in the act of gardening while in the garden. Funny how that happens! It’s inevitable that I find myself weeding… the job that never gets done!

When space is limited, both in the garden and in your storage area, versatility is key. With these three must-have tools, less is more.

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How to Grow Summer Squash

Summer squash are some of the most rewarding crops to plant because they grow fast and have the potential to produce large amounts of fruits, resulting in many summer harvests! The look of your squash can vary depending on the variety, and there are many different and delicious varieties to choose from. Some may be long and narrow, or small and round, while others have scalloped edges. Popular types of summer squash include: Eight Ball, Patty Pan and Zucchini.

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Buckle in while Shannon, Jaz, and Darryl aka House Plant Journal take you for a plant tour at one of our favorite nurseries, Valleyview Gardens! Follow Shannon on her quest for more of her favorite – pink plants, while Darryl sprinkles in some plant care and Jaz hunts for a new low-maintenance plant to add to her mini indoor jungle. There’s something for everyone in this video!

Buckle in while Shannon, Jaz, and Darryl aka House Plant Journal take you for a plant tour at one of our favorite nurseries, Valleyview Gardens! Follow Shannon on her quest for more of her favorite – pink plants, while Darryl sprinkles in some plant care and Jaz hunts for a new low-maintenance plant to add to her mini indoor jungle. There’s something for everyone in this video!

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