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How to Grow California Poppies in the Southeast

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How to Grow California Poppies in the Southeast

Each spring, photos of Super Bloom inevitably crops up in my Instagram feed – rivers of visitors in a sea of exuberant orange, yellow, and purple, and romantic selfies set against normally barren hillsides that glows orange from miles away. Who could resist such a wondrous scene?  Photo Courtesy of Emily Berl for the New York Times This past spring, I decided to create my own "super bloom" in our Atlanta garden. But how could they flourish in such a different climate zone? It turns out, the winter temperature in the Antelope Valley area in Lancaster is strikingly similar to that in...

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Why We Garden

Why We Garden

Years ago, I worked on an app that helps make getting outdoors fun for kids and families for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, sponsored by the National Park Services. That was when I first heard of outdoor play as a prescription option for doctors and a favourably reviewed and practice-tested health intervention that is also broadly supported by both private and public groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the White House's Let's Move campaign.  It's a huge encouragement to see that research on gardening is now receiving more media attention for similar reasons – spending roughly two hours...

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Seasonal Flowers Grow-Along

Seasonal Flowers Grow-Along

Have you ever wanted to grow your own seasonal bouquets? Every couple of months, I feature the flowers I have sown in my garden along with variety names and localized learnings (Zone 7 and 8). Grow your own with me! I don't remember when exactly this cut flower bug first bit me. A career straddling design and engineering had me hyper-focused on practicality. Questions like, "this is pretty, but would this work, and work well at scale?" constantly occupy my mind. I am fairly certain cut flowers were once too short-lived and not worth the money in my mind.  Luckily, they found their way...

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Mission Small space gardening and design is our jam. We're on a mission to make beautiful green spaces in and outdoors accessible for everyone. Whether you're a beginner wanting to try your hands at growing your own flowers, a nature lover who wants to jazz up your apartment with a locally grown bouquet, or a spouse/friend/parent who wants to show you care, we offer you fresh-cut products that delight, gardening supplies that work, planting and color combinations that fit your climate, lifestyle, budget, and vision. Our Beliefs The new green shoots of a tulip bulb after a long winter, fresh...

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